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 (, 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


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!!!


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

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!

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”…
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

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

Happy Holidays from THE SHADES, 2012!


Happy Holidays from all of us here at the “Shades of Sinatra” Show at Wolf Theater, Clarion Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, NV. We will be DARK this week as we celebrate the Holidays with our families, but will resume shows next Tuesday, Jan 1, 2013.

See you all in the New Year!!! HO HO HO and “Ring-a-ding-ding!”

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 OF SINATRA to Perform at Annual Charity Event!

Hey Everyone,

Just a quick post to let everyone know about our upcoming performance at the “Women’s Club of Summerlin Annual Charity Event”, next Thursday evening, Oct 18. And guess what? Tickets are still available for this incredible event, benefiting a wonderful cause!!! Here’s all the info about it:

The Women’s Club of Summerlin, Inc., a local non-profit organization, will hold its Annual Charity Event on Thursday, October 18 at the J.W. Marriott Resort & Spa in Summerlin. The Women’s Club of Summerlin’s Dare to Dream Grant Program will be the recipient of the fundraising efforts this year.

The Dare to Dream Grant Program is a means to reach out to local women on an individual and personal basis. Each year the Dare to Dream Grant Program helps women achieve their dreams by providing grants of up $3,000. The grant money can be used for continuing education, starting a new business or skills training to enhance their lives and others in our community.

The Mistress and Master of Ceremonies will be Judge Jackie Glass, of Swift Justice along with Channel 3 Meteorologist Kevin Janison. Attendees will enjoy an evening of dancing with entertainment provided by Shades of Sinatra that will take guests back to the days of vintage Vegas. Guests will also have an opportunity to purchase tickets for the chance to win a wide array of raffle items, and a silent auction will be held for guests to bid on a select group of high-end items.

Tickets are $75 each or $700 for a table of 10 and will include heavy hors d’oeuvres and complimentary wine. The event will take place at 6:00 p.m. in the Ceres Room. For more information, to purchase tickets, and to donate raffle or silent auction items, email:, visit or call 702-804-5188.

We have had such a wonderful time getting ready for this event, and PROMOTING IT! A couple of weeks ago, we appeared on “The Morning Blend” show to promote the event…here’s the link to view the segment (we perform at the end):

We even got to record a RADIO COMMERCIAL commercial that will air throughout the month on KJUL (104.7FM). CHECK IT OUT:

For information about SHADES OF SINATRA, please visit:

For Tickets to see our FULL show at the Clarion Hotel & Casino, visit

Holiday Show Schedule!

Can you believe it’s the Holidays already??? Wow, this year has really flown by! We know you are all super busy with your Holiday shopping, but just wanted to take a quick moment to let you know that SHADES OF SINATRA will be dark on the following Holidays this year:

CHRISTMAS EVE, Saturday, December 24: NO SHOW

NEW YEAR’S EVE, Saturday, December 31: NO SHOW

However, we will be ADDING a show on NEW YEAR’S DAY, Sunday, January 1, 2012 at 8:00pm. Celebrate the New Year with SHADES OF SINATRA!

Get tickets to the show for 1/2 price HERE!

NEW: Opening Video Montage!

Hey friends and fans of SHADES!

Thought you might want to check out our newly added video montage that opens every show now…featuring some of the greatest photos of Sinatra ever taken (put together by our own Ryan Baker), with fantastic voiceover by Ron Smith ( and THE SHADES singing “You Will Be My Music.”

Let us know your thoughts…we’d love to hear what you think!

Haven’t been to the show yet? Guess what, you can get 1/2 price tickets right NOW online at www.Wolf! Shows are every Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday evening, 8:00pm, at the Wolf Theater in the Clarion Hotel & Casino (formerly The Greek Isles), located at 305 Convention Center Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89109. For more information, call 702-990-1524.

Meet the New “Shades” of Sinatra — Our SUBS!

We are excited to introduce you to a few of our new SUBS!!! These are the first four subs to have officially been hired by the producer, and they will each have their “opening night” during the month of June. We are truly honored to have such great talent on board!

