True 2 You performs 'Ain't Misbehavin' at Scottish Rite Temple - WSFX - FOX Wilmington, NC

True 2 You plays nice by 'misbehavin'

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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - One of the Port City's newest musicals will take audiences back nearly a century.

True 2 You Productions, in conjunction with City Stage, is performing Ain't Misbehavin'. It's a tribute to the African-American musicians of the 1920's and 30's, titled after the famous Fats Waller song.

Other tunes in the show include The Joint is Jumpin', My Feet's Too Big and Black and Blue.

The show is the company's follow-up to last year's very successful run of The Color Purple.

"I decided to go with something smaller, something more intimate and something on the totally different end of the spectrum," said director Joy Gregory. "I think Ain't Misbehavin' will be sure to please."

There's no real dialogue in the show, but Gregory makes sure each performer stands out.

"What I've done after speaking with a friend who told me that each character kind of represents a part of Fats' personality, I've tried to make sure that each character does indeed have a distinct personality and tried to carry those personalities throughout the show."

The cast believes the music will literally move their audiences.

"They will snap their fingers, clap their hands," said Gregory. "They can get up and dance if they want to and you will want to in this show. It's just a wonderful night to just escape and have a chance to kind of go back to the 1920s, 30s and 40s and reminisce and have a wonderful time."

Ain't Misbehavin'

  • Oct. 18-19, 25-26
  • 8:00 p.m.
  • Oct. 20, 27
  • 3:00 p.m.
  • Scottish Rite Temple (1415 S. 17th St.)

For tickets, call (910) 515-3327 or (910) 264-2602 or click here.

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