Backstage Productions Inc.

Music of the Great American Songbook and More!

Thank you for taking the time to stop by now and I hope you will continue to visit. I’m excited you’ll be able to keep track of what we are doing and where we’re playing. Also, check out our CDs, and even Listen to some cuts.

Be sure to check out the Latest News below to stay informed of new and special events.        DANCERS – DANCERS – DANCERS 

 ZAPPITELLI’S RESTAURANT, which is located in the former STONEWATER GRILLE in Highland Heights, is now booked through December! Scroll down the page for some info under LATEST NEWS and go to our calendar page for details and a map. 

CHECK IT OUT: To read what people have to say about us, go to the Endorsements page and scroll through the various comments. We’d love to know what your’re thinking, too.

NOTE: There are occasional errors, and omissions, in newspaper listings of our performances. Always check our Calendar page for accuracy. We never want to miss a chance to see you.

When using the Calendar, place your cursor over the event for more details. Click any event for even more information including a map to the event!

Latest News

MYSTERY DINNER THEATER – This much fun can KILL you!

Keep checking here for our next public Mystery Theater show. Our shows for private clients will only be listed on the calendar page.


Our next night at Zappitelli’s Restaurant at the Stonewater Country Club in Highland Heights will be Friday, September 25.  This is our only Friday booking at Zappitelli’s, so make note of the day. For those of you who have not been there yet, THERE IS A DANCE FLOOR! We are booked here through December, so check our “Calendar Page” for dates  and for a google map link to the location. Looking forward to seeing you all there.

Summer Concerts – LAST WEEK!

What a great season of Summer Concerts we’ve had! But, like all good things, it will be coming to an end this week. Thursday, we will be in my hometown of Willoughby for our annual concert in this quaint historical little town. I love seeing all my friends and family enjoying the beautiful surroundings of the gazebo. Then on Friday, we will once again be part of the weekend celebration of the re-enactment of the D-Day invasion on the shores of Conneaut, Ohio. Finally, our last summer concert will be at the Wickliffe Recreation Center on Worden Road. See below for more details of these last three concerts and go to the Calendar Page to get a map of these locations. I’m already looking forward to next years concert series.    

Thursday, August 20 – Willoughby Gazebo – 7:00 – 8:30

Willoughby, my hometown and I love doing this concert! Great setting in the triangle of historic downtown Willoughby with the concert goers surrounding the gazebo. This is our 5th year doing this concert and we are already booked for 2016! I’m a happy camper.

Friday, August 21 – Conneaut Gazebo – 6:00 – 8:00

This concert is part of the D-Day reenactment weekend in Conneaut. This is a monumental undertaking and is attended by people from all over the world! We certainly hope you come out to enjoy the concert, but make sure you take the time to visit the encampments of the US and German troops. If you stick around for the Saturday event, you will see the D-Day invasion replicated on the beach at Conneaut. I’ve seen this event and it is truly impressive.

Thursday, August 27 – Wickliffe Recreation Bldg. – 6:00 – 8:00

Our last concert of the summer season brings some sadness since we love this time of the year. Come join us as we say goodbye to summer.

Specialty Shows:

Are you looking for something special, something beyond the night club, wedding or country club entertainment? Ask us about these shows: AMERICAN PRIDE: A MUSICAL CELEBRATION —– COME DANCE WITH ME —– THE GREAT AMERICAN SONG BOOK & MORE —– IT’S NEVER TOO LATE FOR L.O.V.E. —– SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY —- and —– TONY AWARD WINNERS & MORE.    

Guarino’s in Little Italy

The absolute best patio in all of Little Italy can be found at one of the oldest run restaurants in the neighborhood, Guarino’s. Located at 12309 Mayfield Road, Guarino’s provides free valet parking, great food, great atmosphere and several times during the warm weather months, us! We will be playing with some regularity on the patio, weather permitting, of course. When Mother Nature does not cooperate, Dave and I will be inside for some piano/vocal entertainment. The two of us can also be found inside the restaurant during the cold weather seasons at least once a month. Check the schedule page for more information as to when we are there. ———————–  For reservations call: 216-231-3100 and let Scott, Nancy and Rachel provide you with an enjoyable dining experience. Tell them Don sent you. In spite of that, they’ll still treat you nice!