“Aint Misbehavin’” is coming back to the Visalia Fox Theatre for a one night performance, this Thursday, Nov. 17th. The last time the musical was in town was back in 2004.
The revue evokes the feel of Harlem nightclubs in the 1920’s and 30’s, highlighting the sounds of the African American musicians who brought jazz, swing and blues to popularity during that time. In fact, the title of the musical is named in honor of one of the songs of legendary jazz pianist, Thomas Wright “Fats” Waller, whose work was used (after his death) as the basis for the show. “Ain’t Misbehavin’” has been nominated for multiple Drama Desk and Tony awards since it first premiered on Broadway in the 1970’s, including a best actress award for the late Nell Carter.
Vivian Jett, who was Carter’s understudy during the original run of the show, is starring in the current tour that will be coming through Visalia on Thursday. Other actors include Tony nominee Martine Allard, and Sondra Bonito from the original Broadway company of “Ragtime”. Rounding out the cast are Irving Street Rep co-founders, A. Curtis Farrow and Ron Lucas.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for the 7:30 show. Tickets are $30 or $40, depending on seat location, and are available here.