Five Guys Named Moe Tickets

Five Guys Named Moe is a Laurence Olivier Award-winning musical with music and lyrics by Louis Jordan, and book by Clarke Peters. It is based on another musical of the same name from 1943, also by Louis Jordan. The current version was initially debuted in 1990 in the UK at Theatre Royal Stratford East where it ran for more than four years at the West End, following which it received its Broadway premiere in 1992. The show was then revived at the famous Edinburgh Festival after almost two decades, in 2010, featuring Peters himself among the main characters. It centers on Nomax, whose is without money on top which his girlfriend leaves so that he stumbles upon Little Moe, No Moe, Four-eyed Moe, Eat Moe and Big Moe, all of whom emerge from his 1930s-charactersitic radio to make things more comfortable for him. The five Moe boys sing him the hits of saxophonist and songwriter Louis Jordan, whose new inclination towards jazz made the way for rock n roll of the fifties. The musical’s refreshing and humorous take on hitting rock bottom has brought it the reputation of a must-watch making Five Guys Named Moe tickets quite an essential among theatre-goers.

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About Five Guys Named Moe

Originally, Five Guys Named Moe was staged by Philip Hedley at Theatre Royal Stratford East as an in-house musical. By December 1990, Cameron Mackintosh opened it at West End Lyric Theatre in London. The original cast from Stratford East featuring Kenny Andrews, Dig Wayne, Omar F. Okai, Peter Alex Newton and Paul J. Medford were joined by Peters’ replacement, Clinton Derricks-Carroll. The production ran till March 1995 and was reopened in May at the Albery Theatre, where it was recorded in order to sell on DVD. This production’s cast comprised of Tee Jaye Jenkins, Feruma Williams, Richard D. Sharp, Jason Pennycooke, Monroe Kent III, and Trent Kendall, and ran till the following year.
In 1992, the Broadway production of Five Guys Named Moe was opened at the well recognized Eugene O’Neill Theatre where its choreographed and directed by Charles Augins, and was performed four hundred and forty-five times with nineteen previews. This time the cast included Glenn Turner, Jeffrey D. Sams, Kevin Ramsey, Milton Craig Nealy, Doug Eskew, and Jerry Dixon. The Moe band comprised of Mark Gross on clarinet and saxophone, Gregory Charles Royal on trombone, Reggie Pittman on flugehorn and trumpet, Brian Kirk on drums, Luico Hopper on bass and Reginald Royal on piano. The original cast recordings of both productions, Broadway and London, were released. In 2010, the West End/Edinburgh Festival production was directed by Paulette Randall, starring Clark Peters as Nomax alongside Horace Oliver, Paul Hazel, Carlton Connell, Christopher Colquhoun, and Ashley Campbell. The current lineup features Jose Rivera as Big Moe, Bob Muraida as Slow Moe, Gerry Burns as Gerona-Moe, Frank Capek as Franken-Moe, and Paul Townsend as El-Moe.
In 1991, the original London production of Five Guys Named Moe were nominated for four Laurence Olivier Awards in the categories of Best Entertainment, Best Theatre Choreographer, Best Actor of a Musical, and Best Director of a Musical, among which it won the former two. The following year, its original Broadway production received Tony Award nominations for Best Musical and Best Book of a Musical. The show has won much praise for its exciting scores that include Early in the Morning, I Like tehm Fat Like That, Messy Bessy, Pettin’ and Pokin’, Life Is So Peculiar, Azure Te, Safe, Sane and Single, Beware Brother Beware, Caldonia, Let Good Times Roll, If I Had Any Sense, What’s Use of Getting Sober, Saturday Night Fish Fry, Look Out Sister, Hurry Home, Choo Choo Ch’boogie,Reet, Petite and Gone, and Is You or Is You Ain’t My Baby.
The show is really a nonstop party of sorts, featuring a diverse repertoire and four leading musicians of Chicago. Such energy, soul and heart are a tough act to find so grab some cheap Five Guys Named Moe tickets and be there to enjoy watching Moe intriguing manner of conquering himself out of the lows.

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