Sep
15
Sun
Closed for Vacation @ Incanto
Sep 15 – Oct 2 all-day
Closed for Vacation @ Incanto

For the remainder of the summer, we will be open Thursday through Sunday 4pm-12am. Please join us then. Thank you!

Oct
3
Thu
Summer Stock – Broadway’s Leading Ladies Concert (Carnegie Hall) @ Incanto Vallarta
Oct 3 @ 7:15 pm – 10:00 pm
Summer Stock - Broadway's Leading Ladies Concert (Carnegie Hall) @ Incanto Vallarta

In a swirl of sequins, velvets, bugle beads and the occasional palate-cleansing tuxedo, a heady lineup of Broadways distaff stars rising, risen and en-route-to-legendary paraded their talents at Carnegie Hall Monday night in a benefit for AmFAR and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS that was also taped for broadcast on Great Performances.

The nearly three-hour concert, presented by co-producer Continental Airlines, was an often intoxicating display of vocal artistry that might only be faulted for its overabundance: How much rich dessert can one be expected to consume in an evening? Hearing Jennifer Holliday tear into her signature song from Dreamgirls followed by the potent comic astringency of Elaine Stritch saluting The Ladies Who Lunch was like capping a hot fudge sundae with a heaping helping of tiramisu; not that I’m complaining.

Special guest females Robert Morse and Tony Roberts opened the show in period drag with Beauty That Drives a Man Mad, a snazzy song from the Jule Styne-Bob Merrill musical Sugar, based on Some Like It Hot, in which Morse and Roberts starred as the stage counterparts of Jack Lemmon and Tony Curtis. But from a gracious introduction by Julie Andrews straight through to a land-of-a-thousand females finale, it was wall-to-wall divas, among whom we can even count tux-clad, pompadoured firecracker Lea DeLaria, giving a jazzy taste of the upcoming On the Town.

The evening was commendable for its celebration of such up-and-comers the absence of established names Patti LuPone, Bernadette Peters and Betty Buckley, to name a few, gave these aspiring performers more time in the spotlight. Audra McDonald, with three spots and three gowns (one for each Tony?), growled out a delightfully sharp-edged rendition of Down With Love, among the few rarities on offer (from Harold Arlen and E.Y. Harburg’s Hooray for What!).

Her Ragtime co-star Marin Mazzie sang a sultry Bewitched, while both were later joined by Judy Kuhn for a best-of-Lloyd-Webber-love-ballad medley (Love Changes Everything, Unexpected Song and I Don’t Know How to Love Him, which blended together with rather illuminating ease).

Linda Eder’s Streisand-Esque power-pop style blazed distinctively from her songs, Jekyll & Hydes Someone Like You and the title tune from Man of La Mancha, and was a marked hit with an audience that was appropriately unstinting in its enthusiasm for all the performers.

Breaking up the string of solo belting turns was Show Boats Life Upon the Wicked Stage, sung with tongue-in-cheek wit by High Society’s young Anna Kendrick, backed by the dissolute dames from the Roundabouts Cabaret. The number teetered on the edge of tastelessness as Kendrick, in perky pigtails and pink party dress, mimicked the lewd chair-straddling antics of the Kit Kat Klub chorines, but this young performer’s startlingly precocious grasp of irony served to bring down any raised eyebrows.

Also leavening the ballad-freighted evening were two choice comic segments from Faith Prince: her memorable Adelaides Lament and Im Going Back, from Bells Are Ringing, both models of vocal wit.

Among the more seasoned performers, Dorothy Loudons tremulously touching song from Ballroom, Dee Hoty angular elegance cutting through Sondheim’s Could I Leave You? and Debra Monks exuberantly vulgar tramp number from Steel Pier stood out. Andrea McArdle, who might be called a young veteran, looked smashing in red velvet and brought an aching sense of loss to the easy optimism of her Annie medley of Look for the Silver Lining and Tomorrow.

Closing out the evening was Holliday, whose signature vocal pyrotechnics were probably the only thing capable of upstaging her hairdo (picture Mount Vesuvius, modeled in gold ribbons, frozen in mid-eruption), and the inestimable Stritch, herself a simmering volcano of sarcasm.

