‘The Rat Pack is Back!’ Brings Classic Vegas Style
to The Grand Opera House in Macon

October 20, 2009

Media Contact:
Billie Rampley
(478) 301-2933

MACON –– “The Rat Pack Is Back!,” a tribute to the talented stars of the 1960s known as The Rat Pack, will play at The Grand Opera House, a performing arts center of Mercer University, on Oct. 22 and 23 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $45-$49 and group discounts are available for 10 or more. Tickets can be purchased through Mercer Ticket Sales at (478) 301-5470 or Online at www.TheGrandMacon.com.

Experience the ritz and allure of classic Vegas with this swinging party of a show! “The Rat Pack Is Back!” transports the audience back through time and space to a balmy night circa 1960 when four show business legends -- Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., Joey Bishop and Dean Martin -- converged at the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas for the first time.  These stars delivered style with substance, swing with swagger and a non-stop party to which everyone wanted access.  

In “The Rat Pack Is Back!,” Frank, Sammy, Joey and Dean are back and do it “just one more time.” What ensues is an uncanny recreation of one of the Rat Pack’s raucous, antic-filled performances, featuring hilarious comedy and performances of such standards as Sinatra’s “You Make Me Feel So Young,” “A Foggy Day,” Martin’s “That’s Amoré” and Davis’ “Mr. Bojangles.”  Backing the singers is swinging 12-piece live orchestra performing period perfect orchestrations.

For more information about The Grand’s 2009-2010 season, patrons can call Mercer Ticket Sales at (478) 301-5470 or visit www.TheGrandMacon.com. Subscriptions and tickets may also be purchased in person at the Mercer Ticket Sales box office located at 400 Poplar St. in downtown Macon.

The Grand Opera House:
A performing arts center of Mercer University, The Grand Opera House is a historic 1,000-seat theatre located at 651 Mulberry St. in downtown Macon, Ga. The Grand brings the very best in live, professional performing arts and entertainment to Central Georgia. In addition to its popular Broadway Series of nationally-touring productions and its GrandKids Arts Education Series for elementary, middle and high school students, The Grand hosts a variety of special events throughout the year. It is also home to the Macon Symphony Orchestra, the Central Georgia Opera Guild and The Nutcracker of Middle Georgia. For a complete schedule of upcoming performances, contact Mercer Ticket Sales at (478) 301-5470 or visit www.TheGrandMacon.com.

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