The Charleston Light Opera Guild will present multiple performances between June 16 and 26, 2022 during FestivALL at the Guild Theatre.

Ain't Misbehavin' is a sassy, sultry musical celebration of legendary jazz great, Fats Waller. Thomas "Fats" Waller rose to international fame during the Golden Age of the Cotton Club and that jumpin' new beat of swing music. The show evokes the delightful humor and infectious energy of this American original as a 5 member African-American cast struts, strums and sings the songs Waller made famous from uptown clubs to downtown Tin Pan Alley to Hollywood and concert stages in the US, Canada and Europe.

Ain't Misbehavin' opened on Broadway in 1978 with cast members Nell Carter, Irene Cara, Andre DeShields, Amelia McQueen and Ken Page. With a score that includes Honeysuckle Rose, Ain't Misbehavin', Black and Blue, This Joint is Jumpin' and I've Got a Feeling I'm Falling, this production will energize audiences with a insight into a vibrant time in American history.


Thursday, April 7 at 7:30pm and Saturday, April 9 at 11:00am

Those auditioning should prepare a musical selection and bring a copy of the music for our accompanist, unless singing from the show's score.

*All auditions held at the Light Opera Guild Theatre in Charleston*



Nina Denton Pasinetti


All ages are just suggestions and will be adjusted to fit production needs

ANDRE - male, 25-50s; baritone; flirt and a bit of a womanizer; must dance or move well

ARMELIA - female, 25-50s; soprano; voluptuous and sassy; strong willed

CHARLAINE - female, 18-30s; mezzo-soprano; sweet and innocent type

KEN - male, 25-50s; bari-tenor; jovial, cheerful and loud; larger than life type

NELL - female, 30s-50s; alto/mezzo; confident; knowledgeable woman of the world