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Ain't Misbehavin'

Music by: Thomas "Fats" Waller
Conceived by: Richard Maltby Jr. and Murray Horwitz
Directed by: Kathy Tyree
Show Dates: May 21 - June 20, 2021
Theatre: Hawks Mainstage

The Story:

The music of legendary jazz musician and entertainer Fats Waller comes to life in this wildly popular Tony Award-winning musical revue. Experience the contagious rhythms and electric energy that made Waller an international icon. Featuring five triple-threat actors and a slew of infectious jazz and swing hits, Ain't Misbehavin' is a musical delight!

Auditions are being offered in-person only and will be scheduled in groups of 3-5 people.  Please have 16 bars of music prepared for the audition and bring the accompanying sheet music. Also have a monologue of your choice prepared that is approximately 30 seconds. The dance portion will take place with the group. 
Please contact Becky Deiber to request audition paperwork and schedule a time.

In-person only: Sunday, March 7, 2021 5-9pm | Monday, March 8, 2021 5-9pm

Omaha Community Playhouse
6915 Cass Street
Omaha, NE 68132

Please reserve Tuesday March 9th, 6-9pm for callbacks.


Ain't Misbehavin', the Fats Waller Musical. celebrates the music and culture of Harlem, NY in the 1930's. To be true to the composer and the origins of the music, the cast will consist of 5 Black performers, 2 men and 3 women.

Actors of all abilities, gender identities, sexual orientation, shapes and experiences are encouraged to audition. Actors of all ages are encouraged to audition.
Andre - An unrepentant party hound. A flirt and a bit of a womanizer.

Armelia - A voluptuous and sassy woman. Very strong-willed and not afraid to share her thoughts.

Charlaine - A sweet, young lady. Very innocent.

Ken - Jovial, cheerful and loud. Larger than life.

Nell - Confident and charming. A knowledgeable woman of the world.

Auditioners must fill out paperwork in advance, not at the audition. They can return completed paperwork by email or bring it with them. Specific time slots will be set in advance for each person.  Auditioners will be required to wear a face-mask. Provided seating will be plastic or metal chairs only, no fabric upholstery. The audition space will be sanitized between groups. When arriving to audition, please enter through the stage door on the west side of the building.

Please Bring:
All contact information, personal schedules and a list of rehearsal conflicts with which to fill out an audition form. To expedite the check-in process, please bring a recent photo if you have one available. Please note, photos will not be returned.

For more information, contact Becky Deiber.

Ain't Misbehavin' FREE MASTER CLASS

Featuring Broadway Actor & Choreographer Ray Mercer

Saturday, March 6 | 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Omaha Community Playhouse
Free Workshop | Limited Availability
This Workshop is open to all, but priority will be given to those auditioning for Ain't Misbehavin'.

Join us on Saturday, March 6 for a day of audition prep and triple-threat training! This workshop is open to individuals of all skill levels who are interested in:
  • Learning more about auditioning for musical theatre in the areas of acting, dance and music
  • Additional information on OCP's upcoming Fats Waller musical, Ain't Misbehavin'
  • Asking questions and engaging in dialogue with theatre professionals
Sessions include:
  • Dance workshop, taught by Broadway actor & choreographer Ray Mercer
  • Music workshop, taught by OCP music director Jim Boggess
  • Acting workshop, taught by Constellations director Denise Chapman
  • Q&A session with workshop moderator and Ain't Misbehavin' director Kathy Tyree and all workshop instructors.
To register, contact Becky Deiber at

Through upholding high ethical standards, demonstrating respect for all and consciously working to provide diverse representation, OCP is committed to creating an inclusive and safe environment in which all community members feel a sense of belonging, and does not discriminate in casting practices on the basis of an individual's ethnicity, age, gender, physical and cognitive ability, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, country of origin or other factors. Omaha Community Playhouse is committed to diverse and inclusive casting.