Act II Stages is thrilled to bring back another hit show! Swingin’ On A Star features the musical trio of Elizabeth Ensor, David Lyons, and Bob Bruneau. They are delighted to present the fabulous music of Johnny Mercer and Jimmy Van Heusen, two powerhouse artists who wrote for both, Hollywood and Broadway.
Mercer and Van Heusen dominated the world of popular music from the 30’s through the 70’s. Frank Sinatra recorded over 70 songs of Jimmy Van Heusen, including “Come, Fly With Me” and “Ain’t That A Kick In the Head.”
Johnny Mercer wrote the lyrics to over 1500 songs. In this show, you’ll hear a lot of his songs that will make you scratch your head and think, “I didn’t know he wrote that!” Some called him a genius, some called him a folk-poet and others compared his lyrics to the great writings of authors of the Deep South. He was, and still is “Savannah, Georgia’s Favorite Son.” His songs include: “Moon River,” “Blues In the Night” and “That Old Black Magic.”
In their day, Johnny Mercer and Jimmy Van Heusen, had personal fame that eclipsed their magnificent accomplishments. Both won four Academy Awards. Their music has stood the test of time and continues to be well known and performed worldwide.
Glimpse into the world of music that Van Heusen and Mercer made possible, by attending this very special musical event, Swingin’ On A Star at The Red Room Cabaret at 7 pm on April 24th and April 26th. Elizabeth, David and Bob look forward to sharing these wonderful evenings of great music with you!
Act II Entertainment Box office opens daily at 12:00 pm or buy online at www.vallartatickets.com The Main stage theater and The Red Room are located in the Act II Entertainment STAGES complex at Insurgentes 300 (corner of Basilio Badillo & Insurgentes) 2nd Floor Zona Romántica Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco