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"In the Mood" takes the greatest hits of the Swing Era and brings them on the road in a high-energy live show that re-creates defining moments from the 1930s and 40s. Relive the happy-go-lucky era ... Read more

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Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
3301 Lyon Street San Francisco, CA 94123
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22 reviews
2 stars
& bring your own drinks or pay to eat & drink there, but it's a little pricey.
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Free parking across the street by the boat house.
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"In The Mood"
65 ratings
4.3 average rating
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24 stars
attended Mar 17 2008

A talented group of musicians and singers/dancers performed nearly 40 songs from the Big Band eras of the '30s & '40's with great arrangements and staging. The audience was filled with seniors who recmembered these great songs and the...continued

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attended Mar 17 2008

My wife loved it. I got lots of brownie points. Great show.

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attended Mar 17 2008

Horrible. The band was ok, but the "singing" and "dancing" were like some fresh new alternative to waterboarding. The performers could barely hold a note (one of the six had a good voice, but the other five actually sucked talent from her via...continued

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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.