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Well, it’s official! Shades of Sinatra has entered the 21st century!!!

We now have a WEBSITE where you can access everything “Shades” (we promise we will be updating the info frequently), and now we even have a BLOG!!!

We hope that you will check in with us often to see what’s up and where we’ll be playing next (newest posts will always be listed first…). You can even access an RSS feed of our blog and add us to your Google Reader (or other blog reader of choice)…just click on the RSS Feed on the right side of the home page. Gotta love technology!

Celebrate Sinatra’s 100th Birthday with us!

The Holidays are upon us, and so is the 100th anniversary of Frank Sinatra’s birthday…what a great month to CELEBRATE!!! And the cast of SHADES OF SINATRA has 2 upcoming opportunities for you to do so in style. ;-)

This week we will be doing our full show at the Italian American Club, 2333 East Sahara Ave, on Wednesday, December 9th, at 8pm. Featuring more than 30 of Sinatra’s biggest hits, an incredible 6-piece band, tasty drink specials and even BIRTHDAY CAKE in Frank’s honor, this is an evening you do not want to miss. Tickets available now for only $25 at www.iacvegas.com (don’t wait too long to get yours!!)


And then on Saturday, December 12th, we’ll be joining several other incredibly talented performers for “It’s a Wonderful VEGAS Life”…a one-night-only concert to benefit the Toys for Tots Charity at the Tropicana Hotel& Casino.


We invite you to a unique, Vegas-inspired rendition of the holiday classic “It’s a Wonderful Life,” commemorating Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday for charity. Hosted by British singing sensation Ben Stone and American Idol starlet Jasmine Trias, this show will give the audience a perspective of how very wonderful life can be in the fabulous city of Las Vegas, Nevada!

Chandler Judkins and his 7-part Wonderful Life Band will direct this custom benefit concert which employs an all-star cast of Las Vegas favorites such as:

  • The World’s Greatest Impressionist Rich Little
  • Legendary singer Pia Zadora—who shared stages with Frank Sinatra
  • Travis Cloer of “Jersey Boys”
  • Entertainer Jennifer Joseph Lier
  • Jazz Vocalist Nieve Malandra
  • Rising Star, Tommy Ward
  • Singer/Actress, Ruby Lewis
  • Magician, Tommy Wind
  • Entertainer Gary Anthony
  • Rat Pack Mash Up Band, Reckless in Vegas
  • The Cast of “Shades of Sinatra”

Proceeds from this special one-night-only performance will support the efforts of Toys for Tots and Las Vegas’ KLUC 98.5 FM toy drive. Tickets can be purchased online, in person at the Show Tickets desk or by phone at 702.739.2411.

Toys for Tots Benefit Show Information

  • Event Date: Saturday, December 12, 2015
  • Show Time: 8pm, Doors Open at 7pm, Red Carpet Event at 6:30pm
  • Location: Tropicana Theater
  • VIP Preferred Seating: $50
  • Preferred Seating: $20

*Up to 2 free Preferred tickets will be granted to each military (active or retired) and first responder personnel with proper ID. Also, each individual donating a new unwrapped toy with a value of $20 or more will be extended up to two complimentary Preferred tickets. Subject to availability. Management reserves all rights.

Get your tickets HERE!


Ever since they closed our showroom last year (and, um, IMPLODED the entire hotel a few months ago), we don’t get as many opportunities to perform here in town as we used to. LOL But THIS month you can catch us on 2 different occasions!!!

First, on Wednesday, May 6th, SHADES OF SINATRA (Carmine Mandia, Lisa Smith, Ryan Baker, Ron Smith) will be performing at the 36th Annual San Gennaro Feast in Las Vegas. We will be doing a full 45 minutes to kick-off the evening’s entertainment! Here are all the details:

4245 Grand Canyon Dr
Las Vegas, NV 89147
(West of the 215, exit Flamingo Rd. Held in the Grand Canyon Shopping center, near Sears, JCPenny’s and Kohls.)

