Tony-Winner AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ Introduces Encore Season 14

Encore’s Season 14 debut was on the Maas stage from September 15th to October 2nd. AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ will be directed and choreographed by “Broadway Mayor” GERRY MCINTYRE, whose dynamic choreography last appeared in The Encore in the Season 13 opener, Smoky Joe’s CafeNot only is McIntyre a great director and choreographer, his Broadway credits include whatever with PATTI LUPONE, Joseph and the amazing colorful dream coat with DONNY OSMOND and the original company once on this island.

A wild, sultry celebration of jazz legend FATS WALLER, not misbehaving One of the most popular and well-produced satires of all time, it won the 1978 Tony Award for Best Musical. It takes place when Manhattan nightclubs (like the Cotton Club) are the playgrounds of high society, while the Harlem dive zone is filled with piano players hitting new beats known as swing. Five performers presented a night of vulgar, raunchy and humorous songs that encapsulated the mood of the era and reflected Waller’s view of life as a journey full of fun and play.

Taking the stage in this delightful production are Encore mainstays ARIELLE CROSBY and CHRIS JOSEPH. Crosby, a Detroit native who has been taking the country by storm, was last seen on The Encore Tribute: Diana Ross and the Supreme concert.Joseph from Ann Arbor recently Tribute: Stevie Wonder
The concert and the hit of the previous season, Smoky Joe’s Cafe; Chris can also be heard singing in the local pop group “Accidentally Hip”. Encore Newcomer ELIZABETH ANN GREY, Musical Theatre Educator and Assistant Professor at the University of Michigan, has performed in theaters and opera houses across the country, with renowned artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Maestro Riccardo Multi, Grammy-nominated composer Anna Clyne and flutist Matthieu Dufour. Indiana native DANTÉ MURRAY (This purple, sister bill, memphis) recently performed at the opening of the Palladium Center for the Performing Arts under the direction of Michael Feinstein, also debuting. Rounding up the cast is another Encore newcomer, actor/singer TAMMIE HARRIS (Wizards, little mermaid, chicago, dream girl), from Kentucky.

Playing alongside these top-notch performers are world-class jazz musicians assembled for The Encore by jazz saxophonist ALEX HARDING, funded by the ANN ARBOR Community Foundation Arts and Culture Committee. Encore mainstay, R. MACKENZIE LEWIS as music director. The production was generously sponsored by Dexter resident and passionate Encore supporter JAN LYONS.

ENCORE MUSICAL THEATER COMPANY is a non-profit professional theater located in the heart of southeastern Michigan. It was founded 15 years ago by Broadway performers DAN COONEY and Chelsea, Michigan residents ANNE and PAUL KOCH to fill a void in the Ann Arbor area of ​​high-quality professional music production. Encore productions have been widely hailed as “Broadway’s next best” – as evidenced by the many Broadway performers, directors and choreographers who have brought their talents to the Encore stage, as well as the many young performers entering Broadway careers. A little of their own.

tickets not misbehaving Available now at theencoretheatre.org, at the box office (free) by calling 734-268-6200, or in person at The Encore Musical Theatre Company, 7714 Ann Arbor Street, Dexter, MI 48130. Office hours are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 10am to 2pm.

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