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In the Mood

  • March 31, 2017
  • Location: Mesa Arts Center
  • Address: 1 E Main St Ikeda Theater Mesa, AZ 85201
  • Times: 2 PM & 7:30 PM
  • Admission: $39-50
  • Phone:(480) 644-6500
  • Venue: Mesa Arts Center
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IN THE MOOD celebrates America’s Greatest Generation through the music of Glenn Miller, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Benny Goodman, Harry James, Erskine Hawkins, The Andrews Sisters, Frank Sinatra and other idols of the 1940s. IN THE MOOD takes a look at America’s Swing Era, the last time when everyone listened and danced to the same style of music.   It recreates defining moments from the 1930s/1940s – from the happy-go-lucky era before WWII – to the start of the war when thousands of our youth were going abroad to defend our freedoms – and longing for the end of the war when loved ones would be reunited. The famous LIFE MAGAZINE picture “The Kiss” by Alfred Eisenstaedt epitomized such a moment.   The music arrangements of these American songs evoke powerful emotions even in people who were born decades after WWII.