Dwight Blake returns to the San Miguel Playhouse
for the first time in more than three and a half years!
Dwight Blake, an international touring and recording artist born in Montego Bay, Jamaica, built a devoted following in Puerto Vallarta a few years back, and the reviews started popping up on social media. “Dwight Blake’s fun, high-energy performances are always a hit,” wrote the Vallarta Daily News. “Audiences can’t help but get up and dance!”
Sometimes hype isn’t, well, hype. The last time Dwight performed at the San Miguel Playhouse, in March 2019, he had half the audience on stage dancing.
One night only, Friday, December 2, at 7pm, he’ll be back at the San Miguel Playhouse for the first time in more than three and a half years, for a show entitled Dwight Blake: Feeling Good. Dwight, as his fans know well, plays piano like a fiend, and has a silky and soulful voice that can extend from a Barry White baritone to a Philip Bailey soprano. Blake’s vocal style was honed in the church, but his finishing school was a rigorous succession of bookings on luxury cruise ships and Las Vegas venues such as the Golden Nugget and the Mirage.
Dwight performs cover versions of songs in a wide range of genres, and two of the numbers on his program are James Brown’s “I Feel Good,” and the standard “Feeling Good,” in the Michael Bublé arrangement – hence the title of his show. His setlist also includes “Let’s Stay Together” (Al Green); “Old Time Rock and Roll” (Bob Seger); “I’ll Be Around” (Spinners); “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” (Stevie Wonder); “Purple Rain” (Prince); along with songs of Barry White, the Temptations, Seal, and Earth, Wind & Fire.
For a few numbers, including a duet on “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” Dwight will be welcoming vocalist Tara Lynne Khaler, making her San Miguel Playhouse debut. Khaler, who recently moved to San Miguel with her jazz pianist husband, has been heard in venues across the world performing a variety of musical styles. Originally from Dallas, she was an active member of the New York City music world for almost twenty years, with performances at Carnegie Hall, Madison Square Garden, Symphony Space, City Center, and on and off Broadway. Like Dwight Blake, she has also been a guest entertainer on some of the world’s best cruise lines.
Reserved-seat tickets are 500 pesos for center, 400 pesos for sides, available online at boletocity.com, or by clicking either of the “Buy Tickets Online” buttons in this email message. The Mercado Sano office will reopen after Thanksgiving.