Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Rat Pack Back in the Swing; the Kings of Swing Have Announced Dates on Tyneside. Entertainment Editor GORDON BARR Has the Details

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Rat Pack Back in the Swing; the Kings of Swing Have Announced Dates on Tyneside. Entertainment Editor GORDON BARR Has the Details

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Byline: GORDON BARR

AFTER numerous critically-acclaimed national tours since 2000, and four years in London's West End, the Olivier award-nominated Frank, Sammy & Dean - The Rat Pack Live From Las Vegas really is the coolest party in town!

This production, which is heading for Whitley Bay, celebrates the incredible singing talent of three world-famous entertainers and performers, and some of the finest music and song that has ever been recorded.

Back when the famous rubbed shoulders with the politicians and partied hard, Frank, Sammy and Dean, all-singing, all-dancing, allround entertainers, injected not only their songs into the 50s and 60s, but a lifestyle that everyone wanted.

Legends of the 20th century, idols of the music industry, superstars of the movies, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jnr and Dean Martin were, above all, renowned worldwide for their talented voices.

Their unique contribution to 20th century popular music is second to none.

Frank, Sammy and Dean all received critical acclaim quite late in their careers and it wasn't until the late 50s and early 60s that they stormed the world and stayed at the top. Their recordings still chart highly throughout the world.

With a talented cast and 12-piece orchestra, take a trip back to the glamorous, hot, glitzy nights of Las Vegas. Experience Frank, Sammy and Dean's world-famous classic recordings and more in this production that brings the music and lives of these legendary characters together again.

The Lady is a Tramp, Mr Bojangles, I've Got You Under My Skin, That's Amore, For Once In A Lifetime, Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime, New York, New York, My Kinda Town, Fly Me to the Moon, Sway, Volare, Me And My Shadow, My Way, Memories Are Made Of This, and What Kind of Fool are just some of the songs that will be featured. …

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