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The roaring 1940s is on its way to SA
Step back in time to the sizzling 1940s, where Swing Jazz was all the hype. Her Majesty's Theatre will be transformed into a sassy all-singing and all-dancing soiree from October 4 -5, as Mario Maiolo and Mellen Events present In the Mood.
Following their 2011 and 2013 sold out Australian tours, In the Mood is heading to Adelaide for some much loved snazzy entertainment, celebrating the shows' 23 seasons featuring String of Pearls Big Band Orchestra and In the Mood singers and Dancers from New York City. Swing Jazz or Jazz music was a vital part of musical culture and history, as it lifted America's spirits towards hope during the Great Depression, which continued right through to the victorious end of World War II.
The crowd will undoubtedly be tapping their feet to the iconic Jazz Age beats, as this roaring era is recreated on stage through choreography from Alex Sanchez, a veteran of 10 Broadway musicals. Sassy costumes will help set the scene of the 1940s, along with over fifty timeless tunes from Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra and the Andrews Sisters.
In the Mood is a vibrant world class family musical production that tours regularly throughout the USA, Canada and Europe, so bringing it down to Adelaide will be a highlight of the year for any jazz or vintage enthusiast. Its history is unrivaled, as it was performed at the 1997 Inaugural Ball for President Bill Clinton, and selected by World USO as an official entertainment for the 50th World War II Commemoration, as well as the National Touring Event for the Spirit of 45 — the year-long celebration marking the 65th anniversary of the end of WWII.
Accompanist for the official United States Air Force Chorus, The Singing Sergeants, In the Mood Creator, Producer and Artistic Director Bud Forrest says:
"Many of the arrangements were written by Vic Schoen, the conductor for the Andrews Sisters and Musical Director for Universal and Paramount Pictures. The songs are timeless and this production is as authentic as it gets. We have incorporated influences from our previous Australian visits into the show and are thrilled and honoured to be returning."
Be sure to secure your seats now to embark on a nostalgic journey that celebrates all things 40s. You can purchase your tickets online and view more information about the production here.
In the Mood will be showing at Her Majesty's Theatre on Tuesday October 4 and Wednesday October 5 at Her Majesty's Theatre with a matinee on both days at 2pm and the evening show at 7.30pm.
"Sensational all-swinging show…makes the Swing genre seem as dynamic as anything you could see on 'So You Think You Can Dance'. It's the total package."Patrick McDonald Adelaide Advertiser