A “Frank Sinatra’s Birthday Celebration” show at the Count Basie Center for the Arts in Red Bank, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m., will feature singer Michael Martocci and his Ol’ Blue Eyes Orchestra, plus three cast members from “The Sopranos”: Michael Imperioli (who played Christopher Moltisanti), Vincent Pastore (Sal “Big Pussy” Bonpensiero) and Steve Schirripa (Bobby “Bacala” Baccalieri.)
According to the theater’s web site, in addition to the music “the Sopranos cast take us behind the scenes of the legendary show — the stories, the dramas, the laughs — not to mention the countless theories about the show’s controversial finale! Steve will also share some of his own intimate and personal Sinatra stories.” (Before becoming an actor, Schirripa was the entertainment director at Las Vegas’ Riviera Hotel and Casino, where Sinatra often performed.)
Tickets, priced from $29.50 to $79.50, go on sale Sept. 28 at noon. Visit ticketmaster.com.
Sinatra was born on Dec. 12, 1915, and died in 1998, at the age of 82.
This “show” is a complete disgrace and an insult to Italians everywhere! “The Soprano'” help solidify in the public’s brain that all Italians are ignorant no class mobsters and thugs. And Mr. Sinatra fought that idea his whole life. Shame on you!
Proud Italian and member of the Italian American One Voice Committee and Unico National’s Anti Bias Committee