“Ain’t Misbehavin’ The Fats Waller Musical Show” hits all of the right notes"

– The Mercury News

March 11 – March 27, 2022 (Preview March 10)

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Music by THOMAS “FATS” WALLER | Conceived by: RICHARD MALTBY, JR. and MURRAY HORWITZ
Created and Originally Directed by RICHARD MALTBY, JR.
Original Choreography and Musical Staging by ARTHUR FARIA
Musical Adaptations, Orchestrations & Arrangements by LUTHER HENDERSON
Vocal Musical Concepts & Musical Arrangements by JEFFREY GUTCHEON & WILLIAM ELLIOTT
Originally produced by: The Manhattan Theatre Club | Originally produced on Broadway by: Emanuel Azenberg, Dasha Epstein, The Shubert Organization, Jane Gaynor & Ron Dante
 
The inimitable Thomas “Fats” Waller rose to international fame during the Golden Age of the Cotton Club and that jumpin’ new beat, swing music. 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 that 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

Ain't Misbehavin'

Single Ticket Prices

Preview
Adult $42 | Senior $42 | Youth $30
Opening
Adult $60 | Senior $54 | Youth $32
Regular
Adult $58 | Senior $52 | Youth $30

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Cast & Production

Show Cast

*Actors appear courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association

Dave J. Abrams*André
Anthone JacksonKen
Katrina Lauren McGraw*Nell
Majesty ScottCharlaine
Phaedra Tillery – BoughtonArmelia
Production team
Director/ChoreographerKevin Smith-Kirkwood
Assistant DirectorPhaedra Tillery-Boughton
Music DirectionJasmine Butler
Stage ManagerRiver Bermudez-Sanders
Costume DesignerJasmine Williams
Hair/WigsJacqueline Dennis
Lighting DesignerPamila Gray
Sound DesignAngela Yeung
Sound Board OpSheraj Ragoobeer
Technical DirectorEric Olson
Scenic DesignerMatt Owens
Prop MasterRosie Issel

Cast Bios

Dave J. Abrams*

André
Dave (He/Him) is thrilled to be back onstage after a two year hiatus due to the pandemic. His recent credits include: Hairspray (Seaweed) (2019 TBA Award for Outstanding Featured Actor), Freaky Friday (Adam) (2019 Shellie Award Nomination), Ragtime (Coalhouse Walker Jr.) (2018 TBA Award for Outstanding Actor in a Principal Role), In The Heights (Benny) (2017 TBA Award for Outstanding Featured Actor). He wants to thank Hillbarn, the cast, and those in the audience for supporting live theater. Gmadiva, Dr. Lewie, Mom, and Jose– this is for you!  IG: @davejabrams

Katrina Lauren McGraw*

Nell
Katrina (She/Her) is a San Francisco native who graduated from the Pacific Conservatory of the Performing Arts. Some past credits include Charlotte in A Little Night Music (42nd St. Moon) Woman 2 in Songs For A New World (SF Playhouse) Bessie Smith in The Devils Music (Canter Rep) Donna in Mamma Mia (Berkeley Playhouse) Bird Woman/ Miss. Andrew in Mary Poppins (SF Playhouse)  Ms. Myers/ Alexandra Daniels in Freaky Friday (Center Rep) Armelia in Ain’t Misbehavin’ (42nd St. Moon) Crystal in Little Shop of Horrors (Ray of Light Theater) Follow her on Instagram @kramgram

Phaedra Tillery - Boughton

Armelia
Phaedra (She/Heris a Bay Area based actor and arts advocate.  Past productions include 1940s Radio Hour,  Newsies, The Color Purple, To Kill a Mockingbird (Hillbarn). Caroline or Change, Little Shop of Horrors (Ray Of Light Theatre & Sitka Fine Arts), Newsies (Woodminster), Tarzan (PAP), Avenue Q (NCTC). She consistently challenges the concept of traditional theatre and finds new ways to push the boundaries of creativity and inclusion in the theatre community. She is excited to be performing but also her 1st time assistant directing in this show. She is thankful to her wife, daughter, bonus son and family for their continued support in following her dreams.

Anthone Jackson

Ken
Anthone (He/Him) is blessed for another opportunity to work with Hillbarn, previously seen in The Color Purple(Mister), To Kill A Mockingbird(Tom), as well as a current board member. Recent works include I, Too, Sing America(BATCO) and their anticipated album. Previously he has also worked with companies such as BBBay for their Home, Hope, & Holidays recordings; ROLT; SBMT Big River(Jim)(TBA Award Recipient); BPH, Tabard, and AASC. When not on stage Anthone works as a Director of School Partnerships. Anthone would like to thank his loving wife, daughters, family and friends for their support. Please connect at www.facebook.com/AnthoneOnStage IG: @AnthoneJsings or Twitter: @AnthoneOnStage

Majesty Scott

Charlaine
Majesty (She/Heris a triple threat that earned a BA in Theatre and Performance Studies from UC Berkeley. She has trained at and worked with the American Conservatory Theatre*,* Broadway by the Bay, Woodminster*,* Napa Valley Performing Arts and California’s Great America just to name a few.  She has starred as Deloris (Sister Act), Aida (Aida), Pattie (Smokey Joe’s Café), Radio 1 (Carolina or Change) and Lorrell (Dreamgirls). Majesty has been privileged to perform in historical venues such as the Wembley Arena (London, England), the Tropicana (Las Vegas), the Chase Center (San Francisco, CA) and the Paramount Theatre (Oakland, CA). She is excited to be apart of Ain’t Misbehavin  with Hillbarn Theatre.

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