IN THE MOOD, A 1940's Musical Revue Comes to Lincoln Theatre
In The Mood, a 1940's musical revue featuring singers, dancers and a 13-piece orchestra, takes the stage at the Napa Valley Performing Arts Center at Lincoln Theater for two performances on Sunday, September 9, 2018, with a matinee at 2 pm and evening performance at 7 pm. Complete with the String of Pearls Big Band Orchestra and the In The Mood Singers & Dancers, a nostalgic atmosphere transports the audience back in time - a time when everyone was singing and dancing to the same kind of music.
For over two hours this big "retro" event will hold you enthralled with its authentic period costumes, fine orchestral arrangements, vocalists delivering songs from the 30's and 40's, sizzling choreographed dance routines and sheer American pizzazz! 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 is a family show for kids from 8 to 98.
Choreographed and staged by Broadway veteran Alex Sanchez, the musically jam-packed performance includes such treasures 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, and The Last Time I Saw Paris.
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, i.e. Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Danny Kaye, Ella Fitzgerald, Rosemary Clooney, and the Andrews Sisters.
"From the happy-go-lucky era before WWII to the start of the war when thousands of our youth were going abroad to defend our freedoms and longing for the end of the war when loved ones would be reunited," says Forrest. The show pays tribute to all veterans - from WWII to today's men and women in uniform.
Now in its 25th season of touring, In The Mood is a phenomenon among touring shows, performing in 48 states in the United States, as well as Canada, New Zealand, and the Netherlands. A fourth tour of Australia is planned for the Fall of 2018.
For tickets ranging from $34-54, contact Lincoln Theater Box Office at 707-944-9900 or go to www.lincolntheater.org.