A quick reminder to anyone who auditioned last month: as was mentioned at the auditions, we will be needing several more subs in the future, and the producer has not finished hiring everyone yet…so you may still get a call. Please be patient…we’ve got LOTS of different projects in the works!

In the meantime, please meet our first four…OPENING SOON!

LOU DE MEIS (filling in for CARMINE) has worked as a singer/actor on both coasts, throughout his career. He worked primarily on the East Coast  and Canada, until 3 years ago when he moved to Las Vegas. He has appeared in many films and commercials and plied his craft in Musical and Legit Theater. His favorite roles include Billy Flynn in CHICAGO and the title role in DRACULA (other theatre credits include the roles of El Gallo in The Fantasticks, Herr Schultz in Cabaret, Henry II in The Lion in Winter and Judas in Jesus Christ Superstar). In the 90’s, he worked for an extended time with Barry Manilow and has performed in most of  Atlantic City’s casinos. In his spare time, Lou LOVES to play basketball and softball! He is tickled to death to be working in “Shades of Sinatra” with this extremely talented cast. You can find out more about Lou at his website:

CRAIG CANTER (filling in for LARRY) is a Philadelphia/South Jersey native. He has always aspired to sing, and being the owner of a nightclub at age twenty-four gave him the opportunity! This led him to travel with Hollywood Superstars as a Neil Diamond and Engelbert Humperdinck tribute artist where he played casinos from Las Vegas to Atlantic City to Tunica, Mississippi. Craig has performed the National Anthem several times for South Jersey’s exclusive Polo Club, as well as the Philadelphia 76ers NBA team, and sang at the Republican convention in Philadelphia. Throughout the years, Craig has performed for and hosted various charity events, including the American Heart Association and Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS foundation), and has sung with numerous well-known celebrities such as heavyweight champ Smokin’ Joe Frazier and the Knockouts, The Skyliners, Dovells, Frankie Avalon, and Ben E. King. In the late 90’s, Craig even had his own radio and cable TV variety show where he sang and performed skits! Here in Las Vegas, Craig was one of the headliners in the “Rockin’ and Romancin’ Show” at Gold Coast Casino in which he did tributes to Neil Diamond, Engelbert Humperdink, The Everly Brothers, and the Mamas and the Papas. For the past few years, Craig has been the General Manager of a transportation company (LIMOUSINE & SHUTTLE BUS) and now makes his home at the Alan Waxler Group. Craig is very excited for the opportunity to return to the stage in “Shades of Sinatra.”

SANDRA HUNTSMAN (filling in for LISA) is a singer, actress and musical theatre performer. Singing is her true passion and she loves to sing many styles of music, from opera to musical theatre to rock and roll! Her stage credits include Emma in Jekyll & Hyde, Eliza in My Fair Lady, Miss Dorothy in Thoroughly Modern Millie, Amneris in Elton John & Tim Rice’s AIDA and Andrea in Once On This Island. Sandra performs frequently in cabarets, concerts and revues throughout the Las Vegas area.. She recently recorded for Jack Kent Tillar and is working on her own CD. In addition to all her performing, Sandra is a costume designer and creator/founder of Princess Celebrations, which provides high quality character entertainment. Sandra is married to award winning local theatrical director Steve Huntsman and they have four beautiful children!

JEFF CELENTANO (filling in for RYAN) started his musical career by playing keyboard in bar bands long before he was old enough to drink. Listening to his incredible Sinatra-style solo voice, you would never know he comes from a mostly rock and roll background, having shared the stage with classic artists such as America, The Little River Band, and occasionally  touring in the backing band for legendary founding member of The Beach Boys, Al Jardine. Currently Jeff can be seen performing in the Beach Boys tribute band, Good Vibrations, is a founding member of the popular indie pop band Tripsitter with whom he’s released two critically acclaimed albums, and also sings with the popular vocal jazz quartet Fifth Avenue!  As a solo piano performer, Jeff recently completed a contract with Carnival Cruise Lines as the featured Piano Bar Entertainer in “Billie’s Piano Bar” aboard the Carnival Legend during the Summer/Fall of 2009. In addition, Jeff was most recently the keyboardist and lead vocalist for comedian/impressionist/television star, Frank Caliendo for his long running show at the Monte Carlo Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.