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

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

Dancing with the Stars: Frank Sinatra-Twyla Tharp Jukebox Musical “Come Fly Away” Soars at DPAC

“Come Fly Away” combines vibrant baritone vocal tracks by Francis Albert “Frank” Sinatra (1915-98) and dazzling acrobatic dance routines by award-winning director and choreographer Twyla Tharp with invigorating instrumental accompaniment — and scintillating solos, especially on saxophone — by an exuberant onstage band conducted by Rob Cookman. (These cats can really wail!)

In "Come Fly Away," Twyla Tharp devises dazzling dance routines for Frank Sinatra's hits

Ring-a-Ding-Ding: “Come Fly Away” at DPAC Features Vocals by Frank Sinatra and Dances by Twyla Tharp

New York Times critic Charles Isherwood raved, “A sleek, energizing mixture of Sinatra’s inimitable cool and [director-choreographer Twyla] Tharp’s kinetic heat, ‘Come Fly Away’ sweeps you up in a spell so complete that only those resistant to the seductions of dance or the swing of Sinatra will be left on the other side of the velvet rope.”