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SWING OPERATION: U.S big band show In the Mood is returning to Australia for the fourth time.

SWING OPERATION: U.S big band show In the Mood is returning to Australia for the fourth time.

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Smash hit 1940s big band era tribute show In the Mood will swing back into Australia for a run of shows in October and November.

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Smash hit 1940s big band era tribute show In the Mood will swing back into Australia for a run of shows in October and November.

Direct from big band music’s home in the U.S, the show is celebrating its 25th year and is returning to Australia on the back of sell out seasons in 2011, 2013 and 2016.

The show takes audiences back to the days of the 30s and 40s when people were jiving and jumping to the sounds of artists like Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra and the Andrews Sisters.

The concert combines song, dance, period costumes, orchestral arrangements, choreographed dance routines and a sense of theatricality in a spectacular stage show that runs for over two hours.

Singers, dancers and the String of Pearls Big Band Orchestra will perform more than 50 hits from the era including Chattanooga Choo Choo, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (of Company B) and In the Mood.

The show features arrangements by former Andrews Sisters conductor and film industry musical director Vic Schoen and choreography by broadway veteran Alex Sanchez.

Details: mellenevents.com

TOUR DATES…

  • October 11, Manning Entertainment Centre, Taree. Tickets: here. 
  • October 12, Glasshouse, Port Macquarie. Tickets: here.
  • October 13, Lismore City Hall, Lismore. Tickets: here. 
  • October 15, Queensland Performing Arts Centre, Brisbane. Tickets: here. 
  • October 16, Home of the Arts, Gold Coast. Tickets: here.
  • October 18, Mandurah Performing Arts Centre, Mandurah. Tickets: here.
  • October 19 & 20, Regal Theatre, Perth. Tickets: here. 
  • October 22, Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre, Bunbury. Tickets: here.
  • October 25, Illawarra Performing Arts Centre, Wollongong. Tickets: here.
  • October 26, The Joan, Penrith. Tickets: here. 
  • October 27, State Theatre, Sydney. Tickets: here. 
  • October 28, Canberra Theatre, Canberra. Tickets: here. 
  • October 30, Frankston Arts Centre, Melbourne. Tickets: here.
  • October 31, Riverlinks Eastbank, Shepparton. Tickets: here. 
  • November 1, Bunjil Place, Melbourne. Tickets: here. 
  • November 2, Palais Theatre, Melbourne. Tickets: here.
  • November 3, Costa Hall, Deakin University, Geelong. Tickets: here. 
  • November 4, Ulumbarra Theatre, Bendigo. Tickets: here.

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