In The Mood – Broadway Comes To Beverly!$48.50 - $63.50 Buy Tickets
Broadway comes to Beverly! Lights! Action! Dancing! Singing! If you like The Glenn Miller Orchestra, you’ll love this show!
IN THE MOOD is a celebration of the music of the 1930s and 40s – the Big Band era. With the live sensational 13 piece String of Pearls Big Band Orchestra and the fabulous IN THE MOOD singers and dancers, the great melodies and lyrics that are still with us today are presented in a musical revue that is jazzy, sentimental, rhythmic, nostalgic and patriotic – all happening at the same time. With musical arrangements, costumes and choreography IN THE MOOD is as authentic as it gets.
IN THE MOOD began as a celebration of an unusual era in American music, the Swing era. On radio, in theaters and ballrooms, the big bands were drawing record crowds. Vocal groups and soloists sang a repertoire of great songs, and for the last time in the 20th century, the entire country shared a common popular music. This body of song did much to sustain national morale during World War II, the pivotal event of the ’40s. The National Archives in Washington, D.C. brought IN THE MOOD to their audiences as part of their commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of WWII and the response was extraordinary, with crowds lining up for hours before curtain time. The engagement was twice extended.
In 1993, the Archives presented a repeat performance, out-of-doors on Constitution Avenue. Thousands attended, and many stayed to dance the night away. As a result, IN THE MOOD, in affiliation with the USO, began a series of tours which played to audiences across the United States. The show’s association with the National Archives and the USO was altogether appropriate, for much of the underpinning research for the show was drawn from the resources of these national organizations. In 1997, it was indeed an honor for the IN THE MOOD singers and dancers and the String of Pearls Big Band Orchestra to be selected as part of the entertainment for one of the Inaugural Balls at the 53rd Presidential Inauguration for President and Mrs. Bill Clinton.