The All Night Strut
THIS PRODUCTION IS PERFORMED AT PORTLAND STAGE, 25A FOREST AVE, PORTLAND.
Swing’s the thing in this classy, sassy musical celebration of the 1930s and ’40s. From the funky jive of Harlem to the sophisticated elegance of El Morocco and the romance of the Stage Door Canteen, THE ALL NIGHT STRUT! offers an evening filled with jazz, blues, bebop and classic songs.
THE ALL NIGHT STRUT! moves through the Depression, World War II and the post-war boom in a two-act musical celebration of the 1930s and ’40s, filled with jazz, blues, bebop and American songbook standards. Weaving together the work of legendary songwriters such as Hoagy Carmichael, Frank Loesser, Duke Ellington, Johnny Mercer, Cab Calloway and the Gershwins, the story moves through time and place to highlight a slick slice of yesteryear and capture a beloved American era.
This international hit has delighted audiences old and young with its sublime music and sheer energy with songs including “Minnie The Moocher,” “In The Mood,” “Fascinating Rhythm,” “Hit That Jive, Jack,” “l’ll Be Seeing You,” “It Don’t Mean a Thing if it Ain’t Got That Swing,” and “As Time Goes By.”
THE ALL NIGHT STRUT is presented by Portland Stage and Maine State Music Theatre.
Conceived and originally directed and choreographed by FRAN CHARNAS.
Musical Arrangements by TOM FITT, GIL LIEB, AND DICK SCHERMESSER.
Additional Orchestrations by COREY ALLEN.
To get tickets by phone, contact the Portland Stage Box Office at 207-774-0465.
WATCH: Preview of The All Night Strut!
Maine theaters team up to bring music to Portland | WGME
REVIEW: All Night Strut delivers nostalgia without the dust | Bangor Daily
REVIEW: Brings 30s and 40s to swinging life. | The Coastal Journal
REVIEW: A toe-tapping stroll through a golden age of American songwriting | The Portland Press Herald
REVIEW: All Night Strut Jumps and Jives | The Times Record
REVIEW: The All Night Strut will have you be bopping, swinging and singing all the way home | The Cryer
REVIEW: The All Night Strut is Tuneful, Nostalgic | The Forecaster
REVIEW: As Time Goes By The All Night Strut Revives Music and Memories | Broadway World
The All Night Strut is an explosive musical journey through the 30s and 40s | Portland Press Herald
Maine State Music Theatre and Portland Stage Team for THE ALL NIGHT STRUT! | Broadway World
BWW Interview: An Evening of ‘Short Stories’ and a Song Book To Die For: THE ALL NIGHT STRUT | Broadway World