Ivoryton Playhouse presents A Toast to Ol' Blue Eyes - MY WAY
The Ivoryton Playhouse opens its 2017 season with a treasure-trove of hits by the Chairman of the Board himself - Frank Sinatra. The musical equivalent of a soothing hot toddy on a cold winter night, this trip down memory lane includes such Sinatra signatures as "I've Got the World on a String," "One for My Baby (And One More for the Road)" and "Fly Me to the Moon"
Conceived by Todd Olson and David Grapes, this revue, performed by a cast of two men and two women, pays homage to America's all-time coolest crooner by trotting out a few dozen of the more than 1,300 songs Ol' Blue Eyes recorded in his unbelievably prolific career. This musical revue recalls the essence of the man through the glorious music he sang - a celebration of Sinatra's mystique, and his myth, through the music he loved best - the American standard.
The show is co-directed and choreographed by husband and wife team Rick Faugno and Joyce Chittick. Playhouse audiences will remember their phenomenal performances in the 2014 production of FINGERS AND TOES. Their brilliant tap routines and heartfelt musical numbers endeared the pair to everyone that saw them. Joyce is currently working on the Broadway musical BEAUTIFUL: The Carole King Musical, but she is joining her husband to help direct and choreograph.
Rick Faugno* was the original Frankie Valli in the Las Vegas production of JERSEY BOYS for 3 and 1/2 years, receiving multiple awards for his performance. Also in Las Vegas, he created and starred in 3 one-man shows, winning awards for Best Vegas Lounge Act. He recently won a 'Fred Astaire' award for his work in ON THE 20TH CENTURY, on Broadway. Joining Rick in this production Lauren Gire*, Josh Powell* and Vanessa Sonon*
The production is co-directed by Joyce Chittick and Rick Faugno, musical directed by Andy Hudson, set design by William Russell Stark, lighting design by Christopher Hoyt and costumes by Elizabeth Cippolina.
My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra opens at the Ivoryton Playhouse on March 22nd and runs through April 9th, 2017. Performance times are Wednesday and Sunday matinees at 2pm. Evening performances are Wednesday and Thursday at 7:30pm, Friday and Saturday at 8pm.
Tickets are $50 for adults; $45 for seniors; $22 for students and $17 for children and are available by calling The Playhouse box office at 860-767-7318 or by visiting our website at www.ivorytonplayhouse.org (Group rates are available by calling the box office for information.) The Playhouse is located at 103 Main Street in Ivoryton.