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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.

Join the Adventure
Look forMirandy

at the Intersections

Arts Festival

Atlas Performing Arts


H Street, D.C

February 25th  to March 13th

Dear Friends,

Please be our guest for the opening of this new production in partnership with African Continuum Theatre, adapted for the stage by AT’s Producing Artistic Director, Michael Bobbitt, and featuring the powerhouse performance of 3 time Helen Hayes Award nominee, Felicia Curryas Mirandy.Will Mirandy harness the power of Brother Wind to win the Cake – or will she learn that, just maybe, friendship and freedom are more precious than any sweet ever could be?

Mirandy Awards
Sunday, January 23rd
2:00 PM
Adventure Theatre
7300 MacArthur Boulevard
Glen Echo ParkHear the Cakewalk Song: http://www.adventuretheatre.org/multimedia/4-Cakewalk%20%28Vocals%29.mp3
Please RSVP to Development Director, Janet Butler Berry, at 301-634-2262 or via email jberry@adventuretheatre.org to ensure your seats.  (Complimentary tickets are subject to availability)
Honorary Host CommitteeCongressman Jesse L. Jackson, 2nd Congressional District of Illinois

Tracey Webb, Founder- Black Benefactors & BlackGivesBack.com

Avis A. Jones-DeWeever, Ph.D., Executive Director, National Council of Negro Women

James Early, Director, Cultural Heritage Policy, Smithsonian – Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage

Henry Hailstock, President of the Montgomery County branch of the NAACP

Stephen Leach, Vice President, Government Relations and Community Outreach

Toni Lewis, Co-Founder, President/CEO, The Foundation for the Advancement of Music & Education

John J. Oliver Jr., Chairman of the Board/Publisher, The Afro-American Newspapers

Ayris. T. Scales, Interim Director, DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities