Marion, OH- September 29, 2013 - Sandy Hackett, a powerhouse veteran writer/producer/actor and son of famous comedian Buddy Hackett, along with his wife, producer/singer/songwriter Lisa Dawn Miller, daughter of the late legendary Motown songwriter Ron Miller will bring their hit show “Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show” to the historic Marion Palace Theatre on Sunday, October 27 at 3 pm.
“Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show” takes audiences back to the 1960s when Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and Joey Bishop, known as the Rat Pack, ruled the Las Vegas Strip. Celebrating 50 years of the Rat Pack, this show has been hailed as the next best thing to the Rat Pack themselves – style with substance, swing with swagger, and a non-stop party that everyone wanted to access.
This acclaimed theatrical production centers on the loose plot of the Rat Pack being sent back to Earth for one last concert. The show includes great arrangements of the classic songs including “That’s Amore,” “For Once in My Life,” “Luck Be a Lady,” and “Mack the Knife.”
"Sandy Hackett's Rat Pack Show” has entertained millions of people and is the only show with producers and cast members who have real ties to the real Rat Pack. It is the most successful show of its kind, with over 70 annual performance dates across the country while maintaining its home base in Las Vegas.
"Our show is very different than any of those 'tribute-type' shows out there crowding the market. We are not a 'tribute' show. In fact, we are not even in the same category. Rather, we are a theatrical production that includes original songs. I think we are unique for multiple reasons, starting with our own personal connections to the real Rat Pack,” says Hackett.
Lisa Dawn Miller adds. "Our ties to these iconic legends through our fathers allow us to tell this story in a way that no other producers or performers can. Sandy is the only entertainer to have ever been chosen by a member of the real Rat Pack to represent their part for a live production or film project about the Rat Pack. Longtime Hackett family friend, Joey Bishop personally handpicked Sandy to play his role.”
Miller continues. "Sandy brilliantly brings to life that nonstop party that everyone wanted access to by making his unsurpassed Hackett comedy, wit and humor the foundation of our show. It's also meaningful to me that each member of the real Rat Pack recorded my father's songs individually so there is a great musical connection for us as well.”
Sandy Hackett’s RAT PACK SHOW will take place at the Marion Palace Theatre on Sunday, October 27 at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $22, $26 and $30. For more information or to purchase tickets, call the Marion Palace Theatre Box Office at 740-383-2101 or visit www.marionpalace.org. Additional information about the show can be found at sandyhackettsratpackshow.com. Sponsored by Kingston Residence of Marion and supported by Ohio Arts Council.
If You Go
WHAT: Sandy Hackett’s RAT PACK SHOW at the historic Marion Palace Theatre
WHEN: 3 p.m. – Sunday, October 27
WHERE: Marion Palace Theatre, 276 W Center St., Marion OH 43302
RUNNING TIME: approximately 120 minutes
TICKETS: Reserved seating $22-$30. Charge by phone (740)383-2101 or online www.marionpalace.org
BOX OFFICE HOURS: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. The box office is closed Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. Information for all Marion Palace Theatre shows and tickets is also online at www.marionpalace.org