2005-04-01 / Editorial/Opinion

Rich Little At Westbury, April 3

Rich Little, hailed as “the best impersonator ever,” stars in “ Will the Real Rich Little Please Stand Up?” on Sunday, April 3 in a special 3 p.m. matinee at the North Fork Theatre at Westbury (formerly Westbury Music Fair). Tickets are $47.50 and can be purchased at the box office, select Ticketmasters, charge by phone at (212) 307-7171 or (631) 888-9000, or can be purchased ww.northforktheatre.com. For further information, call (516) 334-0800.

During his performance, Rich Little will be drawing from more than 200 impressions and adjusting his show to fit the audience. His repertoire ranges from Louis Armstrong and Frank Sinatra to Donald Duck and Kermit the Frog. Other impersonations include Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stalone, Neil Diamond, Jack Nicholson and Clint Eastwood.

Originally from Canada, Little began his career at age 12 when he mimicked the voices of his teachers in answering their questions. He got his start in nightclubs and moved on to television, where he appeared in more than 50 television programs, ranging from variety shows, series and specials. Named “Comedy Star of the Year” by the American Guild of Variety Artists, he has nine comedy albums and three HBO comedy specials to his credit. Little received national acclaim several years ago when he toured the country with a comedy play entitled “The Presidents.” In full makeup and costume, he portrayed nine presidents, ranging from John F. Kennedy to George W. Bush.

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