In The Mood


Direct from America, IN THE MOOD is a 1940s theatrical musical revue show presenting a retro look at the life and times of a Great Generation with fabulous singers, hypnotic swing dancers and a Big Band orchestra.

Hit U.S. Big Band Swing Celebration Returns for Silver Jubilee

“Sensational all – swinging show… it’s the total package” The Adelaide Advertiser

“Seeing IN THE MOOD isn’t an option, it’s a MUST!”

Celebrating its 25th anniversary and back by popular demand, Mellen Events present s the smash U.S. 1940s big band swing celebration IN THE MOOD, returning to Australia for another triumphant run of shows in 2018.

After selling out seasons in 2011, 2013 and 2016, IN THE MOOD commemorates its Silver Jubilee year with a 4th Australian visit. With matinee and evening shows across the country, IN THE MOOD is an uplifting treat for the whole family and the perfect opportunity to get in early for your most inspired and desired Mother’s Day gift yet!

IN THE MOOD brings you back to the bold, beautiful days of the 30s and 40s when the joint was jumping to the hot sounds and jiving rhythms of Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Tommy Dorsey, Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra, the Andrews Sisters and many more unforgettable, indelible swing artists. Against the contrast of war, great melodies and lyrics energized by the big bands featuring saxophones, trumpets, trombones and rhythm sections, gave everyone faith in their hearts and a reminder of what they were fighting for.

For over 2 hours, this big retro event will hold audiences enthralled with its singers, dancers and period costumes, fine orchestral arrangements, vocalists delivering songs from the era, choreographed dance routines and shear theatrical pizzazz! IN THE MOOD introduces a new generation to the swing, rhythm and jazzy sentimental and patriotic music of a pivotal time in American history, when everyone listened to and danced to the same music.

Nineteen cast members including the sensational String of Pearls Big Band Orchestra and In the Mood Singers & Dancers bring more than fifty unforgettable hits to the stage including Chattanooga Choo Choo, Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy (of Company B), In The Mood, Sing, Sing, Sing, On The Sunny Side of the Street and so much more!

With music arrangements written by Vic Schoen, the conductor for the Andrews Sisters and Musical Director for Universal and Paramount Pictures, along with sizzling choreography from Broadway veteran Alex Sanchez, IN THE MOOD is high – energy, world-class family entertainment that pays a heartfelt tribute to the service men and women of World War II and is loved throughout the USA, Canada, Europe, New Zealand and Australia.

Whether it’s your first time or your fourth, this show will do more than just get you IN THE MOOD, it will reaffirm your spirit!

Tickets on sale Friday 4th May 2018, 9:00 am AEST



  • Premium: $99.90
  • A Reserve: $89.90
  • A Reserve Concession*: $84.90
  • A Reserve Child (2 to 15 Years): $84.90
  • A Reserve - Groups 10+: $86.42
  • B Reserve: $79.90

Notes: *Concession applies to Pensioners (not seniors) and Students. Handling and other fees may apply

Running Time:

  • 2:00pm Show
    1:00pm - Front Doors
    1:30pm - Auditorium Doors
    2:00pm - ACT ONE
    3:10pm - Interval
    3:30pm - ACT TWO
    4:20pm - Approximate Finish

    7:30pm Show
    6:30pm - Front Doors
    7:00pm - Auditorium Doors
    7:30pm - ACT ONE
    8:40pm - Interval
    9:00pm - ACT TWO
    9:50pm - Approximate Finish

Notes: Running times are approximate and may change without notice

  • Saturday, Oct 27, 2018
  • 2.00pm
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  • Saturday, Oct 27, 2018
  • 7.30pm
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