Theatre By The Sea Opens 2014 Summer Season with RAT PACK SHOW Tonight
Experience the timeless charm of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and Joey Bishop as Sandy Hackett's RAT PACK SHOW kicks off the summer season at Bill Hanney's Theatre By The Sea. Tickets are on sale now by phone (401-782-8587), online at theatrebythesea.com or in person at the Box Office window located at 364 Cards Pond Road in Wakefield, RI. Sandy Hackett's RAT PACK SHOW celebrates its opening night tonight, June 6, at 8pm. The show runs through June 22, 2014.
"When planning the 2014 season, I wanted to start with a show that is fun, and exciting, but I also wanted it to have a real connection and appeal to the Theatre By The Sea audiences," said TBTS owner and producer Bill Hanney. "Kevin P. Hill, our Artistic Director, and I felt a show about The Rat Pack fit perfectly in to the season we were planning. The Rat Pack were style with substance, swing with swagger and a non-stop party that everyone wanted a piece of. Sandy Hackett's Rat Pack Show is the best out there, it will light up our audiences faces brighter than the Las Vegas Strip!"
There is only one real Rat Pack Experience! It's not until you indulge in Hackett Miller's critically acclaimed production of Sandy Hackett's RAT PACK SHOW that you begin to realize why Sandy Hackett's own personal connection to these iconic legends has allowed him to tell this story unlike any other producer or performer. Chosen personally by Joey Bishop, only Sandy Hackett can bring to life that magical moment in time that everyone wanted (and continues to want) access to. Sandy, along with his producing partner, Lisa Dawn Miller, have created a truly authentic, avant-garde theatrical production based on the musical and comedic legacy of the Rat Pack, capturing the relationship, respect, love and timeless laughter of that once-in-a-lifetime moment. Hackett Miller, armed with their passion and the most extraordinary musical and creative team plus the comedic genius synonymous with the name Hackett, Sandy Hackett's RAT PACK SHOW is the most successful live theatrical production of its kind, touring throughout the U.S. in hundreds of performing arts theatres to great critical acclaim. Priding itself on its uniqueness and originality, this show will make you laugh, make you cry and leave you wanting for more!
Now audiences can experience this critically acclaimed, hugely entertaining theatrical production (the only show of its kind continually touring throughout the U.S.) which includes exciting new arrangements of classic songs and original, never-before-heard songs written by the late, legendary songwriter, Ron Miller ("For Once In My Life"), father of producer Lisa Dawn Miller, along with recorded voiceovers made exclusively for this show by Sandy Hackett's father, the late, legendary comedian, Buddy Hackett.
With its incomparable cast, Sandy Hackett's RAT PACK SHOW features performances by Sandy Hackett (Joey Bishop), a powerhouse veteran writer, producer, film & TV actor; his wife, singer/songwriter/producer/director and daughter of Ron Miller, Lisa Dawn Miller (Frank's One Love); Danny Grewen (Frank Sinatra); Louie Velez (Sammy Davis, Jr.); and Tom Wallek (Dean Martin). The extraordinary musical/creative team is led by Maestro/Arranger Christopher Hardin and Conductor/ Pianist/Band Leader Theodis Rodgers, Technical Director, Billy Karl and Art Director, Jeanne Quinn.
Sandy Hackett's RAT PACK SHOW will run June 4 thru June 22, Tuesdays through Sundays. Check Website for exact dates and show times. Tickets are $32 for preview performances on June 4 & 5 and $42, $52, & $62 for all other performances. Tickets are on sale now by calling (401) 782-8587, online at theatrebythesea.com, or in person at 364 Cards Pond Road, Wakefield, RI 02879. The 2014 Season is sponsored by WJAR - NBC 10 News.
Theatre By The Sea's Musical 2014 season will continue with Grease (June 25 thru July 19), Mary Poppins (July 23 thru August 16), and concludes with Monty Python's Spamalot (August 20 thru September 2).
Theatre By The Sea will also continue its popular Children's Festival in 2014. Shows will include A Year with Frog and Toad (July 11), Steve Johnson's Magic Variety Show (July 15), Disney's High School Musical (August 1), Little Red Riding Hood (August 8), and Keith Michael Johnson's Bubbleology (August 15). All shows at 10am & 12 Noon and all tickets are $12.