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One Man Hit Parade stops at KCT

This Friday night (Nov 9th) the Kelowna Community Theater will host one of the best impressionists in the world when André-Philippe Gagnon will take to the stage.

In 1985, André-Philippe Gagnon first acquired his international reputation. He participated for the first time at the prestigious Montreal Just for Laughs festival, impersonating with accuracy every artist of the song We are the World, the famed song written by Michael Jackson and Lionel Richie.

Here is some video of the Just for Laughs performance along with a few others.  Please forgive the poor video quality as it was filmed in 1985.

It became very clear very quickly that his success at Just for Laughs was just the beginning as Gagnon was invited to present his version of We Are the World on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, reaching an audience of 15 million American viewers.

Since his international fame began back in 1985, Gagnon has done many tours through Europe, the US and Canada and now has a brand new show for you to enjoy.

Full of new ideas, during summer 2009 Gagnon decided to concentrate on the creation of his brand new English show for January 2010. Some of the best Canadian comedy writers, including Gord Holtam and Rick Olsen (Royal Canadian Air Farce) and George Reinblatt (Rick Mercer's Monday Report, Just for Laughs) teamed up with Gagnon and Stéphane Laporte.

Alongside his famous saxophone solo which has always been and always will be part of his show, Gagnon added new instruments to his live performance! Audiences are amazed by his reproduction of Santana’s guitar solo on “Black Magic Woman” and by his rendition of both vocal and musical impression of Elton John’s “Your Song” where Gagnon even sits at the piano. A must see performance!

If you are interested in checking out this one of a kind event, tickets are available here.

Andre-Philippe Gagnon
Kelowna Community Theatre
Fri, Nov 9, 2012 08:00 PM

This article contains information from www.andrephilippegagnon.com - click the link to read his whole biography.

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