He lived a life that was full. He traveled each and every highway. And now, much more than this, his life is celebrated in the musical revue, My Way.
Nashville’s Tennessee Repertory Theatre presents a tribute to Ol’ Blue Eyes, My Way: A Frank Sinatra Cabaret at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Polk Theatre July 12-23. The show, which ran in Buffalo, New York for a sold-out nine week run, takes us through the enormous repertoire that is Sinatra. From “Luck Be A Lady,” “Strangers in the Night,” and “New York, New York” to “The Lady is a Tramp,” “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” “Fly Me to the Moon,” and undoubtedly the title song, “My Way,” the music spans 50 years of songs.
Tennessee Rep’s executive producer David Grapes directs this homage to The Chairman of the Board. The cast includes Rep veterans, Nan Gurley (Cyrano de Bergerac) and Jennifer Johns (Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat), along with New York imports Doug Kampson and Johnny Fredo (original Buffalo cast member.)
If you plan on going My Way, tickets can be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at (615) 255-ARTS (2787) or at any TM location. Prices range from $12-$38. Student rush tickets are also available 30 minutes prior to curtain for $5 at the TPAC box office, 427 Chestnut Street. For more information on Tennessee Rep or the production, visit them online at www.tnrep.org.
The show is not connected to another Sinatra review, Our Sinatra, currently enjoying a lengthy run at New York City's Blue Angel club. -- by Ernio Hernandez