Win tickets to see The Glenn Miller Orchestra

PUBLISHED: 15:00 03 May 2019

Glenn Miller Orchestra  Picture; Playhouse Theatres

Glenn Miller Orchestra Picture; Playhouse Theatres

Playhouse Theatres

he 'world's greatest big band' The Glenn Miller Orchestra swings into to Weston next week, and readers could win tickets to see the show.

Band leader Ray McVay invites the audience to experience a 'feel for the 1940s' as the latest incarnation of the legendary Glenn Miller Orchestra transports showgoers back to the dance halls where the original orchestra made a name for itself.

McVay, with more than 50 years' experience, and his band of talented musicians, including featured soloists Catherine Sykes and Mark Porter, harmonies by the Moonlight Serenaders and the jazz sound of the Uptown Hall Gang, promise to entertain by playing a myriad of war-time hits.

The tunes helped lay the foundations for modern pop music, such as In The Mood, Tuxedo Junction, Moonlight Serenade, Chattanooga Choo Choo, Pennsylvania 65,000, American Patrol and many more besides.

This year marks the 75th anniversary of the original orchestra coming to the UK.

Between July and December 1944, the band played more than 80 concerts and made 40 radio broadcasts.

Support will be provided by vocal harmony trio, the Polka Dot Dolls who promise to entertain with renditions of songs made famous by the Andrews Sisters.

The Glenn Miller Orchestra will be at the Playhouse, in High Street, on May 11, at 7.30pm.

Tickets, priced £20-27, are available online from the box office on 01934 645544 or online at www.theplayhouse.co.uk

The Mercury has teamed up with Weston Playhouse to offer two lucky readers the chance to win a pair of tickets to see the show.

To enter the competition, simply answer the question below by 10am on Tuesday.

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