Despite conflicts raging around the globe, the ‘40s were a glorious time for music. Today, Composer/producer Bud Forrest is honoring the era by taking some of the best sounds of the decade and compiling them into “In the Mood.”
Forrest is a Julliard trained pianist and conductor whose career boasts a position accompanying the U.S. Air Force’s “Singing Sergeants.” Forrest’s success with “In the Mood” has allowed the production to tour for 21 consecutive seasons.
Collaborator Vic Schoen joined Forrest after spending time as the musical director for both Universal and Paramount film studios and creating arrangements for The Andrews Sisters throughout their entire career.
A full-swing band will highlight the elaborate production, with music from Tommy Dorsey, Erskine Hawkins, Harry James, Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw. Talented vocalists will also deliver hits from icons such as Frank Sinatra and The Andrews Sisters.
In the Mood: A 1940s Revue
Date: Thursday, Jan. 29 with showtimes at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Venue: Mobile Civic Center Theater, 401 Civic Center Dr., www.mobilecivicctr.com
Tickets: $28.75-$47.90 through Ticketmaster