In the Mood: Swing and Big Band Musical Revue
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All offers for In the Mood have expired.
The last date listed for In the Mood was Thursday March 28, 2013 / 2:00pm.
Currently at Lesher Center for the Arts - Hofmann Theater:
- Full Price:
- $59.00 - $75.00
- Our Price:
- $29.50 - $37.50
A gleeful romp through some of Broadway's most beloved numbers and two exciting world premieres will take center stage as Smuin Ballet closes out its 20th anniversary season with XXcentric. Choreographed by the company's late, great founder Michael Smuin, Dancin' With Gershwin explores the evolution and reinvention of American dance, with a little help from the Great White Way. The world-premiere ballet But now I must rest comes from Smuin choreographer-in-residence Amy Seiwert and draws inspiration from the lush music of Cesária Évora, aka the Queen of Morna. The program's other world-premiere piece, choreographer Val Caniparoli's Tutto Eccetto il Lavandino (everything but the kitchen sink), blends the music of Vivaldi and the company's high-energy athleticism with wit and reflective beauty. Learn More
Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Stan & Vicky RobertsonRed Velvet
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My wife attended this event at Lesher Auditorium in Walnut Creek, CA in March 2013, and it was outstanding! As an "old" trumpet player (in more ways than one!)I really enjoyed the entire show. We heard so many of the "big bands" songs we loved, but unfortunately you just don't hear much anymore. We would highly recommend this performance for anyone who loves real genuine music!
In The Mood is the 1940’s Big Band Theatrical Swing Dance Revue that celebrates America’s Greatest Generation through the music of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Harry James, Erskine Hawkins, The Andrews Sisters, Frank Sinatra and other greats of the 1940’s. Featuring a company of 19 on stage, including the In the Mood Singers and Dancers with the sensational String of Pearls Big Band Orchestra, the show’s music arrangements, costumes and choreography are as authentic as it gets.
This show’s running time is two hours and 30 minutes, with intermission.
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