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The Rat Pack Live from Las Vegas – Darlington Hippodrome

Director & Choreographer: Mitch Sebastian Reviewer: Mark Clegg Established in the 1950s but only cementing their brand of high-spirited bonhomie in their appearances together in the 1960s, The Rat Pack pretty much invented ‘cool’. A group of entertainers headed up by Frank Sinatra and consisting of four other core members including Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr, they appeared in ...

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The Rat Pack Live From Las Vegas: Ella Fitzgerald Edition – Theatre Royal Haymarket, London

Devisor/Director: Mitch Sebastian Reviewer: Deborah Klayman Originally conceived by Mitch Sebastian in 2003, The Rat Pack has had numerous incarnations in the intervening years. This version, amended to celebrate Ella Fitzgerald’s centenary, proves that an oldie can still be a goodie. With a setting that nods to Sinatra at the Sands, the staging is simple and effective, with Matthew Freeman ...

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Christmas with the Rat Pack – Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Writer: Roy Smiles Director: Jo Kempton Reviewer: Selwyn Knight This is a joyous celebration of a moment in time, back in the early 1960s at the Sands Casino and Hotel, when Frank Sinatra and his friends, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr ruled the roost. Known as the Rat Pack, they started performing in the Copa Room while they were ...

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The Rat Pack Vegas Spectacular, Grand Opera House, York

Reviewer: Fran Winter [Rating:2.5] “Not what I expected” was commonly heard in the stairwells as the audience filtered out of the Grand Opera House, and one would have to agree. The show would have been more appropriately entitled ‘A Low Budget Night with the Rat Pack’, it is in no way spectacular. The Rat Pack are; James Jnr as Sammy ...

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Christmas with The Rat Pack – Liverpool Empire Theatre

Director: Mitch Sebastian Reviewer: John Roberts [Rating:2] Celebrating its 12th season on the road, this Christmas based celebration set during the heyday of The Rat Pack aims to bring the golden years of Las Vegas and the famous concerts given by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. at the Sands Resort back to life. The trio were critically ...

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