April 1 – April 17
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m.
Tickets from $24 to $50. Click to purchase on-line.
Kam and James Morris Theater at TexARTS
2300 Lohman’s Spur, Suite 150, Lakeway (click for directions and map)
The great American composer and lyricist Fats Waller lives on in this musical revue, book by Murray Horwitz and Richard Maltby Jr., music by Thomas Wright “Fats” Waller, lyrics by various writers. Performances will be in the Kam and James Morris Theater at TexARTS’ studios in Lakeway.
Debuted in 1978, this Tony Award winning show pays tribute to the African American musicians of the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s and 30s. An outrageously remarkable comic and musician, Waller rose to fame during the heyday of Manhattan nightclubs like the Cotton Club and the Savoy Ballroom, and Lenox Avenue was a haven for piano players and the birthplace of swing. Though it is not a biography, Ain’t Misbehavin’ reflects the energy and vibrancy not only of Fats Waller himself, but of the era.