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Act II Rings in the New Year with Four Opening Nights

December 29, 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, Jalisco, Mexico - Are you are looking for a place to ring in the New Year with style? Then head over to the south side of Puerto Vallarta, where Act II Entertainment will say goodbye to 2016 and hello to 2017 with an incredible line-up of music, theater and fun in all three venues at STAGES: The Red Room Cabaret, The Main Stage and Encore Lounge.

But before we get to next week's shows, we just have to tell you about the BEST New Year's Eve Party in town... a chance to spend the last night of 2016 with Tony Award Winner Jai Rodriguez! The fun starts at 8:00 pm with a pre-party in the Encore Lounge. At 9:30 at Act II Entertainment STAGES will present the last show of the year, "Tales of an Aging Twink," starring Jai Rodriguez. After the show, join Jai for a champagne toast before heading out to the street party. It's going to be a BLAST! Get your tickets NOW!


Now, on to the upcoming shows...

Thursday 12/29
6:00 pm - Gabe in Encore - No Cover
7:00 pm - Mamma Mia Dance Concert
7:30 pm - Christine Deaver
9:30 pm - Mama Tits - Sweet Like Candy

Friday 12/30
7:30 pm - B. Kingery: Hasten Down the Wind
9:30 pm - Jai Rodriguez
9:45 pm - Big & Loud End of Year Celebration

Saturday 12/31
7:00 pm - Mamma Mia Dance Concert
7:30 pm - Christine Deaver End of Year Show
8:00 pm - Jai Rodriguez New Years Eve Party
9.30 pm - Jai Rodriguez NYE Show

Sunday 01/01 New Years Day
7:00 pm - Mamma Mia Dance Concert
7:30 pm - 20th Century Crooners
9:30 pm - Dueling Drag Divas Opening Night

Monday 01/02
6:00 pm - Kami in Encore - No Cover
6:00 pm - Opening Night Party For Rumors
7:00 pm - Fleetwood Mac Rumors Opening
7:30 pm - B. Kingery - Blame It All On Mexico
9:30 pm - Mama Tits - Sweet Like Candy

Act II Rings in 2017 with 4 Opening Nights!

"Dueling Drag Divas - The Fierce Awakens!"
Starring Emmy Award Winner Chi Chi Rones and Joanna
Opening Night Party January 1, 2017 - 8:30 pm
Every Sunday & Wednesday at 9:30 pm

They're BAAAAACK! 2017 Season at Red Room/Act II STAGES in PV! Emmy Award Winner, Chi Chi Rones, and NY Times-Acclaimed Impressionist, Jo Anna, return to Puerto Vallarta for their 5th season together as The Dueling Drag Divas! Their all-new show "The Fierce Awakens" opens January 1 at 9:30 pm in The Red Room. This is an all-live singing and comedy cabaret show that's guaranteed to make you laugh!

In addition to presenting an all-new show, Chi Chi and Jo Anna promise you a totally new format as these two divas BATTLE each other with "boxing-style" rounds. AND... the audience gets to vote for the winner! They will be pitting icons against each other such as Cher vs Liza, a Disney round... Maleficent vs Ursula, the Brits... Adele vs Amy Winehouse, Dueling Tina Turners, a bonus Broadway Belters round, Streisand duets and lots more! Of course, the audience also gets a chance to get on stage and have some fun too!

Rumours - A Musical Tribute to Fleetwood Mac
Opening Night Party: Monday, January 2 - 6:00 pm
January 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27 & 30 - 7:00 pm
February 6 & 13 - 7:00 pm


Rumors, a Musical Tribute to Fleetwood Mac, features the multi-talented actors/singers/musicians from last season's incredible show, California Dreamin! Joseph Dane, Stephanie Watts, Rhonda Padmos, Don Pope, Jesus Estrada and Daniel Lopez will each represent one of the original Fleetwood Mac band members. Rumors is a rock and roll soap opera and a musical history of Fleetwood Mac that reveals the truth behind the Rumors. This highly-acclaimed show is upbeat, funny, and poignant. For all of you Fleetwood Mac fans: Go see them in action... you owe it to yourself!

