In The Mood: 1940s Big Band Revue at Palace of Fine Arts Theatre
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The last date listed for In The Mood was Monday February 14, 2011 / 2:00pm.
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In the Mood
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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.