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.        


NEW YEAR’S EVE AT THE RITZ: The Ritz Carlton of Cleveland is going through some major renovations throughout the hotel, including the Lobby Lounge. As a result, for the first time in about five or six years, we will not be playing the Lobby Lounge to welcome in the New Year. We hope to be back there for next year’s celebration and are saddened we will miss ushering in 2017. If we land somewhere else, we will let you know in this space.

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 hear from you, 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

Bratenahl Place Bistro

We will be on a hiatus until February or March of 2017 as Bratenahl Place completes some renovations. As soon as we book another date, we will post it here and on our calendar page. Thanks for your patience.


Our Summer Concert Series is now complete. THANK YOU to all who attended these wonderful venues. Last year, we went through all ten without a weather cancellation but this year, we did have to cancel one of the ten concerts due to weather conditions. By next March or April, this spot will once again list our Summer Series of shows and we look forward to seeing all our friends again. In the meantime, check our calendar page for other places to come see us. Remember, without you there, it’s just a rehearsal and we hate to rehearse!


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. ——– Click on the “Specialty Shows” tab in the banner above for additional information regarding these great shows.    

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!

Laurentia Winery in Madison (We are back for their season)

Come join us at this gem of a Winery located in Northeast Ohio’s wine country. We have booked the entire season from October 2016 through March of 2017. Come see us on one of these Saturday dates: October 22nd, November 12th, December 17th, January 21st, February 18th and March 18th. These dates will also be on our Calendar Page. Our times are from 5:00 to 8:00. Laurentia is located at 4599 S. Madison Road, Madison, OH 44057 (440-296-9175). Visit their web site at www.laurentiawinery.com for more information about this beautiful location. There is some space for dancing.