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Nov. 20-Nov. 22: 'Lainie's Cabaret' salutes Frank Sinatra

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"Lainie's Cabaret"
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From the left: Dean Teri Schwartz, Lainie Kazan and Tina Sinatra

Talented students from the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television's Department of Theater celebrate the 100th anniversary of Frank Sinatra's birth this weekend at the Ralph Freud Playhouse with a musical extravaganza conceived and directed  by film, television and Broadway star Lainie Kazan.

It's a spirited showcase of Sinatra classics, featuring the undergraduate performers of the Ray Bolger Musical Theater Program and the UCLA Jazz Orchestra, directed by Charley Harrison and performed before a giant backdrop of photos of Ol' Blue Eyes.

At Thursday's opening-night performance, which ended with a standing ovation, Kazan shared some of her memories of Ol' Blue Eyes, her mentor. Also attending the opening-night festivities was Tina Sinatra, his daughter, representing the Sinatra family.

The show runs through Sunday, Nov. 22. For more information, go here.

 

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