FORT WAYNE, Ind. (ADAMS) – The Embassy Theatre is bringing the legacy of Ol’ Blues Eyes to the Summit City this summer.
One More for the Road – A Frank Sinatra Reenactment will be at the Embassy Theatre on Tuesday, July 18, 2023, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are now on sale.
The renowned show, featuring Bob Anderson as Sinatra, features all of Frank’s biggest songs and aims to honor his musical and historical legacy.
The Embassy released the following about the show:
One More For The Road honors the musical legacy of Frank Sinatra and his tremendous contribution to the Great American Songbook. A must-see show, fans can experience Frank and his music at the peak of his career.
Direct from Carnegie Hall, this captivating concert stars Bob Anderson. VH1 voted Anderson the number one celebrity impersonator in the world, an honor that was also given to him by People Magazine. In addition to his exacting impressions, he is a highly acclaimed singer.
Anderson not only sings like Sinatra, but he also looks just like him, thanks to a complete transformation by Ron Wild, an Emmy award-winning makeup artist. In this 90-minute performance, Anderson is accompanied by a 32-piece orchestra playing Sinatra’s original arrangements and his most-loved song titles including “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” “Fly Me to the Moon,” “My Way,” “New York, New York,” “That’s Life,” “My Kind of Town (Chicago Is)” and many others.
Anderson’s story reads like a classic novel. In 1973, he snuck into the Sahara’s Congo Room to watch a Nancy Sinatra rehearsal. During that rehearsal, Nancy’s opening act, the Everly Brothers, got into an argument and walked out. Enter 23-year-old Anderson. He told the musical conductor that he was a singer; with only a few hours until the start of the show and no opening act, Nancy’s producer handed Anderson a mic and let him prove himself. Anderson went on in place of the Everly Brothers and played the entire two-week engagement at the Sahara.
Shortly after that engagement, Anderson accompanied Nancy to The Merv Griffin Show. That was Anderson’s first appearance on national television, and he received a standing ovation. He soon became a regular on talk and variety shows with more than 200 appearances collectively on Showtime, HBO, The Mike Douglas Show, The Merv Griffin Show, Late Night with David Letterman and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson.
Anderson has performed in more Las Vegas showrooms than just about anyone. When Las Vegas celebrated 50 years of entertainment, Anderson was voted number twelve between Barbra Streisand and Ray Charles, on a list of Las Vegas’ all-time-favorite acts. He also wrote and starred in the award-winning show, FRANK The Man, The Music at The Palazzo Theater in Vegas.
“Bob Anderson…might be as close as it gets to seeing Ol’ Blue Eyes live!” — Fox News
“Other than perpetuating the magic that is Sinatra, when Bob Anderson hits the stage, he becomes Frank Sinatra!” — The Huffington Post
“You had me the minute you walked on stage. Frank would have loved this show!” — Tony Bennett
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TICKETS: $125, $100, $85, $65, $50 & $40 (plus applicable fees), can be purchased at www.fwembassytheatre.org, www.ticketmaster.com and the STAR Bank box office at the Embassy (260.424.5665) at 125 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne.