The Rat Pack, starring sensational Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr. impersonators Gary Anthony, Andy DiMino and Lambus Dean, returns to Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston for one show only on Sunday, November 13 at 2 p.m. in the Robinson Theatre, 617 Lexington Street, Waltham. This remarkable tribute show, featuring the classic hits "Come Fly with Me," "That's Amore," "Mr. Bojangles," "My Way," Everybody Loves Somebody," "The Candy Man," and so many more, sold out the last time these musical mad men were in town. Now they are back by popular demand, straight from Las Vegas, singing all the famous trio's tunes that made the '60s so swinging.
The Rat Pack is backed by a hot seven-piece band of local musicians who specialize in the jazz and big band sound of the decade. Music director is IRNE Award winner Jeff Leonard, who conducts and plays reeds.
"Our Frank, Dean and Sammy are no ordinary celebrity impersonators," says Robert Eagle, producing artistic director of Reagle Music Theatre. "They practically channel their alter egos, bringing their sound, style, and devil-may-care humor to life for a new generation of audiences. At times Gary, Andy and Lambus look and act so much like their counterparts you'd swear you were back at the Sands Hotel in Vegas during the Rat Pack's heyday. They put on a fabulous show, and they left our audiences begging for more."
Gary Anthony (Frank Sinatra) has been one of Vegas' most in demand Sinatra impersonators since moving to the Entertainment Capital of the World in 1994. A native of Los Angeles, Anthony grew up in a musical family headed by his father, a big band director. Music came naturally to the third of 11 children, and although the performer also sings as himself, even as a child Anthony knew that "Frank was the man."
Andy DiMino (Dean Martin) is a natural when it comes to bringing ol' Dino back to life. With career experience as a musician, songwriter, recording artist, actor and stage performer, Dimino has focused his attention on the music and comedy style of Dean Martin. Recently returning from a triumphant six-week showroom engagement at the Tropicana Hotel in Atlantic City, he earned reviews that echoed the same positive response he received in San Francisco, Detroit, Boston and Berlin, Germany: "Andy DiMino is a brilliantly conceived, uncanny total embodiment of Martin."
Lambus Dean (Sammy Davis Jr.) began his professional singing career in Chicago in 1977. He has portrayed Sam Cooke on stage, performed as Lazarus with the Mary Matthews Gospel Repertory Theater Company, and fronted a vocal group called "Touch of Silk" in Las Vegas, where he moved in 1998. He began portraying Sammy Davis Jr. in 2001 and has traveled all over the country in various tribute shows. Most recently he and three other singers have formed the group The Vegas Tenors.
Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston is an award-winning regional theater company that features Broadway stars performing alongside local talent. The 43-year-old non-profit organization operates year-round, producing major musicals each summer, spectacular seasonal revues, and celebrity concerts featuring legendary entertainers. Stars who have appeared at Reagle include Patrick Cassidy, John Davidson, Robert Goulet, Shirley Jones, Patti LuPone, Ann Margaret, Andrea McArdle, Lee Meriwether, The Mills Brothers, Sarah Pfisterer, Debbie Reynolds, Sally Struthers, Tommy Tune, Leslie Uggams, Joanne Worley, and Rachel York.
"The Rat Pack" performs one show only on Sunday, November 13 at 2 p.m. in the Robinson Theatre, 617 Lexington Street, Waltham. Tickets are $35, $38, $43 and $50 ($25 for youths 5-18). Seniors 60 and older receive a $2 discount. Half price student rush seats are available one hour before curtain at the Box Office only. A valid college ID is required.
A special "Rat Pack Six Pack" ticket package of six tickets for $150 is available for seats in Section A only. This limited offer, at $25 per ticket, results in a total savings of $108.
Tickets may be purchased online at www.reaglemusictheatre.org, by calling 781-891-5600, or in person at the Box Office at the Robinson Theatre, 617 Lexington Street, Waltham. Box Office hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and performance days 9 a.m. till curtain.