Arts & Entertainment
Network adds 'pay-what-you-can' performance'
Originally printed 11/10/2011 (Issue 1945 - Between The Lines News)
ANN ARBOR - Due to the immense popularity for Performance Network's upcoming production of "Ain't Misbehavin' - the Fats Waller Musical," the theater's administration has made the decision to convert the preview Saturday performance at 8 p.m. Nov. 12 into "pay-what-you-can." This change will accommodate patrons who were placed on the waiting list for the sold-out first preview performance, as well as others hoping to see this Tony Award-winning musical at a reduced rate.
Marketing Director Chelsea Sadler said, "Our pay-what-you-can performances have always been popular, both with long-time patrons who aren't able to afford a full price ticket, as well as with new folks looking for an introduction to the theater. The addition will open up a limited amount of seats for what's turning out to be the most sought-after show of the season. We're encouraging patrons to book early."
"Ain't Misbehavin'" runs through Jan. 1, 2012. Weekly performances are 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays, with 3 p.m. Saturday matinees on Nov. 26 and Dec. 10.
The prodigious comic and musical soul of 1930s Harlem lives on in this rollicking, finger-snapping revue that is still considered one of Broadway's best. The inimitable Thomas "Fats" Waller rose to fame during the Golden Age of the Cotton Club, honky tonk dives, rent parties and that jumpin' new beat, Swing. "Ain't Misbehavin'" evokes the infectious humor and energy of this American era.
Tickets can be ordered at the Performance Network Box Office at 734-663-0681, online at http://www.performancenetwork.org or by coming to the Performance Network Theatre (120 East Huron St., Ann Arbor, 48104) Monday-Saturday 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. or one hour before a performance.
Tickets are priced at $27-$46, with discounts available for seniors, members, students and groups.