In the Mood: A 1940s Musical Revue – Jackson
Nov 2 @ 7 PM
Step back in time and enjoy the sound of big band when Jackson College’s Potter Center presents “In the Mood: A 1940s Musical Revue” at 7 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 in the Harold Sheffer Music Hall.
Much more than a concert, “In the Mood” presents a retro 1940s musical revue featuring talented singers and dancers with the sensational String of Pearls Big Band Orchestra. The music and the arrangements are as authentic as it gets. In the 1940s, the combination of up-tempo big band instrumentals and intimate, romantic ballads set the mood for a future filled with promise, hope and prosperity. This was the time when the music moved the nation’s spirit! It was the Swing era, and on radio, in theaters and in ballrooms, the big bands were drawing record crowds. Vocal groups and soloists sang a repertoire of great songs, and for the last time in the 20th century, the entire country shared a common popular music. This body of song did much to sustain national morale during World War II, the pivotal event of the 1940s.
The National Archives in Washington, D.C. brought “In The Mood” to their audiences as part of their commemoration of the 50th anniversary of World War II, and the response was extraordinary, with crowds lining up for hours before curtain time. The engagement was extended twice. In 1993, the Archives presented a repeat performance, out-of-doors on Constitution Avenue. Thousands attended, and many stayed to dance the night away. As a result, “In the Mood,” in affiliation with the USO, began a series of tours which played to audiences across the U.S. This year marks the show’s 20th anniversary season. Enjoy favorites like “In the Mood,” “Tuxedo Junction,” Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “On the Sunny Side of the Street,” and much more!
Tickets for “In the Mood: A 1940s Musical Revue” are $26, $24 and $20 and may be purchased by calling the Potter Center Box Office at 517.796.8600, or online at www.jccmi.edu/events.