Ain't Misbehavin'

Ain't Misbehavin'

 New York City, New York, USA

Ain't Misbehavin' encompasses 30 show-stopping musical numbers that take you on a journey through the Fats Waller song book and Harlem in its heyday. In snazzy period costumes, the dynamic five- member cast turn the theatre into a rollicking rent party.


The show is performed with a hot 5 piece band featuring Pianist and Musical Director Darius Frowner. Darius Frowner is a musical director and pianist from New York City. He is an award winning cabaret performer and plays regularly at the Duplex in Greenwich Village. Darius frequently collaborates with Broadway performers from shows such as Rent, The Lion King and Phantom of the Opera. Often donating his talent for worthy causes, he has recently performed at The United Nations, and appears with Joan Rivers at benefit engagements. He has taught children at a performing arts school and works regularly at NYU. Also many audiences in the United States and Europe have seen his work on Broadway tours of Ain’t Misbehavin’ and in various projects with Irving Street Rep. Other shows include A Chorus Line, Chicago, Fame and Jelly’s Last Jam, which will be filmed for HBO. Darius enjoys performing as well as the whole process involved in creatively entertaining the audience.

appeared on Broadway for the first time at age 13 playing Emma in "The Tap Dance Kid." She received a 1984 Theater World Award and 1984 Tony Award nomination. In 1986, Martine was nominated for best supporting actress in a musical by both the Helen Hayes Foundation and the NAACP, for the same role. Since then, Martine has appeared in the 1984 TV sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes" and sang the theme song for UPN's TV sitcom "Malcolm & Eddie" with Vesta Williams. A versatile performer, she has done such operas as: Mikado, Barber of Seville, Marriage of Figaro and Cinderella.
Majoring in Opera Theatre and Jazz, Martine studied at the Boston Conservatory and University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She is an accredited vocal instructor and a proud member of Sigma Alpha Iota Women's Fraternity. Martine dedicates each performance to her family and friends for their love and support and accredits her existence to the Light and Sound of God.

Vivian made her splash debut onto the Broadway stage in 1980 when she replaced Armelia Mc Queen in AIN'T MISBEHAVIN'. It was the thrill of a lifetime for the young diva and she learned from the likes of Nell Carter and Debbie Allen what Broadway was all about. She went on to star in many regional productions of AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' as well as MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM, SING MAHALIA SING and THE HATTIE MC DANIEL STORY in which she starred. When not performing, Vivian gives back to her native Brooklyn by teaching theater to underprivileged children.

Has just returned from Stuttgart, Germany where he performed the role of John in MISS SAIGON. Previously, Ron starred in the world premiere production of BINGO LONG a musical version of the movie about the Negro baseball leagues. Ron has been seen in films, videos and soap operas. His other credits include regional productions of AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’, FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE, THE ELEGANCE OF ELLINGTON, HAIR, GODSPELL in several productions of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR in which he starred as Judas, and as Billy Eckstein in MR. B. CHANGED THE KEY. Ron also sings with the vocal quartet ALL FOUR FUN. When not touring he writes songs and jingles for the Dupont corporation and narrates and sings educational tapes for school children

A native of Rahway, New Jersey, and a graduate of Westminster Choir College, Derrick most recently appeared in the national tour of FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE as No Moe. He has also been seen across the country in productions of AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', THE COTTON CLUB as Bill Bojangles Robinson, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', A CHORUS LINE as Richie and THE WIZ as the Scarecrow. His talents have taken him all over Europe touring in A MUSICAL REVUE. A gifted dancer, Derrick is also co-founder of New Jersey's Mystic Vision Players which brings dance to local schools.

Set List


Ain’t Misbehavin’
Looking Good But Feeling Bad
Tain’t Nobody’s Business If I Do
Honeysuckle Rose
Squeeze Me
Handful of Keys
Feeling I’m Falling
How Ya Baby
Jitterbug Waltz
Ladies Who Sing With The Band
Yacht Club Swing
Nylons Bloom Again
Cash For Your Trash
Off Time
Ladies Reprise
The Joint is Jumpin’


Spreadin’ Rhythm Around
Lounging At The Waldorf
Vipers Drag
Mean To Me
Your Feets Too Big
That Ain’t Right
Keepin’ Out of Mischief Now
Find Out What They Like
Black and Blue

I’m Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself A Letter
Two Sleepy People
I’ve Got My Fingers Crossed
I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
It’s A Sin To Tell A Lie
Honeysuckle Rose