That was the headline of Roberta Kent’s review in the Mail Tribune.
“AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’, the high-energy song-and-dance revue at Oregon Cabaret Theatre for the summer, is a joyful tribute to the music of Thomas “Fats” Waller, the exuberant jazz pianist and composer of the 1920s and ‘30s. (Director) Jim Giancarlo has again assembled a remarkably talented cast of singers and dancers. Craig Hudson designed an elegant, jazzy, art-deco set that frames the action and recreates the style and pizazz of the period. Kerri Lea Robbins’ splashy, sparkly costumes capture it all, from elaborate zoot suits for the guys…to slinky, gowns and tuxes. It will have you tappin’ your toes and clappin’ your hands to its joyfully rowdy music.”
From Edith Decker’s review in the Daily Courier:
“A great show, beautifully performed and toe-tappingly fun. It is the definition of high energy and makes the most of Waller’s famous sense of humor and upbeat stride piano music….Five exceptional performers. If you’re looking for a fun night out, AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ is for you.”
• Plays through August 31; Performances @ 8:00 pm nightly except Tuesday; also Sunday brunch matinees @ 1:00 pm
• Box Office at First St and Hargadine. Phone 541 488 2902. Online ordering at www.oregoncabaret.com
• Dinner and brunch available (reservations, please); also starters and small plates, beverages & desserts (no reservations required). Food and beverage not included in ticket price.
• Group rates: 20% OFF for 10 or more
OREGON CABARET THEATRE – Ashland’s Other Professional Theatre
Next: BACKWARDS IN HIGH HEELS – A bio-musical about former Rogue Valley resident Ginger Rogers. September 10 – November 9.