The hit Broadway musical “Five Guys Named Moe” will play on Florida A&M University’s (FAMU) campus this week. From April 2-6, the FAMU Essential Theatre will present the award-winning production in the historic Charles Winter Wood Theatre located in Tucker Hall.
The colorful production will feature a special appearance of the voice talents of 96.1-FM JAMZ radio personality “The Almighty” Joe Bullard, a long-time announcer for FAMU’s Marching ‘100.’
Atlanta-based, award-winning director and Broadway choreographer Patdro Harris will direct and choreograph the musical, which is based on the book by Clarke Peters, and music and lyrics by Louis Jordan.
“Five Guys Named Moe” tells the story of Nomax, who has just been dumped by his girlfriend. To help chase his blues away, five guys, each named Moe, magically emerge from his radio to comfort him and give him lessons on love, women and how to repair his relationship all set to music. Complete with uproarious audience participation, the show promises to have patrons leaping out of their seats to join in on the celebration.
Preview performances will be held on Wednesday, April 2 and Thursday, April 3 at 8 p.m., respectively. General admission is $8. The official performances will play Friday, April 4 at 8 p.m., Saturday April 5 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., and on Sunday, April 6 at 3 p.m. Admission is $20 for adults, $15 for senior citizens and FAMU employees with ID, and $8 for students and children. FAMU students will receive free admission when they present their student IDs.
For more information, visit: www.famu.edu/EssentialTheatre.Photo: The cast of "Five Guys" (L-R): First Row: Ryan Mack (Four-eyed Moe), Brian Boyd (Nomax) and Mario Roberts (Little Moe). Second Row: Xerron Mingo (Eat Moe), Andrew White (Big Moe) and Akeem Gervin (No Moe).