Ain't Misbehavin' | Stage 773 | Theater & Performance | Chicago Reader

Ain't Misbehavin' Recommended The Short List (Theater) Closing (Theater and Galleries)

When: First Thursday-Sunday of every month. Continues through Dec. 20 2015

Porchlight Music Theatre's superb rendition of this ingenious 1978 Broadway hit celebrates composer Thomas "Fats" Waller and his world, the Harlem jazz scene of the 1920s and '30s. Conceived by Richard Maltby Jr. and Murray Horwitz, the show strings together more than two dozen classic tunes written and/or recorded by Waller, including "Honeysuckle Rose," "Keepin' Out of Mischief Now," and the title song. Director-choreographer Brenda Didier and musical director Jaret Landon have assembled a top-flight cast and band who capture the score's ebullient energy and swinging stylishness. The production is sleek but slightly scruffy, as befits the rambunctious, syncopated music. —Albert Williams

Price: $32-$45


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