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Ribera Arts Review - October 26, 2019

Bare Stage Theatre

The Bare Stage Theatre opens its second season with a performance of Noel Coward’s comedy “Blithe Spirit” Friday, October 25 through Sunday, October 27.

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The director is Roseann Wilshere, assisted by Kathleen Morris. The cast features Rosann Balbontin, Anne Drake, Dennis McCary, Arleen Pace, Cindy Paul, Roxanne Rosenblat and Tony Wilshere.

Charles Condomine, a successful novelist wishing to research the occult, arranges a séance at his home. The eccentric medium, Madame Arcate, inadvertently summons Charles’ first wife, Elvira, who has been dead for seven years. Only he can hear or see her, causing his present wife, Ruth, much consternation as Elvira attempts to sabotage the marriage by all means necessary.

Tickets are 150 pesos and may be reserved at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. The box office and bar open at 3 p.m.; showtime is 4 p.m.

The Bare Stage is holding a Halloween party, Thursday, October 31, 4-6 p.m. in celebration of their first anniversary. Food is catered by Chef Andrew. Prizes for costumes will be awarded and a halloween mystery treat encore performance will be given. Tickets are limited and can be reserved at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and purchased at the October 25-27 performance.

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Bare Stage is located at Carretera 261 on the mountain side in Riberas del Pilar, across from the Catholic Church.

Young performers

“Obertura Balam” (The Last Jaguar Warrior), a music, choral and dance spectacular enacted by children of the Helen Keller School, is presented Sunday, October 27, 1 p.m. at the Auditorio de la Ribera.

The compositions and arrangements by ethnomusicologist Ernesto Cano Lomeli are perfectly suited for children and adults. The school’s Hikuri dance collective, under the direction of choreographer Betsaida Pardo will present a mosaic of dances from different regions of Mexico. Pre-hispanic instruments, including the huehetl, globular flutes, teponaztlis and water whistles, will provide the musical accompaniment. Tickets are available at the Auditorio or voyalteatro.com/#/cartelera/obra/436.

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“Old is the New,” a presentation by the Desperanto Academia de Danza under the direction of Carlos Rayo, will be held Sunday, October 27, 7 p.m. at the Centro Cultural Antigua Presidencia in Chapala. Tickets are 30 pesos. Proceeds are earmarked for the dance academy’s folkloric group.

Spotlight Club

Stolie concludes her “I Get Around Tour” after six months on the road with a performance at The Spotlight Club Wednesday and Thursday, October 30 and 31, 7 p.m. Stolie is a musical entertainer and entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience onstage and more than a dozen of albums. With over 100 published songs, she’s a multi-instrumental songwriter and arranger, live loop-pedal artist, and bilingual traveling performer. Her knack for improvisation and humor with an audience was witnessed at her crowd-pleasing debut in May. 

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Catch Stolie as she returns to the Spotlight stage, armed with new material. Hear her at stolie.com.

US Two bring a concert of Fleetwood Mac and the Eagles Friday, November 8 and Saturday, November 9. Tickets are 350 pesos.The Ol’ Country Boys put on a Halloween party, Friday, November 1, 7 p.m.

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Dance for kids

Dance instructor Sony Barrios will get you moving at a fundraiser for children with cancer to benefit the Nariz Roja children’s cancer charity and DIF Chapala. Join in the fun at the Ajijic Plaza, Wednesday, October 30, 6 p.m. Donaation: 50 pesos.

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Loteria collective exhibit

La Loteria, a collective exhibit featuring paintings and sculptures by 11 artists from Guadalajara revolving around the theme of the Mexican version of bingo, is up at the Centro Cultural Ajijic through October 30.

Rock legends

Bar El Camaleon, Constitución 25, Ajijic, hosts a “Rock Legends” evening Saturday, November 2, 9 p.m., featuring the music of The Doors, Janis Joplin and others. There will be prizes for the best three Day of the Dead costumes.

Tango

“Change of Seasons,” billed as “a love story told in dance,” showcases the delightful Argentinean tango. Presented by Ray Velvet, the show takes place at the Auditorio de la Ribera, Sunday, November 3, 5 p.m.  Tickets, 350 pesos, available at Diane Pearl, Mia’s Boutique, Casa Domenech and the Auditorio.

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LLT

Lakeside Little Theatre’s first show scheduled for November 8 through 17, “Lunenburg,” has been canceled due to a variety of factors.

Auditions will be held November 8 and 9, 9:30 a.m. for 20th Century Blues by Susan Miller. Keven Cook will direct. He is looking for one man and five women. For scripts contact him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Show dates are January 17 to 26. LLT welcomes and encourages everyone interested in acting, new or experienced, to attend auditions.

Bravo! Theatre

The new BRAVO! Theatre hosts “Songs for a New World,” a musical by Tony Award winning Jason Robert Brown, Thursdays through Sundays, November 7 to 10 and November 14 to 17.

Music Director Tim Welch and Stage Director Bernadette Jones lead a fabulous cast: Laura Medina Gómez, Randy Harrison, Jayme Littlejohn, Wanda White 

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and special guest Amaranta Santos. The cast is Laura Medina Gomez, Randy Harrison, Jayme Littlejohn, Wanda White and special guest Amaranta Santos.

“Songs for a New World” isn’t your typical musical; it is a song cycle about the moments of your life that define your life. It is a vibrant production that goes from a Spanish sailing ship to the North Pole and everywhere in between. “It’s about one moment ... that moment you think you know where you stand ...”

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Community Orchestra

A few tickets are still available for the Lake Chapala Community Orchestra’s performance Sunday, December 1, 3 p.m. at the Lakeside Presbyterian Church. There are still plenty of tickets available for the next day’s performance, Monday, December 2, 3 p.m.

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