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Ain't Misbehavin': Don't Miss the Opportunity To Step Back in Time

July 18, 2023

Ain't Misbehavin', presented by the City of Aventura, is set to take center stage at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center for two exciting showings on Saturday, January 27th, 2024, at 3:00 p.m. and at 8:00 p.m. This musical revue, winner of three Drama Desk Awards and three Tony Awards, including Best Musical, promises an unforgettable journey into the vibrant world of the Harlem Renaissance.

The show pays homage to the black musicians who shaped the 1920’s and the 1930’s, a time of cultural awakening, artistic brilliance, and ethnic pride. Its title derives from the Iconic 1929 Fats Waller Song, "Ain't Misbehavin'" (composed by Waller, Harry Brooks, and Andy Razaf). During this era, Manhattan's renowned nightclubs such as the Cotton Club and the Savoy Ballroom became playgrounds for high society, while piano players filled the air of Lenox Avenue dives with the infectious rhythms of Swing. Ain't Misbehavin' captures the spirit of this transformative period, taking audiences on a journey of pleasure, playfulness, and lively entertainment.

The musical, with a book by Murray Horwitz and Richard Maltby, Jr., features a rich selection of music from various composers and lyricists, all artfully arranged and orchestrated by Luther Henderson. Its five performers expertly bring to life a repertoire of rowdy, raunchy, and humorous songs that reflect the diverse moods and experiences of the time.

Critics have showered Ain't Misbehavin' with praise, describing it as "deliciously entertaining" by the Chicago Tribute. The Chicago Sun Times hails the show as "fun and off-the-charts galvanic energy," emphasizing the pure joy it exudes. The Chicago Reader applauds the top-flight cast and band for capturing the score's ebullient energy and swinging stylishness. The Huffington Post describes the production as a boozy, after-hours party that welcomes all.

Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, known for its commitment to delivering exceptional artistic experiences, provides the perfect setting for Ain't Misbehavin'. Located in the heart of Aventura, this state-of-the-art venue offers a comfortable and immersive theater experience. With seats starting at $57.00, patrons can secure their spots to witness the magic of this extraordinary musical revue.

Don't miss the opportunity to step back in time and immerse yourself in the exuberant spirit of the Harlem Renaissance. Ain't Misbehavin' promises to be an unforgettable evening of music, laughter, and celebration. Whether you're a fan of Jazz, Musical Theater, or simply looking for an evening of Top-Quality Entertainment, this show is sure to leave you captivated and wanting more.

Secure your tickets now for the Saturday, January 27th, 2024 showings at 3:00 p.m. and at 8:00 p.m. Join the City of Aventura as they bring this sensational production to life, celebrating the artistry and cultural significance of the Harlem Renaissance. Prepare to be transported to a time when music reigned supreme, and the rhythms of Swing filled the hearts and souls of all who dared to embrace the joy of life.

Get ready to tap your feet, sing along, and experience the magic of Ain't Misbehavin'.

Ticketmaster is the only official ticketing service of the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center. You can purchase tickets online at: By phone at: (877) 311-7469. Or: (954) 462-0222. Or in person at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center box office Wednesday through Saturday from 12:00 p.m. Noon to 5:00 p.m. and 90 minutes prior to each performance. For Group Sales, please call: (954) 660-6307.

FREE parking is available in the lots adjacent to the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center in front of the Aventura Community Recreation Center and the Aventura City of Excellence School.

Valet service is available for most performances at $20 per vehicle. Valet parking is located at the main entrance of the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center in the circular drive. There is a convenient drop-off area in front of the building.

The Aventura Arts & Cultural Center is located at: 3385 Northeast 188th Street, Aventura, Florida 33180.

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