Having just completed a very successful Opening and Summer Season, Incanto offers a variety of exciting local and visiting talent this high season!
“I’m thrilled to be working together again!” says owner Tracy Parks on news that Well-Strung, a New York City based singing string quartet will again join his roster of fine talent, now at Incanto. Well-Strung derives their unique blend of vocals and strings by fusing classical music with the pop music of today. Members Edmund Bagnell (1st violin), Chris Marchant (2nd violin), Daniel Shevlin (cello), and Trevor Wadleigh (viola) spend their time making new music and touring internationally. Conceived by producer Mark Cortale and Chris Marchant, their popularity continues to grow, consistently selling out shows in Vallarta season after season. Well-Strung first worked with Tracy Parks, owner of Incanto, in their first season in Vallarta after their group debut earlier that same year. They sold out each of over 30 performances during their two seasons working together. Performances begin January 30 – February 28, 2018. Online tickets available soon at Incanto’s website.
Argentine duo Bohemia Viva also joins Incanto this season. Luis Luhan and Andrea Mottura have charmed audiences with their beautiful vocals and heartfelt harmonies. Discovered locally by Incanto owner Tracy Parks several years ago, they are recently back from a second U.S. tour, where their international popularity keeps growing and growing. Performances begin November 15th at 6:30pm.
Local thespian and founder of Indianapolis’ Theatre in the Square, Ron Spencer joins Incanto’s owner Tracy Parks who both will star in the reprise of the hit comedy ‘Greater Tuna’. Having experienced unparalleled success in past seasons in Puerto Vallarta and San Miguel de Allende, this first in a series of comedic plays written by Jaston Williams, Joe Sears and Ed Howard is based upon the small fictional town of Tuna, Texas, a rural, small-minded hamlet chock full of eclectic characters who charm their way into the hearts of audiences, despite their ultra-conservative, not-so-politically-correct outlook on life. With over twenty characters played by just two actors with forty-two costume changes, it’s a wild, fun ride full of side-splitting comedy. Performances begin early November.
Singer/songwriter Spencer Day is back! Spencer’s Vallarta following is substantial and he’s bringing fresh new material from his recently released album ‘Angel City’. A native of Arizona, Spencer’s original music is both refreshing and unique, with personal stories and experiences interwoven with clever lyrics and catchy rhythms. Easy on the eyes, Spencer is one to watch as his popularity and success continues to skyrocket world-wide. This will mark his sixth season in Vallarta, performing at Incanto starting November 16 – December 14.
Musician Zoë Lewis and comedienne Shawn Pelofsky will also be part of Incanto’s high season line-up. Zoë’s unique “band in a body” style has been very well received in Vallarta, as she plays her unique original folk music on everything from guitar, keyboard and washboard. Hailing from the UK, her bubbly personality and charm, coupled with seemingly endless talent, are a feast for the eyes and the ears. Zoë Lewis plays starting January 11, 2018 in both the cabaret theater and the piano bar. Stand-up comedienne Shawn Pelofsky will play during the holidays at Incanto starting December 16th. Fresh off the new indie TV comedy series ‘This is Meg’, and a favorite at L.A.’s World-Famous Comedy Store, Shawn’s career continues to soar from stand-up to movies and television. Her signature ‘Stretch it out’ tag line (and the title of a soon to be released one-hour comedy special), hilarious social commentary, and spot-on comedic timing are always an audience favorite.
Local band Luna Rumba’s ‘DUENDE’ returns on Fridays at 7pm starting January 5, 2018. Their unique blend of classical strings with pop hits and earthy rhythms using new state-of-the-art technology is a musical experience like no other. The use of ‘looping’ instruments together results in a sound that is both entertaining and moving at the same time. It’s no wonder they sell out show after show. Featuring band members Geo Uhrich, Luis Rascon and Lilly Alcantara, ‘DUENDE’ is definitely one not to be missed.
Other returning acts include Australian singer/songwriter Jackie Bristow with guitarist Mark Punch, New York’s comedy piano bar/cabaret master Michael McAssey, Latcho & Andrea – The Blond Gypsies, Jean-Guy Comeau, NYC cabaret diva Natalie Douglas, and more will round out Incanto’s stellar high season line-up. Watch for more exciting news in coming weeks.
Currently at Incanto: Award-winning Princessas Desesperadas Director Ramiro Daniel brings his stage production of “Que no se culpe a nadie de mi muerte” (“Do not blame anyone for my death”) to the main theater beginning October 7th.
Tongo plays Latin/Cuban rhythms on handmade instruments on Wednesdays at 7:30. Open Mic is on Thursdays at 7pm co-hosted by Tracy Parks and Chris Kenny. Pearl’s Gurlz drag revue starring Angie, Diva and Maury is on Fridays at 8:30pm. Bingo with Pearl fundraisers are held on Saturdays at 5pm. Singer/songwriter Chris Kenny plays her solo show on Saturdays at 8pm, followed by Spanish guitarist/singer Gabriel Reyes at 10pm. He also plays on Fridays starting at 7pm. Piel Canela, featuring guitarists Eduardo Leon and Fernando Huerta González with percussionist Samuel Renteria, play on select Sundays at 7:30. They will also play on Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 7:30pm and with Gabriel Reyes on Friday, Oct. 13 at 7pm. Also on Sundays at 8pm in the piano bar, is Salsa Dancing and instruction by Francisco Ledezma. Enjoy cold A/C and 2×1 Sangria and Bloody Marys all day/night in October (offer excludes cabaret theater). No cover charge in the piano bar.
Tickets are available at www.IncantoVallarta.com. Hours 9:00am -11:30pm Tues.- Sun. The cafe is open for casual dining daily, rain or shine. Happy Hour 2-6pm. For event inquiries or group bookings contact General Manager, Gilberto Figueroa at [email protected]. Incanto is located at Insurgentes 109 (at the Rio Cuale). Box Office opens at 9am. Call 322 223 9756 for reservations. Closed Mondays.