But in an evening of vocal excellence, it’s sad to have to report that Liza Minnelli’s contribution was almost heartbreaking. Valiant and generous though it was for her to participate, she looked unwell and struggled to keep her strained voice in control through a most unhappily chosen Sing Happy. She then got through Some People on sheer willpower and on the palpably felt goodwill of the audience.

Its to be hoped that a genetic predisposition toward comebacks will kick in, and this once-impeccable performer can again attain the high standard of vocalism so marvelously displayed throughout the evening, a standard she herself has helped set.

Open Mic – 7:30 pm @ Incanto
Oct 3 @ 7:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Open Mic - 7:30 pm @ Incanto

Open Mic is one of our most popular events every Thursday. We get lots of amazing talent coming in week after week! We have tracks available, a keyboard to play and a sound tech to assist with set up for live acts. Sing, dance, play an instrument in a relaxed and supportive atmosphere. The stage is yours!  Arrive early to sign up. No cover.

Oct
4
Fri
The Joan Houston Show @ Incanto
Oct 4 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
The Joan Houston Show @ Incanto

 

 

The Joan Houston Show 

Starring

Joan Houston & Bob Bruneau

Sultry vocalist and entertainer Joan Houston (cousin of the late Whitney Houston) stars in ‘The Joan Houston Show’  return to Fridays at 5pm Favorites from ‘The Great American Songbook’ , fun stories, and lots of laughs! No cover.

Zoe & Leon Trio (PT) @ Incanto
Oct 4 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Zoe & Leon Trio (PT) @ Incanto

Singer-songwriters Zoe Wood and Eduardo Leon play Nuevo Flamenco, swing, jazz, and Latin covers and originals with Danny Renteria on percussion. Zoe also mixes in backstories and interesting information about the songs. Come  see three of Puerto Vallarta’s premier musicians.

Dennis Crow – 9:30 pm @ incanto Vallarta
Oct 4 @ 9:30 pm – 11:45 pm
Dennis Crow - 9:30 pm @ incanto Vallarta

DENNIS CROW, PIANO – 9:30 PM
SING ALONG TO YOUR FAVORITES! – Best of Broadway, Standards, and as Tracy says “Anything else at least 30 years old”

Oct
5
Sat
Bingo with Pearl @ Incanto
Oct 5 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Bingo with Pearl @ Incanto

Tracy Parks, Incanto’s owner, actor, and star of hit stage comedy “Greater Tuna” series of comedic plays is the matriarchal Aunt Pearl Burras. On Saturdays, Aunt Pearl ventures out of Tuna, TX and calls BINGO in the air-conditioned piano bar for local worthy causes, including Ballet Folklorico Tradiciones. They perform traditional dances of Mexico live! Drink specials, great prizes including gift certificates, wine, show tickets, and CASH! Lots of laughs! No cover. A requested donation of 100 pesos per Bingo card or 200 pesos for three cards. Join us for fun! 

 

 

Derek Carkner, Piano @ Incanto
Oct 5 @ 7:15 pm – 9:15 pm
Derek Carkner, Piano @ Incanto

The multi-talented pianist and vocalist, Derek Carkner, plays many of your favorites and loves your requests. Gather around the piano with some friends and your favorite cocktail and sing along! Join us!

Arturo Elizarrarazas @ Incanto Vallarta
Oct 5 @ 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Arturo Elizarrarazas @ Incanto Vallarta

Arturo has performed in various theaters including the Jorge Negrete theater in Mexico City, the Vineyard Toyan venue in San Miguel de Allende and other well-known theaters throughout Mexico as well as in Los Angeles, California this summer. He has recorded 3 CDs and will be doing a one-time special concert at Incanto to launch his 4th labor of love entitled Timeless Stories (Historias sin Tiempo). His newest CD is another beautiful product of his 11-year singing career in which he primarily focuses on charming his audience as a talented singer and as a violin virtuoso.

Come and enjoy this one-night-only special concert at Incanto and fall in love again under the magic spell of Arturo Elizarraraz’ sweet and captivating voice and violin. Not to be missed!

Dennis Crow – 9:30 pm @ incanto Vallarta
Oct 5 @ 9:30 pm – 11:45 pm
Dennis Crow - 9:30 pm @ incanto Vallarta

DENNIS CROW, PIANO – 9:30 PM
SING ALONG TO YOUR FAVORITES! – Best of Broadway, Standards, and as Tracy says “Anything else at least 30 years old”