|By Marketwired .||
|May 30, 2014 02:20 PM EDT||
KANSAS CITY, MO -- (Marketwired) -- 05/30/14 -- Earning stellar reviews and standing O's on opening night, Hackett Miller's hit musical "Sandy Hackett's Rat Pack Show" drew a packed house at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts presented by Theater League of Kansas City for its Broadway Series.
Now playing through June 1, tickets start at $36 and can be purchased online at http://theaterleague.com/kansascity/sandy-hacketts-rat-pack-show/.
Steve Wilson of Broadway World titled his rave "The Best Show in KC This Year - SANDY HACKETT'S RAT PACK SHOW."
"A chill went up and down my spine; did I step back in time when I entered through the door? Did I land in Las Vegas, at the Sands watching a show starring the Rat Pack? No, I landed at the hilarious and most entertaining show performed in Kansas City this theatrical season."
Wilson adds, "Sandy Hackett magnificently portrays the late comedian Joey Bishop. His antics on and off stage keep the audience rolling in the aisles....The only woman to grace the Kauffman stage is Frank's one true love, played by Lisa Dawn Miller. She has a fantastic voice as she enters the stage passionately singing, "Wasn't I a Good Time?" written by her late father Ron Miller."
Bob Evans, Kansas City Performing Arts Examiner, praises, "Give standing ovations to the talented cast that create this phenomenal performance." He continues, "...each brought a sincerity to their role. They did not mimic, they created a vision you could grasp without thinking you were seeing a carbon copy. Hackett dominated the comedy aspects of the show. Velez stands out with strong vocals. Wallek's Martin showed a playful side. As Frank, Danny Grewen had the chance to actually give his character depth with the duet with Lisa Dawn Miller, who portrays the love of Frank's life, Ava Garner. With dark hair, chic costume, and ravishing good looks, the audience knows that Sinatra's, one-true love, Ava Gardner, broke his heart. Miller performs the song with a passionate connection to both Sinatra and her father. Her vocals are strong and the performance, poignant."
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