Focus on Community/Arts
Chesapeake College Gets ’In the Mood’

Posted on Friday, September 24, 2004


"In the Mood", a 1940s musical, as part of its 2004 national tour will be performing at The Rufus M. and Loraine Hall Todd Performing Arts Center at Chesapeake College on Saturday, Nov. 6 at 8 p.m. The show, presented by the Chesapeake College Foundation, will mark the opening of the college’s new 250-seat mezzanine.

Much more than a concert, "In the Mood" takes a retro look at the life and time of America’s "greatest generation." This generation that was also listening and dancing to the greatest music. With music and dance that combined up-tempo big band rhythms to mellow intimate ballads, the mood was set to inspire a future filled with hope, promise and prosperity. This was a time like no other in our nation’s history, a time when music moved the nation’s spirit. Come experience the swing, rhythm, jazzy, brassy, sentimental and romantic music of this important time.

Bud Forrest Entertainment began touring "In the Mood" in 1994 following an overwhelming response from a performance on the steps of the National Archives in Washington, DC. For more than 10 years "In the Mood" has continued to entertain audiences with sell out performances everywhere. Through its musical influence, it became part of the official entertainment for the World USO’s 50th commemoration of the WW II events. "In the Mood" has performed and toured both in the U.S.A. and Europe, and for the Clinton Presidential Inaugural Ball.

"In the Mood" is written and directed by Washington, DC’s John Moran with choreography by New York City’s Thomas Mills with creative and musical insights selected by Washington, DC’s musical producer Bud Forrest. The revue features the "In the Mood" Singers and Dancers with the sensational String of Pearls big band orchestra with arrangements, costumes and choreography as authentic as it gets. For tickets or more information, please call the box office at 410-827-5867.


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