Local theater Watch


A music icon is getting his very own tribute this week as the Actors Cabaret of Eugene presents, My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra!  Beginning Friday, September 9 at 8:00 PM, the local theater company will pay homage to one of the greatest entertainers of the 20th century.  The tribute will follow Ol’ Blue Eyes’ music from his swinging beginning in the 1940’s, through the 1990’s with a mix of jazz big band and swing.  Some of the songs being performed include:  All The Way, Chicago, Fly Me to The Moon, New York, New York and I’ve Got You Under My Skin.

Conceived by David Grapes and Todd Olson, My Way acts as a timeline for Sinatra’s career mixing music and stories that made Sinatra a legend.  The piece contains themed medleys including the Summer Medley, the Moon Medley and the Survivor’s Medley.

The six-member cast will be directed by Joe Zingo with vocal direction by Mark Van Beever, musical direction by Don Kelley and costumes, sets and lighting designed by Zingo.

The show dates are: September 9, 10, 16, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25 & 30 and October 1, 7, 8, 14, & 15 at 8:00 PM.  Dinner, dessert and beverages will be available at the show.

There will also be a Sunday Brunch Matinee on September 18 and 25 with the show starting at 2:00 PM.  Brunch, dessert and beverages will be available for these two days.

Tickets for the first two shows on Friday and Saturday will be $24.00 reserved.  Prime reserved tickets will cost $27.00.  Restricted viewing seats will be $16.00 and there will also be packages available for dinner and the show.  For $41.95, you can have dinner which includes soup or salad, bread, entree, non-alcoholic beverages and the show.  Sunday brunch tickets will be $21.00 reserved and $24.00 for prime reserved.  A package for the Sunday brunch will be $36.95.

Tickets may be reserved by calling (541) 683-4368 or by purchasing them at the box office at 996 Willamette Street in Eugene Tuesday through Saturday, 11:00 am to 3:00 PM.  Tickets are now available online at www.actorscabaret.org/tickets.

Passionate about movies, sports and writing, Ryan hails from Bend but lives in Springfield now. He earned his college degree in journalism from the University of Oregon and hopes to one day write a novel. He also enjoys sunsets and long walks on the beach.

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