In The Mood - Anacortes 1940's Big Band, Song and Swing Dance Revue
With a big band orchestra, singers and swing dancers, IN THE MOOD, is the retro 1940's musical that brings to the stage the music that moved a nation's spirit and helped win a war.
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More than a concert, IN THE MOOD is a Big Band Theatrical Swing Revue that brings to life the era when all of America was listening and dancing to the same kind of music: Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Harry James, Erskin Hawkins, The Andrews Sisters, Frank Sinatra, and other greats of the 1940s. Featuring a company of 22 including the In the Mood Singers and Dancers with the sensational String of Pearls big band orchestra, the shows arrangements, costumes and choreography are as authentic as it gets!
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. Come experience the swing, rhythm, jazzy, brassy, sentimental and romantic music of this important time.
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 show's upcoming national and international performances will continue to portray the spirit of the music that moved the nation.
IN THE MOOD was conceived and created by Washington, DCs musical producer Bud Forrest.
Anacortes High School
1600 20th Street
Anacortes, WA 98362
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