"Fame-Ish" The Best Show Ever in
the History of Everything

Starring Sutton Lee Seymour
Opening Night Party: January 3 - 8:30 pm
Every Tuesday at 9:30 pm

"Fame-Ish, The Best Show Ever in the History of Everything" is a one-woman farce starring Sutton Lee Seymour in every role...ever created...in one show. Known as the "Robin Williams of Drag," Sutton Lee Seymour explores the highs and lows of fame, and the struggles and silliness of a life in the spotlight (or the lack thereof).

Fame-Ish is a one-woman comedic farce starring Sutton Lee Seymour, taking on every major musical and movie she can, and cutting them down to 5 minutes! It's a fast-paced, mad-cap romp through Broadway, Disney, and Hollywood, featuring songs from Wicked, Les Miserables, Chicago, and also songs by Britney Spears, Cher, Madonna, and Celine Dion.

Being a "big theater geek," Sutton Lee Seymour comes from a theatrical background. Both of her parents were involved in Community Theater and used to drag her off to rehearsals with them. Her father played Broadway tunes all the time in their home, so she comes by her love of Broadway music naturally! In her "evil twin" (boy life), she was an actor, working with the legendary Charles Busch on the musical, Bunnicula. Charles piqued her desire to try "drag," so she changed her name, slipped on a gown, and found her niche in the entertainment world.

Sutton has an uncanny ability to walk into a room with a contagious energy, pull the audience into the palm of her hand, and make everyone feel that they are a part of an intimate, personal experience, begging for more.

Hedda Lettuce
Opening Night/Welcome Party: Thursday, January 5 - 8:30 pm
Every Thursday and Friday at 9:30 pm


Hedda Lettuce, six-time Drag Queen of the Year Award-winner (HX magazine) and the legendary "green goddess" of drag, will glamorize another winter in Puerto Vallarta as she dishes out a tossed salad of improvisational comedy, sultry songs, and dazzling gowns. And it's entirely fat-free! She tosses out a night of storytelling, ribald stand-up comedy, and live (not lip-synched) singing. Her show includes her nationally-acclaimed original comedic music that is peppered with parodies of old time favorites and startling satire. Expect a night of side-splitting laughter from Hedda Lettuce, one of NYC's premiere drag queens.

Hedda Lettuce has appeared on major networks (HBO, Comedy Central, MTV), films, commercials and in off-Broadway projects. She has also performed with Sarah Jessica Parker, Tyra Banks, Vanessa Williams and Madonna on such television shows as Project Runway, Sex and the City and the MTV Movie Awards. Michael Musto, American Journalist and writer for OUT.COM, hails Hedda as, "The undisputed grand dame of the drag comedy set."

This glamorous green goddess is hilarious, quick witted and a great singer! Her ultra-candid, shimmering wit and uproarious talents will lure you into the funniest scenarios on stage, leaving you begging for more!

Continuing This Month at Act II

"BIG & LOUD: End of Year Celebration"
Starring Mama Tits, Tipsy Rose Lee, Isabella Extynn, and Abbey Roads
December 30 at 9:45 pm

"Big & Loud" is a New Year's Drag Experience, featuring some of Seattle's finest drag entertainers! The one and only Skyscraper Hostess, Mama Tits, will be joined by the Broadway Bombshell, Tipsy Rose Lee; the Glamazon Goddess, Isabella Extynn; and the Always Appetizing, Abbey Roads, to reflect on the past year and celebrate the coming of 2017. "Big & Loud" features live singing, amazing choreography, hilarious comedy and over-the-top costumes, culminating in a New Year's Celebration not to be missed! These divas have Big Dreams and Loud Personalities, and will close the year with a bang!


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

Act II is delighted to bring to you one of Mexico's most famous dancers and choreographers, Adriana Quinto, and her 10-member dance troupe, La Quinto Danza Teatro. Adriana returns to Act II STAGES once again with her brand-new show, "Mamma Mia: The Dance Concert!"

"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. Brittany has always had a special affinity for Linda Ronstadt, and her stunning likeness, as well as her beautiful, clear voice, refreshing smile and creative band, is the perfect combination to take on such an amazing performer!

