Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Pottstown heats up with Ain’t Misbehavin’ opening Feb. 10

Alexa Morefield and Marc Sherfield
  The Tri-County Performing Arts Center will be hoppin’ starting Friday as singing and dancing  Fats Waller style is featured in the musical, “Ain’t Misbehavin’.”  It  only runs two weekends Feb. 10  through Feb. 19, and tickets are going fast.
  Six performers, all with deep Pottstown roots, will bring alive both the gotta dance music of larger-than-life jazz great Fats Waller and the fun-loving, boisterous personalities and footloose ambience of a 1930s club of the Harlem Renaissance where he regaled audiences. 
  The talent. according to director, Zuhairah McGill, who regularly works in New York and Philadelphia, said, "This show is going to be just as good as what Nell Carter put on Broadway."  (Carter won the 1978 Tony for Featured Actress in a Musical.)
  The cast includes American Idol contestant, Marc Sherfield, who has appeared in numerous Tri-PAC productions, including “The Wiz” and “Ragtime.” He will soon be using his “Golden Ticket” to head for Hollywood for the next round of competition.
  The musical revue will be performed in Tri-PAC's most intimate space -- its second-floor loft -- further enhancing the cabaret experience.  
  As Pottstown native, Alexa Morefield, a member of the ensemble, puts it, "I can look you in the eye and connect with you when I'm singing." 
  Performances run Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 3 p.m. at the theater located at 245 E. High St., Pottstown. Tickets are $17 for adults, $15 for students and seniors, and $13 for children 12 and under.  Tickets may be purchased at http://www.tripac.org or at the door the night of the show, if available.  As always, there are discounts for groups of 10 or more.  
  Check the website, or call the theater at 610-970-1199 for more information.


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