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2022-2023 AUDITIONS:

Ain't Misbehavin' - The Fats Waller Musical

Directed and Choreographed by Mariah Burks & Kenya Woods

Musical Direction by Ed Ridley Jr.

"Come in cats, and check your hats, I mean this joint is jumping..."

Journey with us to the Golden Age of the Cotton Club for a sassy, swinging, and sultry evening celebrating the music of inimitable Thomas "Fats" Waller! This Tony Award-winning musical tribute features five triple-threat performers sharing some of Waller's beloved tunes including, "Honeysuckle Rose", "Handful of Keys", "Your Feet's Too Big" and many more! A handful of keys and a song to sing, now how could you ask for more?

AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' is presented through a special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI). All authorized performance materials are also supplied by MTI.


We are looking for 5 AFRICAN-AMERICAN performers for the following roles: 

André - An unrepentant party hound and flirt.

Gender: Male or Male Identifying

Age: 25 to 45

Vocal range top: E6

Vocal range bottom: G2

Armelia - A voluptuous and sassy woman. Very strong-willed and not afraid to share her thoughts.

Gender: Female or Female Identifying

Age: 25 to 45

Vocal range top: C6

Vocal range bottom: G3

Charlaine - A sweet, young lady. Naive to a fault, selectively innocent.

Gender: Female or Female Identifying

Age: 20 to 25

Vocal range top: G5

Vocal range bottom: G3 

Ken - Jovial and loud. Larger than life crooner.

Gender: Male or Male Identifying

Age: 25 to 45

Vocal range top: C6

Vocal range bottom: D3

Nell - Confident and charming. A knowledgeable woman of the world.

Gender: Female or Female Identifying

Age: 30 to 45

Vocal range top: F5

Vocal range bottom: F3


Auditions will be held on Monday, November 28, Tuesday, November 29, and Wednesday, November 30, from 7 PM to 10 PM.  Registration is required. It is a group experience of improvisation, characterization, and movement. 


Callbacks are scheduled for Saturday, December 3 from 12 PM to 4 PM. You will be notified in advance if we would like you to attend callbacks.


  • Cast members are expected to make rehearsals a priority in the 8 weeks this show rehearses and for the 9 performances. 
  • Any known rehearsal or performance conflicts need to be communicated to the Stage Manager and/or Director immediately at your audition.


  • The first week of rehearsals will be from Sunday, December 11th - Wednesday, December 14th.  
  • General rehearsal days for Ain't Misbehavin' will be on Sundays - Wednesdays (depending on conflicts)
  • Rehearsal times will vary.  A weekly schedule will be distributed by Thursday of every week.
  • Generally, rehearsals are: Sundays, 4 PM to 10 PM (Typically a four-hour range that will vary depending on conflicts), Mondays – Wednesdays, 7 PM to 10 PM
  • Closer to the opening of the show, typically tech week, rehearsals may be extended on some days but they will not run past 11:00 PM
  • You may be a part of the Dry Tech Rehearsal on Saturday, February 4th.

Dress/Tech Week

Attendance is required during dress rehearsal week.

  • Sunday, February 5th is Marathon Sunday, an extended rehearsal from 12 PM to 10 PM for all cast, staff, and crew.  
  • Monday – Thursday, February 6th – 9thare all MANDATORY dress rehearsals.  Cast and staff are expected to be at the theater from 6 PM to 11 PM on each of these days.


  • The cast is expected to be at the theater on Friday and Saturday performance nights at 6:00 pm and on Sundays at 12:30 pm.
  • Performances are February 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 and 19
  • Curtain times are Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm and Sunday at 2 pm


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