DON DISANTIS

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.      

THE BAND: 

See the listings below for information regarding our regular locations then check the Calendar Page for dates, time and a Google Map. 

Guarino’s – Our start time for the patio has been changed to 7:30 for Saturday, May 18. This may be the new start time for the summer. Check the Calendar  page for the start time of future Guarino’s dates.

SPECIALTY SHOW:

Our next Specialty show, “Victory” – American Pride: will be at the Shore Cultural Centre located at 291 E. 222nd St. in Euclid, Ohio. This will be a Saturday Matinee with a 2:00 start time. Tickets are only $10.00 and can be purchased at the Cultural Centre, or by calling 216-289-8578. You can also order your tickets on line by going to www.shoreculturalcentre.com . A brief description of the show:

Join us for a musical journey, through the war years of WWII, and a little bit more. We will bring you the great songs of some our most beloved creators of American Musical History. Let us remind you how this great music helped bring Americans through the most difficult times of war and our appreciation of those who have served, are serving and will serve in our armed forces. This is a musical celebration and tribute to our American Pride!

MYSTERY SHOW(S):

Mark these dates – details will be listed here as soon as they are finalized:

Friday, May 17, 2019 – At DelCiello’s in Ravenna – A British Themed Mystery. See story line, food options and pricing details below and on our Calendar page.

Stay tuned for the next Mystery Show at the Wild Goose in Willoughby – Our Valentine Day Themed Mystery was a huge success.

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

MYSTERY SHOWS:

DelCiello’s in Ravenna

Friday, May 17, 2019 – 6:30 Curtain The Piccadilly Hillbillies     When Lady Benton died unexpectedly, and of mysterious circumstances, Lord Benton had no desire to remain living in Benton Manor without her. He brokered a deal with an agent, from the United States, to sell Benton Manor to a wealthy southern couple from Kentucky. The announced final sale of the Manor does not sit too well with the staff, who now wonders what will happen to them after the sale, if not in the employ of Lord Benton. Complicating issues even further, is the discovery that the wealthy couple from Kentucky is not anything like what Lord Benton had envisioned. Their appearance, at the final dinner social to be held at Benton Manor, shocks and appalls everyone enough that bodies begin to appear. Fortunately, a distant descendant of, Sherlock Holmes, none other than Hemlock Holmes, the most renowned detective in the country, is one of the guests of the evening. Hemlock will unravel the mystery of the recent deaths, but also the mystery surrounding the unexpected passing of Lady Benton. Stay alert; Hemlock will need your help! SETTING   The pub room of Benton Manor where Lord Benton is hosting his final dinner party. Dress is business appropriate, but black tie is never discouraged. Dinner choices include: Veggie Premivera over pasta, Mediterranean Cod with veggies and red potatoes, Chicken Parmigiana over spaghetti, Lasagna or an 8oz. sirloin steak with baked potato and broccoli. Salad, bread and desert are included with each choice. $45.00 per person for dinner and a show! Cash Bar on site. DelCiello’s in Ravenna – 161 N. Chestnut Street, Ravenna 44266 Call: 330-839-7420 for ticket reservations and dinner choice.  Prizes for 1st and 2nd place “detectives”. DelCiello’s gift cards for $100.00 and $50.00!

MUSIC

Swirl Wine Bar

Have some fun with our trio at this lovely, and very popular, little wine bar in Solon. During warm weather months, when we can set up on the patio, we have room to expand to our quartet by adding our drummer. Check the Calendar Page for dates and a Google Map. This is a small and intimate wine bar with a vast selection of wines and some great food parings. No reservations are taken but the staff is very accommodating and will seat you as soon as possible.

Sapphire Creek Winery & Gardens

Join our Trio of Piano, Bass and Vocals at this beautiful winery in Chagrin Falls. Located at 16965 Park Circle Drive and nestled in a wooded setting, you are sure to be pleased with the calming atmosphere. For reservations you must go through their web site, www.sapphire-creek.com and follow the links. Reservations are really a must if you want more than just drinks, and you should! The food is excellent! Check the Calendar Page for dates, times and a Google Map.

Guarino’s

One of our regular spots in the heart of Cleveland’s Little Italy, Guarino’s has recently celebrated its 100th anniversary! We typically are booked here once a month with piano and vocals inside at the lounge and with the full group outside on the patio, weather permitting. Check the Calendar page for dates and times.

DelCiello’s – Ravenna – Now booked once per month through December of 2019!

Join our four piece group at this quaint restaurant in historic Ravenna for some great food, music and some classic atmosphere. With a name like “DeCiello’s” it is most certainly an Italian restaurant. However, versatility comes from the owners wife who is from Germany. There are both Italian and German offerings on the menu. Whether you order the pasta or the schnitzel, you’re sure to be pleased. Come have some fun with us at this unique restaurant in Ravenna. Check the Calendar Page for a Google Map.

Speak Of The Devil

Our next two appearances at this “Speakeasy” style restaurant/lounge in downtown Lorain will be September 21 and December 21 with additional  information found on our Calendar Page. Play time is 7:00 – 10:00. We look forward to seeing you there.

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