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Saturday, 6 December, 2008 2:35 AM

Reviewed: 'The Rat Pack is Back' is a Must-See at Detroit's Gem Theatre

Photo by TRP Entertainment

Frank, Sammy, Joey, & Dean return to Detroit for the Holidays in The Rat Pack is Back! Playing at the Gem Theatre through January 4.

by Gloria Rzucidlo
gloria1025@yahoo.com

 

DETROIT -- "The Rat Pack is Back" returns to the historic Gem Theatre in Detroit after it's last run in 2006. The show begins with the voice of Buddy Hackett playing God telling the Rat Pack to return to the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas to perform one last show.

Joe Bishop (Mickey Joseph), Dean Martin (Bobby Mayo Jr.), Sammy Davis Jr. (Kyle Diamond) and Frank Sinatra (David DeCosta) sing, dance and tell jokes. DeCosta is a native of Dearborn, Mich. They are truly one of the country's top nightclub entertainers.

“It’s a pleasure to be coming home portraying the late great Frank Sinatra," said David DeCosta in a press release. "I’m looking forward to seeing friends & family and being back in Detroit.”

It reminded me back in the day in 1961 where drinking, smoking and gambling was the thing to do. Dean comes on stage with a martini in hand, Sammy does his dance routines, Joey does his comedic act and Frank is the serious one who keeps the guys in line.

Frank does his famous numbers, "My Way" and "New York, New York." All four have succeeded in recreating the looks and sounds of the Rat Pack. There was a 12-piece band and the stage was set to mimic the ambience of the Sands Hotel.

This 90-minute show, with no intermission, was totally entertaining. I would recommend everyone to see it. It will definitely bring you back to the good 'ole days

The Rat Pack is Back is playing at the Gem Theatre, 333 Madison Ave, Detroit, from November 19 thru New Years Eve.

Overall Rating: A

Tickets for The Rat Pack is Back! ($19.75 - $39.50) are on sale now for all dates, including two special New Year’s Eve performances, by calling (313) 963-9800, Ticketmaster charge by phone (248) 645-6666, at any Ticketmaster Ticket Center, and online at www.ticketmaster.com, and in person at the Gem Theatre or Fisher Theatre box offices.

 

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