The Ted Lewis Orchestra brings back the music of the “High-Hatted Tragedian of Song” with Joseph Rubin and his entertainers in The Rhythm Rhapsody Revue! Relive Ted's famous hits When My Baby Smiles at Me, The St. Louis Blues, On the Sunny Side of the Street, Tiger Rag, and of course, Me and My Shadow, all in their original arrangements!
With his trademark battered old top hat and his immortal catchphrase "Is Everybody Happy?", Ted Lewis captured the hearts of audiences for five decades. Unrivaled in popularity in the 1920s, 30s and 40s, Lewis drew standing room only houses wherever he played, breaking attendance records of such big bands as Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey.
A consummate showman, Ted Lewis always surrounded himself with the tops in talent (Benny Goodman and Jimmy Dorsey got their start with Ted) and The Rhythm Rhapsody Revue continues that legacy. The Ted Lewis Orchestra deftly recreates Ted's touring stage revues, featuring a female singing trio, a girl dancer extraordinaire, Ted's famous shadow, a 13-piece orchestra and Joseph Rubin as Ted Lewis. No expense has been spared in this presentation. From the band's maroon mess jacket uniforms to the monogrammed music stands to Mr. Rubin's custom midnight blue tuxedo, the original Ted Lewis Orchestra is reproduced down to the most minute detail.