Bridge Players Theatre Company AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ with Dessert Theatre Production

by Patricia Bradford

Bridge Players Theatre Company Proudly Announces Its Dessert Theatre Musical,
AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’, by Murray Horwitz and Richard Maltby, Jr.
February 5-7, 12-14, 19 & 20, 2016

Directed by Diana Dohrmann and Carla H. Ezell

BURLINGTON CITY – Bridge Players Theatre Company, the Burlington City-based community theatre group, proudly announces its dessert theatre production, the musical AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’.

AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ is a tribute to the black musicians of the 1920s, ‘30s, and ‘40s who were part of the Harlem Renaissance, an era of growing creativity, cultural awareness and ethnic pride. The cast presents rowdy, humorous and heartfelt songs that capture the many moods of the era.

AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ is co-directed by Diana Dohrmann of Willingboro and Carla H. Ezell of Mount Holly. Dohrmann comments, “AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ is a jubilant celebration of Fats Waller’s spirited and humorous music. Sassy and jazzy, this music is always fresh and highly entertaining. I have so enjoyed directing this show; it’s just great fun. And as a pianist, I’ve always been a fan of Fat Waller’s piano stylings. We are so blessed to have a cast of incredible voices and comedic talents. Whether a fast-paced, hilarious number, or a soulful ballad, our cast is working into their roles to perfection.”

Co-director Ezell adds: “I’m thrilled to be making my community theater directing debut with one of the great black musicals, AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’, and what better time than during Black History Month? This show illustrates what it means to be young, gifted and Black in a world where you are not always accepted. While written in a time long past, most of the themes are still relevant today. Our marvelous cast and amazing production team have poured their hearts and souls all in to this culmination of life in its joys and hardships alike.”

The cast of AIN’T MISBEHAVIN’ hails from locations throughout the southern NJ area, and includes Brandon Dennis of Burlington; Alexandra Haas, Wanda Mychele and Donald C. Robbins Sr., all of Willingboro; Carol Jones of Moorestown; Nikema Missouri of Trenton; Gwen Ricks-Spencer of Lumberton, and Darryl Thompson Jr., of Delran.

All performances are at the Broad Street United Methodist Church, 36 E. Broad St. in Burlington, NJ. Performance times are February 5, 6, 12, 13, 19 & 20 at 8:00PM and February 7 & 14 at 3:00PM.. The performance on Friday, February 19 will be sign-interpreted, and Assistive Listening Devices (ALDs) will be available for the February 19-20 performances.

Tickets are $20, and include dessert, coffee and tea served at intermission. A group rate is available for parties of 15 or more.

For tickets or more information, please call (856) 303-7620, e-mail or visit

Theater/Organization Website:

Theater/Organization Address: 36 E BROAD STREET Burlington, New Jersey 08016 (Map It)
Theater/Organization Phone: (856) 303-7620

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