AT&T State Brings Harlem Renaissance Tribute to Festival Park
AT&T State University presents a tribute to the Harelm Renaissance music of Fats Waller to the local stage for three nights this week at the Roanoke Island Festival Park Theatre in Manteo.
Performances of Ain’t Misbehavin’ are set for this Tusday July 10, Wednesday, July 11, and Thursday July 12 in the indoor theatre at Festival Park.
Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for ages 6-12, and free for children under age 5. Showtime is 7pm nightly.
You can read the official press release below.
A&T State University will present “Ain’t Misbehavin”July 10, 11, 12 at 7 p.m. in the Indoor Theatre at Roanoke Island Festival Park. The well known production is a tribute to the black musicians of the 1920’s and 1930’s who were part of the Harlem Renaissance and features music by Thomas Wright “Fats” Waller.
Tickets are $10 adults and 6-12 years old- $5. 5 and under are free. They may be purchased in advance at the Visitors Center or the night of the event
It was a time when Manhattan nightclubs like the Cotton Club and the Savoy Ballroom were the playgrounds of high society and Lenox Avenue dives were filled with piano players banging out the new beat known as swing. Five performers present an evening of rowdy, romantic, and humorous songs that will keep you swinging, swaying and jumping.
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 Waller 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.