Theatre by the Sea http://ripr.org en It’s Good To See The Rat Pack Again at Theatre By The Sea http://ripr.org/post/it-s-good-see-rat-pack-again-theatre-sea <p></p><p></p><p>Ahh, yes. How do I put this? If you are of a certain age, one that allows you to recognize the impact of names such as Dean and Joey and Sammy and, most of all, Frankie, well then you are probably going to enjoy “The Rat Pack Show” at Matunuck.</p><p></p><p>Produced by Sandy Hackett, son of the major 1950sCHK comedian, Buddy Hackett, it’s pretty much a charming throwback to those days when people dressed up to go to the theater, where they liked their jokes hot and quick, and no-body had ever heard of the internet or tweeting or flip-flops.</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 07:56:00 +0000 Bill Gale 34940 at http://ripr.org It’s Good To See The Rat Pack Again at Theatre By The Sea Theatre by the Sea’s “La Cage” is a Winner http://ripr.org/post/theatre-sea-s-la-cage-winner <p></p><p>Okay, full disclosure. I have a major soft spot for “La Cage.” Ever since I was one of the many who stood and cheered at the end of the 1983 pre-Broadway tryout at Boston’s Colonial Theatre I’ve wanted “La Cage” to succeed wherever it plays.</p><p>And it’s not just the crisp score by Jerry Herman or the pungent humor of Harvey Fierstein’s lyrics. It is truly the message of becoming a decent human being and knowing who you are, and why, that’s allowed me to love “La Cage” over the years.</p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 06:38:00 +0000 Bill Gale 20424 at http://ripr.org Theatre by the Sea’s “La Cage” is a Winner