Audiences are raving about “Ripcord,” a riveting comedy by David Lindsay-Abaire, directed by Ralph Hyman. The hilarious performances continue, at 6 p.m., through December 9. A seemingly harmless bet between two older women quickly escalates into a dangerous game of one-upsmanship. The show stars Catalina Meders, Alice Averett, Lydia Damato, Stephen Dellinger, Jim Purdon, and Colette Zarry.
Francis Dey, “The Son of the Rat Pack,” continues to dazzle the stage in his one-man singing shows throughout the season. The Vegas-style entertainer will perform holiday specials in December, “A Crooner’s Christmas.” To learn more about him and hear clips, visit www.francisdeymusic.com.
TED Talk Tuesdays bring together people who love learning, with local experts in a variety of fields and pursuits. Talks are from 9-11 a.m., every other Tuesday, through the season. On Dec. 19, Marcella Castellanos is the presenter. She is a Health Coach, Activist, and Workshop Facilitator, sharing how to “Revitalize Your Energy, Recharge Your Life: Five ways to lose weight, feel great, and look 10 years younger.”
And on January 9, Michael Lindner will share ways to keep our minds sharp. He is a CEO, Palliative Care Nurse, and Classical Musician. “Dementia, You’re Not the Boss of Me!” is his topic.
“Into the Woods (Lite)” is a fast-paced production, starring everyone’s favorite fairy tale characters come to life in this musical by Stephen Sondheim. Barbara Ann Renee makes her season debut in The Boutique’s first musical this season. Barbara portrays the witch, and ends the show with the haunting song, “Children Will Listen.” After performing in theaters in California for many years, Barbara has made PV her home, and is an active part of the theater scene here. Director Ralph Hyman directs this tale of witches, curses, wolves and redemption. A Preview Gala is Wednesday, December 27, and the show runs the following three weeks—Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays at 6 p.m., closing January 13.
“Little Bits” is a new production by Mikki Prost, the singer, actress, dancer, and tribute artist. She has created and performed shows celebrating the music and lives of Patsy Cline, Brenda Lee, and Connie Francis for The Boutique.
Her shows are Tuesdays at 6 p.m. Mikki is known for the warm, welcoming rapport she creates with her audiences. She enjoys staying after the shows, to talk and have photos taken with fans.
“Fast Eddie’s Karaoke Party” brings familiar and new friends together from 8:30 p.m. to close every Saturday night this season. The big stage is yours to belt your favorite songs in English and Spanish. Or, pick up an inflatable instrument, and join the “Rubber Band” of dancers. Join your hosts Fast Eddie and Catherine Caldera for the free fun, music, and shenanigans.
The Boutique Dinner Theatre is located upstairs at Nacho Daddy, 287 Basilio Badillo, in the Zona Romantica district of Puerto Vallarta.
Theater and concert-lovers can also enjoy dinner an hour before each show. Choose from Fillet Mignon, Chicken Cordon Bleu (with potato and vegetables), or a vegetarian Chile Relleno (with rice and beans). The delicious meals include a salad and dessert.
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