Calling all Hep Cats, Lindy Hoppers and Swing Jazz Aficionados! That all American 1940’s themed show spectacular “In the Mood” is coming to The Palace Theatre on PlayhouseSquare on November 1, 2013 for two shows!
More than just a musical revue, “In the Mood” recreates some of the defining moments when the fate of freedom and democracy was in the hands of America’s fighting men in the armed forces. Featuring the “String of Pearls Big Band Orchestra”, the “In the Mood Singers and Dancers” and with the sizzling choreography of Broadway legend Alex Sanchez this is one show you won’t want to miss.
“In the Mood” showcases over fifty hits from that bygone era from such legends as Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Harry James, Erskine Hawkins, The Andrews Sisters, Frank Sinatra and other idols of the 1940s. The song list includes Chattanooga Choo Choo, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (of Company B), In The Mood, Tuxedo Junction, Sing, Sing, Sing, Well Get It, Lili Marlene, Bugle Call Rag, On The Sunny Side of the Street, What Do You Do In The Infantry, Over There and He’s 1-A in the Army and A-1 In My Heart.
Swing in the 40’s was the music that everyone listened and danced to without exception. It ranged from intimate easy listening ballads to fast jitterbugging and jive dance numbers. It was music that helped inspire and sustain morale during one of the darkest times in our world’s history. “In the Mood” recreates the feel of that deep beat rhythm that could be sentimental, romantic, patriotic, jazzy and brassy all at the same time. With authentic costumes, great singers and dancers and an authentic original score this show is an instant hit with all generations.
Tickets for the two performances (2:30 and 7:30 pm) are now on sale, priced at $59.50, $49.50, $39.50 and are available by going to playhousesquare.org or by calling (216) 241-6000 or by visiting the PlayhouseSquare Ticket Office. (Groups: 8 or more: $5-off; 16 or more: $10 off per ticket. For Group purchases call the Box Office at (216) 640-8600. )
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