Ain't Misbehavin'

Critics

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Reviews: 6

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THIS JOINT IS JUMPIN'! The Harlem Renaissance of the 1920's and 1930's comes to life in a brand-new look at this smash three-time Tony-winning musical revue. Join five sensational performers on a journey through the timeless music of Thomas “Fats” Waller. You'll be jumpin' and jivin' with memorable songs such as “Honeysuckle Rose,” “Ain't Misbehavin',” “Black and Blue,” “This Joint is Jumpin',” and “I've Got A Feeling I'm Falling.” One of the most popular, well-crafted revues of all time, the sometimes sassy, sometimes sultry show has moments of devastating beauty that are simply unforgettable.

Reviews

In a new, incredibly enjoyable regional revival of this 1978 Tony Award-winning show, La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts is presenting as its first show of its 40th anniversary season one of the most rousing, rip-roaring iterations of this musical treat, under the informed direction of one of the show's original cast members, Ken Page. In his hands, along with strong assists from musical director/principal accompanist Lanny Hartley, choreographer Jeffrey Polk, and a supremely talented cast, this McCoy-Rigby Entertainment production is energized by a consistent barrage of spectacular musical performances that are exuberantly performed and are wonderfully appealing.

sweet - Michael Quintos - Broadway World - ...read full review


In short, this show is very, very good. If you have any interest in jazz from the first half of the 20th Century, or you love classic blues, or even just want to have a great time at the theater, run, do not walk, to get tickets to this “Ain't Misbehavin'”. It's not here for long, but you'll regret not seeing it if you don't find a way.

sweet - Frances Baum Nicholson - Stage Struck Review - ...read full review


You couldn't find yourself at a happier creation. I can't imagine why anyone would miss this guaranteed smash. But then—one never knows, do one?

sweet - Tony Frankel - Stage and Cinema - ...read full review


...the show is an outrageously enjoyable celebration of a bygone world. Filled with joy, sass, flair, and 'tude to spare, La Mirada-McCoy Rigby's superb production revives that world while generating nostalgia for a singular time in American life.

sweet - Eric Marchese - OC Register - ...read full review


The spirit of the original staging is very much alive here, with each of the five performers establishing a distinct personality that also reflects an aspect of Waller's. The performers' talents line up with those of the actors who so memorably popularized this show.

sweet - Daryl H. Miller - LA Times - ...read full review


Director Ken Page has the Midas touch as regards his complete understanding of this riveting time and the material that sprang from it, and he deftly applies this knowledge liberally with a tremendous outcome.

sweet - Leo Buck - Buck-ing Trends - ...read full review


In a new, incredibly enjoyable regional revival of this 1978 Tony Award-winning show, La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts is presenting as its first show of its 40th anniversary season one of the most rousing, rip-roaring iterations of this musical treat, under the informed direction of one of the show's original cast members, Ken Page. In his hands, along with strong assists from musical director/principal accompanist Lanny Hartley, choreographer Jeffrey Polk, and a supremely talented cast, this McCoy-Rigby Entertainment production is energized by a consistent barrage of spectacular musical performances that are exuberantly performed and are wonderfully appealing.

sweet - Michael Quintos - Broadway World - ...read full review


In short, this show is very, very good. If you have any interest in jazz from the first half of the 20th Century, or you love classic blues, or even just want to have a great time at the theater, run, do not walk, to get tickets to this “Ain't Misbehavin'”. It's not here for long, but you'll regret not seeing it if you don't find a way.

sweet - Frances Baum Nicholson - Stage Struck Review - ...read full review


You couldn't find yourself at a happier creation. I can't imagine why anyone would miss this guaranteed smash. But then—one never knows, do one?

sweet - Tony Frankel - Stage and Cinema - ...read full review


...the show is an outrageously enjoyable celebration of a bygone world. Filled with joy, sass, flair, and 'tude to spare, La Mirada-McCoy Rigby's superb production revives that world while generating nostalgia for a singular time in American life.

sweet - Eric Marchese - OC Register - ...read full review


The spirit of the original staging is very much alive here, with each of the five performers establishing a distinct personality that also reflects an aspect of Waller's. The performers' talents line up with those of the actors who so memorably popularized this show.

sweet - Daryl H. Miller - LA Times - ...read full review


Director Ken Page has the Midas touch as regards his complete understanding of this riveting time and the material that sprang from it, and he deftly applies this knowledge liberally with a tremendous outcome.

sweet - Leo Buck - Buck-ing Trends - ...read full review