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 Kelowna Community Theatre. For $27, you get one ticket for general-admission seating on Friday, November 9, at 8 p.m. (up to a $55 value, including fees). Doors open at 7 p.m.
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.