Tribute concerts are a way to get a taste of 1960s entertainment for those who weren’t born yet or those who were too busy attending ragtime tribute concerts the first time around. Catch a ghost of the zeitgeist with this GrouponLive deal to see The Broadway Rat Pack at Excalibur in River North. For $29, you get an outing for one (a $58 value), which includes:
- One general-admission ticket (a $46 value)
- One drink ticket (a $12 value)
Choose from the following shows:
- Friday, March 2, at 8 p.m.
- Friday, March 9, at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, March 10, at 7:30 p.m.
- Friday, March 16, at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, March 17, at 7:30 p.m.
- Friday, March 23, at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, March 24, at 7:30 p.m.
- Friday, March 30, at 8 p.m.
- Saturday, March 31, at 7:30 p.m.
A faux Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Sammy Davis Jr. croon hits and crack wise in The Broadway Rat Pack, a tribute show that slips guests into the classic cool of the ’60s. As host Otto Rogatsi—a young 1963 dreamer on the road to Vegas stardom—takes the stage, the turrets and stone façade of River North’s landmark Excalibur club fade into the swank Copa Room of the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas. Once Otto surrenders the mic, the trio digs into legendary routines while wrapped in the era’s tuxes, bow ties, scotch, Brylcreem, and ever-present underlying sadness at having only a single flavor of corn chip.
Dakota Horvath, who once performed for Sinatra himself and has shared stages with Tony Bennett and Natalie Cole, inhabits Ol’ Blue Eyes in tunes such as “My Way” and “The Lady Is a Tramp,” Denny Myles keeps up with Dean-O’s comedic timing, and Kenny Davis shares the surname, charm, and surprising passion for Delft pottery of Sammy Davis Jr. Live musicians send jazzy sounds swinging across the stage as the players trade quips and sweet strains.