We Ain’t Misbehavin’ in Musical Theater

We Ain't Misbehavin : Musical Theater

Ain’t Misbehavin is a Musical Theater masterpiece from 1978. This masterpiece is dedicated to Harlem Renissance’s Black musicians from the time period between the 1920s to the 1930s. During the Harlem Renaissance, Black livelihood was flourishing, they were proud of who they were. Blacks were open to new ideas and even presenting them to the surface for others. The streets were booming with creativity and Black magic. 

The play, Ain’t Misbehavin took place in a nightclub in Manhattan called  the Cotton Club, where live swing music was played for guests like the five presented.  The five main characters were Andre Deshields(Baritone), Charlayne Woodward(Mezzo-Saprano), Ken Page(Tenor), Nell Carter(Alto), and Armelia McQueen(Saprano), singing a story on a rollercoaster of emotions all night of the life of Fat Waller. 

 

The Cast

The Soundtrack

ACT I

  • Ain’t Misbehavin’
  • Lookin’ Good but Feelin’ Bad
  • ‘T Ain’t Nobody’s Bizness
  • Honeysuckle Rose
  • Squeeze Me
  • Handful of Keys
  • I’ve Got a Feeling I’m Falling
  • How Ya Baby
  • Jitterbug Waltz
  • Ladies Who Sing with the Band
  • Yacht Club Swing
  • When the Nylons Bloom Again
  • Cash for Your Trash
  • Off-Time
  • The Joint is Jumpin’

ACT II

  • Spreadin’ Rhythm Around
  • Lounging at the Waldorf
  • The Viper’s Drag
  • Mean to Me
  • Your Feet’s Too Big
  • That Ain’t Right
  • Keepin’ Out of Mischief Now
  • Find Out What They Like
  • Fat and Greasy
  • Black and Blue
  • I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter
  • Two Sleepy People
  • I’ve Got my Fingers Crossed
  • I Can’t Give You Anything but Love
  • It’s a Sin to Tell a Lie
  • Honeysuckle Band
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