-FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE-
SANDY HACKETT’S RAT PACK SHOW
2015-2016 U.S. BROADWAY SEASON TOUR
KICKS OFF ITS AT THE
HISTORIC BUCKS COUNTY PLAYHOUSE
WITH 16 PERFORMANCES
OCTOBER 6 - 18
Husband and Wife Team of Sandy Hackett and Lisa Dawn Miller
Combine Their Notable Lineage to Bring the
Music and Comedy of the Legendary Rat Pack
To New Hope Audiences and Beyond!
New Hope, PA (10/1/15) – (BCP): BUCKS COUNTY PLAYHOUSE - Commencing another successful touring season, currently in its 7th year, the hit show, Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show (http://www.sandysratpack.com), opens at the Bucks County Playhouse on October 6th and runs through October 18th. The South Bend Tribune writes of the show’s producers and stars Sandy Hackett (son of legendary comedian, Buddy Hackett) and Lisa Dawn Miller (daughter of legendary songwriter, Ron Miller), “That personal attachment allows this husband-and-wife team to channel their childhood memories with credible insight into the four legendary personalities that no novice to the Rat Pack lore could pull off.”
Hackett’s father, Buddy Hackett, who was longtime friends with each member of the Rat Pack, portrays the “Voice of God” which opens the show, as he sends the legendary performers back to earth to do one last show. The sterling production includes numerous musical hits made popular by Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis, Jr., including “For Once In My Life,” written by Miller’s father, Ron Miller.
Hackett portrays comedian, Joey Bishop and Miller plays “Frank’s One Love,”
a character based on Sinatra’s relationship with Ava Gardner. The cast includes:
Angelo Babbaro as Frank Sinatra, Tom Wallek as Dean Martin and Kenny Jones as Sammy Davis, Jr. under the direction of Sandy Hackett and technical direction of Mark Matson.
Last season’s tour won critical acclaim from numerous theatre critics. Broadway World, wrote of its performance at that prestigious Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts, that Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack was the “Best Show in Kanas City this year!” Steve Wilson (Broadway World) wrote, “A chill went up and down my spine…most entertaining show performed in Kansas City this theatrical season!” Anthony Rodgers of KC Metropolis wrote, “Sandy Hackett as comedian Joey Bishop was an absolute riot! As Frank’s One Love, Lisa Dawn Miller sang with a beautiful and powerful voice.”
Miller said, “We are so excited to bring our show to the wonderful audiences of Bucks County and perform in a such a beautiful theatre, rich in history and culture. We look forward to getting to know the community of New Hope, PA!”
Tickets can be purchased by calling (215) 862-2121 or online at buckscountyplayhouse.org. Visit the box office Tuesdays - Saturdays, 12pm – 5pm, Sunday, 12pm to 5pm. Bucks County Playhouse is located at 70 South Main Street in New Hope, PA.