Theatre Performances - Glenn Miller Orchestra
Glenn Miller Orchestra
Showtime: Friday, March 24, 2017
Location: Hammerson Hall
The world famous Glenn Miller Orchestra brings timeless classics like In the Mood, Moonlight Serenade, Chattanooga Choo Choo, Pennsylvania 6-5000, String of Pearls and Tuxedo Junction back to the stage. Even 50 years after founding his famous orchestra Glenn Miller's music is alive and well. Over 20 musicians and singers bring the unforgettable Glenn Miller sound and perform those songs that everyone remembers...
This is a show not to miss for jazz and swing fans alike or the incurable romantics who want to step back in time. The legendary Glenn Miller was the most successful of all the dance bandleaders back in the Swing era of the 1930s and '40s.
Formed in March 1938, the second Glenn Miller Orchestra soon began breaking attendance records all up and down the East Coast. At the New York State Fair in Syracuse it attracted the largest dancing crowd in the city’s history. The next night it topped Guy Lombardo’s all-time record at the Hershey Park Ballroom in Pennsylvania. The Orchestra was invited by ASCAP to perform at Carnegie Hall with three of the greatest bands ever — Paul Whiteman, Fred Waring and Benny Goodman — and created more of a stir than any of them.
There were record-breaking recordings, as well, such as “Tuxedo Junction”, which sold 115,000 copies in the first week. “In the Mood”, and “Pennsylvania 6-5000″, all appearing on the RCA Victor Bluebird label. In early 1940, Down Beat Magazine announced that Miller had topped all other bands in its Sweet Band Poll, and capping off this seemingly sudden rise to the top, there was, of course, Glenn Miller’s “Moonlight Serenade”.
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New York Dinner, featuring Stella Jurgen & Jazz Plazma
Manhattan Clam Chowder, Waldorf Salad, Tossed Greens
Seared Cajun Cat Fish, Corned Beef Casserole, Herb Roasted Idaho Potatoes, Pasta Primavera, Buttered Green Beans
Red Velvet Cake, New York Cheesecake, Lemon Pound Cake
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