The national tour of the Tony award-winning musical revue “Ain’t Misbehavin'” is coming to Rolla. The show, starring Ruben Studdard, the 2003 “American Idol” singing competition winner, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 5, on campus. The performance is part of Missouri S&T’s Campus Performing Arts Series and will be held in Leach Theatre of Castleman Hall.
Studdard joins a top-notch cast including his “American Idol” cast mate Frenchie Davis and a sassy all-star band live onstage. The comic and musical soul of 1930s Harlem lives on in this rollicking, swinging, finger-snapping revue. Still considered one of Broadway’s best well-crafted revues, “Ain’t Misbehavin'” is sometimes sassy, sometimes sultry, with moments of devastating beauty.
The performance will be directed by Richard Maltby Jr., the Tony Award-winning co-author and director of the 1978 premiere Broadway production of the show. The story was co-written by Murray Horwitz, with music by Thomas Wright “Fats” Waller.
In the event that tickets remain for this performance, Leach Theatre will offer discounted tickets through its “Back Row Club,” one hour prior to the event. The seats in the last row of the theater will be sold one hour before the event for $10 each.
Funding for the Missouri S&T Campus Performing Arts Series is provided by the Missouri S&T Endowment for the Performing Arts, the Missouri Arts Council, the Mid-America Arts Alliance, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Maxwell C. Weiner Endowment for the Performing Arts.