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The Joint Is Jumpin’: The Moth Ball 2013 is here!

April 8, 2013
by Joan D. Firestone, Executive Director

Photos by Denise Ofelia Mangen and Robin Damore

 

In 1929, the Hudson Theatre was host to the famous musical revue ‘Hot Chocolate” by Fats Waller. At the intermission of the show, Louis Armstrong made his Broadway debut playing a trumpet solo from Ain’t Misbehavin’ which was to hit the pop charts that year.

“The Joint Is Jumpin”, The Moth Ball 2013 is set against the back-drop of that history and the lyric from Honeysuckle Rose, one of Fats’ best known songs “So Sweet When You Stir It Up” inspired the theme of the evening’s Moth’s stories: Stirring It Up.

So mark May 14th on your calendars! A fun and festive evening, hosted by the legendary Garrison Keillor, awaits you. It will feature new stories from Adam GopnikRichard Price and Satori Shakoor; our popular national GrandSLAM winners; Albert Maysles receiving the Moth Award, Honoring the Art of the Raconteur; plentiful cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and fun post-story dancing on the Hudson Theatre’s famous proscenium stage.

Individual Orchestra tickets with table seating are $350; theatre balcony seats are $195, and can be purchased at themoth.org.

Full front of the house tables (for 10 people,) as well as half tables (for 5 people) can be reserved by calling or emailing Joan Firestone (646)-369-1319; joan@themoth.org.