A Review: Incanto’s ‘Naked Boys Singing!

Naked Boys Singing! is a gay-themed musical that has been performed at Incanto Vallarta this season. First, let me give you a little background information on the musical. The show was conceived and directed by Robert Schrock. this musical comedy revue had its New York premier twenty years ago and ran for over twelve years to become the second longest-running musical in off-Broadway history.

This season at Incanto, Naked Boys Singing! stars six actors who sing and dance ‘au-natural’, with the musical direction and accompaniment of Bob Bruneau, one of Vallarta’s best pianists. The all-Latino ensemble features actors/singers Max Albertos, Mitchell Guzman, Joby Hernandez, Fidel Rebolledo, Renzo Sotelo, and Luis Villanueva.

Naked Boys Singing! has had a very successful run at Incanto and was recently extended. All the actors in the ensemble are both gorgeous and talented. The singing and dancing routines are entertaining and there’s lots of humor and good fun. This isn’t a pornographic or strip show. It is simply a gay-themed musical extravaganza performed by 6 talented and beautiful men who aren’t ashamed of their bodies. The performance that I attended had a very respectful audience of mostly men.

The musical has no plot; but contains 15 catchy song and dance numbers, about various issues, such as gay life, male nudity, working out, coming out and love. Examples of the songs are, “Gratuitous Nudity,” “Window to Window,” “Fight the Urge,” ”Nothing But the Radio On,” “Muscle Addiction,” “The Entertainer” and “Naked Boys Singing” Some songs were solos and other’s duets or group numbers. Every song is well choreographed with a dance or some type of movement.

The entertainers did a remarkably good job singing in English, even though it was their second language. I didn’t catch every word to every song, but it didn’t matter, because the music and singing were so enjoyable. After the show, the cast warmly greeted the audience (with towels on) and it was obvious that they enjoyed performing for us!.

Naked Boys Singing! is an enjoyable night of music and celebration. It has been extended through April at Incanto with shows on April 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 20, 24, 27 at 8 pm. For more information about the show or to purchase tickets go to: www.incantovallarta.com

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