Sinatra show to open Jan. 24 at Las Vegas’ Palazzo

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Bob Anderson has spent nearly three years perfecting his persona as Frank Sinatra, with help from a Hollywood makeup artist. “Frank - The Man. The Music.” opens Jan. 24 at the Palazzo in Las Vegas.
(Bob Anderson)

Ol’ Blue Eyes is back in Las Vegas, courtesy of singing impressionist Bob Anderson.

Frank – The Man. The Musicopens Jan. 24 at the Palazzo theater in Las Vegas.

The 90-minute production takes guests on a journey through Frank Sinatra’s  career. Anderson sings such hits as “Come Fly With Me,” “I’ve Got You Under My Skin,” “My Way,” “Strangers in the Night” and “That’s Life.”

“It’s the most difficult undertaking I’ve ever experienced in all my career because I’m taking on … the look, the voice, all the vocal nuances,” Anderson said of his portrayal of Sinatra, who died in 1998.


To develop Sinatra’s persona, Anderson spent countless hours watching videos and mimicking them.

“Mirrors were all around the room, and I was doing Frank Sinatra for two hours a day, sometimes five days a week, for 2 1/2 years,” he said.

“When people come to see it, they’re going to know a lot of work went into this production.”

To achieve Sinatra’s look, Anderson turned to Hollywood makeup artist Kazuhiro Tsuji, who aged Brad Pitt in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” and created the simian faces for “Rise of the Planet of the Apes.” It takes about two hours to apply the makeup, which includes a mask made of silicone.


The sets for the show include a 1960s supper club and a recording studio at Capitol Records.

“The audience is kind of eavesdropping on an evening of Sinatra in a supper club, in a good mood talking about his musical career,” Anderson said.

Anderson will be joined onstage by a 32-piece orchestra led by Vincent Falcone, who worked as Frank Sinatra’s musical director for 10 years.

 “Frank” will be staged Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Tickets,  which range from from $71.50 to $176, plus fees, are available online or by calling (702) 414-9000. 


For the Record

Jan. 12, 8:33 p.m. An earlier version of this article omitted Friday evening performances. ";Frank"; will be staged on Fridays.



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