The Rat Pack is Back!
KC Metropolis
By Anthony Rodgers
 

Sandy Hackett's Rat Pack Show

Simulating a final show at the famed Sands Hotel and Casino, Sandy Hackett's Rat Pack Show is a combination of classic crooning and irreverent comedy that pays tribute to the group of smooth-talking, velvety-voiced gentlemen that came to be known as The Rat Pack.

The son of legendary Buddy Hackett, Sandy Hackett grew up around the original Rat Pack, and as comedian Joey Bishop, he was an absolute riot. His opening jokes were not only impressive in rapid succession but also in his connections with the audience. Mannerisms and vocal inflections were consistent with Bishop's to an eerie T. Hackett keeps you on your toes, too, by moving around in the audience and picking on nearby individuals, all in good fun. With a contagious smile and uncanny resemblance to Sammy Davis, Jr., Louie Velez danced his way around the stage, exuding endless energy. Velez was perhaps the most captivating performer during his two slower numbers, “What Kind of Fool Am I” and “Mr. Bojangles/Will I Still Be Me?”

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