UCA’s Reynolds to present ‘RAT PACK’

Reynolds Performance Hall at the University of Central Arkansas will present RAT PACK CHRISTMAS at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1.

The show critics are calling “extremely strong and hugely entertaining” kicks off its ninth season in Conway, as Sandy Hackett’s RAT PACK CHRISTMAS takes the stage at Reynolds Performance Hall at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. 

Enjoy those swingin’ RAT PACK tunes along with all your Christmas favorites in this fun, entertaining and touching holiday show, “Someday at Christmas with Sandy Hackett’s RAT PACK.” The show will include classic songs written by legendary songwriter, Ron Miller — and shares the holiday spirit in festive RAT PACK style.

RAT PACK CHRISTMAS is a fun, nostalgic, musical trip down memory lane featuring Sandy Hackett as Joey Bishop, Lisa Dawn Miller as Ava Gardner, Angelo Babbaro as Frank Sinatra, Kenneth Jones as Sammy Davis Jr. and Tom Wallek as Dean Martin. The theatrical, musical production will be packed full of RAT PACK favorites as well as memorable holiday tunes including “Come Fly With Me,” “Luck Be a Lady,” “My Favorite Time of Year” and many more. 

Sandy Hackett’s father, legendary comedian Buddy Hackett was great friends with Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. and Joey Bishop. Having a close personal connection to these iconic legends allowed the producers of RAT PACK CHRISTMAS to tell the story like no one else and perform in a way that makes you feel as if you have stepped back in time. 

Producer Lisa Dawn Miller has her own personal connection to the RAT PACK. Her father, legendary songwriter Ron Miller, wrote “For Once in My Life” and many other huge hits. Together, Hackett and Miller have created a truly amazing and authentic theatrical production that captures all the love, friendship and laughter of the RAT PACK legacy.

Tickets for adults are $30, $35 and $40, plus fees. Children and students are only $10. Purchase tickets at uca.edu/Reynolds, at the Reynolds Box Office from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, or by calling UCA Ticket Central at 501.450.3265 or toll free at 1.866.810.0012.