'Five Guys Named Moe' featured at BU

For immediate release: Jan. 9, 2009

BLOOMSBURG — "Five Guys Named Moe" will bring a high-energy Louis Jordan review to Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania as part of the 2008-09 Celebrity Artist Series. The show, featuring 27 hits by the bandleader-singer called "the father of rhythm and blues," will be presented Sunday, Jan. 25, at 8 p.m., in Carver Hall, Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium.

In the past 20 years, "the Moes" have performed more than 2,000 shows for audiences around the nation. The musical, "Five Guys Named Moe," tells the story of Nomax, a guy who's down on his luck, set to a wide variety of tunes, from the blues, rock, funk and soul to rhythm and blues. Complete with comedy and choreography, the show is appropriate for the entire family.

Brought to BU by the same troupe that presented "Ain't Misbehavin' " two seasons ago, the five-man cast will tell the story through songs including "Let the Good Times Roll," "Is You Is Or Is You Ain't Ma' Baby?," "Saturday Night Fish Fry," "Caldonia," "Don't Let the Sun Catch You Crying" and "Choo, Choo, Ch'Boogie."

All programs in the Celebrity Artist Series' 23rd season are being presented in Carver Hall, Kenneth S. Gross Auditorium while Haas Center for the Arts is renovated. Tickets for all events are $20 for adults and $10 for BU students and children under 12.

Bloomsburg University is one of 14 universities in the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education. The university serves approximately 8,000 students, offering comprehensive programs of study in the colleges of Professional Studies, Business, Liberal Arts and Science and Technology.