May 6, 2015 – Wednesday – 5-11pm (SHADES OF SINATRA performs at 7pm)
May 7, 2015 – Thursday – 5-11pm
May 8, 2015 – Friday – 5-Midnight
May 9, 2015 – Saturday – 12pm-Midnight
May 10, 2015 – Sunday – 12pm-11pm
(Fireworks at 9pm)

Adults & Children = $9 (2 adults for $14)
Seniors & Military = $8
(children 54′ and under are free)

Shades of Sinatra at Sam's Town CasinoThen on Sunday, May 31st, SHADES OF SINATRA will be doing a show in the main showroom at Sam’s Town Casino on Boulder Hwy. It is a FREE show for all B Connected Members (see players club desk for details). Seats are first come, first serve, so arrive early!! Here are the details for that one:

Sam’s Town Gambling Hall & Hotel
5111 Boulder Highway
Las Vegas, NV 89122

Sunday, May 31, 2015
1:00pm Show

If you can’t make it to one of these shows, we do have another date coming up at the Suncoast Hotel & Casino, but that isn’t until July 9th…so hopefully you can come see us at one of these shows!! ;-)

As always, you can stay connected with us through our WEBSITE (www.ShadesLasVegas.com), our FACEBOOK PAGE and our TWITTER FEED.

Shades of Sinatra

ABOUT THE SHOW: Awarded the 2012 & 2014 Excellence in Entertainment Award for TRIBUTE SHOW OF THE YEAR, Shades of Sinatra is an original musical production celebrating the extensive music and career of the great Frank Sinatra. Featuring over 30 of Sinatra’s biggest hits, this show pays tribute to most of the signature Sinatra tunes one would expect, as well as several that may be new to casual fans. Often drawing on experiences from their own lives, its cast members celebrate the legend in their own ways; and in between songs and poignant stories, there is plenty of good-natured ribbing among the cast, creating that vintage, off-the-cuff Vegas show atmosphere associated with Ol’ Blue Eyes himself.

“Lightning struck again this summer with the Sinatra-themed revue…”
Mike Weatherford, Las Vegas Review-Journal

“…Singing hit after hit and medleys filled with the songs you came to hear….The Man would have been proud of what these four fine entertainers have done.”
Norm Johnson, “It’s The Norm” – Las Vegas Entertainment Events

“…Each is an excellent vocalist who does justice to Sinatra’s music….a highly entertaining little show – well conceived, perceptive and intelligently assembled….”
Jerry Fink , The Las Vegas Sun

“We need to see more of this show after this four night run. The show has been selling out and I’m sure as the word spreads there will be a big demand for future shows”
Steve Tuminello, Las Vegas At Its Best

“…This is a very seasoned and very in-sync team… They clearly still enjoy working together and give the numbers all their worth. These folks can sing. If you want an hour and fifteen minutes of songs you know, sung with passion, this show will make you happy.”
Richard Lane, Vegas Chatter (in association with concierge.com)

Shades of Sinatra @ STARBRIGHT THEATER!

The cast of SHADES OF SINATRA (Carmine Mandia, Ryan Baker, Lisa Smith, Ron Smith) are very excited to be returning to the beautiful STARBRIGHT THEATER in Sun City Summerlin this August!

Shades of Sinatra Starbright Theater

7:00pm Show (doors, 6:30pm)

Sun City Summerlin
2225 Thomas W Ryan Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89134

TICKETS: $15 Sun City residents / $17 non-residents

Tickets on sale 7 days a week from 8am – 9pm, and can be purchased at Desert Vista, Mountain Shadows and Pinnacle community centers. All ticket sales are check or cash (exact change required). No credit cards accepted. (Ticket price includes LET)

ABOUT THE SHOW: Awarded the 2012 & 2014 Excellence in Entertainment Award for TRIBUTE SHOW OF THE YEAR, Shades of Sinatra is an original musical production celebrating the extensive music and career of the great Frank Sinatra. Featuring over 30 of Sinatra’s biggest hits, this show pays tribute to most of the signature Sinatra tunes one would expect, as well as several that may be new to casual fans. Its cast members create unique characters that celebrate him in their own ways, often drawing on experiences from their own lives; and in between songs and poignant stories, there is plenty of zany humor and good-natured ribbing among the cast, creating the vintage, off-the-cuff Vegas show atmosphere that is associated with Ol’ Blue Eyes himself.

See you there!!!

