Entitled Frank and Mario — Together Again for the First Time, the 8 PM performance will feature Sal Viviano performing the songs associated with Frank Sinatra and Kip Wilborn handling the Lanza tunes. The singing actors will be backed by The Florida Sunshine Pops Orchestra conducted by Richard Hayman, who worked with both Sinatra and Lanza.
Subsequent Frank and Mario evenings are scheduled for Jan. 15 and 17 at the Eissey Campus Theatre at Palm Beach Community College in Palm Beach Gardens, FL, and Jan. 16 at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts at the Amaturo Theater in Fort Lauderdale, FL.
Viviano told Playbill.com that the new show is "not an evening of impersonation . . . but rather a tribute to these two enormously talented and influential icons of popular music, including visual images of their lives. We'll also be bringing them 'together' on a few tunes with which they both had successes."
Among the tunes concertgoers can expect to hear are "Come Fly with Me," "Fly Me to the Moon," "With a Song in My Heart," "The Lady Is a Tramp," "O Sole Mio," "The House I Live In," "Nessun Dora," "My Funny Valentine," "Danny Boy," "Witchcraft," "The Song Is You" and "I'll Be Seeing You."
Sal Viviano has appeared on Broadway in The Full Monty, The Life, Falsettos, City of Angels, Romance/Romance and The Three Musketeers. Off-Broadway he was seen in Beau Jest, Cather County, Weird Romance, Catch Me If I Fall, Broadway Jukebox, Hamlet and The Opera. His film credits include "Black Roses," "The Jitters," "Spike of Bensonhurst" and "Life With Mikey." He will also soon take part in a workshop of the new musical The Hudsucker Proxy. Kip Wilborn is an operatic tenor who starred in the Toronto productions of Show Boat and The Phantom of the Opera.
For ticket information visit www.floridasunshinepops.com.