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Tony Nominee Sharon McNight sings ‘Songs to Offend Almost Everyone’ at The Palm!

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Tony Nominee Sharon McNight sings ‘Songs to Offend Almost Everyone’ at The Palm!
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Tony Nominee Sharon McNight begins her hilarious show “Songs to Offend Almost Everyone” at 10pm on Sunday, March 10 at The Palm Cabaret and Bar (508 Olas Altas, southside/zona romantica). Her show (with live pianist) continues March 11, 12, 13, 15 and 18 at 8pm. This is a rare opportunity to catch this one of a kind show.

Sharon McNight made her Broadway debut in 1989 in “Starmites”, creating the role of Diva. She received a Tony award nomination as “Best Leading Actress in a Musical” for her performance, and is the recipient of the coveted Theatre Worlds Award for “Outstanding Broadway Debut”.

New York magazine’s John Simon said “Sharon McNight is a winner” and Al Hirschfeld did a caricature of her.

The singer/comedienne’s regional credits include Amanda McBroom’s “Heartbeats” at the Pasadena Playhouse, and an award winning Dolly in “Hello, Dolly” at the Peninsula Civic Light Opera (a role she repeated in her hometown, Modesto). Sharon was Sister Hubert in “Nunsense” in Los Angeles and San Francisco, where she received the Bay Area Critics Circle award for “Best Performance in a Musical”. She is the narrator of the documentary, “There That Night,” the story of the Provincetown, Massachusetts fire, and was featured in the A & E documentary, “It’s Burlesque”, for her research on Mae West and Sophie Tucker.

McNight began her career is San Francisco where she received her Master of Arts degree in directing from San Francisco State. She taught at City College of S.F. and has been a master teacher at the Eugene O’Neill Center and is currently on the faculty of the Cabaret Conference at Yale University. She was recently chosen as one of the 50 most influential people in cabaret for 2010: – “A tireless performer who will drop everything to perform in any benefit with a cause, the Tony-nominated McNight can sing anything and make it her own” – NiteLifeExchange.com.

She has played from Moose Hall to Carnegie Hall and anywhere the check doesn’t bounce. She has won six San Francisco Cabaret Gold awards, 3 Cable Car awards, a MAC award, a Bistro award, and received a Nightlife award from New York’s critics for her Best Musical Comedy show, “Ladies, Compose Yourselves!”, featuring songs by “living” female composers. Other songs include “Betty, Betty, Bette”, celebrating the screen legends Grable, Hutton & Davis; “Songs To Offend Almost Everyone”, a throwback to the party records of the 50′s mixed with political and social satire; “Gone, But Not Forgotten”, a tribute to the late ladies of stage & screen – Merman, Martha Raye, Madeline Kahn, Patsy Cline, & Judy Garland. In contrast is “The Sophie Tucker Songbook” which contains the music of the one-woman show based on the show business legend. The “Songbook” debuted at New York’s Rainbow & Stars as part of the ASCAP Sunday night showcase. Since then, she developed it into a one-woman musical, “Red Hot Mama”, which was work-shopped at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts and Lucille Lortell’s White Barn Theatre, and finished a successful three month run Off-Broadway at the York Theatre.

She has six solo recordings to her credit. Her eclectic repertory ranges from blues to country (yes, she yodels) to good old-fashioned entertainment. The Los Angeles Times called her “one of the great wonders of the musical stage”. She is most noted for her movie reenactment of The Wizard of OZ and for being one of the few real women to impersonate Bette Davis.

As an only child, her parents kept her busy with all kinds of lessons: ballet, tap, hula, social dancing, flute and piano. She is single and lives in Hollywood. She has been the forefront in the fight against AIDS since the early eighties, and was featured in Randy Shilt’s book “And the Band Played On”. She was chosen twice as the honorary chair of the San Francisco AIDS Emergency Fund, and was one of two heterosexual women chosen as the Grand Marshall of San Francisco’s Gay Parade.

