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A December to Remember with More Shows Than Ever!

December 8, 2016

Act II STAGES is located in the Zona Romantica, on the corner of Insurgentes and Basilio Badillo, just a short stroll from the beach on the South side of Puerto Vallarta. For more info, call (322) 222-1512.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - This week's cooler temperatures remind us that the holidays are just around the corner, which means that it is time to celebrate! And there's no better place to put you in a festive mood than Act II, where a full line-up of music, theater and fun will make this a December to remember.

And in keeping with the holiday spirit, Act II is also giving everyone the opportunity to give to the less fortunate through their "A Christmas To Remember" program. Through December 20th boxes will be set up at the theater for donations of clothes, shoes, non-perishable goods, and everyday necessities (diapers, toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc.) to benefit Children of the Dump and Cheryl's Shoebox. So when you come to the theater, please bring a gift of giving and put it in the appropriate box. With your help, we can make it "A Christmas to Remember" for many children in the greater Puerto Vallarta area.

THIS WEEK'S LINE-UP OF SHOWS:

Friday 12/9
6:00 PM - Joby in Encore - No Cover
7:30 pm - Simon & Girlfunkel - Closing Night
9:30 pm - Delighted ToBeHere


Saturday 12/10
6:00 pm - Joby in Encore - No Cover
7:00 pm - Avenue Q
7:30 pm - Laurel Canyon
9:30 pm - Tipsy Rose Lee - Bombshell

Sunday 12/11
6:00 pm - Joby in Encore - No Cover
7:30 pm - 20th Century Crooners
8:00 pm - The Voice of Vallarta
9:30 pm - Delighted ToBeHere

Monday 12/12
6:00 pm - Kami in Encore - No Cover
7:30 pm - Blame it All on Mexico
9:30 pm - Mama Tits - Sweet Like Candy

Tuesday 12/13
6:00 pm - Maria Rose in Encore - No Cover
7:00 pm - Starting Here, Starting Now
7:00 pm - Sonico - Closing Night
9:30 pm - Delighted ToBeHere

Wednesday 12/14
6.00 pm - Joby in Encore - No Cover
7:00 pm - Avenue Q
7:30 pm - Paul Fracassi - Walk Like a Man
9:30 pm - Tipsy Rose Lee - Bombshell

Thursday 12/15
6:00 pm - Gabe in Encore - No Cover
6:30 pm - Opening Night Party for Christine Deaver
7:30 pm - Christine Deaver Opening Night
8:00 pm - Puerto Vallarta Gay Men's Chorus Holiday Concert
9:30 pm - Mama Tits - Sweet Like Candy

Simon & Girlfunkel Closes Friday December 9

Friday, December 9 at 7:30 pm is your last chance to let Brittany Kingery and Stolie warm your heart with their silky vocals in 'Sounds of Sirens,' an acoustic show that pays tribute to the most successful folk-rock duo of the 1960's, Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel. With their voices blending beautifully together, Stolie and Brittany will take you down memory lane and showcase some of the best songs ever written. This show, which has earned a 5 out of 5 STARS rating on TripAdvisor, is sure to leave you "Feelin' Groovy!"

OPENING NEXT WEEK AT ACT II STAGES:

Christine Deaver The Top Selling Show in 2015 Opens in The Red Room!

Opening Night Welcome Back Party
December 15 at 6:30 pm

"Hermosa Fabulosa!"
Starring Christine Deaver
December 15, 17, 20, 22, 24, 27, 29 & 31 at 7:30 pm


If Puerto Vallarta had a yearly awards ceremony, Christine Deaver would win "Best Female Cabaret Show" and we would create a special award for her as "The Most Loved!" Rarely does a performer come along that captures the hearts of 100% of their audience, but Christine Deaver is the exception! As a trained singer, dancer, actress and natural comedienne, she possesses the very rarest combination of talents. She is sly, devious, clever and wildly funny, but then she glides into a strong heart-felt luscious ballad and shows us another side of her amazing capabilities.

As a child, Christine was one of those "annoying kids" who always knew what she wanted to do. She started performing as a child, and continued through school, college and grad school. She then went through the PATP (Professional Actor's Training Program) at the University of Washington, and moved to Los Angeles to start her professional career. A director that had directed her in many projects in Los Angeles started directing at Teatro ZinZanni, Seattle's beloved dinner theater/comedic cabaret, invited her to become a part of their show. Thirteen years later, Christine is still there and continues to delight audiences with over 15 original, daring, sensual and funny characters!

