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The Sounds of Ain’t Misbehavin’ has the Roxy Regional Theatre jumpin’ and jivin’

 

Roxy Regional TheatreThe Roxy Regional Theatre’s revival of the Tony award winning musical Ain’t Misbehavin’ is an explosive romp that takes the audience on a jaunt through the roaring 1920’s, and leading into the great depression. The show is intended as a tribute to African American musicians and follows the birth of an entirely new genre of jazz music known as swing.

Swing can trace its roots to the Harlem renaissance which brought African American Culture to the attention of white society in swanky New York night clubs where musicians like Count Basie, Cab Calloway, Fletcher Henderson, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton, and Willie “The Lion” Smith entertained the elites of New York’s high society.

The show features the music of Jazz Pianist and songwriter Fats Waller, played flawlessly by Tom Thayer.

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