2005 - 2006
|"FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE"
new production directed by A. Curtis Farrow.
His woman left him, he's broke, and it's almost
five o'clock in the mornin'. But don't worry about
our hero Nomax. Out of his '30s-style radio pop
"FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE", who cajole, wheedle,
comfort, and jazz him with the whimsical hit songs
of Louis Jordan, one of the most beloved
songwriting talents of the twentieth century.
In the 1940s, bandleader Louis Jordan pioneered
a new kind of music. A mix of jazz, blues and jive-
talking humor, Jordan's music became wildly
Jordan was a singer, saxophonist and bandleader
whose specialty was jump blues with a danceable
beat accompanied by an antic humor. These songs
jumped, rocked and swung; and eventually led to
the birth of rock 'n' roll through the likes of Bill
Haley and Chuck Berry.
In their multi-colored zoot suits, the 'Five Guys
Named Moe" harmonize, croon, wail, tap and joke
their way through 27 Louis Jordan hits. This cast
of entertainers practically knock themselves out
to make sure the audience is having a good time.
The show stopping "Choo Choo Choo Boogie"
and the sentimental "Don't Let The Sun Catch You
Crying" are crowd pleasers of the first order.
The audience finds it impossible to resist joining
in the riotous fun with the comic Moes, who seem
like cartoon characters come to life.