Sandy Hackett's Rat Pack Tickets
Mardi Gras Theatre
Riviera Hotel and Casino
2901 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
Sandy Hackett Rat Pack Show Vegas is sure to take you back into the golden era of Las Vegas, and give you a taste of a time when style and swing were everything, and when these cool cats ruled old Las Vegas (now Fremont Street). The Riviera Rat Pack Show celebrates 50 years of the Rat Pack, and is hailed as being almost as good as seeing the real pack themselves.
This critically acclaimed show introduces its audience to new arrangements of the old classics. In addition, as if the old songs weren’t good enough, the show also features original songs, never before heard, from the late great songwriter Ron Miller. The music is complemented by recorded voice-overs from Sandy Hackett’s father, the late, legendary comedian Buddy Hackett, which were produced exclusively for the Riviera Rat Pack Show.
The Riviera Rat Pack Show brings the glamor and excitement of the Rat Pack era to the stage. The impersonators capture the charisma of the rat pack stars, as seen in classic movies like It Happened in Brooklyn and Salt and Pepper. There is great chemistry between the cast, bringing the pack alive, a group that were also called The Summit or The Clan in their day, due to their magical performances, and the power that they held as global icons. Audiences can expect all the classic tunes to be played, with great singing and dancing from the cast.
The show announced in October 2010 that its 2011-12 run would open at the historic Riviera Hotel and Casino. There can be no better place to see the Sandy Hackett Rat Pack Show Vegas than this hotel, with its strong sense of history and effortless class. The Riviera is well known as a great venue for shows, and hosts a long list of Las Vegas shows including one of the great Las Vegas impersonators Greg London. The hotel creates just the right luxurious ambiance and stylish atmosphere suited to the Rat Pack. The show runs nightly, and competes at the Riviera with Amazing Kreskin and the DAO Show, as well as with Greg London.
The real stars of the Sandy Hackett Rat Pack Show Vegas are, of course, the Rat Pack impersonators themselves. Sandy Hackett is the leader of the pack, playing Joey Bishop. Hackett is known as a producer, writer, and film and TV actor. He performs alongside his wife, the singer-songwriter and producer Lisa Dawn Miller, who also comes from a well-known family, as she is the daughter of Ron Miller. Lisa plays Frank’s One Love in the show, and her voice and dancing prove a welcome contrast to the otherwise male-dominated cast. David DeCosta is the masterful Frank Sinatra, while Doug Starks plays Sammy Davis, Jr, and Tony Basile is amazingly believable as Dean Martin.
There have been many groups of Rat Pack impersonators over the decades, but none who have received such high acclaim, both from audiences and from the original Rat Pack themselves. Of all the Rat Pack impersonators, Sandy Hackett has received the highest compliment, when Joey Bishop himself joked that he wished he had been as good as his impersonator.