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‘Five Guys Named Moe’ Features Music of Louis Jordan

2019 May 29
by Susan Asher
Above video is from the Tony Awards

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 likeĀ “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.

Directed and choreographed by Thomas W. Jones II, with musical direction by S. Renee Clark, “Five Guys Named Moe” runs May 29 – June 30 at Theatrical Outfit.

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

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