Music & Concerts — September 3, 2013 at 8:12 pm

September 27, 2013: Strathmore Presents SANDY HACKETT’S RAT PACK SHOW

August 29, 2013
Contact: Michael Fila
(301) 581-5194
Strathmore Presents
Comedy veteran uses real life Rat Pack experiences to transport audiences back to Vegas heyday


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NORTH BETHESDA, MD – The Rat Pack is synonymous with American entertainment history. Using memories from his father, Rat Pack friend Buddy Hackett, show creator and comedian Sandy Hackett transports audiences back to the hippest act on the Vegas Strip in a dazzling tribute to the Kings of Cool with Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show on Friday, September 27, 2013 at 8 p.m. Featuring iconic songs and stories from the legendary foursome of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Joey Bishop and Sammy Davis, Jr., the revue tells the story of these American legends through the songs that immortalized them. Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show, “Recreates the Kings of Cool…The singing and antics of the performers are spot on imitations of the originals” (San Francisco Examiner). For more information or to purchase tickets, call (301) 581-5100 or visit

Buddy Hackett’s delivery and brand of humor resonated with audiences and after moving to California, he found success in television, film, theater and the comedy club circuit. In his exploits he met and befriended The Rat Pack, appearing with them in several Vegas performances and at Carnegie Hall, as well as numerous incarnations of Joey Bishop’s shows and “The Dean Martin Show.”
Years later when HBO announced it was going to do a movie about the legendary foursome, former Rat Pack member Joey Bishop knew exactly who he wanted to portray him—Sandy Hackett. The two got in touch, and though the role went to someone else, the idea of playing Joey Bishop, a man Hackett grew up with and whom he long admired, struck a chord. Hackett decided to open his own show recreating Bishop and his famous buddies, and thus Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Showbegan.
About Strathmore
Strathmore presents and produces exemplary visual and performing arts programs for diverse audiences; creates dynamic arts education experiences; and nurtures creative ideas and conversations that advance the future of the arts. The hallmark of the arts center is the Music Center at Strathmore, a 1,976-seat concert hall and education complex. The Music Center at Strathmore is located at 5301 Tuckerman Lane in North Bethesda, MD, one half-mile north of the Capital Beltway and immediately adjacent to the Grosvenor-Strathmore station on Metro’s Red Line. For those attending a ticketed performance at the Music Center at Strathmore, parking in the Metro garage is complimentary with your ticket.
Strathmore is supported by a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council, an agency dedicated to cultivating a vibrant cultural community where the arts thrive. An agency of the Department of Business & Economic Development, MSAC provides financial support and technical assistance to non-profit organizations, units of government, colleges and universities for arts activities.
Strathmore is also supported in part by the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County.
Strathmore Presents
Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show
Friday, September 27, 2013
8:00 p.m.Tickets $29-$70 (Stars Price $26.10-$63)

Berry Gordy and Willie Hutch: “Hello Again (Hello Detroit)”
Sammy Cahn and Jimmy Van Heusen: “My Kind of Town”
Larry Shay, Mark Fisher and Joe Goodwin: “Drink to Me Only”
Harry Warren and Jack Brooks: “That’s Amore”
Domenico Modugno, Franco Migliacci and Mitchell Parish: “Volare (Nel Blu Dipinto Di Blu)”
Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer: “That Old Black Magic”
Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse: “What Kind of Fool Am I”
Jack Elliot and Lew Quadling: “Sam’s Song”
Ron Miller and Kenneth Hirsch: “Will I Still Be Me?” (“Mr. Bojangles” intro by Jerry Jeff Walker)

George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin: “Someone to Watch Over Me”
Frank Sinatra Medley:
Jimmy Van Heusen and Sammy Cahn: “Come Fly With Me”
Alan Brandt and Bob Haymes: “That’s All”
Cy Coleman and Carolyn Leigh: “The Best is Yet to Come”
Bart Howard: “Fly Me to the Moon”
Josef Myrow and Mack Gordon:  “You Make Me Feel So Young”
Cole Porter: “I Got You Under My Skin”
Ron Miller and Orlando Murden: “For Once in My Life”
Ron Miller and Kenneth Hirsch: “The Things I Should Have Said” / “Wasn’t I A Good Time”
Billy Rose, Al Jolson and Dave Dreyer: “Me and My Shadow”
Frank Loesser: “Luck Be A Lady”
George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin: “A Foggy Day”
Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht: “Mack the Knife”
Paul Anka, Claude François and Jacques Revaux: “My Way”
Fred Ebb and John KanderP: “New York, New York”
Ray Henderson, Buddy DeSylva and Lew Brown: “Birth of the Blues”
Music Center at Strathmore
5301 Tuckerman Lane
North Bethesda, MD 20852
For additional information or to purchase tickets, visit or call (301) 581-5100.