‘The Rat Pack – Live at the Sands’ comes to TPAC


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THE RAT PACK – Live at the Sands is the hottest and coolest party in town.  After four unprecedented years on London’s West End, this acclaimed production vividly recreates a legendary evening at the Sands Hotel with the most famous performers of our time: Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis, Jr. and Dean Martin. Nashville will relive the excitement of those nights with the Rat Pack, back on stage, at TPAC’s Jackson Hall, February 6-11, for eight performances only. 

THE RAT PACK – Live at the Sands transports the audience to the early 1960s, when Frank and his pals were filming the original version of the casino robbery caper Ocean’s Eleven in Las Vegas. The Sands Hotel was featured prominently in the film which included solo performances by Frank, Sammy, and Dean. The Rat Pack legend was born when Frank and Dean spontaneously joined Sammy on stage and, to the surprise and delight of the audience, playfully interrupted his act. Subsequent nights the three of them were on stage together. There were hi-jinks and horseplay. They crooned, they quipped and they rolled out the gags right along with their on-stage liquor cart. 

THE RAT PACK – Live at the Sands is just as the name implies,” said Kathleen O’Brien, TPAC’s president and chief executive officer.  “Seeing this performance will be like experiencing a piece of Las Vegas history, as TPAC’s Jackson Hall is transformed into the Sands Hotel and audiences are whisked away to these legendary concerts by three of America’s most beloved artists.  The show is brimming with a selection of favorite standards  – ‘New York, New York,’ ‘That’s Amore,’ ‘Everybody Loves Somebody’ – just to name a few.  These songs are nostalgic and timeless, and fans of all ages will experience firsthand how The Rat Pack, and these concerts, contributed to music.”

Director and Choreographer Mitch Sebastian re-creates the magic that was the Rat Pack on stage.  Performers Stephen Triffitt (Frank), David Hayes (Sammy) and Nigel Casey (Dean) evoke all the glamour of that notorious nightclub gig when the audience was glittered with the likes of Marilyn Monroe, Gregory Peck, Judy Garland, Tony Curtis, Sam Giancana and Jack Kennedy. It’s an evening of wisecracking, hip-cat nostalgia: a cool mix of sharpies and broads singing some of the finest music ever written. 

Set Design is by Sean Cavanagh, with Vocal and Musical Arrangements by Matthew Freeman, Costume Design by Christopher Woods and Lighting Design by Mark Wheatley. The U.S. tour is produced by Paul Walden and Derek Nicol for Rat Pack Touring, Ltd., in association with Paul Woolf.

This sensational production celebrates the incredible talents of these three larger than life entertainers — legends in their own time. There’s a fifteen-piece on-stage big band, and, of course, it wouldn’t be The Rat Pack without some fabulous broads: Meet Emily Hawgood, Andrea Winglelaar and Giselle Wright as the beautiful back up singers and dancers The Burelli Sisters. Audiences will swing and swoon to the Rat Pack’s signature songs: ‘My Kinda Town’; ‘Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime’; Fly Me to the Moon’; ‘Me and My Shadow’; ‘What Kind of Fool am I’; ‘Mack the Knife’; ‘The Lady is a Tramp’; ‘I’ve Got You Under My Skin’; ‘That Old Black Magic’; ‘That’s Life’; ‘Mr. Bojangles’; ‘That’s Amore’; ‘Sway’; ‘Volare’; ‘My Way’; ‘New York, New York’; ‘One For My Baby’…

Tickets for THE RAT PACK – Live at the Sands range from $20-65, depending upon performance times and seat locations. For tickets, visit the TPAC Box Office (Downtown or at Davis-Kidd Booksellers in The Mall at Green Hills), online at www.tpac.org and www.broadwayacrossamerica.com, or any Ticketmaster outlet, including area Kroger stores and Macy’s. Tickets may also be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 615-255-ARTS (2787). For information on offers for groups of 20 or more, call TPAC Group Sales at 615-782-4060.

The Nashville engagement of THE RAT PACK – Live at the Sands is presented by arrangement with the Tennessee Performing Arts Center and is a part of HCA/TriStar Broadway Across America Nashville.

The Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s official sponsors include HCA/TriStar, American Airlines, Coca-Cola and The Hermitage Hotel.  Show media sponsors for THE RAT PACK – Live at the Sands are Supertalk 99.7-WTN, WSMV Channel 4 News and The Tennessean.

Dates: February 6-11, 2007, Andrew Jackson Hall
Tennessee Performing ArtsCenter (TPAC)
505 Deaderick Street, Nashville

Times: 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday; 8:00 p.m. Friday; 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. Saturday; 1:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Sunday                

Tickets: $20-65, available at www.tpac.org and www.broadwayacrossamerica.com, TPAC Box Office (Downtown or at Davis-Kidd Booksellers in The Mall at Green Hills), all Ticketmaster outlets, including area Kroger stores and Macy’s; or by calling Ticketmaster, 615-255-ARTS (2787)           

Web sites: www.tpac.org

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