Impressionists make their living by pretending to be important people, just like the royal family. Crown the king of copycats with this GrouponLive deal to see Andre-Philippe Gagnon at The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts on Thursday, November 8, at 8 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. Choose between the following seating options:
- For $25, you get one balcony ticket (up to a $51 value, including all fees).
- For $30, you get one rear-orchestra ticket (up to a $61 value, including all fees).
In 1985, Andre-Philippe Gagnon cemented his reputation for pitch-perfect impersonation with a spot-on rendition of every celebrity voice in “We Are The World” on The Tonight Show. As hundreds of pop stars have climbed the charts in the decades since, the pseudo-superstar has gamely expanded his vocal repertoire and developed his own high-profile perch in the entertainment world.
Since 2010, the chameleon-throated Quebecois “One-Man Hit Parade” tour has been causing double takes across Canada with a mix of golden oldies, classic rock, and contemporary hits. In a show tied together with the help of comedy writers from the Royal Canadian Air Farce and Just for Laughs, Gagnon shifts effortlessly from a choked-up Phil Collins to a preening Mick Jagger and doesn’t shy from higher registers when he parrots Santana’s guitar solo in “Black Magic Woman” or Susan Boyle’s unforgettable guitar solo in “I Dreamed a Dream.” An always-energetic performance style and a tireless dedication to keeping his act up-to-date keeps the solo supergroup filling every theatre he stops by: in recognition, Gagnon was named Entertainer of the Year by the Canadian event industry’s National Star Awards in May.
The Centre In Vancouver for Performing Arts
777 Homer St.
Vancouver, British Columbia V6B 2W1