Sinatra, Rat Pack Legacy Series tribute on Franklin Theatre stage is almost sold out


Sinatra, Rat Pack Legacy Series tribute on Franklin Theatre stage is almost sold out

STUDIO TENN

Studio Tenn, the Franklin-based professional theater company, is continuing its renowned Legacy Series this March 13 – 17 with its sixth installment, The Sinatra Legacy: A Musical Tribute to Ol Blue Eyes.

Returning to the historic Franklin Theatre for the first time since the inaugural Legacy performance six years ago, The Sinatra Legacy celebrates the timeless talents of the Rat Pack legend, Frank Sinatra.

During the past six years, Studio Tenn has successfully taken their Legacy Series from Franklin’s Jamison Theatre and Franklin Theatre to Nashville’s world-famous Ryman Auditorium, paying homage to history’s most influential artists of the 20th century such as Hank Williams, Johnny Cash, Ray Charles and Glen Campbell.
Studio Tenn Managing Director, Todd Morgan, mentioned his excitement to return to the Franklin Theatre with The Sinatra Legacy and how the venue acts as the perfect place for the Production.
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Maggie Richardson, left, and Laura Matula are in the Ol’ Blue Eyes cast. Matula also is Studio Tenn’s artistic director. // STUDIO TENN

“We couldn’t be honoring Sinatra in a more fitting venue than the Franklin Theatre,” said Morgan. “The historical and cultural atmosphere of the theater provides the spot-on Sinatra style that audiences will rave over for weeks to come.”

On Friday afternoon Studio Tenn sent out an advisory that the performances were almost sold out.

The cast features local and non-local artists including Laura Matula, Maggie Richardson, Jaimee Paul, John Mark McGaha, William Hall and American Idol season 8 finalist Matt Giraud.
Studio Tenn will also be welcoming Shelby Jones as she makes her debut as the first high school student to perform in the Legacy Series. With credits including Ariel in The Little Mermaid, Wednesday Addams inThe Addams Family and work as a voice actor for Musical Theater International, Jones makes an excellent addition to the well-rounded cast. 
Under the co-direction of Benji Kern, Studio Tenn’s Interim Artistic Director, and Laura Matula of MA2LA, this original theatrical concert will bring audiences the very best of Sinatra’s dazzling array of hit songs such as “My Way,” “New York, New York,” and “Come Fly With Me.”
The Sinatra Legacy is going to be a production fit for audiences of all ages,” Kern said. “The concert is full of original and reimagined big band Sinatra tunes that everyone recognizes and adores, performed by a cast of unmatched talent, and all back in the birthplace of our original Legacy Series.”
The Sinatra Legacy: A Musical Tribute to Ol Blue Eyes plays for five days only, running Wednesday, March 13 through Sunday, March 17, at the Franklin Theatre located at 419 Main Street in downtown Franklin. Tickets and information available at franklintheatre.com or by calling the office at (615) 538-2076.

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