Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - For weeks, we've been telling you that Act II Stages has been gearing up for the best season of entertainment that Puerto Vallarta has ever seen, and now they have announced the exciting line-up of shows coming to The Main Stage as they celebrate their 5th Season in PV.
Presenting high-quality theater productions, internationally-known cabaret acts, special concerts and a slew of other entertaining events, Act II's 5th Season will offer literally something for everyone.
Here's a look at some of the incredible shows coming to ACT II's beautiful 160-seat Main Stage theater during the 2017-18 season:
"Rocky Horror Show"
October 31 Opening Night Party, Show and Costume Contest
The Kinsey Sicks
November 3 Opening Night
We are so thrilled to welcome back (for their third year), the world-acclaimed "beautyshop" quartet, The Kinsey Sicks! This hilarious group will present an updated, "ribald, ridiculous, raunchy, decidedly R-rated romp" of political comedy in their own imitable style! Having been together for more than 20 years, The Kinsey Sicks have performed around the world, presenting a cornucopia of music and comedy to all kinds of audiences... starting on a street corner in San Francisco in 1994, graduating to venues in most of the US states, Canada, Australia, Europe and Mexico. Their award-winning a cappella singing, sharp satire and over-the-top drag have earned them a diverse and devoted following!
"It's a Wonderful Life"
November 22 Opening Night Christmas Party and Show
PVGMC Holiday Show
December 10 - Opening Night
Celebrate the holidays with the Puerto Vallarta Gay Men's Chorus (PVGMC), directed by Alfonso Lopez, Act II Director of Music! The chorus (and selected ensembles) will present a plethora of traditional Mexican, American, and Canadian carols, as well as some beloved sacred music and fun pop songs. The PVGMC chorus uses 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 Vallarta's Mexican and Ex-Pat community, as well as tourists of both cultures.
"Some Enchanted Evening" - The Songs Of Rogers & Hammerstein
December 18 - Opening Night Party and Show
A Special Christmas Week Event!
December 31 - Opening Night Party and Show
Back for their 5th season at Act II, Rhonda Padmos and Don Pope will once again present their popular show, California Dreamin', featuring the unforgettable music of the Mamas and the Papas! This show features live music, with singers in the characters of the original band members, 'Mama' Cass Elliot, Michelle Phillips, John Phillips and Denny Doherty. An upbeat, "feel-good" show, California Dreamin' takes you back through a musical time machine when folk music was transitioning to psychedelic pop hits. This music shaped a generation and mirrored the California music scene from Laurel Canyon to the "flower children" of San Francisco. It reflected the "Make Love Not War," message of the peace movement. Rhonda Padmos and Don Pope are well-known Puerto Vallarta musicians who are producing this exciting tribute show. They are Canadians who arrived in PV in the 80's as guest musicians on The Love Boat. Currently in their 5th season at ACT II, with shows like Come Together (Beatles tribute), Rumors (Fleetwood Mac tribute), The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Sordid Lives, A Chorus Line and Tapestry (music of Carole King), Rhonda and Don are thrilled to bring this exciting show back to Act II!
January 5 - Opening Night Party and Show
January 6 - Opening Night Party and Show
Xanadu is the irresistible musical/comedy that is based on the 1980 cult classic film of the same name. This Tony Award-nominated, hilarious, roller skating, musical adventure about following your dreams is hilarity on wheels for adults, children and anyone who has ever wanted to feel inspired. Xanadu follows the journey of a magical and beautiful Greek muse, Kira, who descends from the heavens of Mount Olympus to Venice Beach, California in 1980 on a quest to inspire a struggling artist, Sonny, to achieve the greatest artistic creation of all time - the first Roller Disco! (Hey, it's 1980!) But, when Kira falls into forbidden love with the mortal Sonny, her jealous sisters take advantage of the situation, and chaos abounds. Xanadu is a moving and electrifying tale of endless fun that will keep you in stitches, while the original legendary, chart-topping tunes will lift you out of your seat. You will want to keep the music in your head and Xanadu in your heart... forever.
Lorena Peril, the "Queen" of Vallarta, Returns for 3 Days in February!
