Sparks/Reno, Nev. – While there could be only one Dean Martin, his youngest son, Ricci, is touring with a fun and exciting show that celebrates his fathers life. Ricci takes you on a walk down memory lane, singing many of his father's hit songs like “Memories Are Made of This,” “Volare,” “That’s Amore,” “Houston,” “Sway” and “Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime,” just to name a few.
See Ricci Martin in the venerable Celebrity Showroom, October 17-18, at John Ascuaga's Nugget. Ricci conveys his father’s humor and talent in a style that made people all fall in love with Dean. Ricci’s banter with his band “The Pack” is very reminiscent of the “Rat Pack” days of old Las Vegas.
During certain musical segments photos are projected on a screen of Dean's family life, his Vegas performances and his hit television series, the “Dean Martin Show,” featuring the biggest stars of the day. Some photos are so personal that no one has ever seen them outside of Dean's immediate family.
In a heartfelt segment of the show, Ricci tells the story of Dean and Jerry’s break-up. Also shown is an award winning music video that he directed in the ‘80s for MTV, featuring his father singing “Since I Met You Baby.”
Adding another dimension to the show, Ricci includes the audience in his tribute by stepping off the stage for a question and answer session, fielding questions about a very private Dean Martin as only a son could. The Q & A is inevitably is one of the funniest and most memorable parts of the show.
Ricci has performed his show at major venues throughout the U.S., Canada and Europe. Dean’s fans, young and old alike, have a rare opportunity to get to know Dean Martin as never before, through the eyes of his son.
Ricci Martin pays two nights, Oct. 17-18, in the Celebrity Showroom at John Ascuaga's Nugget. Shows start at 8 p.m. Tickets are just $25 and are available by calling (800) 648-1177 or (775) 356-3300 or by visiting janugget.com.
Dinner and show packages are available. “Do the Nugget Tonight!”