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. 

For song samples from our CD’s, go to our CD’s and Samples page and have a listen.

WE’RE BACK IN BUSINESS!  There is a light at the end of this long and painful tunnel. We are back to booking events, slowly, but surely. Soon we’ll be back at our regular spots of restaurants, wineries and pubs. I’m also happy to announce we’ve added a couple of new venues with other possible options coming soon. 

New Location(s): 

CHAGRIN RIVER PUB: Located at the corner of Lost Nation Road and Lakeshore Blvd. this intimate pub offers great bar food and a great atmosphere. Our first appearance there will be Thursday, April 15 from 7:00 to 10:00. Always check our Calendar page, click on the event then click on the “google maps” for directions.

CHAGRIN RIVER TAVERN: There are several locations with “Chagrin River” in their name. This spot is located at 196 East Island Drive in Eastlake. Join us for our first appearance there, Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 9 from 1:00 to 4:00. We will be on the enclosed patio and look forward to seeing you there to celebrate Mother’s everywhere. Again, check our Calendar page, click on the event then click on the “google maps” for directions.

We are always looking for new locations whether it be East, West or South for you to come see us. As those new places become available, they will be listed here. Stay tuned.

SPECIALTY SHOW:

Watch here for information about our next Specialty Show. See below for listings and descriptions of these entertaining shows.

 

MYSTERY SHOW(S):

CHAGRIN RIVER TAVERN: (Yes, same place as above.) Sunday, April 11 – 5:00 curtain.

This show was SOLD OUT within a day of advertisement on the app “eventbrite”. You may want to add that app to your phone since we are looking to schedule shows in August and December. Don’t be left out!

WHO CUT THE CHEESE?!

When Gino Gorgonzola was found in a back alley in New Orleans with his throat slit, Mickey Mozzarella went into a rage. He immediately called a meeting of the Four Families – all right, I know, there used to be Five Families but with the economy the way it is, we had to cut back! With the help of the Provolone and Romano Families, Mozzarella is hoping to get to the bottom of this insult to the families! Gino’s widow, Georgianna insists on attending the summit and that all the wives attend. Mickey, not wanting to upset the grieving widow, agrees. With the help of his assistant, Pamela Parmigiano, he hopes to keep the women in line. But, when Detective Colby Sharpe shows up to investigate, the big cheeses are not too happy! I don’t know who cut the cheese, but there is plenty of it to go around!

For details on pricing packages which could include an evening stay at the hotel, go to our Mystery Page!

 

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:

Next Shows

WHO CUT THE CHEESE?! Sunday, April 11, 2021 at Chagrin River Tavern in Eastlake. This event is SOLD OUT but there will be other shows at this location. One in August and one in December. Stay tuned for details. When Gino Gorgonzola was found in a back alley in New Orleans with his throat slit, Mickey Mozzarella went into a rage. He immediately called a meeting of the Four Families – all right, I know, there used to be Five Families but with the economy the way it is, we had to cut back! With the help of the Provolone and Romano Families, Mozzarella is hoping to get to the bottom of this insult to the families! Gino’s widow, Georgianna insists on attending the summit and that all the wives attend. Mickey, not wanting to upset the grieving widow, agrees. With the help of his assistant, Pamela Parmigiano, he hopes to keep the women in line. But, when Detective Colby Sharpe shows up to investigate, the big cheeses are not too happy! I don’t know who cut the cheese, but there is plenty of it to go around!

MUSIC

Guarino’s

One of our regular spots in the heart of Cleveland’s Little Italy, Guarino’s celebrating over 100 years of operation as Cleveland’s oldest continually running restaurant! We typically are booked here once a month with piano, bass 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.

Marion’s Mediterranean

Once the hotel and restaurant have recovered from the effects of the Covid shutdown, we’ll be back at this location. Please stay tuned. Join us at this fine restaurant and tapas lounge located in the Holiday Inn on Route 306 in Mentor. Located just off the freeway, Route 2, it is an easy location to reach no matter what part of town you come from. We appear, with a few exceptions, every Friday from 6:00 to 9:00 during the winter months and 7:00 to 10:00 in the warm weather months. We look forward to seeing you there.Check the Calendar Page for dates, time and a Google Map.

Speak Of The Devil

Our next appearance at this “Speakeasy” style restaurant/lounge in downtown Lorain will be announced soon. Once booked, additional  information can be 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.