Live music is a huge improvement on canned music, which takes up valuable pantry space and often spoils into noxious free jazz. Keep it fresh with this GrouponLive deal to see Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show at the Frauenthal Theater within the Frauenthal Center for Performing Arts in Muskegon on Friday, March 16, at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Choose from the following options:
- For $19, you get two tickets for level-two seating on the main floor, the box sections of rows AA; or in the upper balcony, rows L–S (up to a $38 value, including all ticketing fees).
- For $25, you get two tickets for level-two seating on the main floor, rows N–Z; or in the upper balcony, rows G–K (Up to a $50 value, including all ticketing fees).
- For $30, you get two tickets for level-one seating on the main floor, rows C–M; or in the lower balcony (up to a $60 value, including all ticketing fees).<p>
Celebrating more than 50 years of style, swing, and unabashed swagger, Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show turns back the hands of time during an evening of vintage tunes and sidesplitting punch lines. Veteran performer Sandy Hackett, the son of legendary comedian Buddy Hackett, stars as Joey Bishop alongside a talented cast of ringers, who don their Frank, Sammy, and Dean alter egos before charming audiences with a mingling of new and classic arrangements of iconic songs. The Shadows Orchestra backs each number, including never-before-heard ditties penned by prolific songwriter Ron Miller, while recorded voiceovers from Buddy Hackett himself echo through the theater. In between toe-tapping refrains, ears grab hold of the show’s comedic thread as the savvy foursome struts away from the music for spontaneous moments of banter and to flirt with sheepish microphones.
The 1,726-seat Frauenthal Theater acts as the nucleus of the Frauenthal Center for Performing Arts, which shot skyward in 1929 under the direction of Muskegon movie mogul Paul Shlossman. Formerly known as the Michigan Theater, the Spanish Renaissance–style venue was designed to resemble a castle and has undergone multiple face-lifts over its 73-year history to meet the safety measures and drawbridge expectations of modern society.