PULLMAN, Wash. — Tickets go on sale today (Nov. 4) for Washington State University’s presentation of “My Way — A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra.”
The performance, a product of the Summerwind Production theatre company in Tennessee, is said to be a fitting tribute to the music that made Sinatra a pop icon, combining songs with witty and charming dialog to create an eye-popping and ear-pleasing performance.
The performance will be at 7:30 p.m. March 29 in the Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum. Tickets are $20, $15 and $10 for adults and $15, $10 and $5 for students and senior citizens. Prices vary according to seat location. They can be purchased at all TicketsWest outlets, by phone at (800) 325-SEAT or online at www.beasley.wsu.edu.
No one plays Sinatra in this show nor is it a recitation of facts about the singer’s life. “My Way” commemorates the music that Sinatra left behind when he died in 1998.
The Phoenix New Times said, “My Way .. which is among the top 10 theatrical attractions in the country this year .. is a homage that’s both respectful to the man and wildly entertaining for his fans — or anyone else who loves good music.”
Nearly 60 songs are featured in the show. The four multi-talented cast members, backed by three musicians, invite the audience into the heart of Sinatra’s music with “Come Fly With Me,” “Strangers in the Night,” and medleys like the Cities Medley, including “I Love Paris,” “Chicago” and “New York, New York.” The Love and Marriage Medley includes songs like “The Lady is a Tramp,” “Witchcraft” and “I’ve Got You Under My Skin” and hits like “Fly Me To The Moon,” “The Best is Yet to Come,” “That’s Life,” and of course, “My Way.” Between medleys, the actors recall quotes from Sinatra and memories other musicians had of the man.
Sinatra recorded more than 1,000 songs, many of them familiar tunes like “Summer Wind” and “Love and Marriage.” Highlights from the crooner’s extensive discography are the focus of the musical tribute, conceived by David Grapes and Todd Olson.
For more information, call Beasley Coliseum at (509) 335-3525 or visit its Web site at www.beasley.wsu.edu.