In The Mood: 1940s Big Band Revue at Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
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Ugly Betty meets The Terminator in this new sci-fi musical by D'Arcy Drollinger (Shit & Champagne, Project: Lohan). When lonely, put-upon secretary Eileen spots an ad for a fully functioning mechanical male companion, she takes her future by the reigns and places an order. Mr. Irresistible soon arrives on her doorstep and, true to fantasy, a romance blossoms. Just one problem: He's not her mail-order groom. He's an exterminator on a service call. Soon the official Acme Brand Mr. Irresistible comes knocking, and the humble exterminator can't compete with the custom-made dream man. But just as Eileen is settling into a state of bliss with her new perfect beau, a coworker she's been complaining about turns up dead, and Eileen becomes suspicious of her robotic Romeo. She contemplates sending him back -- where he'll be disassembled for parts -- but Mr. Irresistible catches on and begins a fight for his life. Will Eileen finally find her voice and learn where true love has been all along? Learn More
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If this event were publicized at Assisted Living facilities and retirement communities, with busses offered to and from, it could have been full. The show brings many an old timer back to their youth/coming of age and is nostalgia personified. Especially moving was the tribute to each branch of the service, with veterans and active duty military alike standing for their serenade. All in all, a nice experience (especially if you're 55 plus). ver 55
With a big band orchestra, singers and dancers, In The Mood presents a retro 1940s musical. Much more than a concert, In The Mood takes a retro look at the life and time of America’s greatest generation, a generation that was listening and dancing to the same kind of music. With music and dance performed to up-tempo big band rhythms and mellow intimate ballads, a mood was set to inspire a future filled with hope, promise and prosperity. This was a time like no other in our nation’s history, a time when music moved the nation’s spirit. Come experience the swing, rhythm, jazzy, brassy, sentimental and romantic music of this important time.
_In The Mood _was conceived by Washington, D.C.’s musical producer, Bud Forrest. Many of the musical arrangements were written by Vic Schoen, the conductor and arranger for The Andrews Sisters, and Music Director for both Universal and Paramount Pictures. The revue features a company of 24, including the In the Mood singers and dancers, and the sensational String of Pearls big band orchestra.
Bud Forrest Entertainment began touring In The Mood in 1994 following an overwhelming response from a performance on the steps of the National Archives in Washington, D.C. For more than 10 years, In The Mood has continued to impact audiences with sold-out performances everywhere. Through its musical influence, it became part of the official entertainment for the World USO’s 50th commemoration of the WWII events. In The Mood has performed and toured both in the U.S. and Europe and for the Clinton Presidential Inaugural Ball.