JET holds auditions for Ain’t Misbehavin’ 5/23
Aint Misbehavin’ is a musical revue with a book by Murray Horwitz and Richard Maltby, Jr., and music by various composers and lyricists as arranged and orchestrated by Luther Henderson. 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 1930s 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. Five 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.
Jewish Ensemble Theatre
: Aint Misbehavin
May 23, 10 am to 1 pm, and 2 pm to 6 pm.
To schedule an appointment:
2 Females and 2 Males who can sing, dance and act.
2 Women: Charlaine – Mezzo, Ameilia – Soprano (one of three women role has been cast)
2 Males: Ken – Tenor, Andre – Baritone
Looking for all types
All must be good singers who move well and act.
2 contrasting songs–one comedic, and be prepared to dance and to do ome improv.
Rehearsals start July 8