The ISU Performing Arts Series: Ain't Misbehavin'

The ISU Performing Arts Series: Ain't Misbehavin'

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Tilson Auditorium




(812) 237-3770


Come experience the tribute to Fats Walter and the black musicians of the 1920s and 1930s! Ain’t Misbehavin’ will be coming to ISU as part of the Performing Arts Series on February 8th, 2023, at 7:30 in Tilson Auditorium and a Pre-Show event at 6:30 pm.

Ain’t Misbehavin’ is a musical revue with a book by Murray Horwitz and Richard Maltby, Jr., and music by various composers and lyricists as arranged and orchestrated by Luther Henderson. It is named after the song by Fats Waller (with Harry Brooks and Andy Razaf), “Ain’t Misbehavin’”.
The musical is a tribute to the black musicians of the 1920s and 1930s who were part of the Harlem Renaissance, an era of growing creativity, cultural awareness, and ethnic pride.

It was 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. Five performers present an evening of songs that encapsulate the various moods of the era and reflect Waller’s view of life as a journey meant for pleasure and play.

Tickets for Ain’t Misbehavin’ are on sale now. Adult ticket prices range from $24-$26, ISU faculty and staff tickets are $21-$23, and youth (ages 2-12) tickets are $5. ISU students are admitted for free with a valid ISU ID. To purchase tickets, call 1-877-ISU-TIXS, go online to, or visit us at the ISU Hulman Center. For more information, go online to

Sponsored by THSB