Paco Ojeda presents ‘The Palm Does Grease’ with special guest performers in the latest installment of his very popular Musical Tribute Series on February 27 at 4:00 p.m. And Kim Kuzma celebrates the music of Annie Lennox in her all new show ‘Diva’ for a limited run of five shows only beginning February 27 at 9:30 p.m.
Paco Ojeda Presents: ‘The Palm Does Grease’
According to producer and Vallarta Lifestyles Editor Paco Ojeda, ‘The Palm Does Grease’, has been brewing for a long time. Released in 1978, the film version starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John took the world by surprise, shattering box office records and annoying the entire Hollywood machine, particularly those who had little hope for the film during production. Both the film and the original stage version of Grease, specifically the Chicago stage production, are rich in historical detail and context, making them ideal for storytelling at The Palm. The stars aligned, literally, during the month of February, with great visiting talent in Puerto Vallarta, including Amy Armstrong, Coco Peru and Kevin Levesque—a.k.a. Miss Conception, who will collaborate with local talent Kim Kuzma, Bohemia Viva and Piel Canela, among others, to celebrate many of the songs from the film and stage versions of Grease. Paco and his special guests will recreate some of the most iconic songs from the popular musical, and share interesting stories surrounding the original productions. Coupled with video snippets from the 1978 film and a recent live TV broadcast, this will hopefully encourage the audience to reconnect with the musical in one way or another. ‘The Palm Does Grease’ will have only one performance on Saturday, February 27 at 4:00 p.m. A full house is expected, so please reserve early. See the link below for online tickets and more information.
Kim Kuzma ‘Diva’ Celebrating The Music of Annie Lennox
For a young lady graduating high school in 1982, when the Eurythmics first emerged from the UK as a popular new music group, Annie Lennox became a big influence on Kim Kuzma and who she wanted to be when she grew up. Now, Kim is very excited to do a new show based on the hits, and lesser known songs of Annie Lennox’s career.
“It’s the lesser known songs that really interest me, for their melodies are haunting and very moving” - Kim Kuzma
Beginning Saturday, February 27th at 9:30 p.m., Kim will be joined by Jean-Guy Comeau accompanying her on piano. Jean-Guy’s immense talent and willingness to rearrange some of the songs melodically is a refreshing change from the norm. Kim will highlight some of the vocal dynamics demonstrated by Annie Lennox with her soaring vocals, whimsical lyrics and unique arrangements. This show will be very different from Kim’s popular and ongoing Acústico show, and she’s excited to allow the true essence of her voice to be heard in a more intimate format and setting. Kim will cover some of the classics such as ‘Here Comes The Rain Again’ and ‘No More I Love You’s’, and, as people have come to expect from Kim’s Acústico performances, she will again ‘mashup’ some of her Annie Lennox favorites to create some fun musical surprises! This show is limited to 5 performances only Feb 27, Mar 11, Mar 18 @ 9:30, Mar 1 - @ 7:00, Mar 22 @ 4:00 Matinee.
Now Playing at The Palm
‘A Tuna Christmas’, starring Tracy Parks and Terry Dale Parks, resumes performances by popular demand on Feb. 23 at 4:00 p.m. and continues through Mar. 29 at 7:00 p.m. Argentine duo, Bohemia Viva, continues to soar in popularity with their own show featuring sizzling Latin rhythms and beautiful harmonies. Next show Feb. 26 at 7:00 p.m. Kim Kuzma and her ‘Acústico’ live band, with their original Latin and pop “mashups”, plays every Sun. & Wed. at 7:00 p.m. all season. Amy Armstrong stars with Bohemia Viva in ‘Spanglish II’ and in her all new show ‘Mama’s Big Ones’ The Life and Music of Cass Elliot (see calendar). And Miss Conception’s all-new extravaganza ‘Miss Conception Goes To The Movies’ plays Mon. and Thurs. at 9:30 p.m. all season. Due to the popularity of all of these shows, reservations are highly recommended.
Returning Feb. 29 is actor/producer Alain Perreault in his new show, ‘My Broadway, Anyway’, a cabaret performance with a personal glimpse into the musical theatre world. Alain will once again welcome some special guests and will be accompanied by Jean-Guy Comeau at the piano. And Zoë Lewis is a band in a body! She makes her Vallarta debut at The Palm in ‘Vaudeville to Vallarta’ and plays gypsy jazz, jump jive, Latin grooves, swing, international folk, funk originals, and more on anything from the piano to the spoons, beginning March 2 - 22.
The Palm is well-known for bringing top notch, cutting-edge entertainment to Vallarta. Inside you’ll find an intimate, completely refurbished 90-seat cabaret with outstanding sound and lighting, creating the ambiance of cabarets from days gone by. Shows are scheduled seven days per week with two different shows nightly through early April, 2016. The Palm also offers matinees at 4:00 p.m. on selected shows.
The Palm is non-smoking (a patio is provided for smokers) and is located at Olas Altas #508, in Zona Romantica. Tickets may be purchased online 24 hours a day, and at The Palm’s box office, open at 10:00 a.m. daily (322-222-0200). A full calendar of performances, information and online tickets are available at www.ThePalmPV.com. You can also find the Palm on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ThePalmPV/