That’s Amoré!

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A Celebration of Dean Martin and Friends

That’s Amoré is a hit-filled celebration based on Dean Martin’s hugely successful TV specials of the 1960s. In 2007, the show played a 32-date UK tour, premiering at Birmingham’s Alexandra Theatre, which included a special West End performance at the London Palladium.

Many superstars have dominated the American recording scene, but none shone more brightly than Dean Martin. Born Dino Paul Crocetti, and a member of the iconic Rat Pack alongside Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr, Martin’s superb romantic voice, laconic style and Italian good looks, took him to the top of both the record and movie charts. He appeared in 51 movies, with starring roles alongside Marlon Brando in Young Lions, John Wayne in Rio Bravo, Hollywood or Bust with Jerry Lewis and Oceans 11 with his Rat Pack buddies.

In 1965 Martin moved onto TV, hosting one of the most successful light entertainment series in history; The Dean Martin Show. Winning a coveted Golden Globe Award, it ran eight years until it was relaunched as The Dean Martin Comedy Hour. The decade from 1974 to 1984 saw The Dean Martin Celebrity Roasts achieve massive ratings, featuring legendary Hollywood guests including Bob Hope, Frank Sinatra, Lucille Ball, James Stewart, John Wayne, Gene Kelly, George Burns, Milton Berle, Don Rickles, Phyllis Diller and Joe Namath.

This sparkling new stage production sees Mark Adams perfectly capture the style, the looks, the charm, the voice and the magnetic appeal of the legend that was Dean Martin. Featuring the Barry Robinson Orchestra, That’s Amoré delivers all his greatest hits, including Memories Are Made of This Volare, Little Old Wine Drinker Me, Mambo Italiano, Cha Cha Cha d’amour, Gentle on my Mind, South of the Border, That’s Amoré and many more. Joining them will be the glamorous singer/dancers, The Goldiggers, plus very special guests performing songs made famous by Peggy Lee, Petula Clark, Nat King Cole and Shirley Maclaine.

Mark Adams has played many leading roles in the West End, including three years starring to critical acclaim as Dean Martin in The Rat Pack – Live From Las Vegas. For more information about Mark and his career, please visit the Biography page. Reviews of Mark’s performance as Dean Martin are on the Reviews page.

Autumn Tour 2009

That’s Amoré is touring in the UK and the USA between September and December 2009. You can find the Tour Dates on the Calendar.

Tickets for the UK tour are available from CrowdSurge.

Photos from the 2007 Tour