April 8, 2022 Update: Last evening I had another opportunity to see “I Want It All: The Freddie Mercury Tribute.” As an entertainment columnist for 9 years in Puerto Vallarta, I have seen a wide range of performances and this show is truly one of the very best! Roy has retained all the wonderful aspects of last season’s show and has added even more exuberance and professionalism as he expertly channels the music and life of one of Rock’s most iconic legends. The performance is a tight, accurate, emotional and highly entertaining portrayal of Queen’s lead singer. I always look for signs from the audience that a show is being enthusiastically received. People were absolutely engaged in the performance as they sang along and participated in the show. Don’t miss this one, folks!
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico – The entertainment scene in Puerto Vallarta has been evolving over the years from local and expat talent to international, world-class offerings. We are now the beneficiaries of a wide range of talent and musical genres. Roy Gomez Cruz arrived several seasons ago at The Palm Cabaret with his Queen Live Forever show that took performance to a new level in PV.
Last Spring, Roy introduced his show, I Want it All: The Freddie Mercury Story as a late-season smash hit. Once again, Roy delivered powerful vocals, Queen hits and an incredible live entertainment experience. Back by popular demand on Fridays this season, ‘I Want It All’ is a breathtaking musical event that you won’t soon forget!
‘I Want It All’ takes you on an energetic, visual and emotional journey through the songs and life events that made Freddie Mercury larger than life. Roy Gomez Cruz’s powerful vocals and unbelievable impersonation bring you as close as you’ll ever be to the rock icon of all times. Roy’s professional musical and performance training really shines through in this show. Not only does he sing every song authentically, but his costumes, style, persona and audience engagement all measure up to the legendary Freddie Mercury. Roy also accompanies himself on the piano for some songs, just like the iconic Freddie Mercury did in his concerts.
Audiences are totally engaged in Roy’s performance as they sing along to Queen’s greatest hits. With incredible video footage of concerts and interviews in the background, the show entertains and educates about this totally unique and groundbreaking star. The concert will take you through Freddie’s transformation into a groundbreaking Rock Star and an eternal legend!
The Palm Cabaret’s Mark Rome has commented, “This is much more than just a show. I have never seen audiences embrace and enjoy a performance like this. Absolute magic happens with this unforgettable tribute to Freddie and Queen.”
To take on the challenge of portraying such an extraordinary musical icon is no small task and Roy does it as perfectly and with the energy and passion of the legend.
Throughout the performance you’ll hear hits like, I Want It All, Under Pressure, The Show Must Go On and I Want to Break Free, with the classic reenactment of the Queen cross-dressing video. You’ll also enjoy classics like, Somebody to Love, We Will Rock You and We Are the Champions. And of course the best known of all his songs, Bohemian Rhapsody is always a highlight of the evening. Roy has added new songs to his show this season as well.
Joining Roy through the entire performance are performance actors Mery Zambrano and Matteo Erdocia, who dance, act and sing. They add another fabulous dimension to the show.
Roy Gomez Cruz has years of successful participation in Queen Tribute shows. He has a master’s degree in Communications, specifically examining Cirque du Soleil as a cultural industry of global reach. He has fully immersed himself in artistic creation and performance. From a musical family, Roy grew up loving the band Queen and knew all their music.
Roy considers it a great honor to pay tribute to such a legendary performer as Freddie Mercury. Larger than life, Freddie was a complex artist who is a challenge to portray. Roy sees every show as a wonderful privilege to honor and share the music and the legendary persona of Freddie Mercury and Queen.
Don’t miss I Want It All: The Freddie Mercury Story, playing every Tuesday at 8:00 pm and Friday at 9:30 pm this season. Experience the music of Queen delivered in one of the most amazing tribute performances you’ll ever see!
For your safety, the venue has added ventilation, social distancing, masks and reduced capacity. This means you can feel comfortable while enjoying all of the great performances at The Palm.
The Palm Cabaret and Bar is located at 508 Olas Altas in the heart of the Puerto Vallarta Romantic Zone. Tickets to all shows can be purchased at the venue’s box office, which opens daily at 10 am, or online at ThePalmCabaret.com.