Talk to anyone who recalls the period after World War II and the fondness of the memories leap to the fore. Amidst the relief, opportunity and optimism, was music closely tied to those feelings and those booming years.
The latest show to grace the Mobile Civic Center Theater (401 Civic Center Drive) recreates it all in grand fashion as “In The Mood” takes to the stage. The live romp through yesteryear gets underway with a pair of shows on Thursday, Jan. 29, the first at 3 p.m. and the second at 7:30 p.m.
This fully staged tribute to America’s Greatest Generation glides through all the jazzy, sentimental and patriotic music of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Harry James, Erskine Hawkins, the Andrews Sisters, Frank Sinatra and other stars of the day.
With the 13-piece String of Pearls Big Band Orchestra and a half-dozen singers and hoofers — including some high-flying swing dancers — the 1940s revival is at times brassy, romantic and upbeat. The costumes, choreography and arrangements are a veritable time vault.
The show is in its 21st season of sold-out engagements across the U.S., Canada and England. In 2011, it swept across Australia and New Zealand with a 16-city tour.
Tickets are $18.75, $27.50, $32.50 and $37.50 and available through Ticketmaster.
For more information, call 251-208-7373 or go to www.mobilecivicctr.com.