Sammy Shore’s “FUNNY BONES” To Benefit NEVADA SPCA!

funny bonesSHADES OF SINATRA (Carmine Mandia, Ryan Baker, Lisa Smith, Ron Smith) is honored to once again be performing alongside some of Las Vegas’ BEST talent at “Sammy Shore’s Funny Bones” benefiting Nevada SPCA.

SUNDAY, JUNE 1, 2014
SHOWTIME: 2:00pm
Tickets: $25

Orleans Hotel & Casino Showroom
4500 West Tropicana Avenue

Also scheduled to appear: Sammy Shore, Pete Barbutti, Lance Burton, Pauly Shore, Geechy Guy & more!!!


Sammy Shore’s Funny Bones live comedy show features world-famous comedians and up-and-coming comedic talents joining together for a hilarious afternoon of laughs and entertainment. The show is hosted by Sammy Shore, an American comedy legend who founded The Comedy Store on the Sunset Strip, California and was hand-picked by Colonel Parker to be Elvis’ opening act during the Kings Famous 1969-1972 “Comeback Tour” in Las Vegas. In prior Funny Bones shows, many nationally and internationally known comedians have participated, including, Pauly Shore, Bobby Slayton, George Wallace, Louie Anderson and Hal Sparks. Philip Matthews is the show’s director.

Sammy and Suzanne Shore created Funny Bones to raise money for animal rehabilitation. The proceeds of the shows are donated to animal rescue charities to support their advanced medical care for rescued animals. The 2014 Funny Bones show will benefit Nevada SPCA’s advanced medical care fund to save and rehabilitate animals in southern Nevada in desperate need.

A special thanks to the Orleans Showroom, 3 Lions Tattoo, Hounds for Hope and The Tail Waggers Club.

You can purchase tickets by calling:
702-365-7075 / 888-365-7111

Purchase online at:

You can also purchase tickets in person at The Orleans Box Office
Sundays -Thursdays, Noon – 8:00pm
Fridays & Saturdays, Noon- 10:00pm


SHADES OF SINATRA LogoAs some may have already heard, the SHADES are taking a break from doing our regular show in the Wolf Theater Showroom at the Clarion after May 19th.

To celebrate our more than 3-year run, and 500+ shows/appearances, we are offering a special discount on tickets that night, with general admission seats for only $12.50 each!

Come for the show, stay for the PARTY! ;-)

You can reserve your discounted tickets online at www.WolfTheaterLasVegas.com.

Can’t make it on the 19th?

Not to worry!! While we are taking our hiatus, we have plenty of upcoming dates booked both in and out of Vegas. Visit our CALENDAR PAGE for details!

ONE NIGHT ONLY! Shades of Sinatra at the NEW Inspire Theater, Downtown Las Vegas!

SHADES OF SINATRA (Carmine Mandia, Lisa Smith, Larry Liso, Ryan Baker) will perform a one-night-only Special Showcase Event at the NEW Inspire Theater Las Vegas, 107 Las Vegas Blvd, S (historic downtown) on January 28, 2014 at 8:00 pm.

Inspire_Theater_exterior croppedLIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE!!

These $20 promotional tickets will only be offered through www.tixdowntown.com

ABOUT INSPIRE THEATER LAS VEGAS: A partnership of Future Restaurant Group and Downtown Project, Inspire is located at the historic intersection of Las Vegas Boulevard and Fremont Street. Previously the site of a long-shuttered convenience store, the location now boasts a world-class complex worthy of its legendary address-including multiple drinking establishments (Wayfarer Bar, Second Floor Lounge and The Roof); an international newsstand and European-style café (Inspire News Café); and an intimate, approximately 200-capacity state-of-the-art performance venue.

Inspire is located at 107 Las Vegas Blvd S., at the intersection of LVB and Fremont, in historic Downtown Las Vegas, NV 89101.

Remember, ticket availability is extremely limited for this event, with only a few tickets available to the public.

Get YOUR tickets NOW at www.tixdowntown.com!


NEW SCHEDULE as of Jan 13, 2014!

9a28d898-7305-11e3-8294-12313d2951b1-largeHAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE! :) Just a quick note that our show schedule in the main showroom at The Clarion Hotel & Casino (305 Convention Center Drive, Las Vegas) will change to Monday & Wednesday evenings only (still 7:00pm show) beginning the week of Jan 13th, 2014. To view our FULL schedule, please visit our website at www.ShadesLasVegas.com!