My Sinatra - Straz Center for the Performing Arts

Dec. 29, 2014
Paul Bilyeu, 813.222.1050 ─ [email protected]
Straz Center for the Performing Arts presents
My Sinatra
Starring Cary Hoffman
Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.
Ferguson Hall at the Straz Center
Regularly priced tickets are $35.50-$55.50.
TAMPA, Fla. — The Straz Center for the Performing Arts presents My Sinatra starring Cary Hoffman on
Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. in Ferguson Hall.
Cary Hoffman turns his celebrated PBS special into a biographical, often hilarious and poignant one-man
musical play about his love and idolization for this hero Frank Sinatra and the perils of wanting to become
somebody else. Hoffman captivates the audience with his intimate journey of what it was like growing up
fatherless with three musician uncles, who played on some of Sinatra’s greatest recordings, turning Sinatra
into a fantasy father. Hoffman authentically sings Sinatra “Dead On!” (New York Times), as he weaves in
more than 20 classic Sinatra songs, creating a musical score about his lifelong obsession.
Hoffman has performed the music of Frank Sinatra for the past eight years in more than 55 performing arts
centers around the world, including a performance for the President of Singapore. His compelling blend of
vocal performance and stories led to the PBS television special, produced by Albert Tapper, which has aired
in more than70 cities around the country and has been viewed by more than 2 million people.
Before returning to the stage to sing the great songs of Frank Sinatra, Hoffman was a very successful
songwriter/producer, co-writing a hit Off-Broadway musical What’s A Nice Country Like You, Doing in a
State Like This with Ira Gasman. Additionally, he co-wrote two Top 20 country hits and some of the
country’s most well-known jingles. As a personal manager, Hoffman discovered the R&B crooner Luther
Vandross and actor Zach Galifianakis. He also manages stand-up comedians such as Lynne Koplitz and
television writers such as Tom Hertz, creator of CBS’s Rules of Engagement and Mike Royce, creator and
executive producer of TNT’s Men of a Certain Age.
Regularly priced tickets for the Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, 7:30 p.m., performance of My Sinatra are $35.50$55.50, and may be purchased by calling 813.229.STAR (7827) or 800.955.1045 outside Tampa Bay, in
person at the Straz Center Ticket Sales Office or online at Handling fees will apply.
For more information about the Straz Center for the Performing Arts and its upcoming events, please visit
the Straz Center’s website at
Events, days, dates, times, performers and prices are subject to change without notice.
The David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts and its programs are funded in part by the City of Tampa; the Hillsborough County Board of County
Commissioners; the Tourist Development Council/Hillsborough County; the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida
Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts