Frank, The Man, The Music: Celebrities Along the Red Carpet- #1-ARTICLE #2-
By Sandy Zimmerman
(Photos shot by Sandy Zimmerman during her red carpet interviews.)
Bob Anderson’s dress rehearsal on Friday evening began the biggest event in Las Vegas. On Saturday, the Venetian and Palazzo Resorts prepared three Red Carpets, one in front of the opening of the new Yardbird Southern Table & Bar (50 Eggs Restaurant Group), at the Palazzo Resort’s waterfalls and the third at the Palazzo Theater for the premiere of Bob Anderson: Frank, The Man, The Music.
My evening’s schedule was full with the Yardbird’s tasting dinner at 5 pm then interviewing the celebrities along the red carpet from 5-7:30 pm, the show at 8 pm, and dessert party at 10 pm.
Joining the red carpet festivities was one of my favorite actresses, Laurie Metcalf, known for her portrayal of Rosanne‘s sister, Jackie Harris (“Rosanne“) and as Sheldon Cooper’s mother (“Big Bang Theory“).
Laurie explained, “I just completed a season of the Mc Carthys on CBS and two seasons of a new show called “Getting On” on HBO. The title refers to getting on in age and is set in a geriatric ward in a hospital. I play a doctor.”
Everyone was excited to attend Bob Anderson’s premiere. Laurie knew Bob and had followed his career for 15 years.
She attended his preview performance in 2014, “I am back for more. He is really channeling, it is exactly what you would have expected seeing Frank Sinatra live at this stage of his career. Bob is spot on!”
Laurie was familiar with the illusion Bob performed in the show. “Bob becomes Frank Sinatra.”
It is great to see Bob back in Las Vegas again, he moved to Branson, Missouri for several years. Laurie felt, “I am glad he is back and I hope this show has a long healthy run. It is a fantastic show and I would recommend it to anyone.”
Our Las Vegas celebrities walked the red carpet. Mark Ferret, the drummer in “Million Dollar Quartet” at Harrah’s Las Vegas, saw Bob perform a few times and said, “When you want Frank Sinatra, Bob is the guy!
The “Million Dollar Quartet” recreates December 4, 1956 the night Elvis, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis came together for an epic recording session. It happened at the spur of the moment and we do our best to recreate that magic night. We are celebrating our second anniversary. Come see our show or your missing the party, a good time every night.”
Dancer Melody Sweets described “Absinthe” (Caesars Palace), as “The most insane show you will ever see. She is a Frank Sinatra fan and was anxious to see Bob perform.
The Palazzo Theater- Shows: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and Fridays at 9 p.m., 3355 Las Vegas Blvd. South. For information, call 702-414-9000. www.venetian.com/frank www.bobanderson.com
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