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"A charmer of a feel-good doc... quick-moving crowd-pleaser," The Hollywood Reporter
"I hope the dummies drop by my local theater soon," USA Today Pop Candy
"Perfect, involving, hilarious, wonderful... Four stars," Desert Entertainer
"Funny, inspiring, amusing, and I loved every minute of it!" StuffWeLike.com
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DUMBSTRUCK was the first doc to make the Rush List at the Palm Springs International Film Festival, and SOLD OUT both screenings:

http://www.psfilmfest.org/news/detail.aspx?NID=217&year=2009

DUMBSTRUCK will make its world premiere at the the 21st Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival amidst an incredible selection of more than 175 films from 60 different countries.

The sold-out premiere will be held at 4:30 pm ~ Sunday, January 10, 2010 at the Regal Cinema, located at 789 E. Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262.

There will be a second Regal Cinema screening of DUMBSTRUCK held at 1:30 PM on Monday, January 11, 2010.

The full festival begins on January 5, 2010 in Palm Springs, California, and runs until January 18th. Stars to be honored include Helen Mirren, Mariah Carey, Morgan Freeman, and Anna Kendrick. The full line-up of films screening at the festival can be viewed here: www.psfilmfest.org/festival/film/results.aspx?FID=40

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Experience why America has fallen in love with Terry Fator's irresistible combination of humor and music and his hilarious cast of characters! The million-dollar winner of "America's Got Talent" and his endearing puppets deliver spot-on performances in the styles of such favorite singers as Louis Armstrong, Roy Orbison, Elvis, Etta James, Brooks & Dunn and many more!

Terry has won rave reviews on The Oprah Winfrey Show and the Late Show with David Letterman and has been called “one of the best entertainers in the world” by no less than American Idol’s top judge, Simon Cowell. Live from Las Vegas, Terry Fator proves why he’s the hottest ticket in town!

Bonus features include:
• Audio Commentary with Terry, writer Rick Kerns and director Mark Goffman
• Audio commentary: Terry’s puppets take over!
• Chapter 1 from Terry’s autobiography Who’s The Dummy Now?

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Oscar-nominated songwriter, Bird York, sent over some photos from their recording session - check them out below!

Music for the Ventriloquists

"We had someone in the studio really dictating what we could or could not do. bossy pants."
Puppet Recording Session
Congratulations to Terry Fator for the successful opening of his own show at the Terry Fator Theater at the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas last month! To read more about his rise from obscurity, check out this article from the L.A. Times: http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/la-ca-vegas5-2009apr05,0,2951448.story
Lighting and Soundamerica has an article on how they light designers has helped my show at the Mirage.

In May, 2008 I was lucky enough to have The Mirage Casino and Resort in Las Vegas contact me and strike up a 5 year deal to have me perform my act at their beautiful hotel 5 nights a week. I jumped at the opportunity. I performed my first show in February 2009, and am currently performing my act Tuesday thru Saturday nights to sold-out audiences. I am so very grateful to each and every one of you that come to see my show and support me. You are true fans.

Before I came to The Mirage, Mr. Danny Gans was performing there. Succeeding Danny was an unbelievable occurrence. I have great respect for him and what he does and believe that I’m driven even harder to be at least as good as him. After seeing Danny at The Mirage, I decided to change my ventriloquism act to musical impressions. He not only impressed me, but inspired me to do more.

Playing to sold-out audiences each night at The Mirage confirms my desire to push forward in all I can to entertain my fans and acquire new ones. They are all so kind to me and make each night I perform very special. Since performing my act at The Hilton in Vegas for 4 months, things seem to keep getting better and better.

From the very first day The Mirage contacted me, they have been extremely gracious and accommodating. I never believed in a million years that I’d be performing on stage here 5 nights a week for 5 years! They even opened up a Terry Fator gift shop where you can buy t-shirts, puppets and other souvenirs! My fans are in heaven.

I guess this is just a huge thank you to all of my fans and to The Mirage Casino and Resort for allowing me to entertain you and keep you laughing for years to come. Can’t wait to see you all at the show!

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