1940s Musical Review IN THE MOOD Comes to The Ridgefield Playhouse April 28
Complete with the String of Pearls Orchestra and singers & dancers, In The Mood, a 1940s musical revue, creates a nostalgic atmosphere that transports the audience back in time - a time when everyone was singing and dancing to the same kind of music. See In The Mood as it marks its 25th Silver Anniversary at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Sunday, April 28 at 4pm, part of the Ridgefield Magazine Broadway & Cabaret Series, Moffly Media Evening of Art, Wine & Jazz Series and partially underwritten by Westy Self Storage. Join us in the lobby at 3:15pm for a free Italian wine tasting by Pera Wines and an art exhibit by Lisa Kuller. Visit Dimitri's Diner (16 Prospect St, Ridgefield) before or after the show and enjoy 10% off your meal when you show your ticket! Media partner for this event is WSHU Public Radio.
In The Mood aspires to promote the memory of this most significant time in American history and continues to inspire audiences of all generations. This big retro event will hold you enthralled with its singers, dancers and period costumes, fine orchestral arrangements, vocalists delivering songs from the 30s and 40s, choreographed dance routines and shear American pizzazz! Choreographed by Broadway veteran Alex Sanchez, these singers and dancers shine in a musically jam-packed performance. Treasures such as "Swingin' on a Star", "Tuxedo Junction", "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy", "Sing Sing Sing", "Chattanooga Choo Choo", and "Take the A Train" are just a small part of a swinging show. Many of the music arrangements for the show were written by Hollywood arranger Vic Schoen (1916-2000). During his illustrious career, Vic furnished music for some of the most successful personalities in Hollywood, such as Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Danny Kaye, Ella Fitzgerald, Rosemary Clooney, the Andrews Sisters and countless others.
Ridgefield resident and owner of ZENWEAVE at The Cider Mill Studio, Lisa Kuller creates fiber arts for mindful self-expression and healing. "We all have life events, present and/or past, that can leave us with too much stress, pain, worry or heartache," says Kuller. "For me, creating beautiful things with wool, silk, alpaca, bamboo and other fibers brings a calm, centered and meditative state. The sensory process that includes touching fiber, seeing the colors, hearing quiet but rhythmic sounds of the loom, wheel, or needles, and smelling lanolin from fleeces in the studio all add to a gentle, mindful and creative experience."
For tickets ($49.50) call or visit the box office, 203-438-5795 or go online at ridgefieldplayhouse.org. The Ridgefield Playhouse is a non-profit performing arts center located at 80 East Ridge, parallel to Main Street, Ridgefield, CT.