Ol’ Blue Eyes will sparkle on the Las Vegas Strip again as “FRANK –The Man. The Music.” makes its debut at The Palazzo Las Vegas (Pictured: Bob Anderson).
Honoring the life and music of Frank Sinatra, the show, starring Bob Anderson and featuring a 32-piece orchestra under the musical direction of Vincent Falcone, will open at The Palazzo Theatre, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. Tickets are now on sale.
Conceptualized and brought to life by an all-star creative team, “FRANK – The Man. The Music.” is produced by Hoboken Productions in association with Stephen Eich. Bob Anderson, a revered singing impressionist, is transformed into Sinatra with the help of Oscar-nominated makeup artist Kazu Tsuji, who aged Brad Pitt in the movie “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.”
Taking audiences on a musical journey through the legendary crooner’s timeless hits, “FRANK – The Man. The Music.” highlights three distinct areas of Sinatra’s career: the recording studio, television specials, and personal appearances. The authentic concert recreation marks a return to the era of Las Vegas glitz and glamour that the singer made famous.
“This show will give generations of music lovers around the world a chance to leave this high-tech world behind and travel back to a time circa 1970 to experience an evening unlike any other today,” said John Caparella, president & COO of The Venetian, The Palazzo, and Sands Expo. “For those who yearn for a sophisticated music experience at the site where the Rat Pack earned its fame, ‘FRANK – The Man. The Music.’ is the show to attend.”
The 90-minute production opens at The Palazzo Theatre in the year that celebrates the 100th anniversary of Sinatra’s birth. Paying homage to Sinatra by recreating him in sound and likeness, Bob Anderson performs hits from The Great American Songbook, including, “Come Fly with Me,” “One for my Baby,” and “My Heart Stood Still,” among many others.
“Playing this iconic legend is a humbling and monumental experience,” said Anderson. “I want everything to be as close to reality as possible. The size and quality of the orchestra, the original arrangements, the set, the sound, the lighting, and everything else has to be exquisite.”
A Las Vegas legend in his own right, Anderson moved to Las Vegas from Detroit at the age of 22 and got his start performing with Nancy Sinatra as a singer in her show at the Sahara Hotel and Casino. When Sinatra took him with her for a performance on the “The Merv Griffin Show,” Griffin discovered his ability to recreate the voices of others, a skill that made him a regular on nearly every talk and variety show in the country. Anderson went on to have his own showroom in Las Vegas for more than a decade and in 2002 was inducted into The Casino Legends Hall of Fame.
“FRANK – The Man. The Music.” performs Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Fridays at 9 p.m. at The Palazzo Theatre starting Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. Tickets are now on sale. For up-to-date schedule information, including dark dates, or to purchase tickets, visit any Box Office at The Venetian or The Palazzo, go online at www.venetian.com/frank, or call (702) 414-9000.