This week, Ira Sternberg spoke with Frankie Scinta, The Showman, who will be performing at the South Point Casino May 3-4.
In this 30-minute episode of Talk About Las Vegas, Scinta talks about losing a talent contest as a kid, but loving the accolades; learning music by ear (never took lessons); getting nervous for one time only before a performance, which had to do with the location; making every audience a part of his show; and why he might get anxious if drummer Pete O’Donnell ever took up magic.
Scinta began performing at the age of 9 and instantly knew he wanted to spend his life on the stage. He formed The Scintas in Buffalo, New York, comprised of Frankie; his brother, Joey, younger sister, Chrissi ; and drummer Pete O’Donnell.
The Scintas moved to Las Vegas in 2000, performing at The Las Vegas Hilton. While at the Hilton, The Scintas quickly gained recognition because their show was ideally suited for Las Vegas. They were then signed to a long-term contract by The Rio.
Currently, Frankie Scinta performs with Pete O’Donnell in Las Vegas and around the country.