The Underground Experience Presents “Upfront & Backstage with Ain’t Misbehavin’!

Monday 12/10/12  on KLED Live FM (91.1)  9PM (PST)


The Underground Experience Presents “Upfront & Backstage with Ain’t Misbehavin’!


Join me for a front row seat to the Fall ‘Fats Waller’ Jazz Musical Sensation  at the ICT Theatre/Long Beach Performing Arts Center!


You will catch candid backstage interviews and hear some amazing onstage performances………..


Time: Now and Then

Place: A Stormy Night In Harlem

The Run: October 9 – November 4, 2012


 Show  Promotion Video Link:





The Cast:  Philip Brandon, Niketa Calame, Dedrick Bonner, Amber Mercomes, Jennifer Shelton & Lacy Darryl Phillips aka Uncle Earl


Director: Saundra McClain


Choreographer: Stephen Semien


Musical Director: Rahn Coleman


The Band: Brad Babinski, James Yoshizawa, Greg Erskin, Mike Bush, Caesar Martinez





Artistic Director: Caryn Desai


Marketing & Development: Larry Stotz


Box Office/Program Design: Denis Nigos


Marketing Associate: Erik Garcia


Development Associate: Mindy Taylor-Ross


Administrative Assistsant: Sheila Lee


Box Office Associate: Dorothy Montague


Accounting: Ketan R. Seth/Corrie Vasquez


Publicist: Lucy Pollack


Scenic Designer: John Iacovelli


Light Designer: Ben Pilat


Sound designer: Paul Fabre


Resident Costume Designer: kim DeShazo


Production Stage Manager: Pat Loeb


Assistant Stage Manager: Martha Jo Walton 


Resident Casting Director: Michael Donovan & Richie Ferris


Photographer: Suzanne Mapes


Master Electrician: Jeff Bettis/Aileen Dimery


Crew: Nicole Miller


Resident Property Designers: Gordon & Patty Briles


About ICT


International City Theatre is a professional, award-winning, non-profit theatre committed to bringing the Southern California community affordable, quality, professional theatre that will be entertaining, intellectually stimulating and emotionally satisfying, and to continuing our growth as a major regional theatre in the United States.


Now in our 27th year, ICT performs a five-play season and runs seven community and educational outreach programs. ICT has received over 200 prestigious awards for excellence in professional theatre. The City Council of Long Beach officially and unanimously recognized ICT as the resident professional theatre company of this City. The New York Times cited ICT as an innovative theatre in 1992. The Los Angeles Times named ICT one of the top 10 theatres in Southern California in 1997 and in 2000 ICT received the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle’s Award for Sustained Excellence in the Theatre. Most recently ICT received the Workforce Diversity Best Practices Award from the Chamber of Commerce.



Broadcast # 150A


Monday (12/10)  9pm – 10pm (PST)


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Podcast will be available on iTunes. Podomatic and Website!






The Uncle Earl

"In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can." - Nikos Kazantzakis The art of success begins first within your heart, no better example to attain this claim than the man of many talents that we have come to know thru the years in the industry as Lacy Darryl Phillips. Lacy Darryl Phillips aka THE UNCLE EARL, an Award Winning American Recording Artist, Songwriter, Producer, Actor, Radio Personality & DJ. President of Earl Hitz Records, a NYC label created to embrace the sounds of house, dance, electronic pop, and funk music. As an avid culture curator of performance & music for the world, he wanted to pay homage by creating "The New Paradise Garage Experience". He is also the Creator/Producer of Ultimate Underground, Host/DJ of his weekly radio show, The Ultimate Underground Experience now celebrating it’s 9th successful anniversary. Lacy Darryl Phillips has a career in the entertainment industry which spans four decades, in the disciplines of acting, singing, dancing, directing, choreography, and songwriting. He has worked with recording artists, such as Mariah Carey, Lauryn Hill, Vanessa Williams, Grace Jones, Sheena Easton, Peabo Bryson, CeCe Peniston, James Ingram, Lou Rawls, The Bette Davis, Debbie Allen, Ray Chew, Randy Jackson, N.W.A. (Dr. Dre & Eazy-E), Jimmy Z., and Lonnie Gordon, among others. Past performances include: The Triad (NYC), House Of Yes (Brooklyn, NY), Coney Island Baby (NYC), Gold Sounds (Brooklyn, NY), Friars Club (NYC), The Delancey (NYC), Madison Street Theater (Chicago), Jazzmobile Summerfest (NYC), Marcus Garvey Park (NYC), JCC Manhattan (NYC), Broadway Sings For Pride (NYC), Gay Pride Festival (NYC), The Landmark (LA).