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Ribera Arts Review - December 20, 2014

Naked Stage

The Naked Stage Theater presents “Ethan Claymore” by Norm Foster on Friday, December 26, through Sunday, December 28 at Rio Bravo 10A in Ajijic.  

This romantic and heartwarming comedy is set over the course of several days leading up to Christmas. The play’s principal character, Ethan Claymore, is a reclusive egg farmer who, with the help of a doggedly determined, meddlesome neighbor and the ghost of his recently-deceased brother, finds a meaning to life and love just in time for the holiday season.

Directed by Don Chaloner, the cast comprises  Liz White, Jon DeYoung, Jim Lloyd, Pierre Blackburn, Clay McAdam, Graham Miller and Mary Ann Waite.  
The no-host bar opens at 3 p.m., the box office at 3:15 p.m. and the show begins at 4 p.m. Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to reserve tickets and seats.


Great news! At last, due to persistent popular demand, My My How Nice Productions’ (MyMy) has succumbed to local pressure and is reviving its unforgettable tribute to the music, life and times of Patsy Cline.

The original cast, Patteye Simpson and Jayme Littlejohn, accompanied by Musical Director Timothy G. Ruff Welch on piano, are scheduled to present Ted Swindley’s “Always Patsy Cline” at Lakeside’s newest performance hall, The Bravo! Theatre, from January 1-3 and 8-10, at 7:30 p.m. and January 4 and 11, at 3 p.m.

A true story, the show includes many of Cline’s hit songs and is based on her friendship with housewife Louise Seger.

An avid fan, Seger cannot have imagined, when she attended that concert in her home town of Houston, that they would become such fast friends. Nor that they would remain so, right up until Cline’s premature death in a airplane crash when she was just 30.

MyMy was launched in 2010 by well-known local actor and singer Jayme Littlejohn and this show was its very first production. Highly successful, it played to packed houses in both Ajijic and Manzanillo.

This 2015 revival will be another landmark, as it will be the first show to be held in MyMy’s new theater and permanent home, The Bravo! Theatre at Sol y Luna, on Río Bravo, Ajijic.

Tickets cost $250 pesos and are available from Diane Pearl’s and Mia’s or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

‘Nice & Easy’

Joining local crooner Mac Morrison in his 2015 annual show at Club Exotica on the Ajijic Plaza will be vocalist Judy Hendrick, multi-talented Patrick Dumouchel and the dancing Macettes.

The special guest star of ‘Nice & Easy’ is cruise ship-favorite, stand-up comic Laura Hayden.

Tickets for the Wednesday, January 7,  7 p.m. and the Thursday, January 8, 3 p.m. shows are available at Diane Pearl Colecciones and Mia’s Boutique.

Met Trips

In 2015, Viva  a Musica continues to sponsor Saturday bus trips to the Live at the Met HD televised opera performances at the Teatro Diana in Guadalajara.

The bus will be taking lakesiders to see the following performances: January 17, “The Merry Widow.” February 7, “Tales of Hoffmann.” February 14, “ Iolanta and Bluebird’s Castle,” March 14, “Lady of the Lake” and April 15, “Cavalleria Rusticana and Pagliacci.”

Tickets for the bus and the opera are 300 pesos for Viva members and 400 pesos for non-members and are sold at the Lake Chapala Society on Thursday and Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon. For additional information phone Marshall Krantz at (376) 766-2834 or email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .