Cabaret at Fort Salem to Stage ‘The Sinatra Centennial’
The Cabaret at Fort Salem Theater announces a special evening at 8 p.m. on Saturday, November 14, when popular Capital Region personality, Jerry Gretzinger, will once again explore the Frank Sinatra songbook, in an all-new production chronicling his Billboard hits, ‘The Sinatra Centennial.’ Sinatra sang as a teen in local New Jersey dance clubs until he toured first with Harry James and then Tommy Dorsey Big Bands. He came into his stylistic own in the iconic albums of the 50s and early 60s.
Gretzinger, a former CBS6 news anchor, came upon Sinatra quite by accident in his early teen years while taking in the film, ‘All of Me.’ He was mesmerized by Sinatra’s rendition of the title tune. “My friends were listening to heavy metal,” confesses Gretzinger. “I’d discovered this great new singer and then that he’d been recording for quite some time.”
Jerry will be joined by his wife of six months, Erin, on Frank’s classic duet with daughter Nancy, ‘Something Stupid;’ and by four of the five young people who comprise their new extended family. Seating for the show is limited, so reservations are required. Dessert and coffee are served when doors open at 7:30 p.m. Information is available at fortsalemtheater.com, or call 518-854-9200.