Francis Dey, “Crooner Extraordinaire,” continues to dazzle the stage in his one-man singing shows throughout the season. His shows continue at 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays, and 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. 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.
The Boutique is offering a six-week Youth Performance Workshop on Sunday afternoons, starting November 12. Kids age 11 and up can join the Boutique’s Managing Director, Melissa Tropp, for a class in performance, improv, scenework, and more. Melissa comes to Vallarta from Chicago’s theater scene, where she worked on and off stage for 18 years as a theater artist. She is thrilled to be able to offer this opportunity to students in the greater Vallarta area. “No experience needed, just be ready to play and have a great time,” she said. Spots for the six-week session are $800 pesos. For questions or to register, email Melissa at [email protected].
“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. “Little Bits” spans the 17 years Mikki Prost been doing theater around the Banderas Bay area, as well as San Miguel de Allende. “All the songs I’ve chosen are some of my favorites from the different shows I’ve done over the years.” she said. “I’m also going to throw in some crazy and delightful moments that have happened along the way.” Her shows will be Tuesdays at 6 p.m., starting November 14.
“Banality of Evil” is the title of a film shot recently in Puerto Vallarta, by Julian Iliev, and featuring PV actors. The Boutique will host a free screening of the film at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, November 16, and everyone’s welcome.
Fast Eddie’s Karaoke Party is back for the season on Saturday nights this year! Join the fun and shenanigans from 8:30-11 p.m.
“Ripcord” is a riveting play by David Lindsay-Abaire, directed by Ralph Hyman. A Preview Gala is Wednesday, November 22, with performances through December 9. A seemingly harmless bet between two older women quickly escalates into a dangerous game of one-upsmanship.
On December 15 and 16, the choir known as “SYNG! & friends” presents “Holly Jolly!” This joyous show of seasonal favorites by PV’s community chorus features guest appearances by popular entertainers. It is their annual gift to the community, as well as being a fundraiser for the Boutique Theatre. Pat L. from Seattle says, “Going to SYNG’s holiday show every year is my gift to myself. I never miss it.”
Elvis Presley once said, “Gospel music is the purest thing on earth.” On January 7, a gospel inspirational show will feature two top award-winning Elvis tribute artists, Rob Knight and Jaedyn Pilon. Jaedyn is just 15 years old, and is rapidly gaining notoriety. This one-time-only show will be a 4 p.m. Matinee.
More plays on the Boutique schedule are: “You Caught Me Dancing” and “Par for the Corpse,” directed by Barbara J. Harris. Ralph Hyman will direct the musicals “Into the Woods” and “Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris.”
Lynne Dellinger will direct “Coming Apart,” which opens with a couple announcing to each other, simultaneously, “I want a divorce …” The Preview Night Gala for this romantic comedy falls, with a delicious irony, on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2018.
The theater is located upstairs at Nacho Daddy, 287 Basilio Badillo, in the Zona Romantica district of Puerto Vallarta. Enjoy dinner an hour before each show. Follow The Boutique Dinner Theatre on Facebook. For tickets, go to www.btpv.org.