The hubby and I watched Frankie Marino at the Stratosphere this weekend. My mom thought this was the Frank from the La Cage days at the Rivera, however, this was a 30-something-year-old Frank, his brother Tony, plus a whole band of youthful, talented musicians. No impersonations or fancy dresses were a part of the act, although everyone was well-dressed in the group.
The show was pretty amazing (although at times so loud that I plugged my ears only to hear the show/music with better clarity). Frankie and his crew have great energy, playing a lot of old tunes in a classic way, but also doing some interesting takes on well known favourites (e.g., The Beatles' "Eleanor Rigby" was techno-fied). Much of the music played was original tunes created by Frankie and his brother.
There were some famous faces highlighted in the crowd. One singer, with long dark hair send up a bottle of whisky to Frankie during the shot. I unfortunately didn't recognize the name when the star made mention of his famous audience member. During the show, the band did several rounds of shots, maybe with that very bottle of booze!
As for the cost: we were comped, but at $19.99 for locals and $29.99 for out-of-town guests, I don't think anyone would be disappointed with the quality and quantity of show you get for the decent prices.
P.S. Prior to the show, one should visit the Level 107 lounge and get some 1/2 appetizers!! Thankfully were were told about this and made the stop. My favourite appetizer was the duck banh mi. And my favourite part of the lounge is the view of the city! 360 degrees. Lovely!