Jersey Boys Tour

Rick Faugno, actor, danger, singer and Broadway veteran, who is most well known for his Frankie role in “Jersey Boys,” makes his solo debut in “Songs My Idols Sang (And Danced),” a new show set to begin its run on August 23rd in Las Vegas at the South Point Hotel and Casino.

The show is based on the personal experiences of Faugno as an entertainer and singer on the Las Vegas Strip and Broadway. Faugno took several months to create the show, collaborating with Joyce Chittick, choreographer and fellow Broadway performer, as well as Keith Thompson, his musical director and “Jersey Boys” colleague. The musical, which runs 80 minutes, features a seven piece band that includes some of Las Vegas’ best musicians. Faugno performs “Fly Me to The Moon,” “Embraceable You,” “Puttin’ On The Ritz,” “Mr. Bojangles,” and “Cheek to Cheek,” among other classics.

Faugno said that the show was a tribute to people in his life and career who had supported him in everything that he had ever wanted to do. Everyone from his grandmother and parents, to his dance teacher, to Joyce, his girlfriend and soul mate, to all of the song and dance icons that he had looked up to ever since he was a kid.

Before moving to Las Vegas to join the cast of “Jersey Boys,” Faugno performed for several years in many Broadway shows, including “Conversations With My Father,” “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” Wonderful Town,” “The Will Rogers Follies, “Fosse,” “Fossel,” “The Boy Friend,” and “Jersey Boys.” He also appeared in several movies and TV shows, including “Looking For An Echo,” from Tri-Star, “Two Bits,” from Miramax, “Adventures of Pete & Pete,” “American Dreams,” and the 25th Anniversary Gala of the Kennedy Center on PBS. Last month he performed at the Tony Awards, the 63rd Annual, where he represented the Las Vegas production of the hit musical, “Jersey Boys.”

Show tickets can be purchased through the South Point Box Office which is located at 9777 Las Vegas Boulevard South, or over the phone at (866) 796-7111 or (702) 797-8055.

By admin On August 20, 2009