Discover the wit, wisdom and music of an American original when the Jewish Ensemble Theatre Company presents “Ain’t Misbehavin’ — The Fats Waller Musical Show.” Starring pianist Alvin Waddles and vocalist Lauren LaStrada, the musical play opens Friday at Jewish Ensemble Theatre in West Bloomfield.
Music and theatre fans may remember Alvin Waddles and Lauren LaStrada starred in JET’s production of “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill” during the 2018-29 concert season. “Ain’t Misbehavin’ – The Fats Waller Musical Show” runs through Aug. 25. Click here for tickets.
The work follows the life of Thomas “Fats” Waller, a virtuoso pianist, talented composer and comic performer. His life and work’s impact are profound, wrote Richard S. Ginell. Waller influenced a who’s who of jazz pianists, including Count Basie, Teddy Wilson, Art Tatum, Thelonius Monk, Dave Brubeck and countless others.