courtesy of: The Morning News
by Rosalie Klein
Dinner theater has returned to Aruba with the opening of “Enchanted Aruba” on Friday, June 22, located on the second level of the Paseo Herencia Mall in Palm Beach. The fantastic facility in the mall’s mezzanine next to the cinemas was specifically constructed to be such a venue, and the new variety show “Enchanted Aruba” makes the most of the superb sound system and high ceilings for over an hour of singers, dancers, tumblers and some impressive aerial performances.
Producers Jorge di Paolo and John Stuart are proud of their new production and look forward to welcoming any seeking an appealing show and an entertaining way to kill an evening. Jorge, known in Las Vegas as “Mr. Entertainment,” is no stranger to Aruba. He lived here as an entertainer and producer in the 80’s starring in “Breakdance Fever” and performing a Gaucho act. During the premiere of the new show, he demonstrated some of that same elegant style by taking to the stage for a show-stopping tango with his daughter. John Stuart is the creator of the longest running Las Vegas show at the Imperial Palace, “Legends in Concert,” still welcoming appreciative audiences after 30 years.
“Enchanted Aruba” is a mélange of entertaining acts and dramatically staged and costumed dance numbers blended with a breathtaking parade of acrobatic expertise by the famed Ritmo Cubano troupe. Paula Ridderstap, a Portuguese recording artist relocated to Aruba, provides appealing vocals, and Angela Flores, first violinist of the Maracaibo Philharmonic Orchestra, demonstrates her virtuosity accompanied by a lovely, romantic duet dance and acrobatics.
The program features renowned contortionist Hayley Kent, a Cirque du Soleil alumnus, directly from Las Vegas and Los Latin Cowboys Live, returning to the stage, stronger than ever, mixing great humor, audience participation and compelling rhythms.
“Enchanted Aruba” features a dinner show for $59.95, with children under 12, $44.95. For the show only is $44.95, children’s price: $29.95; VIP Seating with souvenir poster & picture: $69.95. For reservations call: 592-4466 or visit their website: http://enchanted-aruba.com/ Visit their Facebook page to keep up on the latest enchanted news.