Center Stage

2670 Rue Palafox

Biloxi, MS 39531

Phone: (228) 388-6258

Center Stage is a live theater that has been entertaining Mississippi’s Gulf Coast for over 30 years. With a year round schedule, Center Stage features an array of popular musicals, dramas, comedies and children’s productions. Visit the theater’s web site to find out about upcoming productions.

Ain't Misbehavin is a Broadway Tony Award winning tribute to the black musicians of the 1920s and 1930s who were part of the Harlem Renaissance, an era of growing creativity, cultural awareness, and ethnic pride, and takes its title from the 1929 Waller song "Ain't Misbehavin'".

It was a time when Manhattan nightclubs like the Cotton Club and the Savoy Ballroom were the playgrounds of high society and Lenox Avenue dives were filled with piano players banging out the new beat known as swing. Five performers present an evening of rowdy, raunchy, and humorous songs that encapsulate the various moods of the era and reflect Waller's view of life as a journey meant for pleasure and play. This musical will take you back, with songs like: "Keepin' Out of Mischief Now", "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down" and "Write Myself a Letter", "I've Got a Feeling I'm Fallin", and "Honeysuckle Rose".