The Joint Will Be Jumpin’: Ain’t Misbehavin, Forbidden Broadway Sinatra & Gesualdo Six Come To Aventura
January 25, 2024
The City of Aventura presents Ain't Misbehavin', winner of three Tony Awards including Best Musical at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center on Saturday, January 27th at 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
Applauded by Huffington Post as "a boozy, after-hours party,” this musical revue is a tribute to the Black Musicians of the 1920’s and 1930’s who were part of the Harlem Renaissance. Taking its title from the 1929 Fats Waller Song, Ain't Misbehavin’, the performance features five performers in an evening of rowdy, raunchy and humorous songs that encapsulate the various moods of the era and reflect Waller's view of life as a journey meant for pleasure and play.
Among the timeless standards in the show are “Tain’t Nobody’s Biz-ness If I Do,” “Honeysuckle Rose,” “The Joint is Jumpin’,” Your Feet’s Too Big,” “I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter,” and “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love.”
With a book by Murray Horwitz and Richard Maltby, Jr. and music by various composers and lyricists of the day as arranged and orchestrated by Luther Henderson, Ain’t Misbehavin’ celebrates 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.
The Chicago Sun Times applauded Ain’t MisBehavin’ reporting, "Fun and off-the-charts galvanic energy are the main orders of the day in this show… Talk about 'Spreadin’ the Rhythm Around.' Pure joy.”
Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation
Called “The Best Edition of Forbidden Broadway in recent memory!” by The New York Times, the City of Aventura presents Forbidden Broadway: The Next Generation at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center on Tuesday, January 30th and Wednesday, January 31st at 8:00 p.m.
Up to the minute spoofs include comic looks at Moulin Rouge, the all-Yiddish Fiddler on the Roof, Hadestown and the dark Oklahoma! revival, along with Dear Evan Hansen, Tootsie, Beetlejuice and Frozen plus some classic laughs from The Lion King, Phantom, Les Mis and others.
Broadway stars Bette Midler, Andre de Shields, Bernadette Peters and Lin-Manuel Miranda also get the comic treatment as a talented quintet of comic chameleons delivers the pointed parodies at a dizzying pace in this show featuring madcap impressions, outrageous costumes and silly spoofs of the songs you know by heart.
Forbidden Broadway has been a theatrical institution since 1982, when Gerard Alessandrini created the first edition that lampooned the Broadway shows and stars of the day. Forbidden Broadway has released 12 cast albums and garnered international acclaim and awards that include seven Drama Desks Awards, an Obie, a Drama League Award, an Outer Critics Circle Award, two Lucille Lortel Awards and a Special Tony® Award.
The Sinatra Experience
Ol’ Blue Eyes and the Chairman of the Board is back as Tribute Masters presents The Sinatra Experience with Dave Halston on Saturday, February 3rd at 3 and 7:30 p.m. Featuring the best of Sinatra wrapped in black tie elegance, Halston delivers a stunning interpretation of Sinatra’s familiar style and swagger. Halston has performed command performances for Mrs. Sinatra, as well as performed for Jeanne Martin (Dean's widow), Michael Feinstein, recording artist Steve Tyrell and Mr. Las Vegas himself, Wayne Newton.
The Gesualdo Six is an Award-Winning British Vocal Ensemble comprising some of the UK’s finest consort singers, Directed by Owain Park. Praised for their imaginative programming and impeccable blend, the ensemble formed in 2014 for a performance of Gesualdo’s Tenebrae Responsories in Cambridge and has gone on to perform at numerous major festivals across the UK, Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand.
RK Cultural Productions will be presenting the Gesualdo Six on Thursday, February 15th at 8:00 p.m. Praised for their imaginative programming and impeccable blend, this Award-Winning British Vocal Ensemble is composed of some of the UK’s finest consort singers and Directed by Owain Park. The ensemble has released seven recordings including Fading, which was awarded Vocal & Choral Recording of the Year 2020 by Limelight.
The Aventura Arts & Cultural Center
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The Broward Center for the Performing Arts manages the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, a 14,864-square-foot, 330-seat waterfront complex that hosts performing arts, cultural and educational programming for all ages.