Backed by the String of Pearls Orchestra, the IN THE MOOD singers and dancers are bringing their nostalgic 1940s tribute back to the Tampa Theatre stage on Saturday, Feb. 3 for two shows at 2:00pm and 8:00pm.
Tickets start at $39.50 (plus applicable service fees) and will go on sale at noon Friday, Sept. 1 at the historic Tampa Theatre Box Office, located at 711 N. Franklin Street in downtown Tampa, and online at www.TampaTheatre.org
IN THE MOOD aspires to promote the memory of this most significant time in American history and continues to inspire across the generations. For more than two hours this big, retro event will hold audiences enthralled with its period costumes, fine vocal and orchestral arrangements, choreography by Broadway veteran Alex Sanchez, and sheer American pizzazz! Treasures such as Swingin’ on a Star, Tuxedo Junction, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy, Sing Sing Sing, Chattanooga Choo Choo, I’ll Be Seeing You, La Vie En Rose, Take the A Train, The Last Time I Saw Paris, and – of course – In The Mood are just a small part of a program that leave audiences cheering.
“Swing music is alive and well today,” says IN THE MOOD creator and producer Bud Forrest, citing the fact that Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett are working on a follow-up to their Grammy award-winning duet album Cheek to Cheek, and that the YouTube channel Postmodern Jukebox has earned more than 400 million views covering big band-era hits. “The show introduces new generations to the swing, the rhythm and the jazzy, sentimental and patriotic music of a pivotal time in American history when everyone listened to, and danced to,
up-tempo big band rhythms and intimate ballads.”