Playhouse On The Square Revives AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'
The Circuit Playhouse is proud to welcome one of America's favorite musicals back to the Circuit stage.
A tribute to the Harlem Renaissance and the black musicians, like Fats Waller, that defined a significant era in American music comes home to The Circuit Playhouse. Through the 1920s and 1930s hits like "T Ain't Nobody's Bizness," "Your Feet's Too Big," and "Fat and Greasy" filled Manhattan nightclubs and caused a spark across the nation!
Making her Playhouse on the Square directorial debut is Lar'Juanette Williams (Dreamgirls). Williams is also the Executive Director of The Memphis Black Arts Alliance is Soulsville, USA. Along with her, in the journey through black musical history are Playhouse on the Square Resident Company Member Breyannah Tillman (Junie B. Jones the Musical, Dreamgirls), Zan Edwards (Kinky Boots, Dreamgirls), Juistin Allen Tate (Memphis, Kinky Boots), and Steven Prince Tate, making his Playhouse on the Square debut. Prince Tate also serves as the production's choreographer.
Since opening in New York in 1978, Ain't Misbehavin' has been heralded as one of the theatre's best musicals. It has also been the launching pad for such performers as Nell Carter, Frenchie Davis, and Tony Award winner Andre' DeShields. The television production of the show garnered Carter an Emmy Award for Best Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program. Last produced at Playhouse (51 S. Cooper) in 1996, the production has remained one of patron's most requested production revivals.
Performances will run Thursday through Saturday with an 8:00 pm curtain. Sunday Matinees have a 2:00 pm curtain. For tickets, call the Box Office at (901) 726-4656 or visit our website www.playhouseonthesquare.org. Follow with social media using #POTSbehavin. Group rates available.