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Spring Brings New Shows, Returning Favorites to Act II

March 29, 2017

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 - Act II is celebrating the best season of entertainment yet, and there's still a whole lot more in store for Puerto Vallarta audiences! Act II is saying goodbye to winter and hello to spring with an incredible line-up of music, theater and fun in all three venues at STAGES.

Act II Breaking News - Read All About It!


Avenue Q Must Close March 30th: You only have ONE more chance to catch this box office record-breaking, Tony Award winning musical before it closes for good! Thursday, March 30 at 7:00 pm. Shows sell out days in advance so get your tickets early at act2pv.com.

Come Together - A Celebration of The Beatles, the gleeful, delightful, hilarious, and insightful show featuring Rhonda Padmos and Don Pope with their live band, and singers Joan Huston, Juan Pablo Hernandez, Paul Fracassi, Bob Tansen, Elviz Martinez and other Act II stars, closes Friday, March 31 at 7:00 pm. Get your tickets now!

Don't miss the last performance by popular Las Vegas-based vocalist and entertainer Michelle Johnson in her one-woman musical show, SPOTLIGHT: My Journey from Backstage to Centerstage, on April 1 at 7:30 pm. Her soaring vocals and amazing stories will captivate you from start to finish!

Danny Mininni to make his acting debut after 4 years away from the stage... In Drag! You won't want to miss the Opening Night Party for Casa Valentina, on Saturday, April 8 at 6:00 pm.

This Week at Act II Stages:

Wednesday 3/29
5:00 pm - Mama Tits: Sweet Like Candy
7:00 pm - They're Playing Our Song - Closing Night!
9:30 pm - The Dueling Drag Divas


Thursday 3/30
6:00 pm - Gabe in Encore - No Cover
7:00 pm - Avenue Q - Closing Night!
7:30 pm - Michelle Johnson
9:30 pm - Hedda Lettuce

Friday 3/31
7:00 pm - Come Together - The Beatles
7:30 pm - B. Kingery: Hasten Down the Wind
9:30 pm - Hedda Lettuce

Saturday 4/1
7:00 pm - Faith: The Concert
7:30 pm - Michelle Johnson - Closing Night
9:30 pm - Queens Against Humanity
11:30 pm - Gettin' Tipsy With Tipsy Rose Lee

Sunday 4/2
9:30 pm - The Dueling Drag Divas

Monday 4/3
7:00 pm - Come Together: The Beatles
7:30 pm - B. Kingery - Blame It All On Mexico
9:30 pm - Mama Tits - Sweet Like Candy

Tuesday 4/4
9:30 pm - Gettin' Tipsy With Tipsy Rose Lee

Wednesday 4/5
5:00 pm - Mama Tits: Sweet Like Candy
7:30 pm - Paul Fracassi, Walk Like A Man
9:30 pm - Chi Chi Rones & JoAnna, Dueling Drag Divas

Thursday 4/6
6:00 pm - Gabe in Encore - No Cover
9:30 pm - Hedda Lettuce

Coming to Act II Stages in April

Casa Valentina
Winner of Four Tony Nominations
April 8 - Opening Night party at 6:00 pm, show 7:00 pm
April 8, 11, 13, 22,25, 27, 29. May 2, 4 & 6 at 7:00 pm
Get Your Tickets NOW at act2pv.com.


Back in 1962, most men went to the Catskill Mountains to escape the summer heat, but others took the two-hour drive to escape something else entirely: being men. Nestled in the land of dirty dancing and borscht belt comedy sat an inconspicuous bungalow colony that catered to a very special clientele: heterosexual men whose favorite pastime was dressing and acting as women. It was paradise for these men - white-collar professionals with families - to spend their weekends discreetly and safely inhabiting their chosen female alter egos. But when faced with the opportunity to become an official organization, these 'self-made women' had to decide whether public recognition would help them gain a place in open society or spell their own personal disaster.

Infused with Director Harvey Fierstein's trademark wit, the entire cast is a delight! This moving, insightful and delightfully entertaining new work had four Tony nominations in 2014, and offers a glimpse into the lives of a group of unforgettable characters as they search for acceptance and happiness in their very own Garden of Eden. Directed by Allen McMullen, Casa Valentina stars Tom Bernes, Nathan Frye, Danny Mininni, Bert Rameriz, Dwayne Carrier, Thomas Carroll, Cherry DeLorenzo, Maria Rose and Dr Ken.

The return of ... Delighted ToBeHere
Opening April 18th
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, positivity, and song!

And ... Legends Divas and Stars
Opening April 18th
In its ACT II Main Stage debut, Legends, Divas, and Stars brings Vegas to Vallarta! Produced by the internationally acclaimed drag artist, and Puerto Vallarta favorite, Delighted ToBeHere from New York City, Legends, Divas, and Stars brings all of your favorite female superstars to you!

