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Rich Little comes to Miller for one show only

March 12, 2006

KALAMAZOO--Rich Little, the undisputed master of mimicry, will appear in Kalamazoo for one show only Friday, March 17, at 8 p.m. in Miller Auditorium at Western Michigan University.

Little is internationally recognitized as one of the most gifted performers in the entertainment business. With his vast repertoire of more than 200 characters, the impressionist has headlined in every entertainment capital of the world.

A professed classic-movie buff, he does such classic stars as John Wayne, Clark Gable and Cary Grant. He's particularly fond of doing Alan Ladd and other stars no longer typically remembered, but Little has also latched on to Baby Boomer-friendly characters like Edith Bunker, Kermit the Frog, Robin Leach, and Dr. Ruth Westheimer.

Some of his favorite current stars are Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Jack Nicholson, and Clint Eastwood. "They're easy to do," he says. "They are larger than life."

Born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario, Little is one of three sons of a prominent physician. He began doing impressions as a youngster, responding to the teachers' questions in their own voices.

Little has appeared on many of television's most-famous variety shows, including Ed Sullivan, as well as on such series as "Laugh-In." Little had his own variety show in the 1970s. He also was an early guest host on "The Tonight Show."

Tickets for "Will the Real Rich Little Please Stand Up?" range from $25 to $40 for non-student adults and are available by calling (269) 387-2300 or toll free (800) 228-9858, online at www.millerauditorium.com, or by visiting the Miller Auditorium Ticket Office or the Epic Center Box Office in downtown Kalamazoo. Groups of 20 or more should call (269) 387-2312 for group rates.

Rich Little at Miller Auditorium is sponsored by National City and Coca-Cola.

Media contact: Thomas Cooper, (269) 387-2245, thomas.cooper@wmich.edu

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