America's Got Talent winner Fator is no Susan Boyle, that's for sure, but his shtick -- ventriloquism meets impersonation -- is downright entertaining. The format of the 80-minute show is fairly standard: a series of puppets joins Fator on stage, and proceeds to do a song or three impersonating a famous voice. Winston the Turtle does a serviceable Roy Orbison and an eerily familiar James Blunt, while Walter the Cowboy kills on a Brooks and Dunn song -- or rather Fator does, of course. Even the less than perfect impressions are still impressive considering the fact that he's doing it all with his mouth closed. A misguided Michael Jackson sequence could be cut all together (now more than ever) and Fator's overall demeanor is a little too laconic, especially when he doesn't have a piece of felt on his hand. But the show mostly hits its middle-of-the-road target on the bull's eye, offering up some decent chuckles and a nice night of music. Try to get a seat in the center section, otherwise you'll spend most of your time watching the giant TV screens instead of the guy (and his friends) on stage. Tuesday through Saturday at 7:30pm.
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