Vanguard writer: ‘I like your Styles’

Comedians, singers, actors, government officials — even the president — lit up the stage of the Rhea Miller Recital hall.

Brandon Styles, a magician, comedian and impressionist put on a one-man show impersonating famous people. His opening act consisted of his impression of Cee Lo Green singing “Forget You.”

Styles’ impression was dead on and caught the attention of passers-by. People not only peeked into the auditorium, but stayed for the rest of the show.

One of the most interesting pieces of commentary was his parody of Justin Bieber’s “Baby.”

Singers portrayed included Frank Sinatra, Neil Diamond, Katy Perry, Lady Gaga, Louie Armstrong and Ozzy Osbourne.

With every entertainer there wasn’t just singing but there also was dancing, skits, magic and other routines.

One minute he was Michael Jackson performing magic and doing the moonwalk, and the next he was Napoleon Dynamite running behind stage after his music cut out.

His impression of Elton John seemed to blow the crowd away while he sang “Candle in the Wind” with a lit candle, which disappeared and turned into a scarf.

Not only was Styles daring enough to impersonate one actor at a time, but he took on the challenge of impersonating two or more actors at a time.

One skit was Styles portraying a restaurant scene, where Jack Nicholson was the waiter, and Adam Sandler and Arnold Schwarzenegger were his customers.

The routine was hilarious because he used well-known phrases from movies such as “The Waterboy” in his skit.

Duets were performed, including one with Robin Williams on the Jay Leno Show and the hilarious nonexistent duet of “My Heart Will Go On,” by Celine Dion and Elton John.

Audience participation also made the show even more entertaining.

One student watched as his dollar bill disappeared and only returned after he went through a skit involving tin foil hats and a pair of huge silk underwear.

Styles also performed more tricks and portrayed President Obama, Dr. Phil, and former presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush.

Overall, it was a great program set up by Valley Nights.

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