Five Guys Named Moe: A Jazzy, Sexy Tribute To Legendary Composer And Saxophonist Louis Jordan
September 21, 2023
Jazz aficionados, music lovers, and theatergoers alike are in for a treat as the Kravis Center for the Performing Arts plays host to the highly anticipated production of "Five Guys Named Moe," a theatrical masterpiece that pays a dazzling tribute to the legendary Louis Jordan and his iconic jazz hits. Playwright Clarke Peters has created a show that is nothing short of exhilarating, exciting, and exuberantly loving, promising audiences an unforgettable night of entertainment.
"Five Guys Named Moe" isn't your average musical; it's a soul-stirring journey through the timeless music of Louis Jordan, an artist whose influence on Jazz, Blues, and Rock 'N' Roll is immeasurable. Jordan's hits have been meticulously woven into a seamless narrative, creating what can only be described as a "smooth, jumpin', jivin' life lesson" for our protagonist, Nomax, a character down on his luck and deeply entrenched in the blues.
The story unfolds as Nomax finds himself alone in his apartment, drowning in sorrow and despair. His life takes an unexpected and exhilarating turn when Five Guys Named Moe—Big Moe, Little Moe, Eat Moe, No Moe, and Four Eyed Moe—magically materialize out of thin air. These larger-than-life characters, each with their unique charm and charisma, come to Nomax's rescue with an electrifying mix of dance and songs that are sure to get your toes tapping and your heart racing.
The heart and soul of "Five Guys Named Moe" lies in the captivating music of Louis Jordan. As the ensemble belts out timeless classics like "Caldonia," "Azure Te," "Choo Choo Ch'Boogie," and many more, the audience is transported to a bygone era of Swing and Jazz. It's a musical journey that transcends time, and the infectious melodies are enough to lift even the heaviest of spirits.
The production's brilliance is not limited to its musical prowess. The choreography is nothing short of extraordinary. The ensemble's high-energy dance routines, coupled with their impeccable synchronization, create a visual spectacle that is nothing short of breathtaking. The vibrant set design complements the choreography, immersing the audience in a world that oozes the spirit of the Jazz Age.
But it's the cast that truly steals the show, taking the audience on an emotional rollercoaster as he grapples with his personal demons and ultimately finds redemption through music and camaraderie. The chemistry between Nomax and the five Moes is palpable, making their journey together all the more engaging and heartwarming.
Each of the Moes brings their unique personality to the stage. Big Moe exudes charisma and charm with a voice that could melt even the coldest of hearts. Little Moe is a bundle of energy, injecting humor and vivacity into every scene. Eat Moe is a true crowd-pleaser with his impeccable comedic timing and larger-than-life presence. No Moe delivers a soulful and touching performance that tugs at the heartstrings. Finally, Four Eyed Moe brings a delightful dose of quirkiness to the group, leaving the audience in stitches with his antics.
The character dynamics are brilliantly written, with each Moe offering Nomax a unique piece of wisdom, life experience, and guidance through the power of Jordan's music. It's a testament to Clarke Peters' skill as a Playwright that the story seamlessly weaves together these diverse personalities into a heartwarming tale of self-discovery and resilience.
As the curtain falls on "Five Guys Named Moe," the audience is left exhilarated, their hearts warmed, and their spirits lifted. It's a production that pays a heartwarming tribute to Louis Jordan, a music legend whose contributions continue to resonate with generations of music lovers. Through the power of song and dance, this musical reminds us of the healing power of music and the importance of finding joy in the midst of life's challenges.
"Five Guys Named Moe" is a must-see for anyone looking to escape into a world of rhythm, melody, and sheer joy. Whether you're a die-hard Louis Jordan fan or a newcomer to his music, this production promises an evening of entertainment that will leave you with a smile on your face and a song in your heart.
So, gather your friends and family, put on your dancing shoes, and make your way to the Kravis Center for an unforgettable night of music, laughter, and love. "Five Guys Named Moe" is a celebration of life, and it's a celebration you won't want to miss. Don't wait; get your tickets now and join Nomax and the Moes on a journey of self-discovery and pure musical magic.
Tickets for Five Guys Named Moe are on sale now and can be purchased online at: https://mnmtheatre.org/ - At: www.kravis.org - Or by calling: (561) 832-7469. Or: (800) 572-8471. Tickets range in price from $45 to $55. For information regarding group rates, call: (561) 651-4438. Or: (561) 651-4304.