Presented in cooperation with Gurtman & Murtha

In The Mood Dancers
Boogiw Woogie

The 1940's Big Band, Swing Dance Musical featuring the Music that Moved the Nation's Spirit

With a big band orchestra, singers and dancers, IN THE MOOD presents a retro 1940s musical. Experience the music that moved a nation's spirit and helped win a war. This was the last time when all of America was listening and dancing to the same kind of music.

    IN THE MOOD, a 1940s musical, as part of its 2007 national tour will be performing in the west during October and March, presented by Artbeat.

    Much more than a concert, IN THE MOOD takes a retro look at the life and time of America’s greatest generation, a generation that was listening and dancing to the same kind of music. With music and dance performed to up-tempo big band rhythms and mellow intimate ballads, a mood was set to inspire a future filled with hope, promise and prosperity.  This was a time like no other in our Nation’s history, a time when music moved the Nation’s spirit.  Come experience the swing, rhythm, jazzy, brassy, sentimental and romantic music of this important time.  

    Bud Forrest Entertainment began touring IN THE MOOD in 1994 following an overwhelming response from a performance on the steps of the National Archives in Washington, DC.  For over 10 years IN THE MOOD has continued to impact audiences with sell-out performances everywhere. Through its musical influence, it became part of the official entertainment for the World USO’s 50th commemoration of the WW II events. IN THE MOOD has performed and toured both in the U.S.A. and Europe and for the Clinton Presidential Inaugural Ball. 

    IN THE MOOD is written and directed by Washington, DC’s John Moran with choreography by New York City’s Thomas Mills and creative and musical insights selected by Washington, DC’s musical producer, Bud Forrest.  The revue features a company of 24 including the In the Mood Singers and Dancers with the sensational String of Pearls big band orchestra with arrangements, costumes and choreography as authentic as it gets.

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