November 30 - December 18, 2022

(Opening Night: December 3)

Winner of Tony, Drama Desk and Theatre World Awards for Best Musical!

Ain’t Misbehavin’

Book by Murray Horwitz and Richard Maltby, Jr.

Directed by Wren T. Brown
Choreographed by Dominique Kelley
Music Direction by William Foster McDaniel
Originally Directed by Richard Maltby, Jr.
Arranged and Orchestrated by Luther Henderson

It’s 1930’s Harlem, and the joint is jumpin’! Nightclubs like the Cotton Club and the Savoy Ballroom are the playgrounds of high society, and dive bars on Lenox Avenue pulse with piano players banging out new tunes that are a wild mix of raucous, rowdy, and mournful. At home on the keyboard is Thomas “Fats” Waller – the big-hearted, bigger-than-life impresario and international jazz pianist who helped create and define American swing. Ain’t Misbehavin’ is a musical tribute to Waller’s passion for pleasure and play. The revue features a five-person, triple-threat cast performing hit songs like “Honeysuckle Rose,” “Your Feet’s Too Big,” “Black and Blue,” “I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Right Myself a Letter,” “The Jitterbug Waltz,” and the title song.

“The high-stepping swing music tickles and teases, taunts and tantalizes.”

L.A. Times

Co-Sponsored by Jordan Laby
and E.J. Harrison & Sons

Know Before You Go

Masks and Vaccinations

For this concert series, masks are optional but strongly encouraged. Rubicon staff an artists will wear masks except when actively eating, drinking, or performing or speaking from a distance.

Note: Guests who do not comply with these policies will be denied entry or asked to leave the theatre.

Tickets & Information


Rubicon Theatre

1006 E. Main St.
Ventura, CA 93001