An exuberant tribute to the music of rhythm and blues pioneer and alto saxophonist, Louis Jordan, Five Guys Named Moe is an international sensation. Initially produced in London's West End by the legendary Cameron Mackintosh, this exhilarating, all-embracing theatrical experience moved to Broadway in 1992 and was nominated for two Tony Awards. Now, experience this Broadway phenom live in Atlanta when Theatrical Outfit present Five Guys Named Moe on Saturday, June 1st!
The tunes of R&B pioneer Louis Jordan 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.
He has been called “the Father of Rhythm & Blues” and “the Grandfather of Rock ‘n’ Roll.” In the Forties, bandleader Louis Jordan pioneered a wild—and wildly popular—amalgam of jazz and blues. The swinging shuffle rhythms played by singer/saxophonist Jordan and his Tympany Five got called “jump blues” or “jumpin’ jive,” and it served as a forerunner of rhythm & blues and rock and roll.
Jordan’s appeal stemmed from his songs’ lively evocation of good times, performed in a swinging style that ranged from hot jazz to bluesy boogie. Jordan supplied a good deal of the slang of early rock and roll and directly influenced the freewheeling spirit of the music. Jordan’s peers and contemporaries included Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald and Bing Crosby. Ray Charles was another professed acolyte who acknowledged his debt by signing Jordan to his Tangerine label in the early Sixties.
Pay your respects to one of the forefathers of modern music when you see Five Guys Named Moe live this Saturday night! Tickets range from $15 to $51 and may be purchased online at www.theatricaloutfit.org.
The Sidney at Morningside Apartments, the premier apartments in Atlanta, Georgia, is inviting friends and neighbors to attend this unforgettable event! So, lace up your shoes and get ready for a local adventure, like no other!
Saturday, June 1, 2019—7:30 PM
Event Venue Location:
The Balzer Theater at Herren’s
84 Luckie Street Northwest
Atlanta, Georgia 30303