The Joint Will Be Jumpin’ When “Ain’t Misbehavin’” Comes to the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center

AVENTURA, Fla. (January 19, 2024) – The City of Aventura presents Ain’t Misbehavin’, winner of three Tony Awards including Best Musical at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center on Saturday, January 27 at 3 and 8 p.m. 

Applauded by Huffington Post as “a boozy, after-hours party,” this musical revue is a tribute to the black musicians of the 1920s and 1930s who were part of the Harlem Renaissance. Taking its title from the 1929 Fats Waller song, Ain’t Misbehavin’, the performance features five performers in an evening of rowdy, raunchy and humorous songs that encapsulate the various moods of the era and reflect Waller’s view of life as a journey meant for pleasure and play. 

Among the timeless standards in the show are “”T Ain’t Nobody’s Biz-ness If I Do,”
“Honeysuckle Rose,” “The Joint is Jumpin’,” Your Feet’s Too Big,” “I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter,” and “I Can’t Give You Anything But Love.”

With a book by Murray Horwitz and Richard Maltby, Jr. and music by various composers and lyricists of the day as arranged and orchestrated by Luther Henderson, Ain’t Misbehavin’ celebrates a time when Manhattan nightclubs like the Cotton Club and the Savoy Ballroom were the playgrounds of high society, and Lenox Avenue dives were filled with piano players banging out the new beat known as swing. 

The Chicago Sun Times applauded Ain’t MisBehavin’ reporting, “Fun and off-the-charts galvanic energy are the main orders of the day in this show… Talk about ‘Spreadin’ the Rhythm Around.’ Pure joy.” 

Ticketmaster is the only official ticketing service of the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center. Buy tickets online at aventuracenter.org, by phone at 877.311.7469 or 954.462.0222 or in person at the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center box office Wednesday through Saturday from noon to 5 p.m. and 90 minutes prior to each performance. For Group Sales, please call 954.660.6307.

The Aventura Arts & Cultural Center is located at 3385 N.E. 188 Street in Aventura. Join the conversation, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram @aventuracenter or #aventuracenter. 

The Broward Center for the Performing Arts manages the Aventura Arts & Cultural Center, a 14,864-square-foot, 330-seat waterfront complex that hosts performing arts, cultural and educational programming for all ages. 

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