The Crazy Senoritas are bringing their comedy show to The Rainbow Room in Port Alberni on Aug. 29. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Rainbow Room in Port Alberni presents a night to ‘regender’

The Crazy Senoritas win over audiences in western Canada

The Crazy Senoritas have made a special connection with people in western Canada.

The Crazy Senoritas are a troupe of female impersonators from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. For seven years, they have drawn sellout crowds of holidaying Canadians to the popular Luna Lounge dinner shows in nearby Bucerias. Their show features humorous musical tributes, warped adult humour and hilarious interactions with members of the audience. The Crazy Senoritas has been a “can’t miss” event in the Puerto Vallarta area for years.

So why has this group of entertainers from Puerto Vallarta been invited to perform in some 30 communities scattered all over western Canada? It’s really no mystery at all. Most of their winter audience is Canadians from BC, Alberta and Saskatchewan, fleeing the cold and snow.

During their two-week visit in 2017, the troupe performed 10 shows in western Canada. Every show was a sellout and every venue invited them back. Their 2018 tour runs from July 26 through September 1. On Wednesday, August 29, they perform at The Rainbow Room, in Port Alberni. The show starts at 8 p.m. For tickets, call 250-730-1967.

Admittedly, “drag shows” aren’t for everyone. But these young Mexican actors have a way of winning over audiences, who soon forget they are not women, but men disguised as women. Often, the people who were the most reluctant to attend are surprised at how much fun they have. And they return again and again, with relatives and friends in tow.

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