The backstage moments are far too underdeveloped to grant any significant insight or meaning to the audience
For a show that purports to show us more about the two showbiz icons in their private interactions, the backstage moments are far too underdeveloped to grant any significant insight or meaning to the audience. There are dialogues that amount to little and besides Sinatra saying that he has impending Alzheimer’s and could not do another tour, there is little investment into the thoughts of the either of them.
The production therefore feels like an excuse to indulge in oldie after oldie, accompanied by cheesy dance moves from the showgirls that are rather nostalgic of the glitz and glamour of the past. To be fair, both actors give incredible vocal impersonations and the songs provide, by their own virtue, enduring entertainment value to all ages. If listening to classic pop music live is what you are looking for, the show won’t disappoint. The audience does join in on their own, out of fondness perhaps for a different era of family, love and music.
For those of you who wish to watch Dean Martin and Frank Sinatra live, this will have its own appeal. For an entire stage production devoted to tell us more about the two icons, there is much reminiscence with little new to say.