August 23, 2009

Rick Faugno’s ‘Songs My Idols Sang (And Danced)’ This Afternoon; Adds Second Show 9/20!

August 23rd, 2009

Rick FaugnoRick Faugno will be performing “Songs My Idols Sang (And Danced)’, a one-man showcase at the South Point Casino TODAY at 3PM! And, by popular demand, Rick has added a second show–on Sunday, September 20, also at 3PM!

Reporter John Przybys has a terrific interview with Rick and a preview of the show!

The show is a sort of mini-musical built around the songs those around Faugno loved and that, as a result, he listened to while growing up.

“It’s something I’ve been wanting to do,” Faugno says, “and I’m pretty excited to see it all come together.”

The showcase represents a switch for Faugno, who has been performing professionally since the age of 12, when he played Will Rogers Jr. in “Will Rogers Follies” on Broadway. Since then, his career — which has included “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang,” “Fosse” and “Conversations with My Father” on Broadway, as well as national tours of “The Boy Friend” and “Jersey Boys” — primarily has involved playing other people.

Now, for his first solo show, Faugno says, “it’s my life and I’m talking about me.

“I’m telling the story of my life and the people in my life who supported me — my mother and father, my grandmother, all these people in my life who supported me and have always been there for me and help me get to where I’ve gotten.” Along the way, Faugno will “pay homage to these great entertainers,” he says, from Gene Kelly to Tony Bennett to Sammy Davis Jr. to, of course, Frank Sinatra.

Visit Las Vegas Review-Journal for the full story.


  1. I am excited for Rick! I only wish the 2nd show was the week prior when I am in LV… Good luck today.

    Comment by Jackie — August 23, 2009 @ 11:12 am

  2. This is the best one man show we have seen since moving to Vegas! Please make sure you take the time to see it, you will be more than pleased.

    How about ending the show with the Bo Jangles number? That was incredible!

    Comment by David — September 11, 2009 @ 4:35 pm

  3. can’t wait to hear about more dates for your show.

    Comment by rebecca — October 7, 2009 @ 4:15 am

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