The Nat King Cole Songbook

The Nat King Cole Songbook

 Sylva, North Carolina, USA
BandJazzBroadway

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. To enjoy, you just have to love a good time

Biography

THE NAT KING COLE SONGBOOK Nat King Cole was the most popular and best selling artist of the 50s and 60s and remains a classic today. With his daughter Natalies tribute album, his songs have made a resurgence and an entire new audience has become familiar with them. From the romance of Smile, Darling Je Vous Aime Beucoup and When I Fall In Love, to the swinging Straighten Up and Fly Right and Route 66, Nats music continues to dazzle and appeal to all audiences. Ron Lucas, an avid fan, has put together his own tribute to the legendary star featuring such crowd pleasers as Mona Lisa, Nature Boy, Paper Moon and Sweet Lorraine, interwoven with a history of the unforgettable performers rise to the top of the music business.

Discography

RON LUCAS
Has just returned from Stuttgart, Germany where he performed the role of John in MISS SAIGON. Previously Ron was seen in the new musical version of BINGO LONG AND THE TRAVELING ALL STARS AND MOTOR KINGS which is preparing for Broadway. Ron has been seen in film videos and soap operas. He is currently touring in his one-man show THE NAT KING COLE SONGBOOK and has also been seen in FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE and JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. His other credits include regional productions of AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’, THE ELEGANCE OF ELLINGTON, HAIR , GODSPELL 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.

Set List

SMILE
Walkin’ My Baby Back Home
ROUTE 66
SWEET LORRAINE
PAPER MOON
Makin Whoopie
STRAIGHTEN UP AND FLY RIGHT
NATURE BOY
DARLING JE VOUS AIME BEAU COUP
The Very Thought of You
TOO YOUNG
Embraceable You
Christmas Song
UNFORGETTABLE
MONA LISA
ANSWER ME MY LOVE