‘Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show’ hits Bristol Riverside

The critically-acclaimed musical will hit the stage April 5–7

The Times

Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show is a theatrical, musical production which recreates what it would have been like to see legendary icons Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and Joey Bishop live on stage together. After a successful run in 2013, it returns to Bristol Riverside Theatre April 5–7.

The theatrical production stars Hackett, son of the illustrious comedian Buddy Hackett, and his wife, Lisa Dawn Miller, daughter of the legendary songwriter, Ron Miller. The two produce the show under their jointly-led production company, Hackett Miller.

“I grew up with the members of the Rat Pack. These were my father’s lifelong friends, his pals, his cronies,” Hackett said. “This isn’t me going out and doing research about strangers. This is me doing a show about my friends and my father’s friends.”

Miller has her own connection. Every singing member of the Rat Pack recorded and performed her father’s classic standard “For Once in My Life.”

“God sends the Rat Pack to do one last show. They arrive in their prime but they are sent back to modern day, so we get to weave current events into the show,” said Miller.

Performances are Friday, April 5 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Saturday, April 6 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sunday, April 7 at 3 p.m. Tickets start at $30 and are available by visiting brtstage.org or calling the box office at 215–785–0100. Bristol Riverside Theatre is located at 120 Radcliffe St., Bristol.