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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Celebrate the grittiness and style of film noir at a beautiful 1925 movie palace -- the historic Alex Theatre in Glendale -- with a double dose of films featuring car chases and gun-toting dames aplenty. In Gun Crazy, a man becomes obsessed with a sharpshooting femme fatale, leading them both down a dark road of armed robbery, car theft and murder. This essential film noir was filmed on location in Los Angeles, including a bank robbery scene shot in nearby Montrose. The Lineup, set in 1958 San Francisco, stars Eli Wallach as the maniacal leader of a gang in mad pursuit of a group of innocent tourists who've had heroin stashed in their luggage. The Lineup was directed by Don Siegel, who would go on to direct such high-profile films as Dirty Harry. Learn More
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Featured review from Goldstar Member
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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!!
Quotes & Highlights‘a marvelous entertainment. Don’t miss these wonderful performers!’ —L.A. Jazz Review
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.
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.
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.