Last weekend of TLT’s Sinatra Tribute Oct. 3-6
Published 6:40 pm Wednesday, October 2, 2013
If someone refers to “Ol’ Blue Eyes,” you know who they mean. Same with “The Chairman of the Board,” or for our older population, “The Voice.” All instantly bring to mind one Francis Albert Sinatra of Hoboken, New Jersey: the skinny Jimmy Dorsey crooner, gutsy Capital Records swinger, Academy Award winner, Gene Kelly dance partner, Rat Packer, family man . . . the lion in winter who did things his way.
Directed by Ben Chumley, a professional musician and actor, “My Way” takes the audience through many of Sinatra’s best songs. He recorded over 1,300, and while they considered singing every one of them, the “My Way” company realized it would take them exactly eight days if they didn’t take any intermissions or breaks.
So instead patrons will be treated to many favorites via medleys: Broadway, cities, young love, summer, losers, big flirt, moon, survivors and more.
“The Lady is a Tramp,” “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” “You Make Me Feel So Young,” “It Was a Very Good Year,” “One for My Baby,” “New York, New York,” “My Funny Valentine,” “The Best is Yet to Come,” on and on.
It has been said that probably half the US population more than 50 was conceived while their parents were listening to the music of Frank Sinatra. Johnny Carson once asked Sinatra what music he put on when he wanted to get a woman in the mood. Sinatra laughed so hard, he couldn’t answer.
The stage set for TLT’s “My Way” will be a cabaret, complete with working cash bar onstage open to patrons before the show starts and during intermission. Director Chumley at the piano will be joined onstage by singer/actors Debbie Craig-Archer, Katie Cilluffo, Terry Neal and Josh Moffitt.
The TLT box office at the Workshop, 516 South Trade Street, will be open Wednesday-Saturday 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., plus Thursday 4-7 p.m. Group discounts are available at 15 percent off for groups of 10-20, and 20 percent off for 21 tickets and above. All discounted group tickets must be for the same performance (not available opening night), and paid for by a single check or credit card.
For reservations, call 828-859-2466. Further information is available at www.TLTinfo.org.
– article submitted by Connie Clark