Playful, charming, sweet and a little naughty could sum up the personalities of Puerto Vallarta’s newest entertainment stars, Lorena Peril and her husband and sidekick, Ray Jon Narbaitz III. Their show, Married and Looking at The Red Room Cabaret has taken PV by storm this season and last Friday’s performance was amazing!
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For those of you who haven’t yet heard of Lorena Peril, she’s been a headliner in some of Vegas’ top shows for the past 10 years. Lorena has made it to the top as a Vegas entertainer. She and Ray Jon were looking to take a little break from “Sin City” when by chance, in walks Nathan Frye, the new manger of PV’s Red Room. Nathan and his partner, Allen McMullen, looked them up at the Golden Nugget in Vegas where Nathan offered them an interesting proposition. He invited them to join him in Puerto Vallarta to perform their own show at The Red Room Cabaret for the season. Well, sometimes, you just have to throw caution to the wind, and that’s just what Lorena and Ray Jon did. They turned down a lucrative job offer in Las Vegas and joined the Puerto Vallarta entertainment scene for the winter.
No one knows if Lorena and Ray Jon will decide to come back for more seasons of entertainment in PV or if it will just be this one season. So my advice is to see them as many times as you can while they are in Puerto Vallarta this winter.
So just how good are they? Well, imagine buying a ticket to hear Celine Dion, Mariah Carey, Christina Aguilera, Jennifer Lopez, Adele or Shakira and you’re sitting there absolutely thrilled listening to one of these goddesses of song. Well, Lorena Peril is just that good! And her electric guitar playing, soulful singing honey isn’t any slouch either! He’s an accomplished musician with years of experience performing in the trenches of the Vegas Club scene.
I think my favorite songs that Lorena performed in her show on Friday were several Spanish numbers. This latina gal loves her Mexican Mama and she pours out her heart in the songs that remind her of Mom.
Other songs that moved me were, Etta James’ “At Last,” Susan Tedeschi’s “Hurts So Bad” and Linda Ronstadt’s “Blue Bijou”. Ray Jon rocked the show with Billy Joel’s “She’s Always A Woman to Me,” “Footloose” and “My Girl.”
We all watched Lorena as she got her “sexy on” with songs like Shakira’s “My Hips Don’t Lie,” Selena’s “Bidi Bidi Bom Bom,” “I’ve Been A Bad Bad Boy” and the burlesque style number, “Long John Blues.” With multiple sexy costume changes and a hot body to hang them on, Lorena had her audience totally captivated. She glided down the aisles as she teased, touched and connected with her audience. She and Ray Jon were obviously enjoying themselves and having great fun and interaction with the audience.
And don’t let the title of the show mislead you. Lorena and Ray Jon are Married and Looking adoringly at each other! (No Las Vegas style swinging here!) Go see this show folks! Married and Looking is performed every Tuesday and Friday night at 7:30 pm at The Red Room. Lorena Peril is a star and I’ll be very surprised if she isn’t show biz royalty in a few years!!!
The Red Room Cabaret is located at Act II Entertainment on the corner of Basilio Badillo and Insurgentes. Tickets are available at the box office or through vallartatickets.com