IN THE MOOD Jazz Revue to Play Harris Center/Three Stages, Begin. 8/27
As part of their 20th Anniversary tour, the upbeat, all-singing-all-dancing-all-American celebration of Swing Jazz returns to the Harris Center/Three Stages. Much more than a concert, In The Mood presents a retro 1940s big band revue featuring the In The Mood Singers and Dancers with the sensational String of Pearls Big Band Orchestra.
In the 1940s, the combination of up-tempo big band instrumentals and intimate, romantic ballads set the mood for a future filled with promise, hope and prosperity. Upon seeing In The Mood on a recent Australian tour, Patrick McDonald of the Adelaide Advertiserreported "Sensational all-swinging show...makes the Swing genre seem as dynamic as anything you could see on So You Think You Can Dance. It's the total package."
In The Mood will perform on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 7:30 pm, Wednesday, August 28, at 2:00 & 7:30 pm, and Thursday, August 29, at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $25-$39 with Premium tickets available for $49. Tickets are available online at www.harriscenter.net or from Harris Center Ticket Office at 916-608-6888 from 10 am to 6 pm, Monday through Saturday, and two hours before show time. Parking is included in the price of the ticket. Harris Center is located on the west side of Folsom Lake College campus in Folsom, CA, facing East Bidwell Street.
In The Mood began as a celebration of an unusual era in American music, the 1940s...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, DC 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.