TMP brings Sinatra tribute to the stage

Feb 10, 2018 690

BY: Dave Davison

Tacoma Musical Playhouse continues its 2017-18 season with “My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra,” which functions as the playhouse’s romantic Valentine’s show, featuring a bounty of songs about love and romance. The cast of eight singer/actors are backed up by a live band on stage: Jeffrey Stvrtecky on piano, Jessie Kuras on string bass and Iris McBride on drums. Behind the band is an understated backdrop consisting of the silhouettes of skyscrapers. The rest of the background can be lit with a variety of brooding hues and projected effects (such as a beautiful big, full moon.)

The show is a musical revue, a series of medleys of Frank Sinatra songs, clustered according to theme, beginning with favorite hits before going to Broadway music, songs about cities, odes to young love, homages to summer and songs of love and marriage. Act II kicks off with bittersweet songs of “losers” before progressing to songs of flirting and moody musings on the moon.

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