Monday, July 21, 2008

The Return Of The Rat Pack

The Rat Pack return from that big casino in the sky to do one more show. That's the premise of a new show running in Pittsburgh this week. This does sound really cool.

Here's an excerpt from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
According to Sandy Hackett, you can thank God for the return of the Rat Pack.

Hackett is the producer and creator of and occasional performer in "The Rat Pack Is Back!" -- a musical and comedic tribute to show business legends Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Joey Bishop and Dean Martin.

The show, which begins an eight-performance run Tuesday at Heinz Hall, reprises the music, laughter and personalities that made The Rat Pack a signature part of 1960s pop culture.

Only, rather than returning audiences to an evening in the 1960s at the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas, Hackett brings the quartet of performers into our own era for one more appearance.
Click on that link to read the entire article. This does sound like a really cool and interesting idea for a show. It is awesome to see all the different shows that are being done around the country featuring the Rat Pack. This continues to prove my belief that coolness is timeless. It never goes out of style. So has anyone reading this ever been to a show featuring actors emulating the Rat Packers? I'd love to hear about it. Cheers!


bish8 said...

Sounds very cool. I've seen a couple of the Rat Pack Is Back type shows and enjoyed them a lot.

The King Of Cool said...

That's really cool. I would love to go to some of those shows. I bet it would be a blast.

Bill Bennett said...

It's Bill Bennett from the UK! We have a touring show called The Rat Pack Live from Las Vegas. It's a cracking show, although the guy impersonating Dino has a slightly weaker voice than the guy singing as Sinatra - who is quite superb! But for entertainment it was brilliant!

The King Of Cool said...

Bill: That sounds really cool. I'm sure it is a great show. I really need to see some sort of Rat Pack show at some point in my life.