July 6 through 22, 2017
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Porthouse Theatre has found the perfect formula for a delightful evening’s escapism: Take 30 of the best 1920’s and 1930’s jazz and swing compositions by Harlem nightclub legend “Fats” Waller, divide them among five extraordinarily entertaining performers, add a tight three-piece band, and subtract any semblance of a storyline.
To see a full review of this show, read Bob Abelman's blog here.
“Ain’t Misbehavin’” is a musical-review which will be of interest to those who like 1920 and 30’s Harlem Renaissance swing music. Be aware that the show, though nicely performed, has over 30 songs and no story line.
The musical revue "Ain’t Misbehavin’" is performed with style, humor, panache and great skill at Porthouse Theatre. It’s a two-hour party where the joint really is jumpin’ as an excellent cast of five brings to life the spirit of jazz innovator Thomas “Fats” Waller.
To see a full review of this show, read Kerry Clawson's review here.
Bring along a loaf of bread, a jug of wine and whatever other picnic delights you wish for some open air theater that is the Porthouse tradition. This show will have you jumpin’ and jivin’ in your seat. It is the musical revue at its best.To see a full review of this show, read Mark Horning's blog.
The Porthouse production sparks to life at times, particularly in the wonderful “Black and Blue” number that reveals the hurt behind the jazz and jive. But in general, Ain’t Misbehavin’ ain’t misbehavin’ enough.
To see a full review of this show, read Christine Howey's review at Cleveland Scene