IT is not everyday you can take a seat in Bolton and journey from the West End to Las Vegas is one night.

But for audiences this weekend, they can travel across the Atlantic without a passport thanks to the magic of music.

On Saturday night more than 100 musicians and singers will take to the stage at The Victoria Hall in aid of charity.

The evening for will see Eagley Band and the Smithills Community Band and Choir combine to bring to life the music of Frank Sinatra, the Rat Pack and the Wets End and Broadway production of Wicked.

Smithills director Chris Wormald said: "We have never done the Rat Pack music before and we will also be playing basically the whole show of Wicked, with all the songs!

"When people come to our concerts they know we are going to push the boundaries and are going to do things other organisations don't do. And we always deliver.

"The band sound sensational, the choir is fabulous and everything is ready!"

Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz tells the story of the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good Witch before and after the arrival of Dorothy and the story of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.

Famous hits that will be heard in Bolton on Saturday include Defying Gravity and I'm Not That Girl.

It is also 19 years since famous crooner Frank Sinatra died and the choir and orchestra will be performing some of his greatest hits, including Come Fly with Me, Under My Skin, Send In The Clowns and Moon River.

Then in addition, Dean Martin and the Rat Pack hits will be pulled out like That's Amore along with music from Genesis, Toto and Ravel's Bolero to Emily and Wagner's Procession To The Minster.

Audiences can also participate on the night with word sheets handed out for a number of songs like Singing in the Rain.

Chris adds: "Imagine 150 singers on stage, a thousand people in the audience and a band in the middle!

"I don't like concerts where people just turn up and sit there, that's old school, we want everyone involved from the first minute to the end.

"We like to see everyone dressed up and enjoying the occasion!"

All proceeds from the concert will go to the Mayor’s Charities – Urban Outreach, Bolton City of Sanctuary and Bolton NHS Charitable Trust.

The evening starts at 7.30pm on Saturday, with tickets costing £6 (£5 concessions) available on 01204 822569, 01204 842382 or at, or on the door.