Tuesday, December 1, 2009




The Sahara Hotel & Casino along with famed producers and performers, Sandy Hackett and Lisa Dawn Miller Hackett launched the ongoing only Las Vegas Strip Rat Pack tribute, “Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show” on November 19.

The Sahara Hotel, also known as “the last of the Rat Pack hotels,” was home to such iconic entertainers as Elvis, The Beatles, and others who performed on the Congo Room stage. Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Buddy Hackett drew in crowds of fellow stars and the elite to the venue. Now, with exclusive live footage, recordings and stories that only Buddy Hackett’s son, Sandy Hackett could present, he brings the gang of Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr. and Joey Bishop together, once again, for a truly memorable performance.

“It’s the work of entertainers like Buddy Hackett, Sammy Davis Jr., Dean Martin, Joey Bishop, and Frank Sinatra that have made not only the Sahara, but Vegas itself, what it is today,” says VP of Sales & Marketing, Bill Tremper. “We are excited and honored to pay tribute to these Las Vegas legends.”

Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack tributes have held residence in cities throughout the U.S. with “The Tribute to Frank,” “Sammy, Joey and Dean” and “The Rat Pack is Back,” which made its’ Las Vegas debut in the late 90’s in the Congo Room. Hackett’s new show brings the legacy of the Rat Pack, and his beloved father, full circle.

“This is a wonderful homecoming for my dad who worked on The Strip for 50 years and myself,” stated Sandy Hackett.

The legendary Buddy Hackett arrived in comedy heaven in 2003, but he’s coming back to work at Las Vegas’ Sahara Hotel — where he held court and entertained audiences for decades. You heard right…Buddy, via the power of a voiceover recorded before he passed, is snapping back to our mortal coil as the voice of God, sending the legendary Rat Pack — Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr. and their comedic catalyst Joey Bishop—down from their mischievous lair in heaven for one last spin, and some final performances, on earth.

Produced by the younger Hackett, a powerhouse veteran writer, producer and actor, and his wife, producer/singer/songwriter Lisa Dawn Miller, the show offers a fresh and exciting take on the comedic and musical legacy of the Rat Pack.

With original live recordings and stories no one else could present, Buddy’s own son Sandy Hackett brings the gang back together for a truly unique performance. These legendary performers will wow audiences once again as they step back onto the Congo Room stage where the stars once performed in their hey-day. With a stellar cast of some of the finest performers in the business, “Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Show” is the next best thing to having seen The Rat Pack themselves! Relive the music, comedy and unexpected surprises of what defined cool…The Rat Pack! You never know who is going to stop by.

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