Advance reservations are highly recommended. Tickets for ‘Songs to Offend Almost Everyone’ are 250 pesos (plus two drinks minimum) and may be purchased online at www.ThePalmPV.com or at the door starting 2 hours before showtime each evening.
The Palm is well known for bringing top notch, cutting edge entertainment to Vallarta. Inside you’ll find an intimate, 80 seat cabaret with outstanding sound and lighting, creating the ambience of cabarets from days gone by. Shows are scheduled 7 nights per week with two different shows nightly. A full calendar of performances is available online at www.thepalmpv.com . The Palm is non-smoking (a patio is provided for smokers) and is located at Olas Altas 508. You can also find the Palm on Facebook at The Palm Cabaret and Bar.

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Emmy award-winning actor Leslie Jordan brings his ‘Stories I Can’t Tell Mama’ to The Palm Feb. 15-27, 2013

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. Actor and comedian, Leslie Jordan is a small town man with a giant propensity for scene stealing. Best known for his raucous, outrageous recurring role as Karen Walker’s nemesis Beverley Leslie on the television classic Will & Grace (garnering an Emmy for Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series, 2006) as well as his career defining role as ‘Brother Boy’ in both the original film Sordid Lives and the recent Logo TV sensation, Sordid Lives, The Prequel, Leslie begins his long-awaited run at The Palm on Friday, Feb. 15 with an already sold-out opening night (don’t worry: 7 performances follow). Leslie is also well known for his outrageous and memorable appearances in commercials and hit television shows including Reba, Desperate Housewives, Ugly Betty, Alley McBeal, Boston Legal, Murphy Brown, Monk and as a series regular on the 80′s sitcom Hearts Afire. Most recently, Jordan gave us a brief yet indelible splash performance (cartwheels anyone?) in the Academy Award winning box office sensation The Help.

A veteran of the live stage as well, his one-man autobiographical shows include Hysterical Blindness, and other Southern Maladies That Have Affected My Life Thus Far, Full of Gin & Regret, Stories I Can’t Tell Mama (which he’ll perform in Vallarta), Deck Them Halls Y’All and My Trip Down the Pink Carpet which was based on the best-selling autobiography of the same name and filmed as an HBO Special. Mr. Jordan also won the Ovation Award, The Garland Award and The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for his portrayal of Preston Leroy, the aging, sodden barfly in Del Shores hit play Southern Baptist Sissies.

Advance reservations are highly recommended. Tickets for ‘Stories I Can’t Tell Mama’ are 350 pesos (plus two drinks minimum) and may be purchased online at www.ThePalmPV.com or at the door starting 2 hours before showtime each evening. The show will run Feb. 15 (sold out), 17, 22, 24 at 10pm and Feb. 18, 20, 25, 27 at 8pm. A warm-up cocktail party is planned at Casa Cupula and their top-rated restaurant TASTE (www.casacupula.com) as part of their 10th anniversary celebration on Friday, Feb. 15 at 8:30pm just prior to the 10pm opening night performance. The public is invited. Leslie Jordan will be on hand to say hello and share a laugh or two, before he heads down the hill to The Palm that night.

The Palm is well known for bringing top notch, cutting edge entertainment to Vallarta. Inside you’ll find an intimate, 80 seat cabaret with outstanding sound and lighting, creating the ambience of cabarets from days gone by. Shows are scheduled 7 nights per week with two different shows nightly. A full calendar of performances is available online at www.thepalmpv.com . The Palm is non-smoking (a patio is provided for smokers) and is located at Olas Altas 508. You can also find the Palm on Facebook at The Palm Cabaret and Bar.

