El Camino College to Present an Evening of Big Band Music
The big band sounds of the 1930s and ‘40s return with the “Wartime Radio Revue” at 2 p.m. March 18 in Marsee Auditorium. This high-energy performance is based on the style of World War II USO shows, led by Pete Jacobs and his 16-piece big band.
Hits from the ‘30s and ‘40s, along with several original songs, mix with late-breaking news stories and radio commercials from the war years to create a show that seems like a trip back in time. A female harmony trio, wartime-era “armed forces” uniforms and a driving rhythm section deliver an authentic evening spotlighting the golden age of swing music.
Established in 1997, the “Wartime Radio Revue” quickly established itself with appearances at landmark venues such as the Hollywood Bowl, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City, the Casino Ballroom on Catalina Island, the Queen Mary, and the USS Midway, to name just a few.
Tickets for the performance range from $10-$26 and may be purchased online at www.centerforthearts.org using the online ticketing system or by phone at 800-832-ARTS. The Ticket Office is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Campus parking is $3. Marsee Auditorium is located at 16007 Crenshaw Boulevard, Torrance.
March 9, 2018