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Act2PV’s Monthly Matinee Concert Series Features David Duvall

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – Act2PV is delighted to host the fabulous David Duvall in “David Duvall Celebrates the Songs of…” a special once-a-month concert series that focuses on popular composers and songwriting teams who contributed to The Great American Songbook.

Duvall is joined onstage by his live jazz trio, along with some special guests, and each concert is a delightful afternoon of music, both familiar and rarely heard. Songwriters to be celebrated in this series include Cole Porter, Irving Berlin, The Gershwins, Rodgers & Hart, Johnny Mercer, Bacharach & David, Jerome Kern, Duke Ellington, Harold Arlen and Jule Styne.

Act2PV is excited to be trying out a matinee show time slot with this series. The 2:00 pm start time provides the audience the chance to get into a comfy air-conditioned environment during the heat of the day and allows the concert to finish before nap time or going out to dinner where you can watch the sunset.

“Each of these shows is only going to happen once – a different composer celebrated each month, and only one performance each month,” says Duvall. “I know it’s always tough to expect people to come inside on a beautiful, sunny day, but for those of us who live here year-round – or half-year round: The sun will also be out tomorrow, so you may as well see the ‘only available today’ thing while you can!”

The matinee ticket prices will be lower than the ticket prices for the evening shows, which will allow people living on tighter incomes to go to a show once a month.

The concert series will begin on December 17th with a re-mount of the Cole Porter Birthday Concert that Duvall presented at Incanto in June.

“I was surprised at how enthusiastic the response was,” said Duvall. “We had nearly a sold-out house in JUNE! Way after ‘the season’ had ended. I guess more people were interested in hearing those classic songs than I thought. And so many people came up to me afterward and asked me to do it again and/or do more shows like this of other composers that the idea for a monthly series was born.” For those who saw the June concert, Duvall is changing the song selection – so there will be different songs and stories being shared.

Cole Porter is one of the all-time great songwriters for Broadway and Film. Remembered primarily for his shows Kiss Me, Kate, Anything Goes, and Can-Can, he is also created such standard songs as I Get A Kick Out Of You, Begin The Beguine, Night And Day, My Heart Belongs To Daddy, and From This Moment On. He had an extraordinary life, and Duvall shares anecdotes about him and his creative process in the show.

Before moving to Puerto Vallarta and becoming a regular entertainer at Incanto, Duvall performed in countless nightclubs and theaters across the US. He has been described as “a gifted story-teller in both song and backstage stories,” with a “smooth, rich voice,” who is “among the great interpreters of Cole Porter’s lyric.”

After 45 years of studying/arranging/singing the works of these iconic writers, Duvall has gained an incredible insight into this type of music. His unique ability to share stories and anecdotes about the writers and their creations is reminiscent of Bobby Short’s renowned performances at New York City’s Cafe Carlyle.

Join us as we kick off this musical journey on December 17th with a reimagined Cole Porter Birthday Concert, a testament to Duvall’s dedication to sharing the brilliance of these iconic creators. Don’t miss the chance to be part of this one-of-a-kind experience, where music, stories, and timeless melodies converge in a celebration of the musical treasures that define The Great American Songbook.

Act2PV is located at the corner of Basilio Badillo and Insurgentes in Zona Romantica. If you have questions, please send an email to info(at)act2pv.com. For more information about shows, or to buy tickets, check out their website or go to the box office, now open 3:00 pm to 10:00 pm daily.

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