Kavli performance reminiscent of old Las Vegas showbiz

“Sandy Hackett’s Rat Pack Christmas,” which played for a single performance Dec. 5 at the Fred Kavli Theatre in the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, pays tribute to the freewheeling, cigarettes-and-tuxedo glamour of old Las Vegas.

‘Rat Pack Christmas’ at the Granada

There are many definitions, quibbles, and theories about the Rat Pack, but according to Sandy Hackett, son of the late great comedian Buddy, it was mostly one brief shining moment.