Big band swing celebration in Mandurah next week

In the Mood brings the hits of the 40s and 50s back to the stage.
In the Mood brings the hits of the 40s and 50s back to the stage.

THE smash hit 1940s big band swing celebration In the Mood brings the hits of the 40s and 50s to Mandurah Performing Arts Centre on Thursday, October 18.

In the Mood is celebrating its Silver Jubilee Year with a fourth Australian visit and brings back the bold beautiful days when the joint was jumping to the hot sounds and jiving rhythms of Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra, the Andrews Sisters and many more unforgettable swing artists.

Against the contrast of war, great melodies and lyrics energised by the big bands featuring saxophones, trumpets, trombones and rhythm section, gave everyone faith in their hearts and a reminder of what they were fighting for.

For more than two hours, the big retro event will hold audiences enthralled with singers, dancers, period costumes, fine orchestral arrangements and sheer theatrical pizzaz.

In the Mood introduces a new generation to the swing, rhythm and jazzy sentimental and patriotic music of a pivotal time in American history when everyone listened and danced to the same music.

A 19-strong cast including the String of Pearls Big Band Orchestra and In the Mood singers and dancers bring more than 50 hits to the stage including Chattanooga Choo Choo, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, In the Mood, Sing, Sing, Sing and On the Sunny Side of the Street.

WHAT: In the Mood

WHERE: Mandurah Performing Arts Centre.

WHEN: Thursday, October 18

TICKETS: MPAC website