New Music Production Celebrates The Career of Frank Sinatra
By Pete Allman
Las Vegas has seen it's era of names such as Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Junior, Dean Martin, Elvis Presley, James Brown, to legendary lounge acts such as Sam Butera, Freddie Bell, Sedro's Armadas, The Checkmates, and the list goes on.
Today there's The Shades Of Sinatra production which is an original music production, celebrating the career of Frank Sinatra. This classy production moves swiftly, showcasing each member of the cast, only the way a classic production could be presented in the Ray Wolf Theater of The Clarian Hotel. Formerly the Debbie Reynolds Theater, it is a beautifully appointed showroom, which lends itself to this kind of production.
Carmine Mandea, the 2006 Excellence in Entertainment "Horizon Award" recipient by ECE, Inc. and co-star of the show, is noted for his excellent vocal styling of an older Sinatra, as well as playing tribute to Tony Bennett, Sammy Davis Jr., and Vic Damone.
Mr. Mandea has organized an excellent show. Lisa Smith, formerly of New York City, has excellent range and performs an excellent version of Marylyn Monroe. Lary Liso, also from New York has a rich, deep resonance in his vocal styling and plays Dean Martin. Rayan Baker, the youngest member of the show, sings a tribute as a younger Sinatra. He's traveled throughout North America for several years as Frank with David Cassidy's, "The Rat Pack Is Back."
Together, the four vocalists bring audiences humor, story telling and a well rounded list of songs from the Sinatra era. Although there is no live music, the show has excellent tracks, which sounds as if the orchestra is live. Shades of Sinatra runs Sunday - Wednesday at 9pm.
For ticket information call  990-1524 or visit www.WolfTheaterlasvegas.com. "Shades of Sinatra Rekindles the Sinatra era and is one production that presents each talent in its highest form."
Pete Allman is a Las Vegas-based commentator, broadcast personality, celebrity interviewer and restaurant critic. Pete also produces inspirational messages for television and other media. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org or (702)265-9099. Visit www.CelebrityScene.com Read more stories by Pete Allman.
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