February 6, 7 & 8 - Three Nights of Shows and Parties
Lorena and Ray Jon are both seasoned performers. Lorena had been a headliner in Las Vegas for many years when she met Ray Jon, a well-known guitarist. They fell in love, got married and left Las Vegas and traveled to Europe. Lorena landed the role of 'Sandy' in an arena tour of Grease that wound through the U.K., Germany, France, the Netherlands, and Italy. Upon their return to Las Vegas, they developed their very funny and quirky "Sonny and Charo" type of cabaret show and brought it to Puerto Vallarta. The entire city fell in love with them, and many fans returned again and again to see their show! It received absolutely outstanding reviews and was THE show to see!
Fast forward to the present... Lorena is a headline singer in Anita Mann's show, Fantasy, at the Luxor Hotel in Las Vegas. Since she returned home to Las Vegas, Lorena has been overwhelmed by the many loyal friends and fans from Puerto Vallarta that have made the trip to Las Vegas, just to see her show! This incredible following has not gone unnoticed by Fantasy producers, so, for the past two years, Lorena has been able to arrange a few days off so that she and Ray Jon could return to Puerto Vallarta for this annual three-day event! This will be a 3-day continuous party, and it's guaranteed that all three shows will sell out!
February 24 - Opening Night Party and Show
Plaza Suite is a hilarious comedy, composed of three acts, all set in Room #719 at the Plaza Hotel in New York City. In the first act, "Visitor from Mamaroneck," a middle-aged married couple tries to rekindle their dying spark. In the second act, "Visitor from Hollywood," a film producer invites his childhood sweetheart to a hotel for sex. In the final act, "Visitor from Forest Hills," a bride has locked herself in the bathroom on her wedding day, as her parents desperately try to get her out. Plaza Suite is produced by the elite PV production team, NuName Productions, and directed by Edoardo Rocha. Overflowing with gags, jokes, one-liners and laughable human frailties, Plaza Suites is a sparkling gem.
Act II Celebrates Vallarta's 100th Anniversary with "Night Of The Iguana"
April - May 2018
In 1940s Mexico an ex-minister, the Reverend T. Lawrence Shannon, has been locked out of his church after characterizing the Western image of God as a "senile delinquent," during one of his sermons. Shannon is not defrocked, but he is institutionalized for a nervous breakdown. Sometime after his release, the Rev. Shannon obtains employment as a tour guide for a second-rate travel agency.
Shortly before the opening of the play, Shannon is accused of having committed statutory rape of a sixteen-year-old girl, Charlotte Goodall, who is accompanying his current group of tourists. As the curtain rises, Shannon and a group of women arrive at a cheap hotel on the coast of Mexico that had been managed by his friends Fred and Maxine Faulk. The former has recently died, and Maxine Faulk has assumed sole responsibility for managing the establishment. Struggling emotionally, Shannon tries to manage his tour party, who have turned against him for entering into sexual relations with the minor, and Maxine, who is interested in him for purely carnal reasons.
Adding to this chaotic scenario, spinster Hannah Jelkes appears with her moribund grandfather 'Nonno' who, despite his failing health, is composing his last poem. Jelkes, who scrapes by as traveling painter and sketch artist, is soon at Maxine's mercy. Shannon, who wields considerable influence over Maxine, offers Hannah Jelkes shelter for the night. The play's main axis is the development of the deeply human bond between Hannah Jelkes and Lawrence Shannon.
The most sought-after hot ticket item is the ACT II OPENING NIGHT PASS, which allows pass holders to be a part of the opening night magic, and includes:
» 30+ Opening Night Shows at a discount of up to 50%!
» All Opening Night Parties
» VIP seating
The VIP OPENING NIGHT PASS Holder is even better! You will get first seating all year long, as well as discounts at the Bar.
So, if you'd like to be a part of Act II's "in" crowd, register with Act II Entertainment today! It's easy. Go to the Act II Facebook group page and LIKE the page. After that, ask to put into the VIP group. You will be contacted when the passes go on sale. (Only 50 passes are sold each year, and the first 30 passes are already reserved - so act fast!)
Tickets to all shows can be purchased online at actiientertainment.com, or at the box office, which opens at 4 pm on show days. 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.