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.

Coming up: 

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. We will be back at the Pub  December 4, Saturday,  from 7:00 to 10:00. Always check our Calendar page, click on the event then click on the “google maps” for directions.

 

NEW YEAR’S EVE AT GUARINO’S – LITTLE ITALY:  Join us for an early New Year’s Eve celebration at the historic Little Italy gem, Guarino’s Italian Restaurant. We will be playing from 6:30 to 9:30 which gives you the opportunity to enjoy a fabulous meal, listen to some great music and be home before too many “crazy’s” are on the road. MAKE RESERVATIONS to ensure you have a table. Always 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:

Once booked, information on our next show will appear in this space.

 

MYSTERY SHOW(S):

David E. Anderson Senior Center in Willoughby: Wednesday, February 9 – Dinner and Curtain at 5:00

Prizes for top Detectives

Call the Senior Center at 440-951-2832 for tickets. Dinner and a show for $50.00/person or $95.00/couple.

 

HOW SWEET IT IS!

When Johnny Valentine III’s grandfather, Giovanni Valentino invented a process where chocolate would be resistant to melting in one’s hand, yet still maintain the velvety texture and taste of fine chocolate, he was able to launch a chocolate company that has blossomed into an extremely successful operation from the 1920’s to the new million. Many would love to get their hands on that formula and use it to start their own chocolate company. Sadly for them, no one but Johnny Valentine himself knows where the formula is or what are its contents. He has made arrangements for that information to pass on to his daughter, Gina, just as his grandfather passed it on to his father who passed it on to him. With a name like Valentine, Valentine Day is a particular favorite of the family business and Johnny is holding his annual Valentine Day party. Unfortunately, not all in attendance are in a heart-loving mind set.

Information can also be found on 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

HOW SWEET IT IS! When Johnny Valentine III’s grandfather, Giovanni Valentino invented a process where chocolate would be resistant to melting in one’s hand, yet still maintain the velvety texture and taste of fine chocolate, he was able to launch a chocolate company that has blossomed into an extremely successful operation from the 1920’s to the new million. Many would love to get their hands on that formula and use it to start their own chocolate company. Sadly for them, no one but Johnny Valentine himself knows where the formula is or what are its contents. He has made arrangements for that information to pass on to his daughter, Gina, just as his grandfather passed it on to his father who passed it on to him. With a name like Valentine, Valentine Day is a particular favorite of the family business and Johnny is holding his annual Valentine Day party. Unfortunately, not all in attendance are in a heart-loving mind set.

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 scheduled appearance at this “Speakeasy” style restaurant/lounge in downtown Lorain will be Saturday, December 18th. Hopefully things will pick up before that date and we’ll be there sooner than December. Stay tuned! 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.