Joan Houston hails from the Houston family musical dynasty (i.e. Whitney Houston and Dionne Warwick). She’s a native of Seattle, Washington who has lived in Puerto Vallarta for 5 years. Joan made her Puerto Vallarta acting debut in The Boutique Theater production of The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. She has since appeared in other local productions like The Rocky Horror Show and Sordid Lives. She is excited to return to The Red Room this season with her fantastic cabaret show, All That Jazz.
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With her deep, soulful voice, Joan takes the audience on a journey through the slow, sultry classics to more upbeat jazz and soul. She croons with the best of them, slithering along the lines like a meadowlark. She exudes a glowing joy of life and performance with these feelings oozing all through the room, resulting in a one big party. She sometimes relaxes the mood and at other moments creates excitement and laughter.
Joan returns this season with the signature song from “Chicago”: “All That Jazz”, which works especially well in her cabaret show. She gets shoulders swaying and vibrating to the beat and words. Her jazz song selections are perfect along with a mix of other song genres.
Joan Houston presents a classic cabaret show. It’s easy to envision being in a 1940’s Harlem nightclub, swaying back and forth to this historical rendition of jazz and blues.
Musical director, Bob Bruneau has found his niche in introducing and accompanying local artists, like Joan, and by developing an act which best suits their forte. He produces their shows to convey their particular strengths. He and Joan work well together to bring you exactly what the cabaret show is really like at its best!
Joan and Bob will have another performance at 7:30pm on Thursday, October 29, Thursday, November 5 and Sunday, November 8. A 9:30pm will be performed on Sunday, November 15. Tickets are available at the Stage II Entertainment Box Office open daily at 12:00 pm or online at Vallarta Tickets.
The Act II Red Room Cabaret is located upstairs at the corner of Basilio Badillo and Insurgentes.
This was our first chance to see a show here and it was wonderful. The theater is small and intimate. The show, “Joan”, is classic cabaret with about 20 songs that reminds one of classic jazz music from the 50s and beyond. Too bad we don’t live here – I would attend all shows if we did. Check it out if you are in Puerto Vallarta.