– Eartha Kitt
“There is no one like him!”
– Sordid Lives writer/director Del Shores
Puerto Vallarta, mEXICO, October 24, 2010: Mingo Mexico Productions announces the Puerto Vallarta debut of Mark Alan Smith, singing live at Paco’s Ranch, in a three-night engagement during the US Thanksgiving week: November 24, 25 and 26, 2010 at 8pm each night.
Mark’s LIVE vocal impressions (there is no lip sync in this show) of Cher, Bette Midler, Patti LaBelle, Judy Garland, Liza Manelli, Patsy Cline, Carol Channing, Louis Armstrong and many others leave his standing-room-only audiences begging for more. His stage presence and vocal range make this performer a must see!
For more than 20 years, Mark Alan Smith has traveled the US and other parts of the world selling out theatres, nightclubs and showrooms. He has performed with some of the greatest entertainers of our time including the legendary Eartha Kitt, Tiffany, The Weather Girls, Martha Wash, Thelma Houston and Sir Elton John, to name a few. A documentary about Mark, From a Jack to a Queen, directed by Erik Hayes, ran in short film festivals in 2003, winning an “Audience Favorite Award”.
Performances will be at the all-new Paco’s Ranch (Ignacio L. Vallarta 237 next to Club Roxy) in Vallarta’s old town/southside on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, November 24, 25 and 26, 2010 at 8pm each night. Tickets for VIP seating near the stage are 150 pesos. General admission tickets are 100 pesos. VIP tickets are encouraged for guaranteed seating. Groups of 6 or more qualify for discounted seating.
Tickets may be purchased at Bar Frida, Hotel Mercurio, VES Offices and online at www.MarkAlanSmith.eventbrite.com (note: there is no extra service fee online).
Opening Night, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24 is a special show to benefit VES, Vallarta Enfrenta el Sida, A.C. Proceeds from this performance will help VES continue their HIV education and outreach work in the Vallarta area.
Mark’s show is best suited for adults and, on most nights, contains adult humor. The solo performance is approx 90 minutes with no intermission. Cocktail service is available before and during the show. Doors open at 7:30pm. Showtime is 8pm. For more information call Mingo Mexico Productions at (322)168 9950 or in the USA at (405)240 6675. Or visit www.MarkAlanSmith.Eventbrite.com.
Here’s the lineup for the upcoming movie nights at Bar Frida:
Sep 08 Sordid Lives
Sep 15 No movie. Independence day
Sep 22 To Wong Foo…Julie Newmar
Oct 06 Brokeback Mountain
Oct 13: Transamerica
October 20th: Mambo Italiano
October 27th: Chicago
November 3rd: Billie Elliot
Free Popcorn! Cheap Drinks (15 pesos beer!) and a great cause! A 25 pesos donation is suggested per person to benefit VES, Vallarta En Frenta Sida. VES staff members will be on hand with information and little gifts for everyone.
Starting Wednesday Aug 18, join us each Wednesday Night at 8:30 pm for Movie Night at Fridas. Apropriately, this week, we will watch the movie FRIDA with Salma Hayek. Free popcorn! 15 pesos beer.
25 pesos donation requested to benefit VES.
Watch the trailer: Frida on Zuguide.com.
from Paul Crist of Vallarta Enfrenta el SIDA, A.C.
Many, many THANKS to Tom, Luis, and everyone who donated toys! The Posada at the CAPASITS HIV clinic was yesterday, and it was filled with smiling, laughing, young faces because Christmas came early for a lot of kids living in families affected by HIV and AIDS! Tom and all at Frida: YOU ARE THE BEST!!!
Check out the photos from the CAPASITS clinic Posada on the Vallarta Enfrenta el SIDA, A.C. facebook page (and become a fan if you’re not already!) http://www.facebook.com/#/album.php?aid=358495&id=304306885293&ref=mf