Exciting new changes at the Boutique Theatre in Puerto Vallarta

The Boutique Community Theatre is humming with anticipation for its lineup this season, according to Ken and Karrie Sebryk, the Boutique’s founding directors.

“We welcome our old friends, and are embracing many, many new faces you will see and hear in the coming months,” said Karrie Sebryk, M.A.

The Boutique will feature one major new show each month, with the rest of the weeks filled with music, education, and movies.

“We would like to acknowledge all the faces you will not see on opening nights; the crafts people who design and build, and clothe the sets and the actors,” she added. “From sound and lighting design to painting the set, selling tickets and designing posters, these people are vital to each show’s character.”

Making her directorial debut at The Boutique is the multi-talented Barbara Ann Renee, a popular PV personality, and veteran show-biz diva. “Heir to a Misfortune” is the show she has chosen.

Renee describes the show as “a completely hilarious farce about a zany group of greedy, quirky characters. The show is something the audience will relate to, and laugh at. A couple of surprising twists will definitely make the audience roar.

“We have a great cast with a few newbies who are bringing more community to our community theatre. Shamsun Nazi is the bomb as my Stage Manager and personal assistant. Get ready, Vallarta!”

Find out what happens when a wealthy father dies, leaving his three daughters a large fortune. An attorney appears with the sealed will, with instructions to read it in front of a small group of people. One of them happens to be the deceased millionaire’s secret lady friend, who long has had her eyes on the big bucks. Playing Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays for three consecutive weeks, starting at 6 p.m. Nov. 8.

The 1997 film “Contact” will kick off the new season of “Dinner and a Movie” presentations by Paco Ojeda. Ojeda is a local editor, writer, photographer and musicologist.

The movie stars Jodi Foster and Matthew McConaughey. It is directed by Robert Zemeckis, based on a novel by Carl Sagan. The film will be presented in English, with Spanish subtitles. The evening begins at 5 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5.

TED Type Talks return Nov. 20, expanding to every Tuesday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Launching the season will be Paco Ojeda, followed by Nathan Segal on Nov. 27. Entertainer Hannah Brady is slated for Dec. 11.

TED Type Talks are presented by PV people who are experts in a variety of thought-provoking fields. Each session includes opportunities for the audience to ask questions, and join in the discussions.

To suggest a speaker with an educational, inspirational topic, email [email protected]

Other plays on the Boutique schedule are “Love! Valour! Compassion!” and “The Clean House.”

Popular tribute artist Mikki Prost is back, as is the “Connect With Mexico” cultural discussion series by Carlos Navarro.

Also on the boards are shows starring entertainers Sol Rose, Sandi Lee, Mark Zeller, John Anderson, Kami Desilets, and the SYNG! Choir.

The Boutique Community Theatre offers exciting evenings of dinner-and-a-show options.

The theatre is located upstairs at Nacho Daddy, 287 Basilio Badillo. Delicious three-course dinners are served at 5 p.m., with the shows at 6 p.m., for evening programs.

Dinner choices are Fillet Mignon, or Chicken Cordon Bleu, with mashed potatoes and a vegetable medley. Vegetarians can order the Chile Relleno with rice and beans. All dinners come with a fresh house salad, and dessert. Those who prefer dining later can have their meals served after the shows.

Tickets are becoming available online at btpv.org. For information call 322-728-6878.

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