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'Sandy Hackett's Rat Pack' turns back the clock at the Cobb Energy Centre

At some point in our lives we've thought about the possibility of a time machine and turning back time to experience another era, a particular event, or meet a famous person of the past.

Well, you can do that this weekend in Atlanta and all that is needed is a ticket to a performance of "Sandy Hackett's Rat Pack Show" playing through Sunday at the Cobb Energy Centre.

This show takes you back to a simpler time, when the Rat Pack roamed the streets of Las Vegas, as perhaps the original boy band.

What you will see is a critically acclaimed, impressive and entertaining theatrical production which includes exciting new arrangements of classic Rat Pack songs everyone knows and loves. As a bonus, audiences will also be treated to original, never-before-heard songs written by the late, legendary songwriter, Ron Miller.

The Hackett-Miller Company, Inc. puts on the show, and I was able to talk to Lisa Dawn Miller about what make's this show special.

"Our show is a theatrical production, and people appreciate that," offers up Miller, who plays the role of Frank's One Love in the show.

The premise of the show is that the Rat Pack is sent back to perform one last concert, and that means fun and shenanigans.

Joey Bishop, played by Sandy Hackett shows his comedic skills and nobody in the audience is safe from his remarks. Hackett is dead on as Bishop and his timing is always perfect. He even tailor makes some jokes for Atlanta and brings in modern day references, just like the Rat Pack would've done.

Tony Basile, who plays Dean Martin not only is funny and can sing, but looks and acts like Dean did in his prime.

Dezmond Meeks, who some of you might remember from America's Got Talent, plays Sammy and he dances and sings his way right into our hearts.

The best was really yet to come we found out, when Frank took the stage and belted out a Sinatra medley, the audience sat in quiet and just took it in.

The guys do numbers as a group and individually, and this show is about their music and interactions. There isn't a tacky set to distract you, just the guys, a band, and some good-nature ribbing between them.

It's fun from the opening curtain.

The "Rat Pack" really is back with this great production.

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Rick C. Limpert is a freelance writer and columnist in Atlanta. He's a small businessman himself who has covered technology, sports, and events all over the world. His works have been featured in numerous print and online publications. Rick welcomes any press materials or releases that are...

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