The Armory

Ain't Misbehavin'

October 24 — November 29, 2015

On the U.S. Bank Main Stage

Previews are Oct. 24-29 | Opening night Oct. 30
By Murray Horwitz and Richard Maltby, Jr.
Directed by Chris Coleman

“What whistles, hoots, throws off sparks and moves at about 180 miles an hour? Ain’t Misbehavin’!”
The New York Times

Winner of the Tony Award for Best Musical, this sassy, sultry revue celebrates the remarkable life and talents of a legendary jazz great, Fats Waller. Director Chris Coleman has created “a bright and shining new production … he has knocked out the walls and opened the show to the streets, bringing in the heady Uptown of the Harlem Renaissance and the bleaker days of the Depression Thirties to give the songs a deeper visual and impressionistic context. He’s expanded the cast from five to eleven, and created a whole urban community: apartments, bedrooms, alleys, piano parlors and party rooms, the kitchen at the Waldorf. The transformation gives a texture to the place and times that’s very different from Ain’t Misbehavin’s usual setting, a hothouse nightclub with the band and singers all squeezed together, raising the roof … Ain’t Misbehavin’ delivers the goods with brash and happy verve. In short, the joint is jumpin’.” Bob Hicks, Oregon ArtsWatch

General Performance Times:
Evenings: Tuesday - Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
Matinees: Saturday and Sundays at 2 p.m.
Thursdays at noon
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Run Time:
Approximately 1 hour and 50 minutes; including one intermission.

Who’s Who:
View the cast and creative team bios.

Playbill:
Explore the playbill.

Song List:
Peruse the Song List.

Note:
Ain’t Misbehavin’ is recommended for ages 12+; contains suggestive language and, contrary to the title, some harmless misbehavin’! The actors in this production will be using tobacco-free herbal cigarettes and a single fake gun. Children under 6 are not permitted at any PCS production

Resource Guide:
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Thoughts on Ain’t Misbehavin’ from the Director

Hear from Director Chris Coleman on his zest for Fats Waller’s music and the Harlem Renaissance.

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Community Lab & Social Hours with Poet Marty McConnell

Poet Marty McConnell joins us this November for a series of special engagements.
Registration ends at Noon on Friday!

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Reviews of "Ain't Misbehavin'"

Ain’t Misbehavin’ goes big and brash and rocks the house.” Find out what people are saying about Ain’t Misbehavin’!

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