In The Mood is a revue style concert that celebrates the music and spirit of the 1940s. In fact, the show takes its audience back to a decade where, as they put it, “all America was listening and dancing to the same kind of music.” That “kind of music” was played by big bands and sung by crooners and sultry songstresses. From up-tempo jazz numbers to romantic ballads, the 1940s had it all and so does In The Mood. Some of the songs used in this production are “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore,” “Accentuate the Positive,” “Tuxedo Junction,” “It Don’t Mean A Thing,” “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” and of course, the title track, “In The Mood.”
In The Mood began in 1993. The show was created by Bud Forrest and was underwritten by the World USO. They made In The Mood their official entertainment for the 50th commemoration of World War II. Also in 1993, the National Archives in Washington D.C. hosted an In The Mood concert outside on Constitution Avenue. From the very beginning, In The Mood was a huge success.
Since 1993, In The Mood tickets have been collected all over the United States as well as Canada, Europe, New Zealand, and Australia. The fantastic singers and great dancers of In The Mood, as well as their amazing band, The String of Pearls Big Band Orchestra, played at one of the 1998 inaugural balls for the second term of U.S. President Bill Clinton.
In The Mood is great for the entire family. The music is over 70 years old but still holds up. There are enough up-tempo songs and big dance numbers to entertain your family’s youngest members and more than enough nostalgia for grandma and grandpa. Those in the middle will have the opportunity to experience and learn all about the music that kept the “Greatest Generation” dancing and singing while saving the world from tyranny.