Although I saw Ain’t Misbehavin at TriPAC this past Saturday, and Roy saw it on Sunday, he beat me to it and got his review up today. Roy’s review is here. I have to say I agree wholeheartedly with his overwhelmingly positive review.
Every single cast member has a distinctive and beautiful voice. They are: Denia Gibson, Mia Mbuy, Alexa Morefield, Marc Sherfield (who’s got his Golden Ticket to American Idol!) and Isaih Robinson. The talented and totally swinging musicians included Ben Bullock on piano as Fats Waller, Lewis Ben on drums, Louis Rieger (of High Street Music Company fame) on bass, Aaaron Gould on trombone, and Barb Newberry on reeds.
My favorite numbers were all after intermission: “The Viper’s Drag,” “Mean to Me,” and “Your Feet’s Too Big.” “Black and Blue” was heart-wrenching. Wait… I take that back… “Honeysuckle Rose” in the first act was skillful and soulful. All of it was directed and choreographed by Zuhairah McGill, founder of First World Theatre Ensemble.
This show is one more in what is becoming a long line of Tri-PAC hits. They know what they’re all about at 245 E. High Street. I asked at the ticket window if all the shows had sold out for next weekend and was told that there may have been literally only a couple seats left. Give a call to the box office, just in case (610-970-1199). I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you!
p.s. Let’s not forget that the Milkman Lunch Company & Cake Shoppe provide intermission treats at Tri-PAC. I had a Cotton Club Cake Pop – it was like a lollipop in size and shape, only it was moist, yellow cake coated in white chocolate icing and drizzled with milk chocolate. Bite-sized perfection!