The Fats Waller Musical Show Kicks Off May 8, 2014
BOCA RATON, FL – The Wick Theatre will be spreading rhythm around with their jubilant production of the Tonyaward winning musical Ain’t Misbehavin’. Named after the song by Thomas W. “Fats” Waller, this revue pays homage to the zest and vigor of Manhattan nightclubs like the Savoy Ballroom and the Cotton Club in the heyday of the Harlem Renaissance (1919-1930). The features five dynamic performers who present an evening of rowdy, raunchy and humorous songs that showcase the various moods of the era. “We are thrilled to be presenting Ain’t Misbehavin’ as our last show of our inaugural season. It seems a fitting and fun end to what has been an incredible first year for the Wick and we’re having a blast transforming the theatre into the iconic clubs of the era. These “hot spots”, considered by many as the “birthplace of swing”, have left an indelible impression on our culture and we are honored to have such an outstanding cast recreate those exciting times,” said Executive Producer Marilynn A. Wick. The show’s cast includes Phillip L. Boykin (Ken), who is a 2012 Tony nominee for his role in Porgy and Bess; Alltrinna Grayson (Nell) who has appeared in the national touring company of Smokey Joe’s Café and If This Hat Could Talk (The Life Story of Mrs. Dorothy Height); Joy Lynn Jacobs(Armelia) whose Broadway credits include Marie Christine and the revival of The Music Man; Debra Walton (Charlayne),who has appeared on Broadway and in the national tours of Pajama Game, Chicago and Reggie Whitehead (Andre), who has been seen in many national productions and was last on the Wick stage in the Full Monty. Ain’t Misbehavin’ is directed and choreographed by Ron Hutchins who last wowed Wick audiences with the critically acclaimed production of 42nd Street, and is nationally recognized for his consummate skill as a dancer and choreographer. The production runs from May 8th through June 1st with evening performances Thursday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., and matinees Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. Single tickets are $58 and museum tour packages are available online at www.thewick.org, or by calling the box office at 561-995-2333.