Performing songs, jokes, and celebrity impressions, Terry Fator and his band have the audience laughing and on their feet by the end of this 90-minute show.
Meet and greets are available on select Fridays and Saturdays.
*Prices may be subject to additional taxes and fees. MUST PURCHASE TWO TICKETS.
**Show schedule may vary. Please see link for more details.
(This show was reviewed in the April 2009 LVA, some of the information contained in this review may no longer be accurate.)
If you foster a pre-existing bias against ventriloquists or puppets, put it away — this show goes well beyond anything you could possibly expect from those simple categories.
Fator’s ventriloquism and use of the puppets are really just a showcase for his singing impressions and these devices work well to amplify the overall effect of his performance. You hear him do a great Rod Stewart, for example, then think, “And he’s doing it with his mouth closed!” Fator does a mix of old (Bee Gees, Axl Rose, Louis Armstrong), new (Maroon 5, James Blunt, Gnarls Barkley), and even women (Amy Winehouse and Macy Gray), but his mastery of the art really hits home when he switches back and forth in a duet between Michael Jackson and Garth Brooks singing “Friends in Low Places” (how does he do that?)—you don’t win a million dollars on “America’s Got Talent” and get a multi-million gig on the Strip for nothin’!
Fator is backed by a live band and a beautiful assistant (his wife) who help keep the 90-plus-minute show moving at a pretty good pace (though it seems to run just a bit long). And while it’s not strictly G-rated, this one’s suitable for kids (age 4 and up allowed).
Unless you’re seated close, you’ll find yourself watching the big-screens (trying to see his lips move) more than the stage itself, so saving money on the cheaper tickets won’t significantly diminish the experience.