The holidays are always full of song. From car radios, iPods, headphones, and home stereos, folks blast wintery tunes about silent nights, rockin’ around the Christmas tree, and chestnuts. And at Welk Resorts in San Diego, CA, people can enjoy oldies tunes by three of music’s finest gentlemen: Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., and Dean Martin.
Now through New Year’s Eve, audiences can enjoy “Drinkin’-Singin’-Swingin’-Christmas Salute to Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr., and Dean Martin.” Ryan Baker (Sinatra), Bryan Clark (Davis), and Rick Michel (Martin) belt out classic holiday hits from the California stage. A huge seven-piece orchestra rounds out the scene and accompanies the musicians. Together, the three men offer upbeat versions of songs like “Winter Wonderland,” “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town,” and “Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas,” as well as all-season melodies like Sinatra’s “Fly me to the Moon,” Martin’s “Volare’”, and Davis’ “What kind of fool am I.”
Baker, Clark, and Michel joke around in character as the three rockstar singers. Grigware Reviews raves that Michel “conveys that total carefree essence of Martin” and Baker “dons Frank Sinatra’s hat, sit, and smooze.” “Drinkin’-Singin’-Swingin’” audiences can surely look forward to great songs, good music, familiar hits, holiday spirit, and big band sounds. Grigware Reviews calls the show “one helluva good time.”
Written by: Don Grigware