'Rat Pack Show' a
Finger-Snapping Good Time
Access Atlanta
By Melissa Ruggieri
 

Sandy Hackett's Rat Pack Show

"There is a timeless quality to the music, the look and, most importantly, the attitude projected by the foursome - and all three are conveyed with a wink, a nod and a lot of vocal prowess in 'Sandy Hackett's Rat Pack Show'"

"An 11-piece band played as the core four - creator Sandy Hackett as Bishop, Tom Wallek as Martin, Dezmond Meeks as Davis Jr. and Danny Grewen as Sinatra - smoothly whirled through two acts of classic songs, some soft-shoe dancing and some truly funny jokes (mostly by the multi-accented Hackett)."

"The first act showcases the material of Martin - his womanizing ways given a charming buffoonish-ness by Tom Wallek. Wallek sounded perfectly adept on the Italian favorites 'That's Amore' and 'Volare.'"

"It was impossible not to be impressed by Meeks' terrific range as he crooned "That Old Black Magic" and "Will I Still Be Me?", an original song written by Ron Miller, father of Lisa Dawn Miller."

"Danny Grewen, meanwhile, imbued Sinatra with a perfect level of chilliness. A medley of Sinatra songs ("Come Fly with Me," "The Best is Yet to Come," "Fly Me to the Moon" among them) was delivered with ease and style."

"The audience caught a glimpse of Sinatra's wistful side when Lisa Dawn Miller came out to belt "Wasn't I A Good Time," also written by her father, in her soaring voice."

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