Sinatra Songbook Opens Friday At Hamilton Playhouse
The scene is a nightclub in California. Four people are talking about great music and the name Frank Sinatra comes up. The memories flood back as the four singers talk about the songs that they remember and still love to sing.
And then, they sing those songs.
That's the basic premise of "My Way - A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra," the latest production of the Hamilton Players and a return to a live theatre presentation in the Hamilton Playhouse. Executive Director denise rose is excited to be bringing an "indoor" show back to the Hamilton stage, especially one that brings with it so many shared memories.
She said, "We did this show 12 or 13 years ago, so it's a nostalgic show and it's nostalgic for the Playhouse. It gonna be pretty fantastic." Many of the songs will be in the form of medleys comprised by tunes like That Old Black Magic, The Lady is a Tramp, I Only Have Eyes for You, I Get a Kick Out of You, My Funny Valentine, Fly Me to the Moon, My Way, Makin' Whoopee, and, of course, New York, New York.
On stage will be actor/singers Jodi Brice, Rich Thomas, Stephanie Mock and Bruce Thomas. Musical direction is by Kyla Morton. The show will open this Friday, March 18, and will be presented for three weekends - March 18-20, March 25-27 and April 1-3, with Friday and Saturday evening shows at 8 p.m. and a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. Tickets are $18 and can be purchased at the Hamilton Players website.
Hamilton Playhouse COVID precautions are planned
Due to continuing COVID precautions, the Hamilton Players will have limited seating, keeping every other theater row of seats empty, and spacing between groups of audience members. The first three rows between the audience and the actors will also be empty. Those restrictions will limit the theater capacity, so get your tickets early. And face masks are part of the deal. You can find more information at the website or their Facebook page.
The show is presented in arrangement with Summerwind Productions and is sponsored by Roaring Lion Ranch, Red Curtain Photo Booth, Troy Collins Fine Art and Montana Cultural Trust.