SWING, eMotion Music’s Adelaide Fringe production is coming your way through the 15th to 18th of February 2018 at the Brighton Performing Arts Centre.
In 1929, the roaring twenties crashed as the Great Depression ravaged the globe. A flamboyant world of excess gave way to a decade of austerity and the rumblings of war. The crisis bred a new culture of escapism. Makin’ Whoopee took a bow to Moonglow and the Charleston flipped to the Jitterbug. Deco dance halls became popular havens for big band exuberance and the euphoria of swing.
This riveting story is channeled by New York’s ‘Metronome’ magazine music critic of the time, George Simon who, with visual flashbacks and personal anecdote, gives voice to the rivalries and personalities of SWING.
International jazz singer, Anita Wardell and the exuberant Ben Gatehouse front-line the slip and slide dance rhythms and slinky melodies of the 30’s and 40’s in a suave and sophisticated cabaret presented by some of Australia’s best jazz performers.
Get In The Mood with golden classics from Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Billie Holliday, The Duke, Count Basie, Ella, Cab Calloway and more!
For further details visit www.emotionmusic.com/swing