“I just want to present the old material to the city and get people amped up on him,” Pidhayny says. “I like to pick people I’m passionate about enough to share, and Dean Martin has a certain charm. He could do material that, if someone else did it, it just wouldn’t work. He’s got that drink-in-his-hand, womanizing charisma, but people still love him.”
Along with the Merry Widow’s burlesque routines to live music, Pidhayny’s Dean Martin celebration will also feature tap dancing, comedy and special guest Michael Angiolillo, the “Italian Crooner.” “For nine bucks — or more — you can go to a movie, but it comes without the give and take of live theater,” she notes. “For what you get, it’s a really good deal!”
Artisan Operetta starts to bump and grind at 8 p.m. at Voodoo, 1260 22nd Street; tickets are $9 at the door, or $8 in advance at www.voodoocomedy.com. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/TheArtisanOperetta.
Mon., Dec. 17, 8 p.m., 2012