In The Mood – Theatre Review

In The Mood is a musical revue of popular Big Band and Swing music from the 1940s. Whilst this is way outside of my normal musical taste, it is a genre that has always put a smile on my face. When I was given the chance to experience it, I jumped at the opportunity.

The In The Mood Singers & Dancers along with the String of Pearls Orchestra is celebrating its 25th Silver Anniversary and its fourth national tour of Australia. Led by Musical Director Bud Forrest and Narrator Kyle Ivey, we are transported back to the 1940s where Swing and Big Band were all the rage.

Most of you may never have heard of In The Mood before, but they are huge in the United States. In their 25 years they have performed at many key events. Notably performing at the inaugural ball for Bill Clinton’s 2nd Term. They were also selected by the World USO as the official entertainment for the 50th World War II Commemoration.

The talent of the entire company is outstanding. The harmonising voices of the ensemble were perfect. The amazing swing dance numbers from talented duo Brian Bandura and Sarah Lindsey are incredible.

Whilst I didn’t really know any of the songs, I still thoroughly enjoyed every moment of it. I couldn’t help but smile and tap along to the infectious rhythm from the String of Pearls Orchestra. There is even a nice little surprise at the end for the Australian audience.

Even though most of the crowd were of the older generations, In The Mood is highly recommended to people of all ages. To see if In The Mood is visiting a venue near you, you can find more details via Mellen Events.

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