When this debonair baritone from Germany strides onstage — perfectly poised and impeccably dressed in white tie and tails —to join his Weimer-era, big band orchestra, you'll suddenly be transported to an elegant Berlin nightclub back in the 1920s. In this new production, I Won’t Dance, Max Raabe & Palast Orchester present original arrangements of classic hits from the 20s and 30s, dance hall songs, and chansons, as well as traditional arrangements by the comedian Harmoists, and popular German songs of the period. Legendary in his own country, this retro crooner with his smooth, silky sound and his superb orchestra are classically trained artists, and they take their music very seriously — but not themselves. There's a hint of tongue-in-cheek, especially in Raabe's dry and pithy introductions. "Their performances conjure the same warm immediacy as a vintage recording," says Vogue, who featured these fashionable artists prior to their Carnegie Hall appearance. It's a delightful entertainment experience quite unlike anything you've seen before.