IN THE MOOD
Tkts available at the door
a few $35 VIP and over 300 $25 reserved
IN THE MOOD is coming to the Buena Performing Arts Center with a 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!
Purchase Tickets in person at Sierra Vista Herald offices: 102 Fab Avenue ($35 and $25 reserved seats available) or thru Brown Paper Tickets on line or by phone ($25 reserved seats available)
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 Americas Greatest Generation ... when everyone listened and danced to the same style of music which ranged from up-tempo big band rhythms to mellow intimate ballads. This music 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.
IN THE MOOD just returned from a 6-week sold-out tour of Australia and New Zealand. The company visited Europe and in 1997, the band and singers were selected to be part of the entertainment for the 53rd Presidential Inauguration Ball.
IN THE MOOD was conceived and created by Washington, DC's musical producer Bud Forrest.
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
Buena Performing Arts Center (View)
5225 Buena School Boulevard
Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|