The Sinatra Project

By Becky Fitzgerald on April 23, 2015

K-State’s McCain Auditorium has had a long association with Meadowlark Hills, and Friends of McCain would like to recognize residents and the organization for your patronage and sponsorship of the annual Performance Series. To say “thank you,” a Happy Hour (and a half) is planned for residents prior to the last show of the 2014-15 season, “Michael Feinstein: The Sinatra Project”. Please join Todd Holmberg, McCain Auditorium director, other McCain staff and Friends of McCain board members, including Becky Fitzgerald, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 10, in the Game Room, Kansas Room Pub and Manhattan Room. Michael Feinstein’s show begins at 7:30 p.m. that evening at McCain Auditorium, and transportation is available from the Village Entrance on Sunday, May 10. 

Light snacks and beverages will be offered at the event. Upon arrival, guests will receive a ticket that may be traded in the pub or at a station in the game room for complimentary wine, beer or a specialty cocktail worthy of Ol’ Blue Eyes himself. Non-alcoholic beverages also will be available. Guests who’d like more than one alcoholic drink may purchase those.

Show tickets to The Sinatra Project or Friends of McCain membership is not required to enjoy the fun. All residents are welcome, but space is limited, so please register in the Blue Book. If you’d like a chance to win two show tickets, please complete an entry form at the Hospitality Desk by 5 p.m. Thursday, May 7. The winner will be notified on Friday, May 8, so you’ll have time to sign up for transportation and/or the Happy Hour event.

Considered one of the premier interpreters of American standards, Michael Feinstein will pay tribute to Frank Sinatra by performing some of Sinatra’s most beloved classics, such as “New York, New York,” “The Lady is a Tramp” and “All the Way.” Feinstein’s 200-plus shows a year have included performances at Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House and the Hollywood Bowl as well as the White House and Buckingham Palace. More than simply a performer, Feinstein has received national recognition for his commitment to celebrating America’s popular song and preserving its legacy for the next generation. 2015 is a perfect year to see The Sinatra Project, as the fellow we call the Chairman of the Board would have celebrated his 100th birthday later this year. Francis Albert Sinatra,  born Dec. 12, 1915, in Hoboken, N.J., died in 1998.

If you have questions about this event, please contact Becky Fitzgerald at (785) 323-3843.