"Tales of an Aging Twink"
Starring Emmy Award Winner, Jai Rodriguez
December 30, 31 at 9:30 pm January 3, 5, 7, 10, 12 at 7:30 pm

Jai Rodriguez is a prolific and multi-talented singer, actor and author. His acting credits are huge, having appeared on Broadway as "Angel" in the musical, Rent, "Zanna" in the musical, Zanna, Don't, and "Carmen Ghia" in The Producers, among many others. But Jai is best known for his Emmy-winning role as the "culture guide" on Bravo Network's reality show, Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, the first all-gay cast in TV history! His recent TV credits include the ABC sitcom, Malibu Country with Reba McEntire and Lily Tomlin; starring opposite Nick Jonas in Kingdom (2014 TV series); and an upcoming role on the hit Netflix series, Grace and Frankie, opposite Martin Sheen and Sam Waterston.

Jai returns to Puerto Vallarta with an all-new show called "Tales of an Aging Twink," an R-rated "Glee" version of his life. Jai says, "This show will be just me and my piano, with Top 40 and musical theater songs in between stories about my life." Everyone who's seen his show this past year has been surprised! He begins the show by saying, "I will be totally honest during the show." Hmm... Funny, shocking and SURPRISING truths about a guy you think you know! This is definitely a show that you won't want to miss!

"Hermosa Fabulosa!"
Starring Christine Deaver
Closing Night: December 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. Don't miss the last show of the season on December 31!

"20th Century Crooners"
Starring Paul Fracassi
Every Sunday at 7:30 pm


"Absolutely Excellent Entertainer! His voice is five star! But there is something more that truthfully I can't find the right words. So suffice to say.... if you were a parent you would be SO PROUD... he is just a fine person and it shows... he is just a good guy!" - Trip Advisor user lynnwhistler

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

"We came to Puerto Vallarta and didn't know much about the town. We saw amazing posters outside of Act II Red Room for an award winning vocalist and decided this would be our date night for vacation! We are SO glad we did! Brittany is everything they acclaim. Her and her band blew us away with their blend of original and cover music (all of our favorites). I couldn't believe what we saw! We heard she is doing a Linda Ronstandt tribute on Friday and we already bought our tickets. We highly recommend. This is worth the airfare and then some!" - Trip Advisor user DrumNDance

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

"Attended this show last night and I must say it was like slipping back to the early 60's. Paul has an air about the way comes across on stage. He is funny, has a great voice & really brings the Four Seasons to life. He also has another show, 20th Century Crooners, on Sunday night and we WILL attend it." - Trip Advisor user lgatlin

Avenue Q extends dates by popular demand!
January 12, 19, 26 & February 2

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! Click HERE to read what people are saying, then Click HERE to get tickets NOW before they sell out!

Opening Next Week at Act II Entertainment

"The 39 Steps" A Classic Hitchcock Thriller
4 Actors, 130 Characters in 100 Hilarious Minutes
Opening Night Party: Saturday, January 7 - 6:00 pm
January 7, 10, 11, 14, 17, 18, 21, 24, 25, 28, 31
February 1, 4, 14, 21, 28 at 7:00 pm

"Queens Against Humanity" A Drag Show for 'Horrible People'
Starring Sutton Lee Seymour
Opening Night Party: Saturday, January 7 - 8:30 pm
January 7 at 9:30 pm

Legends of the 50's and 60's Dinner with a Show
Starring Paul Fracassi
Authentic Italian Dinner with Paul Fracassi,
Served at Boccon di Vino Restaurant after the show or 4:00 pm seating
Every Friday night, starting January 13 at 5:00 pm

"Legends Of Mexico" Dinner and a Show
Starring Puerto Vallarta's very own legend, Elvis Martinez
Authentic Mexican Dinner served by El Mole de Jovita on our terrace, before or after the show, starting at 4:00 pm
Every Saturday, starting January 14, at 5:00 pm

Tickets to all shows can be purchased online at actiientertainment.com, at the box office, which opens at 10 am daily, or at the 2nd Box Office location, across the street from Garbos on Pulpito Street in the Romantic Zone. Don't have a credit card? Now you can buy your tickets through Cupocity at OXXO!

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.