Half of Vanilla Pop duo stars in one-man show

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One Half of “Vanilla Pop”presents“The Alan Allen Show” If you’ve ever seen “Vanilla Pop”, the 80’s lounge duo who have been entertaining New Mexicans for the past 10 years, then you probably know “Al Dente”— the sarcastic, sequin laden front man of the duo.
What you probably don’t know is that for the past year, the crooner has been developing a one-man solo performance called “The Alan Allen Show.” Following in the footsteps of renowned musical comedians Alan Sherman and Tom Lehrer, with a hefty dose of the contemporary Tim Minchin thrown in as well, “The Alan Allen Show” is a blend of socio-political commentary and musical comedy, and promises to be something new and fresh in the New Mexico entertainment scene.
But be warned: The Alan Allen Show is definitely not for the humorously squeamish.
Those familiar with Dente’s sardonic needling and occasionally self deprecating interludes during Vanilla Pop shows, will feel right at home as he sings and rants about off beat subjects usually reserved for late night talk shows. “There’s a lot of safe and sweet sentimentality in music today.

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