Bradford Little Theatre presents "Celebrating Sinatra"

Dec 10, 2015

In celebration of Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday this weekend, Bradford Little Theatre (BLT) is hosting a special, one night only event, “Celebrating Sinatra” at Togi’s Playhouse.

BLT regular Barry Fitzgerald, of Alleghany, NY, will bring the music of Ol’ Blue Eyes to life on December 11th at 7:30pm. Fitzgerald will be playing Sinatra, his dream role, and will be joined by special guests Bing Crosby and Judy Garland, played by Luke Yerpe and Charlotte Stock, respectively, both of Salamanca, NY.

In addition to the actors, “Celebrating Sinatra” will also feature a three piece band to back Fitzgerald and his guests. Luke Yerbe will be playing double duty, playing the piano as well as singing. Also in the band, are Pete Ferris, of Olean, NY on bass guitar and Ryan Cannon, of Bradford, on drums.

The event will take place in two acts, with a fifteen minute intermission between acts. After the show there will be a special celebration with birthday cake and refreshments in the lobby.

“Celebrating Sinatra” will cover well-known songs, such as “Fly Me to the Moon” and “New York, New York,” as well as feature holiday favorites like “The Christmas Song” and “Baby, It’s Cold Outside.”

Tickets to the event are only $5 and can be purchased at the door. As to the ticket price, director Beckie Confer said, “We really wanted to make this show affordable. It’s our thank you to the community for continuing to support us. It also gives us a chance to show off our venue with a more adult oriented program for the holiday season. This is a very special event that you won’t want to miss!”