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The Kinsey Sicks launch 20th Season at The Palm Cabaret

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, January 7, 2013: THE KINSEY SICKS, America’s Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet, celebrate their 20th anniversary year with a new musical taking on the cultural bludgeon of reality TV. This show opens January 13 and runs through January 23 at 8pm most nights (except Fridays and Sundays showtime is 10pm). In this brilliant reality mash-up, we find Rachel, Winnie, Trixie and Trampolina teamed up in the jungle, trying their best to succeed at challenges that involve singing, dancing, dating, dieting and, of course, large insects. Will they win? Will they find spouses? Will they stay together? Will they be able to withstand the pressure? Will they sing on key for once?

THE KINSEY SICKS were, in fact, contestants in Season III of “America’s Got Talent.” Their first performances there brought standing ovations from the audience and gushing praise from the judges. One of their performances was featured as the theme footage for the season trailer. However, once the Kinsey Sicks performed their tongue-in-cheek song, “I Wanna Be a Republican,” they were cheerfully shown the door, and the footage of their performances was left on the cutting room floor. “AMERICA’S NEXT TOP BACHELOR HOUSEWIFE CELEBRITY HOARDER MAKEOVER STAR GONE WILD” brings the group’s firsthand knowledge of the reality show experience to bear, poking fun at the unreality and backstage surreality of this genre. And all in glorious 4-part harmony!
THE KINSEY SICKS launch “AMERICA’S NEXT TOP…” at The Palm Cabaret and Bar at Olas Altas 508 (old town/southside Puerto Vallarta) for 5 nights only beginning on January 14, 2013. Tickets are available on our website www.thepalmpv.com or at the door beginning 2 hours before showtime. Shows often sell-out so buying early and/or online is encouraged. Tickets for this show are 350 pesos general or 400 pesos for VIP seating.

THE KINSEY SICKS formed by freak accident in December of 1993 in San Francisco. Since then, they have written and performed scores of musicals, starred in their own Off-Broadway show at New York’s legendary Studio 54, toured internationally, recorded 8 albums and have been the subject of 2 feature films. Their fan base is extensive and remarkably diverse – including people of all ages, genders, religions and several political positions. The New York Times has praised their “voices sweet as birdsong” and Variety calls them “one act that should not be missed.” The San Francisco Chronicle says, “Their mangling of hit songs hits genius level.” Read more about them at www.kinseysicks.com.
“AMERICA’S NEXT TOP…” boasts some of THE KINSEY SICKS’ best music of these last two decades – both wicked parodies and objectionable originals – plus some brilliant new songs written just for this show. And, of course, what would any reality show be without a production number in Yiddish?

Tickets for The Kinsey Sicks performances and all shows at The Palm Cabaret may be purchased online at www.ThePalmPV.com or at the door starting by at least 6pm nightly. You can also find the Palm on Facebook at The Palm Cabaret and Bar.

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THE PALM CABARET AND BAR KICKS OFF EXCITING NEW SEASON!

 

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico:  From Broadway legend and Tony Nominee, Sharon McNight, to the hilarious Emmy-Award winning Leslie Jordan (Will and Grace, The Help) telling his “Stories I Can’t Tell My Mama” to local singer, Jorge Acosta, The Palm Cabaret has many surprises, musical treats and laughs in store for you this season.  Returning favorites like Kim Kuzma, Joanna and Sol Rose, add to the excitement.  “You won’t want to miss a single artist this season!  The line-up is the best we’ve ever had.” says Mark Rome, founder of the Palm.

     Kicking off Thanksgiving Week and the 2012/2013 season, returning for his third consecutive season, is the hilarious (and often touching) vocal impressionist, singer and comedian Mark Alan Smith.  Mark Alan opens on Friday, Nov. 16 at 10pm and runs through Thanksgiving week. “All of Mark Alan’s character voices are live. There is never any lip synch in these shows,” says Tracy Parks, entertainment coordinator for The Palm, “although people constantly ask at the door ‘was that really his voice?’ Yes, it was, I tell them.”

