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People might immediately think Elvis when it comes to Las Vegas, but before The King, the city jived to the tune of four entertainers who won over audiences with their cool musical stylings and playful stage demeanor.During the 1960s, the Rat Pack - Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and Dean Martin brought fame and recognition to the city as both an entertainment capital and gambling destination during their run inside the Copa Room at the Sands. Today, audiences can relive the revelry and timeless music of the Rat Pack era in the show The Rat Pack is Back at Tuscany Suites."What happens in Vegas all started with the Rat Pack," said the show's producer Dick Feeney. "The real legend of Vegas - the cool cats, the drinking, the partying, the gambling, they epitomized it, and people still look at those days with fond memories."Video clips of vintage Vegas play on screens hanging on both sides of the stage, reminding everyone of where the city's reputation as a glitzy and glamorous destination started.The curtain opens and the 7-piece Lon Bronson orchestra gets the audience going with some toe-tapping music before performers portraying all the members of the Rat Pack enter the stage. They sing and dance, conveying all of the charisma and camaraderie of the real entertainers.Dean takes center stage with drink in hand and fittingly sings, "Volare." His smooth voice and casual stage presence convey all the essence of the real performer. He pauses between songs for some playful joking with the audience."I'm on the whiskey diet," says Dean, "in one week I lost four days." Everyone laughs before he gets back to singing the Italian love song "That's Amore" where he invites the audience to join in.Sammy Davis Jr. joins him on stage to sing "That Old Black Magic" and "Candy Man."Just like the real Rat Pack, you never know who is going to come out on stage next. Sometimes the performers interrupt one another for some good old fashioned ribbing.Later in the show, the four guys are joined by a fabulous playboy bunny. Wearing the authentic bunny outfit and she sings "Happy Birthday" to a lucky guy in the audience.Frank, Sammy, Joey and Dean reunite on stage to belt out a few more classics including "Luck Be a Lady," "Lady is a Tramp" and "New York, New York." These three cool cats really know how to have a good time. By the end of the show you will too.
 
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Age:55 to 64
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Yes, I recommend this product.
The Rat Pack IS Back!
PostedApril 22, 2014
These four guys do a great job imitating Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr. and Joey Bishop! They ALL have the moves down perfectly and in my opinion, the Sammy Davis, Jr. entertainer was spot on! The Dean Martin similarity in looks is uncanny! He has the distinctive Dean Martin sound down, but missed just a couple of high notes at the show I attended...Sinatra...pretty good look alike, and had an excellent Sinatra sound, sang may of his greatest hits including "My Way" of course....and Joey Bishop does stand-up comedy....so funny to hear those fifties/sixties type jokes! Felt like we were at The Sands in the 1960's! If you buy the higher priced tickets, you sit around tables in the front and center...the guys frequently come down into that area of the audience and interact...I'm a big fan and would see this show again...
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There are some basic rules of magic. Never tell your audience how a trick is done, don't show the audience how you prep for a trick, and never, ever perform the classic cups and balls trick with transparent cups. Well, Penn and Teller manage to break all of these rules and more in their show at the Rio Hotel and Casino and it’s perfection.Just like every amazing duo, Penn and Teller have their strengths and weaknesses and combined, they create the perfect storm of comedy, magic and entertainment. The tall, lanky Penn serves as a narrator, providing a running comedic commentary on just about everything they do, while Teller handles much of the show's action, all without saying a single word.While there are some elements of classic magic and sleight of hand in the show, most of the tricks are incredibly creative, innovative and sometimes bordering on the macabre. Yep, knives are thrown, goldfish are materialized, and needles are swallowed… or are they? The fun of this show is that the duo lets the audience in on some of the tricks, but others are meant to completely mystify the crowd and it works. Comedic, mind-bending, and totally entertaining, Penn & Teller is a classic Vegas show that is a vacation rite of passage.  
 
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Penn and Teller...like their Libertarian viewpoint!
PostedApril 22, 2014
If you see the show, you'll understand the Libertarian reference in my "summary"....they take bits from their various tours and Penn says they change up the Las Vegas show often...Teller says nothing, Ha, Ha! If you enjoy Penn & Teller from TV appearances, you'll enjoy their Las Vegas show...as of 2014 they have been settled there about 13 years now...large auditorium with comfortable seating...we sat in the Mezzanine sections and could still see well...after the show, you can meet them outside the theater. Also this show would be appropriate for children to see...
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People might immediately think Elvis when it comes to Las Vegas, but before The King, the city jived to the tune of four entertainers who won over audiences with their cool musical stylings and playful stage demeanor.During the 1960s, the Rat Pack - Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and Dean Martin brought fame and recognition to the city as both an entertainment capital and gambling destination during their run inside the Copa Room at the Sands. Today, audiences can relive the revelry and timeless music of the Rat Pack era in the show The Rat Pack is Back at Tuscany Suites."What happens in Vegas all started with the Rat Pack," said the show's producer Dick Feeney. "The real legend of Vegas - the cool cats, the drinking, the partying, the gambling, they epitomized it, and people still look at those days with fond memories."Video clips of vintage Vegas play on screens hanging on both sides of the stage, reminding everyone of where the city's reputation as a glitzy and glamorous destination started.The curtain opens and the 7-piece Lon Bronson orchestra gets the audience going with some toe-tapping music before performers portraying all the members of the Rat Pack enter the stage. They sing and dance, conveying all of the charisma and camaraderie of the real entertainers.Dean takes center stage with drink in hand and fittingly sings, "Volare." His smooth voice and casual stage presence convey all the essence of the real performer. He pauses between songs for some playful joking with the audience."I'm on the whiskey diet," says Dean, "in one week I lost four days." Everyone laughs before he gets back to singing the Italian love song "That's Amore" where he invites the audience to join in.Sammy Davis Jr. joins him on stage to sing "That Old Black Magic" and "Candy Man."Just like the real Rat Pack, you never know who is going to come out on stage next. Sometimes the performers interrupt one another for some good old fashioned ribbing.Later in the show, the four guys are joined by a fabulous playboy bunny. Wearing the authentic bunny outfit and she sings "Happy Birthday" to a lucky guy in the audience.Frank, Sammy, Joey and Dean reunite on stage to belt out a few more classics including "Luck Be a Lady," "Lady is a Tramp" and "New York, New York." These three cool cats really know how to have a good time. By the end of the show you will too.
 

july shows

please could you let me know where rat pack is performing in July
We saw them at the Rio in April 2014....likely would be at the same venue...but I would check back at vegas.com in the summer....
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