AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ celebrates music of jazz legend Fats Waller, February 17 – 26

by RoxyRegionalTheatre on January 28, 2022

Aint MisbehavinThe corner of Franklin and First in historic downtown Clarksville will be jumpin’ this February with a sassy, sultry musical celebration of legendary jazz great Fats Waller.

AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’, directed and choreographed by Ryan Bowie with music direction by Tyler Saunders, opens at the Roxy Regional Theatre on Thursday, February 17, at 7:00pm. In keeping with the theatre’s pay-what-you-can opening night tradition, all tickets not pre-sold at the regular price will go on sale at 6:30pm that evening for a $5 minimum donation.

The inimitable Thomas “Fats” Waller rose to international fame during the Golden Age of the Cotton Club and that jumpin’ new beat, swing music. Although not quite a biography, AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ evokes the delightful humor and infectious energy of this American original as a versatile cast struts, strums and sings the songs that he made famous in a career that ranged from uptown clubs to downtown Tin Pan Alley to Hollywood and concert stages in the U.S., Canada and Europe.

Conceived by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Murray Horwitz, AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ welcomes the return of Roxy favorites Eboné Amos, David Ridley and April Sledge — whom audiences will remember from All Shook Up and Freedom Train, among other productions — alongside Roxy newcomers Terrence J. Bennett and Clarksville Academy music instructor Sierra Davis.

Songs featured in the musical include “‘T Ain’t Nobody’s Bizness (If I Do),” “Mean to Me,” “The Joint is Jumpin’,” “Your Feet’s Too Big” and “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” performed by Tyler Saunders on piano, Thad Wallus on bass, Bernard Lott on drums and Danny Jackson on reed instruments.

Produced in part by Ron & Kathryn Dayley, AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ is presented through special arrangement with and all authorized performance materials are supplied by Music Theatre International (MTI),

Performances run February 17 through February 26 on Thursdays at 7:00pm and Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00pm, with 2:00pm matinees on Saturday, February 19 and 26.

Tickets are $35 (adults) and $15 (10 and under) and may be reserved online at, by phone at (931) 645-7699, or at the theatre during regular box office hours (9:00am to 2:00pm, Monday through Friday, and one hour prior to curtain). Military and APSU students can receive two tickets for the price of one to Thursday performances during the run, while CitySaver coupon holders can receive two tickets for the price of one to Friday performances.

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HEALTH AND SAFETY PRECAUTIONS: Facial coverings masking the nose and mouth are now REQUIRED inside the Roxy Regional Theatre (except when eating or drinking) for everyone, regardless of vaccination status. The Roxy Regional Theatre reserves the right to change this COVID-19 policy at any time and will communicate any necessary changes electronically or in person.

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