Ain’t Misbehavin’ at Charles H. Flowers High School, Mar 14-29
The Charles Herbert Flowers High School Jaguar Players present
Ain’t Misbehavin’, the Fats Waller musical
Produced and Directed by Shanelle D. Ingram
Location: Charles H. Flowers High School in Springdale.
Fridays and Saturdays, March 14, 15, 21, 22, 28 and 29 at 7:00pm.
All performances will be held in the Helena Nobles-Jones Auditorium at CHFHS.
Tickets are $10. For information phone: (301) 636-8000/extension 272.
Description: Ain’t Misbehavin’ is a musical revue with a book by Murray Horwitz and Richard Maltby, Jr., and music by various composers and lyricists. It is named after the song by Fats Waller (with Harry Brooks and Andy Razaf), “Ain’t Misbehavin'”. The musical is a tribute to the black musicians of the 1920s and ’30s who were part of the Harlem Renaissance, an era of growing creativity, cultural awareness, and ethnic pride, and takes its title from the 1929 Waller song “Ain’t Misbehavin'”. It was a time when Manhattan nightclubs like the Cotton Club and the Savoy Ballroom were the playgrounds of high society and Lenox Avenue dives were filled with piano players banging out the new beat known as swing. Performers present an evening of rowdy, raunchy, and humorous songs that encapsulate the various moods of the era and reflect Waller’s view of life as a journey meant for pleasure and play.