There’s always something to learn in the game of love and perhaps no one sung about that better than legendary Frank Sinatra.
With romance in the air for Valentine’s Day, Warren Arts is offering dinner and a show with six performances of “My Way – A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra.” Shows are this weekend and next weekend.
“I’ve listened to Frank Sinatra for years with my grandmother and I love his music,” said Tyler Morton, one of the many talented singers on cast. “This show is a little swing, a little love, and a little bluesy.”
A unique medley of 58 of the more than 1,500 Sinatra songs are performed in this roughly two-hour show packed full of delight.
“We have a very strong vocal cast,” said Kennette Dixon, who co-directs the musical with Eugene LaFever.
Sinatra is one of the most popular music artists of all time, debuting in the swing era in the late 1930s and performing into the 1990s. He was still a hot commodity well into his 60s with the release of “New York, New York” and regular performances at Caesar’s Palace.
The Warren Arts cast realizes the task at hand in creating this show.
“When you’re doing Frank Sinatra music,” said Jeff Owens, “you don’t want to blow it. Frank Sinatra’s music revolved around good vocals and good lyrics.”
Added singer Marc Pyburn about the show, “It’s romantic and it has a nice pace to it. Most people in their 40s and up will recognize most of these songs and be able to sing along.”
Other cast members include Rob Nunley on vocals and drums, and Emily Phillips and Allie Morton as female vocalists.
Kenny and Dara Johnson provide narration between songs, which includes interesting information and a touch of humor.
Dinner is catered by Collins River BBQ. On the menu is a BBQ baked potato and salad.
Starts times are 6:15 p.m. this Friday and Saturday, with a 1:30 p.m. matinee on Sunday. The same schedule repeats the following weekend starting Friday, Feb. 19.
Tickets are $30 per person, include the meal, and are still available for most shows. A ticket link can be found on the Warren Arts Facebook page.