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Music by  Thomas “Fats” Waller

Based on an idea by  Murray Horwitz and Richard Maltby, Jr.

Directed and Choreographed by Michael J. Bobbitt

Music Direction by Darius Smith

June 3-19, 2011 (Rehearsals – evenings and weekends)

Auditions will be held at The Atlas Performing Arts Center
—   Saturday, March 19, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
—   Call backs are Sunday, March 20, 4:00 pm

Questions/Info: 202.399.7993


Non-union African American singers 20’s – 40’s


2 males

3 females

Please prepare two songs (preferably Musical Theatre or Jazz)

An Accompanist will be provided – please bring sheet music.

NOTE: Singing a song from the show is OK

The outrageously prodigious comic and musical soul of 1930s Harlem lives on in this rollicking, swinging, finger-snapping revue that is still considered one of Broadway’s best.  The inimitable Thomas “Fats” Waller rose to international fame during the Golden Age of the Cotton Club, honky tonk dives along Lenox Avenue, rent parties, stride piano players and that jumpin’ new beat, Swing. Although not quite a biography, “Ain’t Misbehavin'” evokes the delightful humor and infectious energy of this American original as a versatile cast struts, strums and sings the songs he made famous in a career that ranged from uptown clubs to downtown Tin Pan Alley to Hollywood and concert stages in the U.S., Canada and Europe.