Sinatra to come alive at Z-PAC Theatre
FRANK Sinatra, lovingly known as Old Blue Eyes, won 11 Grammy Awards for his jazzy songs which personified 1950s America.
His searing and gravely voice, the perfect accompaniment to the big band's swaggering bravado, could also become tender.
In 1944, he sang it was "thrill" to kiss his "tomboy in lace", in the song "Nancy (with the laughing face)", attributed to his baby-faced daughter.
"I swear to goodness you can't resist her, sorry for you she has no sister, no angel could replace, my Nancy with a laughing face."
Now the life and works of Sinatra will be celebrated in a tribute performance at Z-PAC Theatre this Saturday.
The "Once in a Lifetime Centenary Celebration", which celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of Frank Sinatra, will have musical theatre veteran Damien Lee sing more than 20 songs in a show which promises to delight.
Songs performed will include "I've got you under my skin", "The lady is a tramp", "New York, New York" and "Come fly with me".
The show, which has been performed in Brisbane for 26 weeks, will be at Z-PAC Theatre on Saturday, December 12 for an afternoon and night time performance.
Damien said show-goers could expect to be both entertained and educated about Sinatra's life.
"I lot of people don't know that Sinatra was depressed for some of his life and in the show there will be footage and newspaper clipping displays, as well as the songs performed by myself," he said.
Once in a Lifetime
■ On Saturday, December 12 at Z-PAC Theatre.
■ On at 2pm and 7.30pm.
■ Tickets are $28 adult and $25 concession.
■ Z-PAC Theatre is at Zephyr St, Scarness.
■ Visit www.zpactheatre.com.