Join Theatre Royal Wakefield and kick back to some Big Band sounds with The Glenn Miller and Big Band Spectacular!
The music that filled the dancehalls during the Big Band era is brought to life again by The Moonlight Serenade Orchestra UK as The Glenn Miller & Big Band Spectacular returns to Theatre Royal Wakefield. The busiest big band in the UK will recreate the million-sellers of the 1940s and 50s with a show that’s guaranteed to get audiences In The Mood.
The Glenn Miller & Big Band Spectacular features favourite swing chart-toppers including Moonlight Serenade, Little Brown Jug, Pennsylvania 6-5000 Take The A Train, Sweet Georgia Brown and Skyliner – numbers that shot band leaders such as Glenn Miller, Count Basie, Charlie Barnett and Duke Ellington to worldwide stardom. Alongside cool vibe classics from Swing vocalists including Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, this two-hour show recreates the magical era of the Big Band, live on stage.
The acclaimed British Moonlight Serenade Orchestra, directed by Band Leader Kevin Cunningham, has wowed audiences across the country. From playing under the wing of a Bomber at the American Air Museum, to sold-out performances at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the Moonlight Serenade Orchestra always hit the right notes.
Kevin Cunningham says: “Our audiences can expect a fun, high-energy wall of sound from a 15-piece American style Big Band playing the numbers that everyone knows and loves. Swing is for everyone as proven by the huge popularity of Strictly Come Dancing, Peaky Blinders and the many Blitz Balls that are held every year. Keeping the music alive for new listeners to discover and come to love is important to us all and I know that comes across in our shows.”
The Moonlight Serenade Orchestra UK features the very best musicians, with credits ranging from BBC Big Band to West End theatre bands. With classic arrangements, spectacular solos, a choreographed brass section and a sensational segment played from the stalls, the show embodies the real essence of Swing.
“Faultlessly performed… this was a night of swing at its absolute best and a joy to be part of.” – ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Broadway Baby
Venue opening hours
Monday : 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday : 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday : 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday : 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday : 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday : Closed
Sunday : Closed
- Accessible Toilet
- Baby Changing Facilities
- Guide Dogs Welcome
- Hearing Aid Loop
- Wheelchair Accessible