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MISBEHAVIN’ AT COLUMBIA THEATRE -- From left, Aljernon Duval, Chanta Layton,
Minyon, Ikeya Morning, and Kenny Green star in the Windwood Theatricals
production of “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” coming to Southeastern Louisiana University’s
Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts March 9. Curtain time is 7 p.m.
HARLEM – Windwood Theatrical’s Minyon and Aljernon Duval are among the
cast of “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” the Broadway hit coming to Southeastern Louisiana
University’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts on March 9.
SLU’S COLUMBIA THEATRE TO SHOWCASE “AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’”
HAMMOND -- The outrageously prodigious
comic and musical soul of Harlem in the 1930s lives on in Fats Waller’s
“Ain’t Misbehavin’,” a rollicking, swinging, finger-snapping Broadway hit
coming to Southeastern Louisiana University’s Columbia Theatre for the
Performing Arts Tuesday, March 9.
Tickets for the 7 p.m. Winwood
Theatrical’s production are $35, Orchestra 1 and Loge; $32, Orchestra 2
and $30, Balcony 1. Tickets can be purchased at the box office (985-543-4371),
located in the theater’s lobby at 220 E. Thomas St., or online through
“Ain’t Misbehavin’” tickets will be on sale March 1 and March 3-9. Box
office hours are noon to 5 p.m.
“Ain't Misbehavin'” is considered
by many to be the quintessential musical revue -- the standard against
which all others are measured. It has been described as “one of the most
popular, well-crafted revues of all time - sometimes sassy, sometimes sultry,
with moments of devastating beauty.”
In addition to the title song,
the show features tunes such as “T'Ain't Nobody's Business If I Do,” “Honeysuckle
Rose,” “The Joint Is Jumpin',” “I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself
a Letter,” and “I Can't Give You Anything but Love.”
The inimitable Thomas "Fats"
Waller rose to international fame during the Golden Age of the Cotton Club,
honky tonk dives along Lenox Avenue, rent parties, stride piano players
and that jumping new beat, swing. Although not quite a biography, “Ain't
Misbehavin'” evokes the delightful humor and infectious energy of this
The versatile cast struts, strums
and sings the songs Waller made famous in a career that ranged from uptown
clubs to downtown Tin Pan Alley to Hollywood and concert stages in the
United States, Canada and Europe.
“Ain't Misbehavin'” was nominated
for five 1978 Tony Awards, winning for Best Musical, Best Director and
Best Actress. It was also honored with the New York Drama Critics'
Circle Award and a special citation from the Off-Broadway Obie Awards.
The Columbia 2004 season will
continue with the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra’s Beethoven and Blue
Jeans Concert (May 7), Marty Raybon (May 20), Herman's Hermits (July 15),
The Ten Tenors (Oct 16), Earl Long in Purgatory (Oct21), and the LPO holiday
concert (Dec. 3). For additional information about Columbia Theatre 2004
events call 985-549-4366 or visit www.selu.edu/columbia.