     Joining the Thanksgiving line-up with two special shows of her own is the charming and beautiful, Chi Chi Rones (aka Emmy Award Winning writer and singer Peter Garcia).  Chi Chi is famous for her Los Muertos beach parachute entrance to Puerto Vallarta last season and her burro serenades down Olas Altas.  Her show opens Monday, Nov. 19 at 8pm for two consecutive nights.  Chi Chi will be a frequent guest artist at The Palm, making numerous appearances as Chi Chi has decided to take a break from Hollywood and spend the winter with us in her home country of Mexico!

     Thanksgiving week also brings back the hilarious Joanna, “The Gal with a Gazillion Voices”, who always keeps the crowd coming back for more.  Joanna has many new characters (all live, no lip synch), stories, and stage games in store for her lively audiences in her newly titled show, “Joanna’s Funhouse” which will open Tuesday Nov. 20 and run each Tuesday and Saturday at 10pm thru the season.

     Vallarta’s favorite Canadian songstress, the gorgeous Kim Kuzma, is in rehearsals for her new ‘Unplugged with Spanish Guitars’ Show, the sell-out hit of last season which is scheduled to return on Nov. 25 at 7pm and run each Sunday at 7pm.  Kim’s new solo show will be at 10pm on Wednesdays thru the season.

     To make attending shows easier, follow The Palm’s website:  www.ThePalmPV.com to be sure you don’t miss upcoming headliners like Leslie Jordan, Sharon McNight, Toronto’s Miss Conception, Kelly Mantle (nephew of Mickey), Amy and Freddy, Del Shores (Sordid Lives), Sol Rose, Michael Holmes in The Judy Show and the return of the fabulous Joelle Rabu!  Theatre goers can also purchase tickets for all the Act II Entertainment shows scheduled this season including “The Rocky Horror Show” currently playing Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays thru Dec. 29.  Tickets for all shows may be purchased online and sent to ‘will call’ for pick up (no need to print) again this year with a credit card/PayPal.

     The Palm is located at Olas Altas 508.  The Box Office opens 3 hours before show time.  You can also find the Palm on Facebook at The Palm Cabaret and Bar.  You may also phone the club at 322 222 0277 starting at 5pm nightly.

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EMMY AWARD-WINNING WRITER/SINGER, CHI CHI RONES, IN “SOUTH OF MY BORDER” AT THE PALM

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Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, December 20, 2011:  Emmy award-winning writer and singer-comedian, Chi Chi Rones (aka Peter Garcia), will make her Puerto Vallarta debut in South of My Border on Thursday, December 22, 2011 at 10pm at the Palm Cabaret and Bar at Olas Altas 508 in Vallarta’s southside/zona romantica.  Chi Chi has performed her hilarious show with RSVP Cruises for the past ten years and is a regular in Los Angeles and Palm Springs, California.

The “Spitfire Latina from Tijuana”, will sing and dance her way into your hearts with stories and songs (both funny and touching)…live!  There is no lip sync in this show.  Also, watch for Chi Chi’s uncanny Judy Garland impression that has wowed her crowds in Hollywood where she performs at the Cavern Club Celebrity Theater at Casita del Campo and in Palm Springs where she recently performed alongside another Emmy-award winner and close friend, Leslie Jordan (Will and Grace, Desperate Housewives).  In fact, Leslie Jordan has said of Chi Chi’s show, “I laughed until I peed my pants…Chi Chi is THAT funny!”

Chi Chi Rones show opens Dec. 22 at 10pm and will continue with performances on Dec. 24 (@8pm), 25(@10pm), 27(@8pm), 29(@10pm) and 30(@8pm).  Also January dates are Jan. 2 (@10pm), 4, 6 and 7 (@8pm) and 9(@10pm). Tickets can be purchased online at www.ThePalmPV.com or at the box office starting at 6pm nightly.  Check the website for more info.  As Chi Chi says, “If you don’t know Chi Chi, you don’t know Chit.”

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