"Pretty swanky joint."
"Yeah, don't knock a posh gig when we got it, man."
"Hell, we've jived dives - 'member Buffalo?"
"Baby, we show-stopped the shuffalo outta Buffalo. We gots the smarts to rhythm up a damn good show. We always do. Let's do it too, AT THE BIJOU."
"It won't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing."
"Hey, I'm ready ta swing."
"Count me in."
"Ya got no flack here."
"Then boys -- let's give these cats a thrill."
"This beats givin' birth to the Blues, y'know. This slick Absolutely*Kate chick is bringin' in other headliners. Writers, published author types with no gripes who've been around the track and back, and then could kiss and tell about it."
"So they got girls?"
"There's a starlet to water your heart in one of the acts, I hear."
"They got unwatered booze?"
"One o'them writers that's been on a magazine cover pours top hootch stuff Katie tells me."
"Hey, my Ma has that Joisey rag on the coffee table in Hoboken. That Venutolo kid knows how to do justice to a suit."
"So this is a class operation?"
"Solid. Crime cahoots and international reps."
"Yeah. They pulled in Brazill."
"What a thrill. I hear he knows his way around a barstool."
"Our kinda backstage crowd."
"Then we're sittin' pretty."
"Pretty swanky, jes like I said."
"Yep. This RATPACKREVUE is gonna be one swell kick in the head!"
"Lotta canaries like that fine-feathered Julie Morgan bird chirpin' back at Bacall down by the docks ya know. I wheedled outta her sweet-talkin' that some of our chums are gonna elbow their sneak into our spotlights."
"Aaah. The more the merrier, I say."
"That's what I said too when I threw forward passes at those lasses. But those broads are tough. They take no guff."
"No one guffs like you."
"Look who's jawin'."
"Give it a break you guys. We gotta RATPACKREVUE to do and there's this heavy-hitter I'm hankering for more intel on. You fellas hear of this Randisi?"
"Nah, he's a mystery to me."
"But the rest of this BIJOU crowd - They don't pull no punches, huh?"
"Jes wait a New York minute there. There's a ringer who jabs the ol' one-two and never goes down."
"Yeah Beetner. He's a knockout to read."
"But Randisi. I tripped over his press clippings in the dressing room and nearly twisted my ankle -- "
"That your best dancin' foot?"
"Nah, I lead with my left."
"You'll be all right then. What's your beef with Randisi?"
"He some kinda powerhouse?"
"It's all a mystery to me."
"Me too. But I got the skinny on Michaels and Reardon."
"You always got your nose in the news."
"Lotta ink leakin' on those boys. Edgy as a Mindjacker goin' off the wrong ramp at a Lost Exit. Ya know what I mean?"
"I hear you brother."
"But Randisi and us - the Rat Pack?"
"Still a mystery."
"Absolutely*Kate though. She knows people. Show people."
"There's no people like show people like no people I know."
"You're nobody til somebody loves you."
"Croon away big man. Kate thinks people who need people are the luckiest people in the world. And get this -- Bogey said he'd look in, give her show a grin."
"Ya think he'll say, 'Play it again Sammy?'"
"Nah, that's just the stuff your dreams and movie shows are made of and he never really said it that way anyhow. But what about Randisi? Youse guys think we can loosen him up - call him Bob?"
"It's a mystery to me."
Saturday Matinees too.
Be there or be square.
AT THE BIJOU
"Schweetheart, you played da part in settin' up this show. Ya did that real swell. It's gonna be some humdinger, me and Baby can tell. I know Frankie's all hung up on Randisi as a mystery on Rat Pack spotlight. Tough to wrench the front line outta that squirt's mike hand. Don't tell him I called him a squirt though, will ya? He gets sore. What Dean have to say though, Absolutely*Kate? Betcha he's diggin' this."
"Your Sinatra secret's certainly safe sir, and just between you and me and AT THE BIJOU's readin' public Bogey, I've always had a sweet spot for Dean. I think you're real swell though for comin' round. Keep that breathless charm. Matter o'fact, I love you, just the way you look tonight."
"Thanks kid. Nice lookin' at you too. See, these boys had their beginnin' wit' me darlin'. You'll see. But Dean - what'd he say?"
but I've gotta run.
The facts are uncommonly clear.
"See you AT THE BIJOU Tuesday, Thursday and at
Saturday's Matinee for the RATPACKREVUE
"Excuse me while I disappear."
(c)2011 from the Absolutely*Kate Presents series
gettin' by with some help from her friends,
a little RatPack personna lyrics
and a whole lotta excitement swirlin' about this great show.
ON STAGE CELEBRITIES
SPECIAL THANKS to HARBINGER*33 and BIJOU Authors ~
Eric Beetner ~ Paul Brazill ~ Kevin Michaels ~ Anthony Venutolo and me, Absolutely*Kate
HEIGHTENED ANTICIPATION for AT THE BIJOU debut of ~
Julie Morgan and Sean Patrick Reardon
BLOWN AWAY ALREADY BY THAT HIP CAT ~ Robert J Randisi,
renowned RAT PACK Mysteries Author
(as well as over 500'some other damn good reads)
But you'll see . . .