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Terry Fator

Terry Fator, The Mirage, Las Vegas
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Showtime(s):
Tuesday - Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
Length: 90 minutes
Price: $59 - $129+ per person
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Ticket Office Hours:
9 a.m. - 11 p.m., daily
Ph. 800.963.9634
Ph. 702.792.7777
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To call Terry Fator’s show at the Mirage just a puppet show, though, hardly does it justice. The multitalented performer uses his knack for comedic situations and ventriloquist skills to put together an hour and half-long show that doesn’t even require a warm-up routine.

The closest the show comes to a warm-up act is Ben Harris, who acts as a DJ before the show and the less-sexy assistant during it. Just before Fator takes the stage, Harris breaks out in a round of dance moves to an eclectic mix of music ranging from Big & Rich’s “Save A Horse, Ride A Cowboy,” to MC Hammer’s “Can’t Touch This.”

But the act lasts only a few minutes before the audience is introduced to Fator and Winston the Impersonating Turtle. Winston may best be compared to Kermit the Frog as a dirty old man. Aside from showing his musical prowess, Winston shares his affinity for the Turtle Ranch (think Bunny Ranch, but for turtles) in a bit that keeps on giving throughout the show.

Winston gives way to Walter T. Airedale, a classic ventriloquist puppet with cowboy flair. After riling up the audience and Fator himself, Airedale asks Fator, “How come I can’t talk when you’re laughing?”. The barrage of puppets continues from Maynard Thompkins, Wrex the Crash Test Dummy, Julius from the Apollo Theater and Vickie the Cougar.

All the while, if you really pay attention, you get the chance to hear something remarkable. Fator’s vocal range extends from Etta James’ “At Last,” to Garth Brooks’ “Friends In Low Places.” The appreciation for his talent runs even deeper when he performs both parts of two duets. He does Sonny and Cher’s “I Got You Babe,” and “What A Wonderful World,” as Kermit the Frog (with Winston) and Louis Armstrong.

His show always involves audience participation and the highlight of his performance is when he turns a male audience member into Cher and then sings a duet as Sonny and Cher, which will have your audience rolling in the aisles.

Combine that range of musical samplings and add in that Fator never opens his mouth more than half an inch during the songs unless he’s taking a breath or, on the rare occasion, singing a song as himself.

Having performed for over 16 years, Terry has shared the stage with top performers like Reba McEntire, The Dixie Chicks, Garth Brooks, Neal McCoy, Styx plus has performed for some of the largest Corporations including General Motors, Midas Muffler, AT&T, and has performed for both President Clinton and Bush.

Terry Fator is simply the master of impressions and puppetry.

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