Tenor Alejandro Peña and ‘Naked Boys Singing!’ Held Over

Incanto’s cozy traditional piano bar setting is better than ever with regulars and visitors alike relaxing around the piano and singing along. Pianist Dennis Crow plays most evenings at 9:30 pm and takes requests. He can play just about anything, from well-known show-tunes and Broadway favorites, to many selections from the ‘Great American Songbook’. Incanto will also welcome Benji Gutierrez (Zarapes de Neon) for several nights playing solo at the piano on April 23, 27, 30 at 9:30 pm. Derek Carkner (PVGMC) will also guest at the piano on May 4 at 9:30 pm. And on Wednesdays, join pianist/accompanist Jean-Guy Comeau (‘Jay-Gee’) for ‘Totally Romantico’ featuring French, Latin and American love songs from 5-7pm.

Tenor Alejandro Peña will present another encore performance on Friday, May 3 at 8pm. His popularity has soared following two packed houses for his debut shows at Incanto. A Vallarta native recently back from Tepic where he studied music under some of Mexico’s most notable maestros, his breathtaking, exquisite vocals leave audiences in awe as he presents some of opera’s most well-loved arias, as well as some contemporary and classic hits. Pianist Bob Bruneau will accompany him at the piano.

Zoe & Leon, two of Vallarta’s most respected musicians, play Nuevo Flamenco, Latin, jazz originals and covers accompanied by the talented Renteria Bros. Zoe also blends in backstories and interesting information about the songs. They currently appear on Mondays at 7:30pm. Beginning May 3, they will move to Fridays at 7:30pm in the piano bar. Also, see the Renteria Bros. in their own show on Wednesdays at 7:30pm.

Singer-songwriters Joby Hernandez and Tongo, who plays his own handmade flutes and drums, play many popular Latin and American favorites in English and Spanish. Currently on Mondays in the piano bar at 5pm, they will move to Sundays at 5pm starting May 5.

New arrivals, Victor & Anais, play on Tuesdays at 5pm. A duet from Puerto Vallarta performing acoustic versions of covers and originals in English and Spanish, they play many favorites and are recognized for their sweet and rhythmic interpretations, while combining their charm and passion for music.

Back by popular demand, award-winning vocalist Luis Villanueva (Juan Gabriel Tribute, Naked Boys Singing!) presents an exciting evening featuring 80s music and more from your favorite bands including Journey, Toto, Air Supply, Barry Manilow, Crowded House, James Brown, and more! Luis will be accompanied by Music Director, Fernando Uribe at the piano weekly on Tuesdays at 7:30pm starting April 30.

Held over again through May, Incanto’s homegrown hit of the season, Naked Boys Singing!, continues to garner rave reviews! This fun, sassy, enduring musical comedy is celebrating twenty-years off-Broadway. The all-Latino ensemble cast features six young local actors with outstanding vocal ability, who sing and dance completely nude about our human vulnerabilities in clever, catchy songs with heartfelt lyrics. Directed by original conceiver/director, Robert Schrock, this crowd-pleasing local production has enjoyed numerous full-houses, standing ovations, and well-deserved accolades. Presented in English, now playing through May 29.

Also in the Piano Bar…

Miguel ‘Mike’ Rodriguez will play Jazz Piano on April 28 at 5pm.

The Red Suitcase band plays Latin and American classic rock/pop covers in English and Spanish on Sundays at 7:30pm.

Singer-songwriter Edgar Roxha sings in English and Spanish and plays acoustic guitar in a mellow, easy-listening style. Thursdays at 5pm.

Open Mic is on Thursdays at 7:30pm hosted by Tracy Parks and special guests. Sing, dance, play an instrument. No cover. Arrive early to sign up.

One of Incanto’s longest running shows, The Joan Houston Show, plays on Fridays at 5pm with Bob Bruneau at the piano and features familiar favorites and lots of laughs.

Bingo with Pearl is held on Saturdays at 4pm. Prizes include local gift certificates, show tickets, and cash, with drink specials and live entertainment by Ballet Folklorico Tradiciones. Loteria is typically held on the third Saturday of each month hosted by ‘Mariachito’ with a variety of special guests.

Zarapes de Neón, a group of musicians from Mexico and Colombia, plays Salsa, Samba, Bossa Nova and more. Saturdays at 7:30pm.

Salsa Dancing/Lessons are held on Sundays and Wednesdays at 8pm (upper terrace) with professional instructor Francisco Ledezma. Lessons are free with your food/drink purchase. Beginners welcome.

Hours 9am-11:30pm daily. Breakfast is served on the riverside terrace 9am-2pm. Box office opens at 10am. Lunch is served 12pm-11pm. Casual evening dining is available on two riverside terraces and in the air-conditioned piano bar 4-11pm. Happy Hour features 2×1 house cocktails, margaritas, and beer 4-6pm. 2×1 show tickets for select current shows during ‘The Zen Hour’ 4-5pm daily. Beginning May 6, Incanto will close

on Mondays. For more information and online tickets visit their website www.IncantoVallarta.com. Contact them at [email protected] or call 322 223 9756. Located at Insurgentes 109 (at the Rio Cuale).

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