La Gorda Returns to Puerto Vallarta During Semana Santa 2015
Alex Sol, aka La Gorda, returns to Puerto Vallarta and The Palm Cabaret during Semana Santa 2015 with five performances of her new show beginning April 1 – 5 at 10pm each night (informacion en español abajo). The show includes a cast of Folkloric Ballet dancers from Mexico City that, along with Alex, will take us on a musical comedy journey through Mexico (with live vocals by La Gorda) and incredible traditional Mexican folk dances from various regions. The combination of the hilarious Alex, in drag as La Gorda, with the traditional folkloric dancers, has already mesmerized audiences in the Mexico City area. This is a rare chance to catch this show here in Puerto Vallarta! Opening Night, April 1st is a special benefit show, “Se Arma La Gorda” and will benefit SETAC and the local gay community center health clinic, Capasits.
Alex Sol is an actor, director and entertainer in film, television and in nightclub venues in Mexico City and his hometown of Cuernevaca. Alex started his career in theatre in 1985, studying in the IMSS training center and later in the Regional Institute of Fine Arts in Cuernavaca. He attended the University Cultural Center where he participated in various special theater courses covering production, direction, playwriting and acting. He has participated in about 80 theatre productions in his career.
Alex Sol has been a musical guest on several TV programs including a tribute to Enrique Alonso called “Cachirulo” and “Gateway to Bethlehem.” In 1996, Alex was an actor in a show called “Broadway Light Show” in Cuernavaca for several seasons, and then spent three months touring with the show in Cancun, Quintana Roo and Querétaro.
In 2005, he created the character “La Gorda” and the show “La Gorda: Crazy, Funny Little Transvestite” which mixes drag artistry, clowning and theater. In Cuernavaca, Alex has entertained for nine seasons in the “Enigma Bar Show” and has given personal appearances in almost all of Mexico. In his all new show this season, ‘Cielito Lindo’, he takes his audience on a journey through several regions of Mexico, celebrating the diversity of the music, colors, and traditions through song, and folkloric ballet. La Gorda brings the charm, rhythms and the poetry of this regional music to life, showcasing the love and heartbreak of Mexico, while paying tribute to some of the greatest singers and composers of popular music.
Alex Sol has become an icon of the LGBT community in the state of Morelos and has been a political and community activist for many years. For several years Alex has been a member of the organizing committee for the “March for Sexual Diversity in Morelos ” (Gay Pride) and is often invited to make HIV prevention campaigns for the Ministry of Health.
La Gorda will perform live at The Palm April 1 – 5. All shows are at 10:00 p.m. Tickets are available at the box office, or online at the link below.
Also playing at The Palm is the final presentation in our Happy Birthday Tribute Series with Paco Ojeda, celebrating the life and music of Barbra Streisand on Sunday, March 29 at 7:00. Music and comedy cabaret favorite Amy Armstrong has four remaining shows March 28 – 31. Latcho & Andrea – The Blond Gypsies have their final show of the season on March 31 at 7:00. Bohemia Viva has a final show on April 5 at 7:00pm. And the stage comedy ‘Greater Tuna’, starring Tracy Parks and Chaz Weathers, is playing through April 1, along with the Spanish version of Princesas Desesperadas, playing April 2 – 11.
The Palm is well-known for bringing top notch, cutting-edge entertainment to Vallarta. Inside you’ll find an intimate, completely refurbished 90-seat cabaret with outstanding sound and lighting, creating the ambiance of cabarets from days gone by. Shows are scheduled seven days per week with two different shows nightly through early April, 2015. The Palm also offers matinees at 4:00 p.m. on selected shows.
The Palm is non-smoking (a patio is provided for smokers) and is located at Olas Altas #508, in Zona Romantica. Tickets may be purchased online 24 hours a day, and at The Palm’s Box Office, open 11:00-11:00 daily. A full calendar of performances, information and online tickets are available at www.ThePalmPV.com. You can also find the Palm on Facebook at The Palm Cabaret and Bar.