Art is the writer-producer of "The Rat Pack Now," featuring his Dean Martin portrayal. In addition to this show's current 17-year run, he's previously toured locally, regionally, nationally and abroad with his original productions, "Lucy, We Have Company!" and "My Big Fat Italian Wedding" plus his many custom-designed tribute shows for the corporate entertainment and special events markets. Some of his notable recurrent appearance locations include Miami Beach's The Fontainebleau, The National WWII Museum in New Orleans, Universal Studios Orlando, The Rice in Houston, JW Marriott Las Vegas Resort and The Breakers Palm Beach. He has performed in plays and musicals from Off Broadway to regional theatres and even did a short stint as a standup comic. He studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and was a member of Manhattan Punch Line Theatre's Comedy Corps in New York. Art is a distinguished member of SAG-AFTRA with commercial and industrial film credits.
Ben portrays Sammy Davis, Jr. in, “The Rat Pack Now.” He was a featured tap dancer in the Original Broadway Cast of, “My One & Only” and a performer in the First National Tour of, “Dreamgirls“. His film credits include a featured dancer role in, “The Blues Brothers” and in, “EDDIE” starring Whoopi Goldberg. Ben's Choreography credits include television commercials for Levi’s 501 Jeans, Harrah’s Casino New Orleans, and Mazda. He has performed on cruise ships for Royal Caribbean and Carnival and in productions of AIDA, Chicago, Spelling Bee, The Wiz, HairSpray, The Life, Smokey Joe’s Cafe, and West Side Story. Ben has recorded lead vocals for several indie labels and is an acting and voice coach when he’s not performing.
Bob portrays Frank Sinatra in, “The Rat Pack Now.” He has fronted the Woody Herman Orchestra, Tommy Dorsey Orchestra, Gene Krupa Orchestra and the Palm Beach Pops. He also founded the Bob Hoose Orchestra, playing dates in Florida, the U.S. and Canada. Their album, “Something Old, Something New” received national airplay, and one of Bob’s original songs, “It’s With Me” was chosen for use in 2 feature films, “The Heist” and “Off the Chain”. He also plays lead guitar with a Journey-Styx tribute band.
What Our Fans Are Saying...
“The Rat Pack Now brings a swinging good time to The National WWII Museum’s Stage Door Canteen. The enthusiasm and fun the three bring to the stage is infectious for the audience… it’s a show to bring everyone from the kids to your maiden aunt to see. So grab a highball, kick back and just enjoy.”