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Sinatra Forever

Sat, November 12, 2016 at 8:00 pm

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$22 / $28 / $34

Presented with support from Theisen Brock and Dr. Mark & Tammy Cinalli.

Rick Michel, who has performed and headlined in Las Vegas since 1981, presents “Sinatra Forever,” focusing totally on the music of Frank Sinatra. Michel salutes and interprets the Ol’ Blue Eyes standards. Michel has been called:

“The closest thing to Sinatra we have ever heard” by “Variety.”

Michel, a master impressionist for more than 40 years, has been touring his “Sinatra Forever” show around the country as well as internationally with performances in Canada, Mexico and Chile.

Michel has shared the stage with many celebrities including Rich Little, Mickey Rooney, John Byner and Sherman Hemsley; opened for comics such as Bobby Collins, John Pinette, Rita Rudner and George Wallace; and performed impersonations for such luminaries as Frank Sinatra, President Gerald Ford, Tony Curtis and Steve Allen.

In 1994, Michel shared the spotlight with Rich Little playing Bob Hope to Little’s Bing Crosby and Jerry Lewis to his Dean Martin. Little called Michel “one of the best impressionists around today.”

For Michel, a memorable highlight came when he performed his impression of Bob Hope for the comedic icon himself at the Bob Hope Celebrity Golf Classic in Palm Springs. He also made appearances in an episode of “Baywatch” playing a schizophrenic killer, and on “Entertainment Tonight,” “America’s Funniest People” and the “Larry King Show.”

In 1989, Michel moved to Las Vegas. In 1999, David Cassidy saw Michel performing his impression of Sinatra with a 22-piece orchestra and asked him to be the understudy for his show “The Rat Pack is Back” at the Desert Inn. He played the Sinatra, Dean Martin and Joey Bishop roles, and when the show moved to the Sahara in 2000, played Martin for its 25-month run.

Giving back to the community, Michel is involved in several charity events including the Salvation Army Christmas Toys for Tots, Fox 5 “Take 5 for Kids” Suitcase Drive, Help Them Walk Again Foundation and Make a Difference Day.