We are so excited that Christine is returning to Puerto Vallarta and Act II this year! She is an outrageously talented woman with a fun, interesting and entertaining show to share with you... the ultimate show girl! Don't miss this amazing show!

Celebrate the Holidays as PVGMC Presents Hallelujah!

"Hallelujah!"
PVGMC Holiday Concert
December 15, 16, 17 at 8:00 pm
December 17 at 4:00 pm

The Puerto Vallarta Gay Men's Chorus (PVGMC), directed by Alfonso Lopez, Act II Director of Music, presents its annual holiday musical celebration on December 15, 16 & 17 at Act II Stages. The chorus (and selected ensembles) will present a merry mixture of traditional Mexican, American, and Canadian carols, as well as some beloved sacred music and fun pop songs.

The PVGMC chorus combines the talents of gay men from Mexico, the United States and Canada. They perform choral music that entertains, enlightens and unifies the audience, as well as its members, while building bridges of greater understanding, acceptance and love between communities, cultures, families, and friends. They are warmly embraced by the local Mexican and Ex-Pat community, as well as tourists of both cultures.

This time of year brings back recollection of some of the most memorable times spent with family and friends. Buy your ticket today and celebrate the most magical season of the year with the PVGMC! And you might want to brush up on some of your favorites so that you can sing along!

"Hasten Down The Wind" the Show That Broke the All Time One Day Sales Record!

Opening Night Party
Friday, December 16 at 6:30 pm


"Hasten Down The Wind"
Starring Brittany Kingery
Every Friday at 7:30 pm

Brittany Kingery, originally from Washington State, but now living in the Vallarta, is presenting her sensational new show called "Hasten Down The Wind," a tribute to the timeless music of living legend, Linda Ronstadt, winner of 11 Grammy Awards, three American Music Awards, two Academy of Country Music Awards, an Emmy Award, an ALMA Award and numerous United States and internationally certified Gold, Platinum and Multi-Platinum Albums. Do you remember these songs? Blue Bayou • You're No Good • Poor, Poor, Pitiful Me • When Will I Be Loved • Different Drum • Heatwave • It's So Easy • Desperado... Brittany skillfully performs all of these - and many more! Brittany has always had a special affinity for Linda Ronstadt, and her stunning likeness, beautiful, clear voice, refreshing smile and creative band, is the perfect combination to take on such an amazing performer!

CONTINUING THIS MONTH AT STAGES:

"Starting Here, Starting Now"
The Broadway Hit Musical
Tuesdays, December 13 & 20 at 7:00 pm

Starting Here, Starting Now ("The Perfect Vallarta Musical") is a Musical Revue by David Shire and Richard Maltby Jr. David Shire has composed film scores, such as All the President's Men and Farewell My Lovely. Richard Maltby Jr. wrote the lyrics to Miss Saigon, and together with David, they have written the musicals, Baby, Closer than Ever, and Big.

"Laurel Canyon"
Starring Renee Armand and Paul Aleman
December 10 & 14 at 7:30 pm

"If you are going to see ONLY one show this season, Laurel Canyon is the show to see!"
- Tom Bernes.

"Listening to Renee Armand & Paul Alemαn last night weaving Renee's life stories during her years living in Laurel Canyon was so intimate. You could feel her joy, heartache, pain & wanderlust through her facial expressions baring her soul to us all. The whole while each & everyone one of us were having our own emotional & memory roller coaster from each piece of music. I thank you both for a truly spiritual experience! If you're in Puerto Vallarta over the next 2 weeks, put this on your must do list!" - Tricia Lyman

"Laurel Canyon! Words can NOT do justice, but I will do my best! Grand Slam!"
5 of 5 Stars TripAdvisor - "...Renee Armand is a stellar performer, and her sidekick, Paul is a major talent too. Renee sharing her life in music and stories of her time in the birthplace of modern rock and folk music. Laurel Canyon circa 60's & 70's was a magical place during turbulent times. She has quite a story to tell! (And others she didn't share...)"

