Hampton Players bring jazz to HU

Kayla Smith | Staff Writer

The Hampton Players last week put on a lively rendition of the three- time, Tony award-winning play, Ain’t Misbehavin. With a sold-out theater opening night, and an eager crowd full of parents, faculty and students, the performers put on nothing less than a brilliant show. 

Accompanied by a combination of the musical and theatrical talent by our very own Hampton students, the flashy costumes and background made this musical overflow with non-stop excitement. The jazzy tunes written by the music legend Thomas Wright “Fats” Waller made it impossible for the audience not to tap their feet with the beat. 

Ain’t Misbehavin is set in a 1920s Harlem speakeasy during the Harlem Renaissance. The lively setting coupled with the costume choices created an atmosphere that took the audience back in time. With their clear dedication to developing their characters, the actors and actresses used their wit and spitfire remarks to bring their characters to life in their unique way.  One of the stars of the show, Remington Abbott, a first-year theatre arts 


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