Today’s Performances: 2pm & 7:30pm
Hop aboard the “Chattanooga Choo Choo” to “Tuxedo Junction” and get “In The Mood” to hear a “Moonlight Serenade” performed by a 13-piece Big Band and six singer-dancers with some hot boogie-woogie!
In The Mood is a fully-staged tribute to Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, The Andrews Sisters and big band greats of the ’40s.
Complete with period costumes and choreography, it’s a celebration of America’s greatest generation who listened and boogied to up-tempo big band rhythms and danced to intimate ballads.
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.
Experience the jazzy, brassy, sentimental and patriotic music of the World War II era. Now in its twenty-second year on tour, In The Mood was selected to be part of the entertainment for the 53rd Presidential Inauguration Ball.
In The Mood was the National Touring Event for the celebration Spirit of ’45, a national project that recognizes the people who fought WWII and their legacy of a rebuilt Europe and Japan and The United Nations, and who laid the foundation for America’s peace and prosperity.
In The Mood is constantly being revamped and updated. While there are a number of permanent Swing-Era songs in the show, many are rotated out and replaced with selections from the huge body of Swing-Era music.
Bud Forrest greets the audience after every performance and is constantly taking suggestions from patrons of songs they’d like to hear in the show. Likewise, Mr. Forrest recently engaged stage director and noted Broadway choreographer Alex Sanchez to re-choreograph the show’s jitterbug dances and production numbers.
Thus, In The Mood maintains a fresh, dynamic, ever-changing perspective on the culture of the Swing Era. Patrons who have seen the show two or three times are never disappointed as the production constantly evolves.
“A toe-tapping nostalgic ride to yesteryear” – Brad Downall, Madisonville, KY
“A meticulously researched recreation of the Swing era” – Peter Donnelly, Australia
“A wonderful rendition of Halcyon days put to music” – Margaret Webster, Dover Plains, NY
“Our emotions ran from goose bumps to tears” – Ken and Elaine Aubrey, West Springfield, MA