PHOTO CALL: Big Band Meets Boy Band in Modernized, Remixed Five Guys Named Moe at Arena Stage

News   PHOTO CALL: Big Band Meets Boy Band in Modernized, Remixed Five Guys Named Moe at Arena Stage
 
Five Guys Named Moe, a reimagined version of the tribute to the "King of the Jukebox" composer and saxophonist Louis Jordan, opened at Arena Stage Nov. 20 following previews that began Nov. 14. 

Directed by Robert O'Hara, the cast features Sheldon Henry (South Pacific, Dreamgirls) as Big Moe, Kevin McAllister (Violet, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) as Nomax, Paris Nix (Seussical, Once on This Island) as Eat Moe, Jobari Parker-Namdar (My Fair Lady, Showboat) as No Moe, Travis Porchia (Hairspray, The Color Purple) as Four-Eyed Moe and Clinton Roane (The Scottsboro Boys, My One and Only) as Little Moe.

Here's how the production is billed: "The boys are back in town, with a brand new look: bigger, bolder and badder than ever. Classics like 'Let the Good Times Roll' and 'Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby' have been remixed for an explosive, re-imagined tribute to 'King of the Jukebox' Louis Jordan. Led by the fearless mind that stunned audiences with Bootycandy, director Robert O'Hara (The Mountaintop) is back at Arena Stage. Come and dance the blues away with Eat Moe, No Moe, Four-Eyed Moe, Big Moe and Little Moe, as big band meets boy band in this dynamic, dazzling musical revue."

Take a look at the production:

Please visit arenastage.org for more information.

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