“An inspired combination of music, song, theatre, dance and screen stills which successfully transports an audience back to a unique period of the 20th century.” 5 stars John McBeath, The Advertiser, 12th February, 2016
The creators of TAKE FIVE – The Dave Brubeck Story return with a Jumpin’ Jive journey through the smashing years of SWING!
In 1929, the flamboyant excess of the roaring twenties crashed as the Great Depression ravaged the globe. Makin’ Whoopee gave way to Moonglow, the Charleston flipped to the Jitterbug and the big band era of jazz began.
The story of swing is voiced by New York’s ‘Metronome’ magazine music critic of the times, George Simon. The slip and slide dance rhythms and slinky melodies of the 30’s & 40’s, are trumpeted by the Brendan Fitzgerald Jazz Ensemble featuring sensational vocalist, Charmaine Jones together with the dynamic Ben Gatehouse. Steve Gration plays the role of George Simon with the atmosphere enhanced by an image montage derived from photos of key musicians and social events of the swing era.
Get In The Mood with Glenn Miller, Benny Goodman, Ella, The Duke, Count Basie, Cab Calloway and more!
It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing!
“This great show deserves to be seen by a wider audience than just swing fans and will reward anyone who appreciates quality music presented by excellent musicians.” 4.5 stars. Steve Horne, InDaily 17th February, 2016
“Two hours of some of the greatest dance music ever written, played brilliantly.” Barry Lenny, Broadway World, 10th February, 2016
or our 3 minute showreel at https://youtu.be/Di85RowfrFE
Forthcoming shows: look out for 25th September at Brighton Theatre, Brighton School Performing Arts Centre, Adelaide and venues TBA in 2017 Adelaide Fringe Festival.