The American Heartland Theatre production of Ain't Misbehavin', the musical revue of Thomas "Fats" Waller's music, finishes its extended run Sept. 12. The Kansas City, MO, theatre's mounting, which opened July 10, was originally due to close Sept. 6.
The show, evocative of Harlem in its heyday, includes plenty of Waller's signature slide piano flourishes and nearly three dozen songs he wrote and/or recorded, from "Honeysuckle Rose" to "Two Sleepy People" and "The Joint is Jumpin!"
Starring in Ain't Misbehavin' are Kansas City cabaret favorite Queen Bey, Michael J. Bobbitt, John Steven Crowley, Cynthia Thomas and Kara Tameika Watkins. The revue is directed and choreographed by Gordon McClure.
For tickets ($12.50-$24.50) and information on Ain't Misbehavin' at the Crown Center, 2450 Grand Blvd. in Kansas City, call (816) 842-9999.