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A Full Week of Vallarta Pride Entertainment at Act II

May 10, 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 - The fun never stops at the biggest entertainment venue in the Banderas Bay area! Especially during the 2017 Vallarta Pride celebrations, when Act II STAGES has planned a special line-up of shows to entertain the vibrant LGBT community that live in and visit Puerto Vallarta.

Act II Vallarta Pride 2017 Headlines

After a hit run in April, Casa Valentina returns for an encore performance just for Gay Pride Week on May 23rd at 7:00 pm. This will be your last chance to see this moving, insightful and delightfully entertaining play since one of the stars is moving away from Puerto Vallarta forever, so get your tickets now!

Mama Tits is Back! The longest running drag show in Vallarta for ANY season, Sweet Like Candy, starring Mama Tits, returns to the Red Room Cabaret for three shows only (May 23, 27 & 28) during Act II Entertainment's special Gay Pride Week of Shows!

The Puerto Vallarta Gay Men's Chorus is also pulling out all the stops during Gay Pride Week, with their Spring concert, Todos Juntos - Together, on Thursday, May 25 and Saturday, May 27 at 8:00 pm. Artistic Director, Alfonso Lopez, promises a show like none other with special guest performers.


Don't miss a special Film Festival screening of the documentary Beyond Gay: The Politics of Pride on Wednesday, May 24 at 4:00 pm in The Main Stage Theater at Act II.

What could be gayer than Karaoke? Join Bob's Karaoke Party at Encore Bar on Wednesday at 8:00 pm.

Act II Stages Gay Pride Week Schedule:

Tuesday, May 23
7:00 pm: Casa Valentina
9:30 pm: Mama Tits, Sweet Like Candy

Wednesday, May 24
4:00 pm: Gay Pride Film Festival
8:00 pm: Bob's Karaoke Party

Thursday, May 25
8:00 pm: PVGMC Concert "Todos Juntos"

Saturday, May 27
8:00 pm: PVGMC Concert "Todos Juntos"
9:30 pm: Mama Tits, Sweet Like Candy

Sunday, May 28
9:30 pm: Mama Tits, Sweet Like Candy

About the Gay Pride Shows at Act II

Casa Valentina
Winner of Four Tony Nominations
Tuesday, May 23 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 Ramirez, Dwayne Carrier, Thomas Carroll, Cherry DeLorenzo, Maria Rose and Dr. Ken Shanoff.

"Sweet Like Candy: A Jazz & Blues Tribute"
Starring Mama Tits
3 Shows Only!
May 23, 27 & 28. Doors open at 9:30 pm

Mama Tits, Seattle's viral sensation and international star comes to Puerto Vallarta with her soulful one diva show. "Sweet Like Candy" is a jazz & blues journey through music and personal tales. Mama's voice is velvety smooth bringing to life such songs as Feeling Good, Dr. Long John, Summertime, and many more. People have called her the perfect blend of comedy and soulful sounds that leaves you feeling empowered and joyful. Let her take you away from the troubles of today and transport you to a place that is "sweet like candy."

"Beyond Gay" Film Screening
Wednesday, May 24
Discussion panel: 4:00-4:30 pm
Film: 4:30-6:00 pm
Q&A: 6:00 - 6:30 pm

Join us at the screening of Beyond Gay: The Politics Of Pride, a 2009 award-winning documentary directed by Bob Christie, that examines the relevance of Gay Pride celebrations internationally. This feature length documentary follows the Vancouver Pride Society's Parade Director Ken Coolen as he travels to places where Pride is steeped in protest to experience the powerful oppression that still exists. "Beyond Gay" portrays Gay Pride as more than just a parade, but rather a global fight for human rights. After the screening, there will be a Q&A panel discussion with director/producer Bob Christie, called "The Power of Film to Change Society."

Bob's Famous Karaoke Party
Every Wednesday Night at 8:00 pm

Join us every Wednesday evening for the most fun you'll have all week! Drink specials run from 6:00 pm till 8:00 pm, with Karaoke starting at 8:00 pm. Our beautiful Encore Lounge is air-conditioned, and we feature the best Karaoke in town! It's the place where all of your favorite singers from your favorite shows come to sing with the locals. It doesn't matter if you are scared to get on the stage, or if you're not a good singer, or if you just love to listen to others sing. It's THE PLACE to meet and greet other people, and to get to know your fellow PV Expats. Come this Wednesday evening and join your hosts, Alfonso Lopez, Maria Rose and Marsha Ross as they welcome some of the best voices in Vallarta.

PVGMC Pride Concert: "Todos Juntos - Together"
May 25 & 27 at 8:00 pm

Join the Puerto Vallarta Gay Men's Chorus (PVGMC) for their 4th Gay Pride Concert at Act II Stages. This year's theme was born from a year where all communities have had to come together and rise up. The PVGMC is built on the idea that men from both sides of the wall have come together to sing and love and to form friendships. "Todos Juntos - Together" embodies that idea and brings together not only the music of the chorus, but many guest performers, such as Elvis Martinez (Red Room headliner), Kharla Barragan (owner of Alas Escuela de Canto), and Act II's Voice of Vallarta winners, Ana Adame, Eli Estrada, and Emperatriz Valles. Artistic Director, Alfonso Lopez, promises Vallarta a Gay Pride concert like none other!

Visit act2pv.com for more show information and tickets. Shows are selling out, so act fast!

Act II Announces First Production For the Winter Season


After 4 years and thousands of request, Act II brings to The Main Stage an all new production of Rocky Horror Show opening Halloween night! We are currently looking to cast a couple of actors and party goers. Want to have fun on stage? Contact Danny Mininni at dannymininni(at)yahoo.com, or Alfonso Lopez at alfonso(at)outlook.com.

Casting Call

Act II is excited to announce the return of Whose Line Is It Anyway? - an improv show featuring the newly-formed acting troupe, PV Players! Also, we will present a new Cabaret series called Spotlight On Vallarta, which features local talented artists that are looking for a stage to play on. Act II, along with Producer Alfonso Lopez, reports that the Spotlight On Vallarta series has two slots left for two new performers! So, are you interested in creating your own Cabaret show? Or, maybe you'd like to become involved with our new improv group, the PV Players? If either of these interest you, please contact us though our Act II Stages Facebook page, or send an email to dannymininni(at)yahoo.com.

Tickets to all shows can be purchased online at actiientertainment.com, at the box office, which opens at 4 pm on show days, 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.