“A BLAST … All of the guys in the show are terrific … the material is respected, the audience is nurtured, warmth comes in great waves” –Chicago Tribune (full review)
“The very definition of pure, unadulterated theatrical fun … The actors at Court are ABSOLUTELY PHENOMENAL” –Chicago Sun-Times (full review)
A lively musical tribute to the hit songs of saxophonist and songwriter Louis Jordan, Five Guys Named Moe introduces Nomax: a broke, newly single guy singing the blues late into the night. Suddenly, five unexpected friends—Big Moe, Four-Eyed Moe, Eat Moe, No Moe, and Little Moe—emerge from his radio to help ease his broken heart. Pioneering musician Louis Jordan’s new approach to jazz paved the way for rock and roll in the 1950s. Five Guys Named Moe is directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson with Associate Director Felicia P. Fields.
→Listen to an interview with Music Director Abdul Hamid Royal on WGN Radio’s “The Download with Justin Kaufmann” about Five Guys Named Moe at Court Theatre and music directing the Broadway production in the ’90s.
Running Time: 2 hours (including 15-minute intermission)Download Program
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Producers' Circle Member Event: Opening Night
Enjoy a buffet dinner reception followed by a lively musical tribute to the hit songs of saxophonist and songwriter Louis Jordan.
UChicago Student Night: Friday, October 6
University of Chicago students are invited to enjoy FREE Jimmy John's after a performance.