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Nick Kallas @ Grand Productions
Robin: The Ultimate Robin Williams Tribute Experience has appeared across the country at corporate events and in
many of the finest performing arts centers, casinos and comedy clubs.
I had to do a double take when Roger Kabler first bounded on stage, since his physical resemblance to the late comedy legend Robin Williams goes far beyond his signature rainbow suspenders.
Kabler does a remarkable job recreating Williams' hysterical one-liners and irrepressible vocal explosions, although his frequent breathlessness proves that Williams' manic energy is inimitable without chemical assistance.
Dated cultural references to Tonya Harding and Buddy Hackett (along with some crudely misogynistic material that feels out of step with I remember of Williams' character) may make the show less accessible for younger audiences, but moments with beloved characters like Aladdin's Genie and Mrs. Doubtfire should reel them back in.
What elevates this above a mere impression is the mid-show moment where Kabler drops the shtick to share how Willaims' life and death impacted him as a recovering addict; I was left wanting to learn more, which can be found in "Being Robin" in the documentary Kabler produced.
The structure does get a bit scattershot towards the end, with an overlong series of over acting celebrities, but the pacing recovers during a funny physical comedy finale.
For those old enough to remember the cocaine fueled - insanity of Robin Williams' early stand-up comedy specials - and all those to young to have personally witnessed his protean talents - Kablers' "Ultimate Robin Williams' Tribute" may be the next best thing to time - traveling back to the Met (circa 1986).
Now booking dates for 2024/2025. Please call 512-636-8265 for availability.
October 11, 2023 - Vic Juba Theatre, 2602 59th Ave., Lloydminster AL
October 13, 2023 – Sid Williams Theatre, 442 Cliffe Ave., Courtenay BC (Island)
October 17, 2023 – Festival Hall, 1215 10th Ave. SE - Calgary AL
October 18, 2023 - The Arden Theatre, 5 St. Anne St., St. Albert AL
October 21, 2023 – Casino Regina, 1880 Saskatchewan Dr., Regina SK
October 24, 2023 – William Glesby Centre, 11 2nd St. NE, Portage La Prairie MB
October 25, 2023 – Pyramid Cabaret, 176 Fort St., Winnipeg, MB
October 27, 2023 – Olde Walkerville Theatre, 1564 Wyandotte St. E., Windsor ON
October 28, 2023 – Bluma Appel Theatre, 27 Front St., Toronot ON
November 1, 2023 – Market Hall Perf Arts Ctr, 140 Charlotte St., Peterborough ON
November 3, 2023 – Jokers Comedy Club, 115 York Blvd., Richmond Hill ON
November 4 - Algonquin Commons Theatre, 1385 Woodroffe Ave., Ottowa ON
November 7 - Fredericton Playhouse, 686 Queen St., Fredericton NB
November 9 – Kings Theatre, 209 St. George, Annapolis Royal NS
November 10 – Harbourfront Theatre, 124 Harbour Drive, Summerside PEI
November 24 OR 25 - Triad Theatre, 158 W. 72nd St. NY NY - Call theatre
at 212-362-2590 for details and date of performance.
January 13, 2024 - Heard Opera House, 106 W. Oak St., Arcadia FL
January 27, 2024 - Lorain Palace Theatre, 617 Broadway, Lorain OH
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