Arts and Entertainment
February 10, 2015From: Vintage Theatre
Book by Murray Horwitz and Richard Maltby, Jr.
Musical arrangement by Luther Henderson
Directed by donnie l. betts
Vintage Theatre Productions presents "Ain't Misbehavin'" at Vintage Theatre in Aurora.
This Tony-award winning musical is a tribute to the black musicians of the 1920s and '30s who were part of the Harlem Renaissance, an era of growing creativity, cultural awareness and ethnic pride. Five performers present an evening of rowdy, raunchy, and humorous songs that encapsulate the various moods of the era. The show takes its title from the 1929 Fats Waller song "Ain't Misbehavin'."
The cast includes Dwayne Carrington (Ken), Leonard E. Barrett (Andre), Hannah Wheeler (Charlaine), ShaShauna Nickleson (Armelia), Cicely O'Kain (Nell), Stephanie Hancock (Female Swing) and Demetrius "De" Thomas (Male Swing).
Songs include 'T Ain't Nobody's Bizness, Honeysuckle Rose, Lookin' Good but Feelin' Bad, Your Feet's Too Big, I Can't Give You Anything but Love, The Joint is Jumpin' and, of course, the title song Ain't Misbehavin'.
Date: February 27 - April 26, 2015
Time: Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays at 2:30 p.m and Saturday, April 25 at 2:30 p.m.
Location: Vintage Theatre, 1468 Dayton St. in Aurora.
Tickets are $28 advance, $32 at the door. Call 303-856-7830 or purchase online at www.vintagetheatre.org.