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!!)

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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.

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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!

SHADES OF SINATRA Shows in May!

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:

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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.)

FESTIVAL HOURS:
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)

TICKETS:
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:

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

DATE/TIME:
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.

PRESS REVIEWS
“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

SATURDAY, AUGUST 9th
7:00pm Show (doors, 6:30pm)

STARBRIGHT THEATER
Sun City Summerlin
2225 Thomas W Ryan Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89134
702-240-1301

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!!!

SUNDAY Shows Added to SHADES OF SINATRA Schedule!!!

ImageWow, trying saying THAT 10 times real fast!!

“SUNDAY shows added to SHADES OF SINATRA schedule”…
“SUNDAY shows added to SHADES OF SINATRA schedule”…
“SUNDAY shows added to SHADES OF SINATRA schedule”…
“SUNDAY shows added to SHADES OF SINATRA schedule”…
AGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!
I give up! ;-)

So whether you can say it or not, that’s what’s happening. Beginning Sunday, March 31, SHADES OF SINATRA will be adding Sunday evening shows to their weekly line-up.

New schedule will be Sunday thru Wednesday evenings (4 nights a week) at 9:00pm.

Tickets can be purchased by calling the box office at 702-990-1524, or by visiting the Wolf Theater Website at http://wolftheaterlasvegas.com.

NOTE: As of June 3, 2013, the NEW schedule for SHADES OF SINATRA is Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday evenings at 7:00pm!!

Wolf Theater Las Vegas, A Classic Vegas Venue!

Did you know that SHADES OF SINATRA isn’t the only show happening at the Wolf Theater each week? Check out what else is going on at the Clarion Hotel & Casino:

  • “America’s Got Talent” finalist Seth Grabel brings his variety magic show to Vegas. Seth’s visionary approach to magic continues to escape the confines of tradition, successfully blurring the lines of illusion and reality. Be amazed and experience Seth’s new twists of illusions and Acrobatics every THURSDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY @ 6:00PM”
  • BUY TICKETS to Seth Grabel!
  • Sammy Shore gained notoriety by being “the man who made Elvis laugh,” and subsequently opened for Elvis at the International during his legendary run in Las Vegas from 1969 to 1972. Sammy also opened the Comedy Store in Los Angeles, which launched the careers of virtually every great stand-up comedian of our time. Now you can join Comedy legend Sammy Shore, Pete Barbuti and weekly special guests for an evening of laughter and hilarity every SATURDAY NIGHT @ 8:00PM!
  • BUY TICKETS to Sammy Shore’s Legends of Comedy!

And, of course, you can always COME SEE “Shades of Sinatra” (Recently awarded the 2012 Excellence in Entertainment Award for TRIBUTE SHOW OF THE YEAR), performing every MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY @ 9:00PM at the Wolf Theater, Las Vegas, NV!

SHADES Performing at San Gennaro Feast in PHOENIX, AZ!

Hello Everyone!

Just a quick note to let you all know that SHADES OF SINATRA (Larry Liso, Ryan Baker, Lisa Smith, and special guest Bruce Hammond) will be the HEADLINING, featured entertainment at the 8th Annual San Gennaro Feast, March 23-25, 2012, at the Turf Paradise Race Track parking lot in Phoenix, AZ. Please let your AZ friends know we’ll be in the area! Here is all the important info:

WHAT:
The 8th Annual San Gennaro Feast will take place March 21-25, 2012, at the Turf Paradise Race Track parking lot in Phoenix. The festival celebrating the spirit of San Gennaro features more than 50 restaurant food vendors, over 50 amusement rides plus a 250-foot sling shot ride, games midway, specialty vendors, and complimentary entertainment coordinated and hosted by “Las Vegas Ambassador of Entertainment” Tony Sacca.

WHEN:
March 21-25, 2012 (Shades of Sinatra will be there March 23-25 only)

TIMES:
Wednesday – Thursday 4 p.m. – 11 p.m.
Friday 4 p.m. – midnight
Saturday 11 a.m. – midnight
Sunday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.

WHERE:
Turf Paradise Race Track parking lot
1501 West Bell Road & 15th Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85023
602-993-5820

PARKING:
Free Parking

FOOD:
More than 50 food vendors. Food is traditional Italian fare including: Italian Sausage, Peppers and Sautéed Onions, Fried Calamari, Linguine and Clams, Shrimp Scampi, Baked Clams, Pizza, Ravioli, Italian Fried Dough, Philly Cheesesteak Sandwiches, Funnel Cake, Pasta, Pasta and more Pasta.

RIDES:
Amusement Rides – More than 50 Amusement rides and Games.
POP – Pay One Price to ride all rides endlessly
$25 Wednesday – Thursday / $28 Friday-Sunday

TRADITION:
Moms ride free on all Butler Amusement Rides (value $25) on Wednesday, March 21 (opening night)
Dads ride free on all Butler Amusement Rides (value $25) on Thursday, March 22

The Traditional Italian Procession will start at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 22 at 7 p.m. with Father Vincent J. Mesi, OFM from St. Mary’s Basilica giving the blessing over The Feast and featuring the Knights of Columbus Color Guard, U.S. Military Color Guard, Sheriff Joe Arpaio, City Dignitaries along with Grand Marshal master organist and Phoenix resident “Papa” John DeFrancesco and Grand Lady Lena Prima. The Italian National Anthem will be sung by Ciro Giorgio.

TALENT:
Complimentary entertainment will run from 4 p.m. until closing with Las Vegas TV personality/entertainer Tony Sacca hosting and performing along with Las Vegas’ finest entertainers. HEADLINING ACTS to include: Lena Prima – daughter of legendary Louis Prima (Wednesday & Thursday) and Shades of Sinatra (Friday – Sunday)! Other entertainers so far will include: Amanda Kaiser and Joelle Ricketti; John Garafalo with a tribute to great Italian tenors; “King of Italian Music” Tony DeBruno; Ciro Giorgio; Philly Cuzz; DJ Eddie; and Night Time Band.

4:00 – 5:00 DJ Eddie
5:00 – 5:30 Philly Cuzz (Doo Wop, Classic Rock ‘n’ Roll)
5:30 – 6:30 Ciro Giorgio direct from Naples, Italy
6:30 – 7:30 Tony DeBruno – King of Italian Music
7:30 – 10 p.m. Tony Sacca and Top Line Performers
Until Closing Night Time Band and DJ Eddie (dancing)

TICKETS:
$8 for adults / $7 for seniors and military at the door

Children 54 inches and under are free
For group rates, call 602-993-5820 during regular business hours.

About Us!

Relive the music of the legendary FRANK SINATRA!

Shades of Sinatra (starring Carmine Mandia, Larry Liso, Lisa Smith & Ryan Baker) 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.

Shades of Sinatra: Appearing every Tuesday & Thursday evening, 8:00pm, at the Clarion Hotel & Casino (formerly The Greek Isles). Tickets can be purchased at the box office (305 Convention Center Drive. Las Vegas , NV 89109) or by calling 702-990-1524. Click HERE to view full calendar of appearances & shows!