August 19, 2009

Rick Faugno to Bring Back Entertainment from the Past in Upcoming Solo Show!

August 19th, 2009

Rick Faugno
Rick Faugno rehearses a dance number for the debut of his first solo show, “Songs My Idols Sang (And Danced).” (Photo Credit: Leila Navidi)

This Sunday, August 23, JERSEY BOYS Vegas’ Frankie Valli, Rick Faugno will be debuting his one-man show, the “Songs My Idols Sang (and Danced),” at the South Point Casino! This is a production that covers his life story and how he ended up as a devotee of great music.

Jerry Fink has a terrific interview with Faugno who gives some details about his upcoming show, which is a big departure from his role in JB.

“This is totally different from anything I’ve ever done,” Faugno says.

“I’ve never just been me. I’m always somebody else. Playing Frankie Valli is a huge undertaking, but I’m playing Valli, not me. I’m almost naked onstage, vulnerable. I’m not hiding behind anyone else.

“I’m a little nervous. But at the same time this is very exciting.”

He will be accompanied by a seven-piece band featuring “Jersey Boys” musical director Keith Thompson on piano.

“We’ll have the piano, bass, guitar, drums and three horns,” Faugno says. “It’ll be a pretty rockin’ band.”

Fans from the old school of entertainment will be treated to Faugno tapping and singing with a broom, a la Astaire.

Read the full interview with Rick on

Also visit the Las Vegas Sun to see photo coverage of Rick rehearsing for his upcoming show!


  1. Recently saw the clip of Rick rehearsing. His dancing is remarkable. WOW!

    Comment by Becky — August 19, 2009 @ 8:43 am

  2. We are so looking forward to this Sunday. I love all the new pics/video of Rick dancing – we are so thrilled. We wish you the best Rick!

    Comment by Angel — August 19, 2009 @ 11:44 am

  3. so very wish i could be there on sunday. good luck rick!!! it looks like it will be a fantastic show. for those who are going please let us know all about

    Comment by rebecca — August 19, 2009 @ 8:42 pm

  4. Break a leg, Rick. We have an entire Jersey Boys fan table to cheer you on. Be sure to have fun!

    Comment by Gary — August 21, 2009 @ 3:38 pm

  5. We saw his sunday show and was so impressed. His take on Mr. Bo Jangles made the hair on my arms and neck stand up. I have never heard it done better. His whole show was marvelous, but that song was the best! What a showman! Hope he does more, we will comeback for more!

    Comment by David — September 11, 2009 @ 4:33 pm

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