FRENCH CROONER MICHEL GIGLIA AND STEVEN BRINBERG’S ‘SIMPLY BARBRA’ AT INCANTO

Michel Giglia is a French vocalist who sings French, Latin and contemporary music with an upbeat, youthful twist. His voice is velvety smooth and his stage presence is mesmerizing. Michel graduated from the École Superieure de Comédie Musicale in Paris, where he refined his vocal, dance and performance skills. He has performed in musical theatre in some of the most recognized venues in Paris, including the Olympia theatre, garnering the recognition of the French press for his performance in Entrée d’artistes, where he sang duets with other notable music artists. He recently relocated to Puerto Vallarta and will be joined by pianist Dennis Crow in the piano bar on Thursdays from 5-7pm beginning Nov. 8. No cover charge.

Making his Incanto debut in December is Vallarta favorite Steven Brinberg starring in his international award-winning hit ‘Simply Barbra’. Steven’s uncanny ability to look and sound just like music icon Barbra Streisand, and other special guest celebrities, has won over audiences for several seasons in Vallarta in the past several years. A two-time MAC and Bistro Award-winner, Steven Brinberg performed with the late Marvin Hamlisch, and for Stephen Sondheim’s birthday concert at the Library of Congress. He has also performed at numerous other venues including Carnegie Hall, and on Broadway in the concert version of Funny Girl with Whoopi Goldberg. ‘Simply Barbra’ has twice toured Australia, New Zealand, and England, ending in a West End run at the Arts and Playhouse Theatres. His CD, ‘Simply Barbra Live in London’, is available on Jay Records. Performances begin December 10-28. Visit Incanto’s website for more information and online tickets available soon.

Naked Boys Singing! Conceived and directed by Robert Schrock, this hit 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 year also marks the 20th anniversary of the world premiere in Los Angeles in 1998. It stars six talented guys who sing and dance au-natural, with music direction by Bob Bruneau and Jean-Guy Comeau. The all-Latino ensemble features actors/singers Max Albertos, Mitchell Guzman, Joby Hernandez, Fidel Rebolledo, Renzo Sotelo, and Luis Villanueva. Visit Incanto’s all-new website for tickets.

Now playing in Incanto’s theater, internationally known vocalist Hannah Brady takes you on a musical journey featuring classic jazz, swing, and a dash of Broadway in ‘A Golden Era Evening’. Familiar favorites include I’ll Be Seeing You, Lost and Found, People, and a few other musical comedy gems, accompanied by Andres Piedra on piano. Saturdays at 7pm.

Incanto’s riverside breakfast/brunch service resumes on Tuesday, Nov. 6 at 9am. Returning favorites include Aunt Pearl’s Eggs Benedict, biscuits and gravy, as well as some new delicious choices. A full bar is also available with Happy Hour 2×1 house cocktails and beer 2-6pm. Live entertainment most mornings starting about 10am. Reservations are not required but are recommended for large groups. Contact their box office for more information 322 223 9756.

In the Piano Bar…

Singer-songwriters Zoe Wood and Eduardo León play Nuevo Flamenco and Latin standards, covers, and originals with Danny Renteria on percussion. Mondays at 7:30pm starting Nov. 5. They will also have a show on Thursday, Nov. 1 at 5pm.

Tongo plays Latin/Cuban rhythms on his handmade instruments and sings in English and Spanish. Tuesdays at 5pm.

Singer-songwriter Edgar Roxha sings in English and Spanish and plays acoustic guitar. He has a beautiful voice and mellow style that is perfect for a relaxing evening with your favorite cocktail. Tuesdays at 7pm.

Joby Hernandez plays pop/rock/classic favorites in English and Spanish on Wednesdays at 5pm. Also, see him as co-host of Open Mic on Thursdays at 7:30pm. He moves to Mondays at 5pm on Nov. 5.

Pianist Jean-Guy Comeau (Jay-Gee) plays romantic French, Latin and American favorites. Wednesdays from 5-7pm in the piano bar starting Nov. 7. No cover.

‘The Red Suitcases’ band plays Latin favorites and American classic rock/pop covers in English and Spanish, Sundays and Wednesdays at 7:30pm.

Pianist Dennis Crow plays standards and show-tunes Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat., Sun. at 9:30pm. Join him around the piano and sing along to your favorites!

Open Mic is on Thursdays at 7:30pm hosted by Tracy Parks and Joby Hernandez. Sing, dance, the stage is yours. No cover. Arrive early to sign up.

The Joan Houston Show is on Fridays at 5pm with Bob Bruneau at the piano. Familiar favorites from ‘The Great American Songbook’ and lots of laughs.

Luis Villanueva sings Latin and American pop/standards in English and Spanish accompanied by Fernando Uribe at the piano. Fridays at 7:30pm.

Bingo with Pearl is on Saturdays at 4pm. Great prizes, drink specials, and live entertainment. (Loteria is held on the third Saturday of the month).

Cheko Ruiz and Friends present familiar acoustic Latin/gypsy flamenco rhythms and covers on Saturdays at 7:30pm. Special guest musicians will join each week. Also, see Cheko and his group of talented musicians in ‘The Music of The Gipsy Kings’ on Sundays at 8pm in the theatre.

George Gracia is a local singer-songwriter known for his acoustic guitar music featuring soul, pop, and blues. Sundays at 5pm.

Salsa Dancing/Lessons are on held on Sundays and Wednesdays at 8pm (upper terrace) with instructor Francisco Ledezma. Lessons are free with your food/drink purchase.

Two daily Happy Hours with 2×1 house cocktails and beer are 4-6pm and 10pm-close. ‘The Zen Hour’ features soft music and 2×1 tickets for select shows 4-5pm daily in the piano bar. Early Happy Hour will resume at 2pm starting Monday, Nov. 5.

For more information and online tickets visit Incanto’s all-new website IncantoVallarta.com. No cover in the piano bar. Current hours are 4 pm – 11:30 pm Tues.- Sun. They will resume opening on Mondays starting Nov. 5 at 9am. Casual dining is available on two riverside terraces and in the air-conditioned piano bar. Contact them at [email protected]. Located at Insurgentes 109 (at the Rio Cuale). Call 322 223 9756 for reservations.