Vallarta has fallen in love with the colorful characters in the hit comedy stage production of ‘Greater Tuna’, and with the earthy sounds of Latcho & Andrea – The Blond Gypsies and their Spanish Guitars. Added dates will now extend both shows well into the new year.
‘Greater Tuna’ – With twenty characters (played by just two actors) and forty-two costume changes, Tracy Parks and Chaz Weathers, who star in the play, have had their work cut out for them in this labor of love. “It has been a dream of ours for many years to play these characters, and we are thrilled that so many people are enjoying it just as much as we are!” said Tracy Parks, who plays Aunt Pearl, along with a host of others in the production. Audiences are raving about ‘Tuna’ and reviews have been excellent, with some folks returning for a second and even a third time to see it.
‘Greater Tuna’ is a big comedy about a small town, small minds and big hearts. Set in the fictional, yet typical small town of Tuna, Texas, ‘where the Lions Club is too liberal and Patsy Cline never dies’, Tuna is rife with a wide-range of colorful characters and storylines. Written by Joe Sears, Jaston Williams and Ed Howard, the original production ran for more than 30 years all over the world and played two command performances for US Presidents in Washington, D.C. Due to its overwhelming popularity, ‘Greater Tuna’ is now playing through January 20th.
Latcho & Andrea – The Blond Gypsies have also enjoyed widespread popularity at The Palm, having appeared recently in two very successful shows, with a third scheduled on Christmas Eve at 7:00 p.m. Latcho & Andrea are European recording artists who perform Gypsy Rumba and Flamenco Guitar music. Both of German descent, their music takes influences from around the world and back through time, authentically producing the mysterious and passionate sounds of Gypsy Flamenco music. They have recorded nine albums and a DVD chronicling their long musical career. In 1996, Latcho & Andrea decided to leave Europe and relocate to Puerto Vallarta. Since then their local popularity has soared and they have been consistently performing throughout Puerto Vallarta and other parts of Mexico, the United States and Europe. Due to overwhelming demand, additional dates have been scheduled on January 5 & 26 matinees at 4:00 p.m. and February 14th at 9:30 p.m. & 28th at 7:00 p.m.
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Holiday Schedule – Christmas Eve, Day & New Year’s Eve, Day will see shows in full-swing at The Palm. On December 24th, Latcho & Andrea will play at 7:00, followed by the ever popular Dragapella Quartet – The Kinsey Sicks, with their holiday comedy classic ‘Oy Vey In A Manger’ at 9:30 p.m. On Christmas Day ‘Simply Barbra & Friends’ starring acclaimed Barbra Streisand impersonator Steven Brinberg, who sings everything live with accompanist Chris Denny at the piano, will play at 7:00 p.m. followed at 9:30 by stand up Comedienne Shawn Pelofsky stars in her popular show ‘Here Comes Shawn-A-Claus – Stand Up Comedy To Jingle Your Bells’. On New Year’s Eve, ‘Greater Tuna’ will play at 7:00 p.m. Then on New Year’s Day ‘Simply Barbra & Friends’ will play at 7:00 p.m. followed by The Kinsey Sicks at 9:30 p.m.
The Palm, currently celebrating its 15th Anniversary Season, is well-known for bringing top notch, cutting-edge entertainment to Vallarta. Inside you’ll find an intimate, completely refurbished 90-seat theatre with outstanding sound and lighting, creating the ambience of cabarets from days gone by. Shows are scheduled seven nights per week, with two different shows nightly through April 2015.
The Palm is non-smoking (a patio is provided for smokers) and is located at Olas Altas #508, in the heart of Zona Romantica. Tickets may be purchased online 24 hours a day, and at The Palm’s box office, open at 11:00 a.m. daily. A full calendar of performances and online tickets are available at www.ThePalmPV.com. You can also find The Palm on Facebook at The Palm Cabaret and Bar.