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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- $35.00 - $55.00
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- $17.50 - $33.00
Hold on to your cocktails as Harold Zidler and his Diamond Dogs take you on a thrilling ride into the cinematic and musical mind of famed director Baz Lurhmann. This 360-degree theatrical concert experience showcases music from Luhrmann's Strictly Ballroom, Romeo + Juliet, Moulin Rouge and The Great Gatsby. The performance -- which is part of the celebrated series that has also brought the soundtracks of the Coen brothers, Quentin Tarantino and John Hughes to the stage -- features a rotating cast of special guests from stage, screen and music performing an epic soundtrack that includes "Lady Marmalade," "Kissing You," "Love Is in the Air," "Crazy in Love" and other beloved songs featured in Luhrmann's films. Step behind the red curtain to find out what awaits in one of L.A.'s most popular shows, newly reimagined and better than ever. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
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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.