Tuesday 13th April 2010
Frank Sinatra – Tam Ward
Sammy Davie Jr – Matthew Henry
Dean Martin – Nigel Casey
For 6 nights only, three of the most famous members of the Rat Pack are recreated and play the stage at the Curve, Leicester; otherwise known as the Sands Hotel, Las Vegas.
Back in the 1950’s and 60’s Frank, Sammy and Dean were three of the most famous members of The Rat Pack and biggest entertainers in the world. Played by Tam Ward (Frank Sinatra), Matthew Henry (Sammy Davie Jr) and Nigel Casey (Dean Martin), the audience were captured and astounded as the stage was graced with suits, smiles and songs.
Frank, Franky, Sinatra, Old Blue Eyes (which ever nickname you chose) was the first to grace the stage and kicked the night off with The Lady is a Tramp and Luck Be A Lady (Tonight). Just as the audience was feeling content, yet blown away with the looks and vocals; Sammy came jumping out with excitement (quite literally) on to the stage with Black Magic. Matthew Henry captured the energy that was always one of Sammy’s stage features, perfectly. A couple more numbers, including one of his most famous, Mr. Bojangles, then followed this before Dean Martin came on stage. Nigel Casey was one of the most memorable members of the night, and that wasn’t just because of his drunken antics but because he also had a handsome smile that no one could forget.
For the rest of the evening a similar structure was kept to with each of the guys singing a few numbers, but also a couple of duets happened between Sammy & Dean, and Frank and Dean. But of course, no Rat Pack show would be complete without the trio singing together, which was just how the show was played out with A Foggy Day.
The whole evening was structured just like the night as it originally happened back in Las Vegas. Cigarettes and alcohol were consumed along side many of the performances, which then led to the second half including a few drunken antics. The Burrelli Sisters performed along side the pack and a live band; known as The Rat Pack band were the perfect addition to a perfect performance. It really was spectacular to have a live band play all evening.
If you ever have the opportunity to see The Rat Pack Live from Las Vegas – go see it. You will leave feeling having had a great night. The only thing I was missing was a Martini and a cocktail dress.