Speakeysie News Desk — May 10, 2019
Featuring the Chart-Topping Tunes of Louis Jordan
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 — ATLANTA, GA – Theatrical Outfit, located at The Balzer Theater at Herren’s on Luckie Street in downtown Atlanta, completes its 2018-2019 Season of Beauty with the R&B musical review, Five Guys Named Moe, with book by Clarke Peters and music & lyrics by music pioneer Louis Jordan. A revival of the show was a recent smash in London’s West End. Set in both the past and the present, the show features chart-topping tunes including “Is You Is, or Is You Ain’t My Baby,” “Let the Good Times Roll,” and “Knock Me a Kiss”. Five Guys Named Moe, directed and choreographed by Thomas W. Jones II, with musical direction by Theatrical Outfit Associate Artist S. Renee Clark, stars Lawrence Flowers, Brandin Jay, Sterling McClary, Omar Madden, Eugene H. Russell IV, and Theatrical Outfit Associate Artist Eric Moore. The show runs May 29 – June 30, 2019.
FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE
Book by Clarke Peters, Music & Lyrics by Louis Jordan
Directed and Choreographed by Thomas W. Jones II
Musical Direction by S. Renee Clark
May 29-June 30, 2019
The tunes of R&B pioneer Louis Jordan, whose slant on jazz paved the way for rock and roll in the ’50s, drive this musical tribute. Nomax is broke, his girl is gone, and he’s listening to the radio in the wee hours of the morning. Five guys – Big Moe, Four-Eyed Moe, Eat Moe, No Moe, and Little Moe – materialize and encourage Nomax to shake off the blues and live life to the fullest. Chart-topping tunes like “Is You Is, or Is You Ain’t My Baby,” “Let the Good Times Roll,” and “Knock Me a Kiss” put Nomax, and us, onto the road toward bliss.
Lawrence Flowers – Little Moe
Brandin Jay – Eat Moe
Sterling McClary* – Nomax
Omar Madden – Four-Eyed Moe
Eric Moore* – Big Moe
Eugene H. Russell IV – No Moe
Thomas W. Jones II – Director and Choreographer
S. Renee Clark – Musical Director
Jelani Akil Jones – Assistant Director
Seamus M. Bourne – Scenic Designer
Ben Rawson – Lighting Designer
Dr. L. Nyrobi N. Moss – Costume Designer
Daniel Terry – Sound Designer
Maclare “MC” Park – Properties Designer
Barbara Gantt O’Haley* – Production Stage Manager
Tom Key – Artistic Director
Clifton Guterman – Associate Artistic Director/Casting Director
*Appearing through an Agreement between this theatre, Theatrical Outfit, and Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.
PERFORMANCE DATES & TICKETS
Previews: May 29, 30, and 31, 2019 at 7:30pm
Opening night: June 1, 2019 at 7:30pm
Regular performances: June 2-30, 2019
Added Wednesday evening performance: June 5, 2019 at 7:30pm
Added weekday matinees: June 6 and June 27, 2019 at 11:00am
Pay What You Can Industry performance: June 17, 2019 at 7:30pm
Theatrical Outfit’s regular performances of Five Guys Named Moe are Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30PM and Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30PM. Tickets range from $18-$51 and may be purchased online at www.theatricaloutfit.org or by calling 678.528.1500. Group pricing is available. For info, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Ticket prices are subject to availability. Fees and taxes apply. Order early for best pricing.
Consider taking MARTA to Theatrical Outfit! The Peachtree Center station is only two blocks north on Peachtree Street – easily walkable.
PAGE TO STAGE TALKBACKS, sponsored by Macy’s
Fridays, June 7 and 14 post-show
Representatives from the cast, creative team, and staff share how they moved the show from script to finished production.
PUBLICITY AND PRODUCTION PHOTOS (when available) may be accessed and downloaded directly HERE.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS: Major funding for this program is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners. Major support is provided by the City of Atlanta’s Mayor’s Office of Cultural Affairs. Additional support from: Bloomberg Philanthropies, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, WSB Radio, Georgia Council for the Arts, WarnerMedia, Publix Super Markets Charities, Macy’s, Kilpatrick Townsend, The Shubert Foundation, and the Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund of the Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta.
ABOUT OUR VENUE: Five Guys Named Moe plays at The Balzer Theater at Herren’s at 84 Luckie Street NW, Atlanta, GA 30303. Theatrical Outfit utilizes a Loop Listening System, making The Balzer Theater at Herren’s the first theater in the state of Georgia to incorporate this technology. Attendees with T-coil hearing aids may participate automatically, and others needing enhancement may obtain system-compatible headsets from our lobby Box Office.
OUR VISION: A compassionate, joyful, and just community.
OUR MISSION: Produce world-class theatre that starts the conversations that matter.
AJ StevensonBox Office Manager, Marketing Manager, Theatrical Outfit