The High School for the Performing and Visual Arts presents Ain’t Misbehavin’
The High School for the Performing and Visual Arts (HSPVA) will perform Ain’t Misbehavin’ in celebration of Black History Month. This production is a tribute to black musicians of the 1920s and ‘30s who were part of the Harlem Renaissance, an era of growing cultural awareness and ethnic pride.
Taking its title from the 1929 Fats Waller song “Ain’t Misbehavin,” the musical was written by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Murray Horwitz and composed by Fats Waller. Ain't Misbehavin' evokes the delightful humor and infectious energy of this American original as a versatile cast struts, strums, and sings the songs he made famous in a career that ranged from uptown clubs to downtown Tin Pan Alley to Hollywood and concert stages around the world.
All proceeds from this show benefit the HSPVA Black History/Cultural Diversity & Inclusion Fund, which finances the yearly Black History Month production.