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Sassy, Sultry Jazz at Porthouse

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Ain't Misbehavin' showcases the music of Fats Waller

Porthouse Theatre, Kent State University’s outdoor, summer theatre located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center, will continue its 49th season with a production of Ain't Misbehavin'.Ain't Misbehavin' showcases the music of Fats Waller.

Directed by Porthouse Executive Producer Eric van BaarsAin’t Misbehavin’ opened July 7 and runs through July 22. Winner of the 1978 Tony Award for Best Musical, Ain’t Misbehavin’ is a sassy, sultry musical celebration of the legendary jazz great Fats Waller. Although not quite a biography, Ain’t Misbehavin’ evokes the humor and energy of an American original whose career ranged from uptown clubs to downtown Tin Pan Alley to Hollywood and concert stages worldwide. With music by Thomas “Fats” Waller, Ain’t Misbehavin’ was conceived by Richard Maltby Jr. and Murray Horwitz. Performances are July 11-16 and July 18-23 at 8 p.m. and July 16 at 2 p.m.

Subscriptions are on sale now and can be purchased by phone at 330-672-3884. Tickets can be purchased in person at the Porthouse Box Office, located in the Roe Green Center lobby of Kent State’s Center for the Performing Arts located at 1325 Theatre Drive in Kent, online at or by phone at 330-672-3884.