The Rat Pack: Live From Las Vegas
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Previewed 11 March 2003, Opened 18 March 2003, Closed on 24 May 2003 at the Haymarket Theatre
This spectacular musical production celebrates the incredible singing talent of three world famous entertainers and performers Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jnr and Dean Martin, known as The Rat Pack. Their unique contribution to 20th Century popular music is second to none. Frank, Sammy and Dean all received critical acclaim in the late 50s and early 60s when they stormed the world and stayed at the top. The Rat Pack were a force to be reckoned with, an inexhaustible energy which is as apparent in their music today as it ever was.
Christmas with the Rat Pack - a spectacular festive production of the show - will run from Tuesday 21 December 2011 to Saturday 7 January 2012 when the show will feature a host of seasonal classics including Baby it's Cold Outside; Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer; Let it Snow, Let it Snow; White Christmas; and Winter Wonderland.
"An evening of easy listening that isn't just easy on the ears but is frequently blissful - A slick, likable, variety show" The Sunday Express
With a talented cast and on stage orchestra, take a trip back to the glamorous, hot, glitzy nights of Las Vegas. Experience Frank, Sammy and Dean's world in this sensationally staged production that brings the music and lives of these legendary characters together again.
"Absolutely superb. This is popular entertainment at its best - and one that richly deserves its West End run" The Daily Telegraph
"The Rat Pack presents us with what pretends to be a concert at the Sands Hotel, Las Vegas, staged by three of the celebrated hell-raising rodents - Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jnr. It could easily have been a lowering experience, but thanks to high-powered performances and an agreeable corny ambience - which includes some shapely showgirls - it turns out to be fun... And although you can see Sinatra's rendition of 'My Way' coming towards you all evening, I must admit that when it finally showed up I rather enjoyed it." The Sunday Telegraph
"A concert show for your easy listening pleasure - accomplished entertainment" The Times
"For those of you still hoping to catch Frank Sinatra and his legendary Rat Pack live - it's too late. But for the next best thing don't miss the finest tribute I've seen. It claims to be live from Las Vegas. But it is nothing of the sort. It's three British singers brilliantly recreating the magic of Sinatra's finest hour... All the old favourites had the entire audience tapping their toes and humming along... The band are top notch and the scantily clad backing singers, The Berelli Sisters, really make things swing. Such nostalgic excellence forged a special atmosphere as we all forgot we were not actually in the presence of the originals... I raise my glass to them. And to the talented team who honour their memory." The Daily Mirror
After a number of 'one night only' shows in various London West End theatres, The Rat Pack: Live From Las Vegas in London was presented at the Haymarket Theatre where it on opened 18 March 2003 and closed on 24 May 2003 following which it transferred to the Strand Theatre (now Novello Theatre) where it opened 1 July 2003 and closed on 28 May 2005 before it transferred to the Savoy Theatre on 3 June 2005 where it played up to 12 August 2006. The production returned to London again in 2009 when it played the Adelphi Theatre when it previewed from 24 September 2009, opened on 28 September 2009 and closed on 2 January 2010.
The Rat Pack in London at the Wyndham's Theatre previewed from 20 December 2011, opened on 21 December 2011 and closed on 21 January 2012.