Liza! Dolly! Beyonce! Barbra! and More!
And they're all Men!

Delighted put together this jaw dropping show featuring the best in the business! Gigi Monroe (Juneau, Alaska), Leah Halston (Louisville, Kentucky), and your legendary host for the evening, Tommi Rose! (Palm Springs, California) Four Stars - Ten Divas - One Legendary Night!

Legends, Divas, and Stars comes to you for 5 Nights Only! Get your tickets in advance!

Continuing This Month at Act II

"Come Together" - A Celebration of The Beatles
Featuring the Stars of Act II
One More Show!
Friday, March 31 at 7:00 pm

Featuring Rhonda Padmos and Don Pope with their live band, and singers Joan Huston, Juan Pablo Hernandez, Paul Fracassi, Jane Mortifee, Bob Tansen, Elvis Martinez and many more, this show is "gleeful, delightful, hilarious, and insightful!" Come Together features three important periods of the Fab Four's evolution: "Beatlemania," Drugs and Krishna Consciousness.

"This is the SURPRISE Show of the Whole Season. No one knew this was coming and it hit us in the Face. Fantastic and So much Fun. No more words. Just Fantastic... This show will go far beyond your expectations and OMG I was so impressed with the Opening Night." - David Wilhoit

"Awesome and informative funny show. Great characters, lots of laughs, fantastic musical experience. A must see while in Vallarta!" - Helen Paris

"SPOTLIGHT: My Journey from Backstage to Centerstage"
Featuring Michelle Johnson
Only 1 More Show!
April 1 at 7:30 pm


Michelle Johnson, direct from Las Vegas, presents SPOTLIGHT: My Journey from Backstage to Centerstage. Now a popular Las Vegas-based vocalist and entertainer, Michelle will be performing her one-woman musical show in the Red Room at Act II Stages! In addition to her wonderful music, which includes jazz, R&B, rock, and pop, she will present powerful, behind-the-scenes stories about her experiences in the music business as a session and back-up singer to some of the all-time musical greats! Michelle has had the privilege of singing with Paul McCartney, Barbra Streisand, Elton John, Sheena Easton, Gladys Knight, David Cassidy, Rosalind Cash, Lesley Gore, Paul Rogers (Bad Company), the Platters, and many, many more! She performed with Sugarland at the AMC Awards on CBS and performs the National Anthem for NASCAR and other professional sporting events. She has also been on Broadway, and has acted in a variety of plays. A critically-acclaimed, international vocalist, Michelle is currently recording a solo album and working on a book about the music business. We are so proud and honored to welcome Michelle Johnson to Act II Stages! Her soaring vocals and amazing stories will captivate you from start to finish!

"Walk Like a Man" - Starring Paul Fracassi
Wednesday at 7:30 pm

Paul Fracassi's 'Walk Like a Man' is the number-one selling show in Puerto Vallarta! In fact, last year, Paul sold out 24 of his 25 shows (damn Super Bowl!) And Walk Like a Man has been selling out The Red Room every week in the 2016-2017 season! Paul Fracassi, the "Jersey Kid" from Toronto, Canada, managed to create a big fuss up in Canada as a finalist on Canadian Idol. Shortly thereafter, he created a "big fuss" in Puerto Vallarta, too, as we fell in love with this wonderful, new singing sensation. Paul'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!

Hedda Lettuce
Every Thursday and Friday at 9:30 pm
Different Show Each Night!


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."

"I urge you to alter your calendar and grab your best friends, get tickets and see this person whose comic mind will impress you... is it Robin Williams back from outer-space? The show will make you laugh so hard - I am still chuckling over some of the trains of thoughts which burst from Hedda Lettuce's head. Genius! Trust me: go!" - Gary Beck

Last Chances to See Some of the Winter Season's Sell-Out Shows

"Everybody's Gettin' Tipsy" with Tipsy Rose Lee!"
Starring Tipsy Rose Lee
Only 3 More Nights!
Saturday, April 1 at 11:30 pm
Tuesday, April 4 at 9:30 pm
Closing Night, Saturday, April 8 at 11:30 pm

"Blame it All on Mexico"
Starring Brittany Kingery
Every Monday at 7:30 pm
Closing Night, Monday, April 10

"Hasten Down The Wind"
Starring Brittany Kingery
A tribute to the timeless music of living legend, Linda Ronstadt.
Every Friday at 7:30 pm
Closing Night, Friday, April 14

"Queens Against Humanity"
Starring Sutton Lee Seymour
Every Saturday at 9:30 pm
Closing Night, Saturday, April 15

"Sweet Like Candy: A Jazz & Blues Tribute"
Starring Mama Tits
Mondays at 9:30 pm
Closing Night, Monday, April 24

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.