Paco Ojeda’s “Happy Birthday!” Series, paying tribute to popular singers and songwriters on their birthday, has garnered a steady audience following from the first one—Bette Midler, December 2014. At the same time, an increasing number of local and visiting artists have expressed interest in participating. “The response has been overwhelming,” commented Paco, who researches each artist and combines narrative, audio and video snippets, and live performances by guest artists in each show to present a compelling story.
The final show of the season—to take place Sunday, March 29 at 7 pm—pays tribute to American actress, singer, director, writer, composer, producer, designer, author, photographer, activist Barbra Streisand, whose professional career spans over 60 years. Guests artists lined up for the show include:
- Vocalist Amy Armstrong, who is also venturing into an acting role for four performances of the English version of last season’s Spanish smash comedy, Princesas Desesperadas.
- Bohemia Viva, a dynamic and charismatic Argentinean guitar/vocal duo that has taken Vallarta by storm with their acoustic sound and spot-on harmonies as they perform popular songs in English and Spanish, and who have partnered this season with Armstrong for her Diva Loca show.
- Vocalist Renee Armand who, along with guitarist Paul Aleman, has returned to Puerto Vallarta by popular demand, with their successful Rocky Mountain High show—at Act II’s The Red Room—celebrating the music of John Denver.
- Producer, director, actor, singer Alain Perreault, who stunned audiences with his electric production of Peter Shaffer’s award-winning 1973 stage drama, Equus.
- Singer, pianist Jean-Guy Comeau, who sings with the Montreal Symphony Chorus and spends winters in Puerto Vallarta, collaborating with several musical acts and with the Puerto Vallarta Men’s Chorus.
Due to a scheduling conflict, vocalist Kim Kuzma, who was previously announced as a guest artist, will not be able to participate.
In addition to eight live performances of Streisand iconic songs, Paco has conducted his usual research, contributing with interesting facts, images and videos that will help tell the story behind each of the songs to be performed.
Ticket sales to date indicate that the show will most likely sell out, so advanced purchase is highly recommended. Tickets are available at The Palm Cabaret and Bar’s box office, Olas Altas 508, Colonia Emiliano Zapata. For more information, please visit The Palm Cabaret and Bar online at www.thepalmpv.com.