At one point in his life, Tony Ocean changed his name to pay homage to the movie, Ocean’s 11, which starred the top headline singers, dancers and comedians of the 1960s.

Ocean put together a tribute show to the great entertainers in the mid-1990s, bringing the standards of Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis, Jr. to life. Bill Serritella and Elliot Wimbush portray Sinatra and Davis, respectively.

Those three superstars comprised the core of the famous “Rat Pack” shows in Las Vegas, Ocean recently told the Chicago Tribune before a February performance in the Windy City.

Martin, Sinatra and Davis knew how to tickle the funny bone, warm the spirit and tug on the heart strings. The Rat Pack became an informal production group whose members united their star power to support each other’s careers.

Ocean brings his tribute to the downtown Fox Theater on Saturday night, March 11. The performance starts at 7:30 p.m.

Some of the songs the audience will hear are Sammy Davis’ Candy Man, I Got to be Me and Mr. Bojangles; Dean Martin’s That’s Amore, Fly Me to the Moon and Sinatra’s classics such as Strangers in the Night, Luck Be a Lady, The Lady is a Tramp and My Way.

Tickets are $25 at the door. Five dollars of each ticket will be donated to the Lincoln County Historical Museum, organizer Josh Windle said.

Windle is the man behind Family 1st Productions and the live music shows in January at the Sandhills Convention Center. This time, he brings the production downtown to the Fox Theater.

Top photo: Tony Ocean, at left, with “Sammy Davis, Jr.” and “Frank Sinatra.”

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