Curtain Call: A musical trip back in time

In The Mood: The show celebrates the music of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Harry James, Erskine Hawkins, The Andrews Sisters, Frank Sinatra and other idols of the 1940s.
In The Mood: The show celebrates the music of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Harry James, Erskine Hawkins, The Andrews Sisters, Frank Sinatra and other idols of the 1940s.

There’s a very special matinee coming to the Manning Entertainment Centre in October that we know you won’t want to miss! 

In The Mood celebrates the ’40s generation through the music of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Harry James, Erskine Hawkins, The Andrews Sisters, Frank Sinatra and other idols of the 1940s.

In The Mood takes a look at America’s Swing Era, the last time when everyone listened and danced to the same style of music.  

It recreates defining moments from the 1930s/1940s – from the happy-go-lucky era before WWII to the start of the war when our armed forces were going abroad to defend our freedoms – and longing for the end of the war when loved ones would be reunited.

The musical arrangements of these songs evoke powerful emotions even in people who were born decades after WWII.

Swing Music inspired the world with a vision for the future filled with hope, promise and prosperity.

This music moved Australia’s spirit and helped to sustain the nation’s morale during World War II, arguably the pivotal event of the 20th century.

Creator Bud Forrest is a Juilliard trained pianist and conductor who served as accompanist for the official US Air Force chorus The Singing Sergeants.

He shaped the greatest music from the swing era into a revue about the big band era, and the influence of this music before, during and after the WWII years.

The second act is experienced as a moving tribute to those who fought in the war and to all veterans – even today’s.

In The Mood captures the feel of the big band era, in part because of the involvement of the late Vic Schoen as the show’s primary arranger. 

Mr Schoen created the musical arrangements for the entire career of the legendary Andrews Sisters and was music director for both Universal and Paramount Pictures.

He was one of the seminal creators of the swing-era sound that he imbued into this brilliant show. 

Now touring for nearly a quarter of a century, In The Mood is a phenomenon among touring shows. 

Performances have taken place all across America, Canada, New Zealand, The Netherlands and two sold-out tours of Australia.

Tickets are already selling fast for this tremendous show on Thursday October 11 at 2pm, so book soon to avoid disappointment. 

Book at theMEC.com.au, phone 6592 5466 or Stockland Forster.