It's A Swingin' Good Time At the Alex With Period Costumes, Dancing, 17-Piece Big Band, and More!
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The last date listed for Swingin' at the Alex was Saturday September 23, 2006 / 7:00pm.
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Experience the life of a Hollywood icon as the historic Alex Theatre hosts Loretta Young's 100th birthday gala. A paragon of grace and beauty, the Oscar- and Emmy-winning actress stole Clark Gable's heart and advanced women's status in entertainment by becoming the longest-running female host of a prime-time television show with The Loretta Young Show. Leading lady of such films as The Farmer's Daughter, The Bishop's Wife and The Stranger, Young shared the screen with such greats as Cary Grant, Orson Welles and Joseph Cotton. Young's son and daughter will be on hand, along with celebrity friends, to take the audience on a journey through the star's life. Movie clips, conversations, testimonies, dramatizations and an exclusive exhibit of Young's famous dresses and cherished possessions will bring this Hollywood legend to life. Learn More
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A thoroughly enjoyable & entertaining show. The dancers' energy started things off perfectly. Though the choir needs work, there was a superb version of Ellington's "Sentimental Mood" by singer Teresa Parente, gorgeous voice! She also sang an Andrews Sisters' number with the same gals who've formed S.O.S., The Sisters of Swing, since that show. They're FAB!!
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- 'a marvelous entertainment. Don't miss these wonderful performers!' --L.A. Jazz Review
<p>The June 2006 show at the Alex was completely sold out! So the Towne Singers are again combining forces with the Swing City Big Band and swing dancers from Pasadena Ballroom Dance Association.</p> <p>Featuring many of the lush ballads and finger-poppin' jive that made the music of the 1940s so contagious, including: In the Mood; Chattanooga Choo-Choo; I Got a Gal in Kalamazoo; I'll Never Smile Again; Sing, Sing, Sing; It Don't mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing); and Moonlight Serenade. These songs, and many more, sung with the original lyrics, many of which rarely have been heard before. </p> <p>The show is presented in the form of a live radio broadcast from the 1940s, complete with commercial jingles, period costumes, humor, and dancing. This is a unique opportunity to see and hear a full 17-piece 1940s-era Big Band with an over-the-top swing dance ensemble AND a 100-voice show chorus live onstage at the same time. </p>