Two big hits are coming to Chelmsford Civic Centre this week.

The Glen Miller Orchestra UK will be celebrating the 70th anniversary of Glenn Miller visiting the UK with his band in 1944 to bring morale-boosting melodies to the US troops based here on the eve of the allied invasion of Europe.

The show starts at 6pm on May 4 and tickets cost £19.50, with concessions £18.00.

Then on May 8, A Night of Dirty Dancing: The Ultimate Tribute Show, which is not affiliated with Dirty Dancing: The Classic Story On Stage, will be coming to the Chelmsford Civic Centre at 7.45pm. Tickets cost £24, with concession tickets £22.

Both shows are at the Chelmsford Civic Centre, Fairfield Road. Box office: 01245 606 505, or visit or