Featuring: Pennsylvania 6-5000, St Louis Blues March, American Patrol, In the Mood, Danny Boy, Moonlight Serenade, I Know Why, The Dambusters March, Little Brown Jug, Tuxedo Junction.
There will also be a special tribute to the famed RAT PACK - Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. - who performed in the same era! New York, New York, Volare, Mr. Bojangles and Chicago to name but a few.
With special guests the Uptown Hall Gang and guest vocalists Mark Porter, Catherine Sykes and The Moonlight Serenaders.
The orchestra will perform the second half of the concert in the World War II uniforms of the US Army Air Force.
There has been a theatre on George Street for almost 185 years. The first theatre was built in 1836, and a second in 1886. In 1908, the Dorrill family took over the venue and finally in 1934, the third Theatre opened; the ‘New Theatre’. Stanley Dorrill masterminded the rebuilding of the theatre as we know it today. He commissioned a new building from the well-known theatre architects William and T.R. Milburn of Sunderland. The Milburns developed the decadent art-deco interior with T.P Bennett and Sons, who also designed the Saville Theatre in London.