Direct from America's Got Talent, Drag Icon Delighted ToBeHere in The Red Room

"Turn Delight On"
Starring Delighted ToBeHere
December 11, 13, 16, 18, 20, 23, 25 at 9:30 pm


I'm delighted to say that Delighted ToBeHere is one of the best performers and most enjoyable shows I have seen anywhere, ever. Do not miss this! Her next few shows will sell out so hurry!

Yes, these are dark times, my friends, but don't worry! All you have to do is... Turn Delight On! Join us as we welcome New York's "Best In Drag" Winner and internationally-celebrated drag star, Delighted ToBeHere, for a night of hilarity and song! Delighted ToBeHere is a "southern belle," originally from Charlotte, NC, who now lives in New York City. A graduate of Clemson University, she is an accomplished vocalist, entertainer, comedian, and celebrity illusionist. She is well known for her impersonations of Reba McEntire, Adele, Adam Lambert and Dolly Parton! She appeared on Season 10 of America's Got Talent and her performance of Josh Turner's "Your Man" earned her four "YES" votes! "I loved the entire performance!" says Howard Stern. Australian comedienne, Pam Ann, says Delighted ToBeHere is "hilarious!" Get your tickets now! You'll be Delighted you did!

... Puerto Vallarta loves Delighted ToBeHere! On opening night, the crowd was whooping and hollering, laughing and clapping, and you will be too!

"The Voice Of Vallarta," Season 4
Every Sunday through April 9 at 8 pm

Join us every Sunday for The Voice Of Vallarta! It is the highest-attended show in Vallarta history and received the prestigious "Best Of Vallarta" award from Vallarta Lifestyles Magazine! Once again, Voice of Vallarta is looking for the best singer in the Bay of Banderas! Sunday, December 11 is the first week of eliminations, who will go home? This week the TOP 6 sing a group song for the first time and are saved from going home. Only 14 sing and fight it out for the top 19 spots.

"Avenue Q" - An American Musical and 3-Time Tony Award Winner
November 30 at 7:00 pm
December 10, 14, 21, 22 at 7:00 pm

Called "The Best Show in Vallarta Entertainment History," Avenue Q is a delightful, laugh-out-loud American musical that was performed on Broadway from 2003 to 2009. Audiences everywhere have been captivated by its fresh and funny story, and it won the prestigious 2004 "Triple Crown" for Tony Awards... Best Music, Best Score and Best Book!

"Sweet Like Candy" - a Jazz & Blues Tribute
Featuring Mama Tits
Mondays & Thursdays (through December 29) at 9:30 pm


"A must see in Puerto Vallarta!"
5 of 5 Stars TripAdvisor - "Went to see the show with my Husband and friends this week. We had seen and enjoyed Mama Tits in previous shows but nothing could have prepared for this one. A true one diva show that will take you a roller coaster of laughs, emotions and pure bliss when she sings her favorite jazz and blues favorites. The venue creates a perfect intimacy and lends itself perfectly to let you get in her heart and her in yours. Inspiring, uplifting and so very entertaining. Mama Tits singing songs such as Long John Blues, Georgia On My Mind, Summertime, and other traditional songs that you may or may not have heard, but you are sure to love!"

"Everyone should go see 'Sweet Like Candy' starring Mama Tits!" 5 of 5 Stars TripAdvisor - "First of all the theater and cabaret space are gorgeous and so comfortable. The staff was so sweet and adorable as well. I had such a great time there. But I'm writing here to say how fantastic MAMA TITS show "Sweet Like Candy" was! She was funny, the stories were so touching, she looked gorgeous and WOW she can sing. I just loved it and hope all of Puerto Vallarta checks out this drag show...it's drag done properly!"

Marilyn is Alive and Well and Performing in The Red Room!
"Bombshell" - Starring the one and only... Tipsy Rose Lee
December 10, 14, 17, 21, 24, 28 at 9:30 pm

Tipsy's fabulous run is nearing finale so do yourself a favor and go see this very entertaining show. Learn about Marilyn... this is not just a tribute show, it is a book of information and even old me learned some niblets about this stellar legend. Tipsy is a top performer! - Gary Beck

We are thrilled to welcome Seattle star, Tipsy Rose Lee, and her show, "Bombshell," to Act II Entertainment! Tipsy Rose Lee is an outlandish, unconventional and HILARIOUS performer who will take you on a journey deep into the private life of the incomparable Marilyn Monroe! Both audiences and critics LOVE the hilarious plot and the great songs that tell the "provocative and private side" of Marilyn's life. If you're looking for lots of laughs, this is definitely the show for you!

