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Let Me Be Frank

Let Me Be Frank

Starring Frank Siano

Spotlight Cabaret

Musical Direction by Chris Leavy

Winter Park Playhouse, Winter Park FL</strong>

You have to love Frank Siano – character player, leading man, amazing vocalist, and probably the best cookie duster moustache in town. Mr. Siano’s been on nearly every stage in Central Florida, but tonight is his chance to be himself – funny, gregarious and a pat hand at singing those old Italian songs you remember from growing up in Hoboken. Siano’s as much a story teller as a singer, he made money in his youth singing in illegal gambling dens (aka “Italian American Clubs”.) People would throw money at him and his brother would collect it. They survived raids and he went on to make a living performing endless “Fiddlers on the Roof” and swarms of “Guys and Dolls” and an army of “Man of La Mancha.” His was a lifetime of practice for tonight: he regales us with “(Oldest Established) Permanent Floating Crap Game In New York” and “I Really Like Him” and he even makes Sondheim’s “Company” sound better than I’ve ever heard it. Like all Spot Light Cabarets, this one was over too soon and had too short a run. Maybe if we throw money at him, he’ll come back.

For more information on Winter Park Playhouse, please visit http://www.winterparkplayhouse.org


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