How was your experience?
The music was excellent with top notch performers and musicians, especially the pianist who, presumably, represented Fats Waller. As such I think he should have been a more central feature on the stage than off to one side behind a cafe table with his back to the audience for the entire performance. Also, I felt the entire performance would have benefitted from a bit of 'scene setting' descriptive dialogue, a few biographic and historic facts introducing a few segments of Waller's music, such as a brief intro about WWll and rationing, or Prohibition and it's vibrant dance music. I love this music so I wanted to be more of a handclappping, toe tapping appreciative audience member. Except for one brief number towards the end, this was not encouraged by the performers. Definitely go and enjoy, but maybe an evening audience will be 'into' the music's vibe a bit more than the Sunday matinee crowd.