"My wife and I chair Horizon Presents at Horizon Village in North Fort Myers Florida. We do 3 shows each year (Jan, Feb, Mar), booked through William Clair Entertainment. On February 10, 2013 we had our second show of the season, featuring Karen Rontowski with John Timpanelli.
Karen is a stand-up comic, who had everyone laughing, got the audience involved and just did a great routine. I got to spend some time with her before the show, and is a great lady. I would not object to having her back.........
BUT, John Timpanelli really stole the show. His comic routines had me laughing until I was in tears. His singing impression were spot on, and for the couple of songs he really got serious about (like If I Were A Rich Man) proved he has a fantastic voice with great range. I think if he just did an all singing show I would not be disappointed.
The real test is my audience. The people of Horizon hate repeats (Didn't we just have them 4 years ago???), yet many people came up to me after the show and said bring John back. Well, I hope they get their wish, as right now I am working to book shows for the 2014 season, and I an planning on having John back for 90 minutes in March. I can't wait."