De Colores 2016 “An Evening at Studio 54” – Gala Benefit and Concert Program

Published March 18, 2016





  • Aarón Hernández
  • Carlos González
  • Gustavo Contreras
  • José de Jesus Salcedo de Santiago
  • Rubén Ruiz

Who’s Who

Alfonso López

Artistic Director, Choreography
Puerto Vallarta Gay Men’s Chorus

AlfonsoLópez20150906 Mr. López, bass-baritone, holds a Master of Music Degree in Vocal Performance from The University of Texas-Pan American where he graduated with Highest Honors. He has directed Elementary, Middle School, and University choirs; directed musicals in Universities and Colleges in Texas and more than 150 concerts at Opera Teatro Bar in Texas; and performed in plays, recitals, operas, and musicals throughout Mexico and The United States.

This year, he was head judge for The Voice of Vallarta, worked as a Stage Technician in several shows for PVMC founder and former Artistic Director Bob Bruneau, and directed and performed in the musical Forever Plaid. In addition to directing The Puerto Vallarta Men’s Chorus, Mr. Lopez teaches voice and piano privately, is directing this summer’s “The Best of Voice of Vallarta” CD and concert, and is preparing other projects and musicals for the following season of Act II Stages. In addition to music, his hobbies include Mixed Martial Arts, video games, and learning in general.

Sally Estes

Principal Accompanist

SallyEstes20150906Sally and her husband, Jim, have been frequent visitors to PV for 30 years, moving here permanently in 2012. Sally’s life has revolved around music with early piano and clarinet lessons, and accompanying numerous H.S. and college soloists and ensembles. She earned her BA with an emphasis in piano performance. In addition to accompanying the Puerto Vallarta Gay Men’s Chorus, Sally plays keyboards with the Worship in Paradise praise band, is a clarinetist with the Vallarta Chamber Orchestra and teaches private piano lessons. Her hobbies include white-water rafting and reading.


Concert Program

  • I’m So Excited
  • Hot Stuff
  • I Was Made for Loving You, Baby
  • Girls Just Want to Have Fun
  • We Are Family
  • Dancing Queen
  • Todos Quieren Bailar Conmigo
  • Can’t Take My Eyes Off You

Translation of “Todos Quieren Bailar Conmigo”

You’re so classy; I’m so valley girl
How can love choose so poorly
You’re crazy about golf; I’m a squash fan
Not even glue can make us stick together in everything

Everyone wants to dance with me tonight

Three days have gone by when I finally arrive back home happy
You’re still on the same sofa I left you at while you were reading a book

You look like a scowling child when you see me come in
I’m sorry, honey, but I don’t want to tell you what I did away from you!

Auction Contributors

  • Alfonso López
  • Andales on the Bay, Gary Green
  • Art Vallarta, Nathalie Herling
  • Boccon di Vino
  • Casa Karma Boutique Resort, Georgia Darehshori
  • Cassandra Shaw Jewelry
  • Christopher Wynn
  • Coco’s Kitchen
  • El Barracuda
  • El Patrón
  • El Sofá
  • Galería La Zara Candles and Gifts, Alfredo Olivas
  • Garlands Del Río
  • George Herbalink
  • Joe Jacks Fish Shack
  • Kelley Killian
  • Muy Guapo Vallarta, Richard Parkman
  • Petru Voichescu
  • Piazzetta
  • Reina’s Bar
  • Rivera Del Río
  • Ron Morgan Properties
  • Salud Superfood
  • Sherry Denning
  • Tequilera Arrecife

Table Sponsor/Hosts

  • Bruce Abrahamson
  • Kelley Killian
  • Marcus Van Groeningel
  • Nicholas Girgulis
  • Steve Fulmer

2016 De Colores Sponsors



Timothy Real Estate Group

Special Thanks

  • Carl Timothy and Hector at Carl Timothy Real Estate Group, our advance ticket sales venue
  • Lucy and her team at Oscar’s Restaurant
  • Danny Mininni at Act II Entertainment Stages
  • Alfredo Olivas at Galería La Zara Candles and Gifts for centerpiece donations
  • Georgia Darehshori at Casa Karma Boutique Resort for table wine donations

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