Act II Entertainment, Vallarta’s new theatrical troupe, opens their season with THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, directed by David Restivo, with musical direction by Rhonda Padmos, vocal coaching by Elizabeth Ensor and choreography by Alejandro Balcazar. The stage version of the cinema cult classic opens at midnight on Halloween at The Palm Cabaret and Bar on Olas Altas 508 in the Zona Romantica and will run through the end of December on weekends at 7:30. Exact performance dates are listed at thepalmpv.com.
The musical follows the misadventures of two Vallarta kids, Brad Martinez and Janet Weiss, who seek refuge in a strange villa by the sea after their car breaks down on a rainy night. The inhabitants of the villa are a bizarre group of aliens led by the sweet transvestite, Dr. Frank N. Furter. Brad and Janet are swept up into Frank’s luscious decadence on a night that they would remember for a very long time.
The talented cast of American and Canadian expats and locals include Alain Perreault (Dr. Frank N. Furter), Alberto Mejia (Riff Raff), Joan Houston (Magenta), Linsi Gomez (Columbia), Aggie Unda (Janet), Jesus Salcedo (Brad), Roger Uscila (Dr. Scott), Juan Pablo Hernández (Eddie), Danny Mininni (Criminologist) and Elizabeth Ensor (Usherette). Chorus members include Juan Carlos Ramírez, Catalina Medina, Esteisy Enriquez, Jaime Coates and Alejandro Lamas.
The 4-piece live band, The Sonic Transducers, include Rhonda Padmos (piano and bass) Don Pope (electric guitar), Jesus Estrada (drums) and Oscar Terrazas (saxophone).
Tickets are $250 pesos and can be purchased at No Way, José! Restaurant at 5 de Febrero 260, on-line at thepalmpv.com or through the Act II Entertainment box office, 322.200.9461.
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