Canadian Idol Finalist Paul Fracassi Stars in "20th Century Crooners"
"20th Century Crooners"
Every Sunday at 7:30 pm


"Canadian Idol" finalist Paul Fracassi grew up in an Italian household, listening to the crooners of the 20th century, such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Tony Bennett and others from that era. "That was the first music I listened to, so that was the first music I was interested in singing," says Paul. The reviews are in. Puerto Vallarta has fallen in love with Paul Fracassi, once again!

Paul Fracassi you've made me swoon, again! You've made me happy to have been alive to remember those moments when I first heard those songs by the great Crooners. In your 3rd season here in PV, you've show how your voice has matured & your confidence increased. What I loved most was watching how you & Camilla openly shared your love for each other with us. Crooners is another DON'T MISS show at Act II Red Room. - Tricia Lyman

Paul Fracassi is back, and better than ever! Paul opened his new Crooner's show last evening at the Red Room and wowed the house for 90 minutes without even taking a break. In the three years of Red Room's existence (3 years tonight, actually) I have never witnessed such prolonged applause after EVERY song. The crowd loved him and it was obvious he loved what he was doing. - Jim Davies

"Blame it All on Mexico"
Starring Brittany Kingery
Every Monday at 7:30 pm

Act II Entertainment is excited to welcome back the one-and-only, chart-topping, award-winning, Darling of Vallarta, Brittany Kingery, this season! Every Monday evening, Brittany will bring her sweet, soaring voice and all-live band, appearing as a headline singer on the Red Room Stage. Originally from Washington State, now residing in Puerto Vallarta, her critically-acclaimed original and cover songs have been inspired by her experiences and life here in Mexico! She has also earned quite a reputation with huge accolades from her many fans of Troprock & Acoustic music, winning the Best Female Artist TropRock Award in 2015 and 2016.

"Sonico"
Starring Alfredo Mendoza & Cristina Mariscal
Only One More Show! December 13 at 7:00 pm


Sonico is a full band, featuring a saxophone, trumpet, drums, guitar, bass, keyboard and two singers. They play chart-topping covers like Stand by Me, Careless Whisper, Uptown Funk, and an array of other great songs, from Elvis Presley to Justin Timberlake. Rock, jazz, swing, rockabilly, songs you know! Then, in order to wrap it all up, they throw some great Latin sounds into the mix! We are excited to showcase such great local talent right here in The Red Room!

"Walk Like a Man"
Starring Paul Fracassi
Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons Tribute
Wednesdays at 7:30 pm in The Red Room

Canadian Idol finalist Paul Fracassi's vocal range has been compared to the great crooners of the American songbook and especially the high vocal range of Frankie Valli. It is no wonder that this artist chose to present the music of The Four Seasons for his show, including Dawn, Rag Doll, Can't Take My Eyes Off of You, and Walk Like a Man. He also handles the Frankie Valli songs as if Frankie Valli himself was on stage singing them in his early years on the Ed Sullivan show: falsetto, high notes and all!

ALSO COMING IN DECEMBER

"Mamma Mia" - The Dance Concert
Featuring Adriana Quinto, La Quinto Danza Teatro and Perla Alarcon and her band, Proyecto M
December 25, 27, 29, 31 and January 1 at 7:00 pm

"Big & Loud"
December 26 & 28 at 7:00 pm, December 27 & 30 at 9:45 pm

"Tales of an Aging Twink"
Starring EMMY Winner, Jai Rodriguez
December 27, 30, 31 at 9:30 pm and January 3, 5, 7, 10 & 12 at 7:30 pm
Opening Night Party
Tuesday, December 27 at 8:30 pm

Tickets to all shows can be purchased online at actiientertainment.com, at the box office, which opens at 10 am on show days, or at the 2nd Box Office location, across the street from Garbos on Pulpito Street in the Romantic Zone.

The Act II Entertainment STAGES complex is located on the corner of Insurgentes and Basilio Badillo on the South side of Puerto Vallarta. For more information, call (322) 222-1512, or follow Act II on Facebook. Click HERE to see what else is playing at Act II STAGES.