IN THE MOOD
After sold-out performances two years ago, IN THE MOOD is coming back to the Indian Wells Theater with new choreography and more musical selections from the Swing era! Its the 1940s Big Band, Song and Swing Dance Revue that celebrates America's Greatest Generation through the music of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, The Andrews Sisters, Frank Sinatra, and stars of the swing era with music arrangements, costumes and choreography that are as authentic as it gets!
It's the music that moved a nation's spirit and helped win a war: a sentimental, romantic, nostalgic, jazzy and patriotic tribute to America's Swing Era. Company of 19 on stage: Big Band and six vocalist-dancers including a high energy swing dance couple.
See 2-Minute video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6hF7SAgP84I
IN THE MOOD takes a look at the life and time of Americas greatest generation. This was a generation where everyone listened and danced to the same style of music which ranged from up-tempo big band rhythms to mellow intimate ballads, and inspired America with a vision for the future filled with hope, promise and prosperity. This was a time like no other in our Nations history, a time when music moved the Nations spirit.
IN THE MOOD began as a celebration of an unusual era in American music, the 1940's.....the Swing Era. On radio, in theaters and ballrooms, the Big Bands were drawing record crowds. Vocal groups and soloists sang a repertory of great songs, and for the last time in the 20th century, the entire country shared a common popular music. This body of song did much to sustain national morale during World War II, the pivotal event of the 40's.
The National Archives in Washington, DC brought IN THE MOOD to their audiences as part of their commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of WWII, and the response was extraordinary, with crowds lining up for hours before curtain time. The engagement was twice extended to extra performances.
In 1993, the Archives presented a repeat performance, out-of-doors on Constitution Avenue. Thousands attended, and many stayed to dance the night away. As a result, IN THE MOOD, in affiliation with the USO, began a series of tours which played to audiences across the United States during the 50th Commemoration of WWII. The show's association with the National Archives and the USO was altogether appropriate, for much of the underpinning research was drawn from resources of these national organizations.
Since then, IN THE MOOD has visited Europe and in 1997, the band and singers were selected to be part of the entertainment for the 53rd Presidential Inauguration Ball. Touring since 1994, the company toured Australia and New Zealand in September, 2011 to full houses and standing ovations.
IN THE MOOD was conceived and created by Washington, DC's musical producer Bud Forrest.
Limited Wheelchair seating is available. Call David at 425 444 5052 to reserve wheelchair place.
The show runs two hours, twenty minutes with a 15-minute intermission. CD's of the music of the 1940s will be on sale in the lobby
Indian Wells Theater (View)
37500 Cook Street
Palm Desert, CA 92211
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|