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“Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show” Will Be in Full Swing at The Carolina Theatre at 8 p.m. Jan. 27th

"Sandy Hackett's Rat Pack Show" plays The Carolina Theatre in Durham Jan. 27th

"Sandy Hackett's Rat Pack Show" plays The Carolina Theatre in Durham Jan. 27th

The Durham Performing Arts Center and The Carolina Theatre will present Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show, a Las Vegas-style variety show with actors impersonating singers Frank Sinatra (1915-98), Dean Martin (1917-95), and Sammy Davis, Jr. (1925-90) and comedian Joey Bishop (1918-2007), at 8 p.m. on Jan. 27th in 1,016-seat Fletcher Hall at The Carolina Theatre in downtown Durham, NC.

According to the Durham Performing Arts Center:

“They were style with substance, swing with swagger and a non-stop party that everyone wanted to attend. Now audiences can experience this critically acclaimed, hugely entertaining theatrical production which includes exciting new arrangements of the classic songs everyone knows and loves.”

According to the tour’s news release:

“Earning numerous standing O’s from packed audiences throughout the first part of its hugely successful national Broadway theater tour, Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show continues into 2012 with an exclusive partnership with Off Broadway Booking in New York City.

“Direct from Las Vegas at the legendary Las Vegas Hotel (formerly Las Vegas Hilton), the critically-acclaimed production brings its stellar performances to Indiana, North Carolina, Florida, Arkansas, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, North Dakota, Minnesota and California with dates continually being added….

“The hit show is produced by Sandy Hackett, a powerhouse veteran writer/producer/actor and son of legendary comedian Buddy Hackett, along with his wife, producer/singer/songwriter Lisa Dawn Miller, daughter of the late legendary Motown songwriter Ron Miller….”

The Durham Performing Arts Center and The Carolina Theatre present SANDY HACKETT’S RAT PACK SHOW at 8 p.m. Jan. 27 in Fletcher Hall at The Carolina Theatre, 309 W. Morgan, St., Durham, North Carolina 27701.

TICKETS: $40.40-$56.40 (including fees).


Carolina Theatre Box Office: 888-241-8162, 919-560-3030, or

Ticketmaster: 800-745-3000 or

SHOW: and



Durham Performing Arts Center:

The Carolina Theatre:





Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show: (official website).

The Tour: (official website).

Frank Sinatra: (official website) and (Wikipedia).

Dean Martin: (official website) and (Wikipedia).

Sammy Davis, Jr.: (official website) and,_Jr. (Wikipedia).

Joey Bishop: (Wikipedia).


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