LAS VEGAS (March 1. 2010) - Broadway’s triple threat Rick Faugno (pronounced Fawn-Yo) will reprise his critically-acclaimed one-man song and dance show, “Songs My Idols Sang (And Danced!),” due to popular demand on Sunday, March 21, at 3 p.m. in the 400-seat South Point Casino Showroom. He’ll also be selling his new CD at the performance.
One of the Strip’s popular Broadway imports and the original Frankie Valli in “Jersey Boys” at the Palazzo, Faugno premiered his solo show last August at the South Point and to date has sold out three performances - all with standing ovations from his endearing audiences.
Faugno presents an 80-minute showcase of musical standards from the Great American Songbook, and he’s backed by what he refers to as his “baddest cats” - a seven-piece band with some of the best musicians from the Strip. He shares the significance of the many idols he admires of song and dance, including Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly, Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, and Sammy Davis, Jr.
Audiences enthusiastically witness his great ole’ fashioned singing and dancing with standards’ hits such as “Embraceable You,” “Fly Me To The Moon,” “Steppin’ Out With My Baby,” “Puttin’ On The Ritz,” “Cheek To Cheek,” “Our Love Is Here To Stay,” and “Mr. Bojangles.”
He created the show in 2009 with his long-time love Joyce Chittick, a fellow Broadway performer-choreographer, and his musical director Keith Thompson, the conductor of “Jersey Boys.” The show is based on Faugno’s life story on Broadway, and how he got to where he is today with the love and support of his family and many others while growing up in New Jersey, on to Broadway and to the Las Vegas Strip.
Tickets are priced at $20, $25 and $30. Call 797-8055 or buy tickets online at www.southpointcasino.com, and at the South Point Box Office, 9777 Las Vegas Boulevard South.
Faugno was honored this past holiday season in New York with his own caricature at Sardi’s, a famous Broadway theatre district eatery.
A New Jersey native, he first appeared on Broadway at age 12 in “The Will Rogers Follies.” His impressive career credits brought him to the Las Vegas Strip in 2008 to appear in “Jersey Boys,” and in 2009 he was named Best Singer by the staff of the Las Vegas Review-Journal’s Best of Las Vegas annual poll.
For future performance schedules and more information, visit his website http://web.mac.com/rickfaugno.