SOURCE: Hackett-Miller Company

Hackett-Miller Company

August 22, 2013 13:44 ET

Sandy Hackett, Producer and Star of the Hit 'Sandy Hackett's Rat Pack Show', Set to Preview 'My Buddy' -- a New Show About His Father, Comic Legend Buddy Hackett -- at the Ice House in Pasadena, Calif. September 19

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Aug 22, 2013) - Hot off another successful, critically-acclaimed cross-country touring season of "Sandy Hackett's Rat Pack Show" (, producer and star Sandy Hackett ( is in high creative gear preparing to star in another show dear to his heart -- "My Buddy" (, an intimate show about his father, legendary comedian and actor Buddy Hackett.

The show is billed as an "early preview" at the Ice House Comedy Club in Pasadena, Calif. on Thursday, September 19, 2013. In October, the show heads to the 900-seat Stocker Arts Center in Elyria, Ohio, ahead of the official premiere of "My Buddy" in January 2014 at the Kravis Center in West Palm Beach, Fla. and additional performances at the Berger Center for the Performing Arts - Invisible Theatre in Tuscon, Ariz. in March.

In the show, the younger Hackett explores the personal side of the deep bond between father and son, taking the audience on a unique journey full of personal anecdotes -- including some from the 10 years Sandy spent on the road with his dad. While the overall tone is charming and lighthearted, "My Buddy" also uncovers unrevealed family drama that transpired after Buddy Hackett passed away in 2003.

Director Lisa Dawn Miller (, who also produces and stars in "Sandy Hackett's Rat Pack Show," and Hackett have plans to tour "My Buddy" around the U.S. with the eventual goal of finding a home on Broadway or Off Broadway.

Sandy Hackett is currently working on a book about life with his father (also tentatively called "My Buddy"), which, as a tie-in with the show, will be published in 2014. 

Miller, the daughter of legendary Motown songwriter Ron Miller ("For Once In My Life"), in preserving her father's legacy, is working on a variety of unique projects including her latest independent CD project, Wasn't I A Good Time?, which will feature 16 songs penned by her father.

Gearing up for the 2013-2014 National Theatre Season Tour, "Sandy Hackett's Rat Pack Show" will make stops in cities across the U.S. The 2013-2014 season schedule can be viewed at

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