CLARKSVILLE, TN – Ain’t Misbehavin’ opens on the Roxy Regional Theatre on Friday, Feb. 11, at 8 p.m.
In line with the theatre’s pay-what-you-can opening night time custom, all tickets not pre-sold on the common worth will go on sale at 7:30 p.m. that night for a $5 minimal donation.
Thomas “Fat” Waller rose to worldwide fame through the Golden Age of the Cotton Membership and new beat, swing music. Though not fairly a biography, Ain’t Misbehavin’ evokes the pleasant humor and infectious power of this American unique as a flexible solid struts, strums and sings the songs that he made well-known in a profession that ranged from uptown golf equipment to downtown Tin Pan Alley to Hollywood and live performance levels within the U.S., Canada and Europe.
Conceived by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Murray Horwitz, Ain’t Misbehavin’ welcomes the return of Roxy favorites Eboné Amos, David Ridley and April Sledge – whom audiences will keep in mind from All Shook Up and Freedom Practice, amongst different productions – alongside Roxy newcomers Terrence J. Bennett and Clarksville Academy music teacher Sierra Davis.
Songs featured within the musical embrace “’T Ain’t No one’s Bizness (If I Do),” “Imply to Me,” “The Joint is Jumpin’,” “Your Ft’s Too Large” and “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” carried out by Tyler Saunders on piano, Thad Wallus on bass, Bernard Lott on drums and Danny Jackson on reed devices. Directed by Ryan Bowie with music path by Tyler Saunders, Ain’t Misbehavin’ is choreographed by Ayo Walker, assistant professor in Theatre and Dance at Austin Peay State College.
Performances run Feb. 11-26 on Thursdays at 7 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., with 2 p.m. matinees on Saturday, Feb. 19 and 26. Tickets are $35 (adults) and $15 (10 and underneath) and could also be reserved on-line at www.roxyregionaltheatre.org, by cellphone at (931) 645-7699, or on the theatre throughout common field workplace hours. The Roxy Regional Theatre is at 100 Franklin St.