The beloved melodies and harmonies of Stephen Sondheim are recreated in “Into the Woods (LITE)”, playing at 6 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, closing Jan. 13. Ralph Hyman directs this musical romp, with all your favorite fairy tale characters coming to life.
A successful business man, a socialite, and a professor–not “Gilligan’s Island,” but three performers starring in the show. Roger Vickery, who plays The Baker, is from San Francisco, California, which happens to be the home of sourdough. He is back on stage after a stint in childhood more than 40 years ago. Carmen Bachan, a PV resident from Santa Barbara, California, shares her beautiful voice in her first foray onstage. Lynne Davis Dellinger has directed and appeared in many shows at the Boutique. She is a retired professor from Pennsylvania, playing Jack, of Beanstalk fame. The Big Bad Wolf, Cinderella, and Little Red Riding Hood are also among the players in this diverse cast of 14 singers. Musical director is Marcia Hootman.
Mauricio Andrade brings you New Year’s Eve Magic, with a special Dec. 31 show at 6 p.m. The illusionist and magician is back to entertain with his unique blend of interactive fun. His sleight-of-hand surprises leave everyone mesmerized. No two shows of his are alike, as he relies on lots of audience interaction, and volunteers’ choices and actions determine the outcome of his jaw-dropping moves. Kick off 2018 with some baffling entertainment, and ring the new year in with smiles, at Mauricio’s fun-filled show.
“Patsy Cline’s Jukebox” is Mikki Prost’s seventh season performing her heart-warming tribute show. This year’s twist is the jukebox format, in which audience members get to choose their favorite Patsy songs for Mikki to sing. Each week, a different all-request show will be presented. The show opens at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 2, and continues Jan. 9, 16 and 23. Mikki pays homage to the country music legend, sharing stories about the singer’s life, as well as recreating her beautiful music. Mikki researches, writes, and performs her own one-woman shows, and is known for her warm rapport with her audiences.
Elvis Presley once said, “Gospel music is the purest thing on earth.” On Jan. 7, a gospel inspirational show will feature two top award-winning Elvis tribute artists, Rob Knight and Jaedyn Pilon. Jaedyn is just 15 years old, and is rapidly gaining notoriety. This one-time-only show will be a 4 p.m. Matinee, and guests from overseas are already securing their tickets. The performance features the beautiful music Elvis was drawn to as a child, and turned to during the trials and tribulations in his life.
Sleepyheads prevail! Starting in the new year, TED Talk Tuesdays move an hour later to a new time, 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Also new is a no-host breakfast menu, offered by the Nacho Daddy kitchen, featuring items like breakfast burritos. Coffee and all other beverages are available for purchase.
TED Talk Tuesdays bring together people who love learning, with local experts in a variety of fields and pursuits. Talks are every other Tuesday, through the season. On January 9, Michael Lindner will share ways to keep our minds sharp. He is a CEO, Palliative Care Nurse, and Classical Musician. “Dementia, You’re Not the Boss of Me!” is his topic.
January 23: Petr Myska—Photographer, Biologist, Author.
“Nature: Puerto Vallarta’s Greatest Asset.”
February 6: Kathleen Naomi Atkins and Todd Atkins—New Owners, XocoDiva Chocolates.
“Chocolates: A Valentine’s Day Love Story.”
“7 Ways to Say I Love You” plays Thursdays through Saturdays, Jan. 18 to Feb. 3. Two actors play 14 characters in a collection of funny, sweet, silly, poignant, and stylistically diverse short love stories. Scenarios range from the awkwardness of asking out a pizza store clerk, to a film noir-style revenge comedy. Chicago actors Melissa Tropp and Andrew Jordan, from last season’s closing production of “Over the River and Through the Woods,” return to the Boutique stage. Join us in this exploration of heart, grief, pain, and humor, as the plays dance around the eternal human theme of love. The playwright is Adam Szymkowicz.
Lynne Dellinger will direct “Coming Apart,” which opens with a couple announcing to each other, simultaneously, “I want a divorce …” The Preview Night Gala for this romantic comedy falls, with a delicious irony, on Valentine’s Day, Feb. 14.
“Par for the Corpse,” directed by Barbara J. Harris, plays at 6 p.m., Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, March 8-24. A classic murder mystery, with lots of humor, unfolds on 10 unsuspecting guests at a posh retreat in the woods of the Catskill Mountains. A popular novelist, a famous fashion model, a stage star, and other jet-setters struggle to figure out what’s really going on, and why guests keep dropping dead.
The theater is located upstairs at Nacho Daddy, 287 Basilio Badillo, in the Zona Romantica district of Puerto Vallarta.
Theater and concert-lovers can also enjoy dinner an hour before each show. Choose from Fillet Mignon, Chicken Cordon Bleu (with potato and vegetables), or a vegetarian Chile Relleno (with rice and beans). The delicious meals include a salad and dessert.
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