Freedom Hall Presents: The Stand-Up Comedy of Tom Dreesen & His Memories of Frank Sinatra

Tom Dreesen at Freedom Hall
Tom Dreesen at Freedom Hall in 2013. (Photo: Gary Kopycinski)

Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- On Saturday, September 24 at 7:30 p.m., the Freedom Hall Series will open its 40th season with The Stand-Up Comedy of Tom Dreesen and His Memories of Frank Sinatra.

In this unforgettable performance, comedian Tom Dreesen will take you from his childhood of shining shoes in bars in his hometown of Harvey, Illinois, hearing Sinatra on the jukebox to one day touring the nation as his opening act, flying in his private jet all over the country and staying up with Frank Sinatra till dawn, night after night. He takes you to Frank’s last performance and the last song he ever sang, and then to his last days on earth. Dreesen was a pall bearer, as well as speaker, at his friend’s funeral.

 

Dreesen’s keen insight to arguably the greatest career show business has ever known, and the lessons he learned from the legendary star, promises to move the audience! Tom Dreesen has made over 500 appearances on national TV including the Tonight Show plus guest hosting David Letterman.

Larry Wilde, author of the book, The Great Comedians said, “Excellent material, superb delivery, impeccable timing. Tom Dreesen is the quintessential comedian”.

BRILLIANT. FUNNY. POIGNANT.  Chicago Tribune

Tickets are $35 and available by calling the Freedom Hall box office at 708-747-0580 or by going online at www.freedomhall.org. Freedom Hall is located at 410 Lakewood Boulevard, Park Forest, IL.

If you would like more information about the Freedom Hall Series, please call Chuck Sabey at 708/503-8258 or e-mail Chuck at [email protected]

Note: This article was revised on September 15 to add the date and time of the performance. This information was not present in the original release. We regret the error.