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Act II Announces Next Big Musical Production: 'Xanadu'

July 7, 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 Entertainment continues to Rock the Summer in Puerto Vallarta. Between the premier of several brand-new shows, some of the best voices in PV gathering in Encore Lounge every Wednesday night to sing at Bob's Karaoke Party, and the new 'Spotlight on Vallarta' series of cabaret acts wowing audiences, there's always something fun happening at STAGES!

In addition to all of this, Danny Mininni and his creative team are busy making preparations for the Winter season's incredible line-up of entertainment. Between producing new shows and holding auditions to play the roles, they say that Summer is flying by and shows no sign of slowing down.

In fact, Danny recently announced that auditions for Act II's next big musical production, the hit Broadway musical, Xanadu, which is scheduled to open in January 2018, will be held at STAGES on Saturday, July 15 at 5:00 pm.

Xanadu: The Musical
"Heaven on Wheels, and in Leg Warmers!"


A musical spoof of the cult classic movie of the same name, Xanadu: The Musical follows the journey of a magical and beautiful Greek muse, Kira, who descends from the heavens of Mt. Olympus to Venice Beach, California in 1980, on a quest to inspire a struggling artist, Sonny, to create the greatest artistic achievement of all time: a roller-disco. When Kira falls into forbidden love with the mortal Sonny, her jealous sisters take advantage of the situation and chaos abounds. This hilarious, roller skating romp about following your dreams despite the limitations others set for you, rolls along to the original hit score composed by pop-rock legends Jeff Lynne and John Farrar, interwoven by a moving, electrifying book of endless fun penned by one of Broadway's master storytellers, Douglas Carter Beane. You'll want to keep the music in your head, and Xanadu in your heart, forever!

If this sounds like something you were 'born to do,' come to the Act II Entertainment complex on July 15 and audition for a part. All roles are open.

Character Breakdown:

Kira (Clio): The youngest of the Zeus's daughters and the muses, who falls in love with Sonny. Pretty. Adventurous. Speaks with a fake/bad Australian accent for most of the show. Needs to roller skate. Age Range 18-30

Sonny Malone: A self-critical, mortal, chalk artist who falls in love with Kira (Clio). Handsome. Very 80's. Needs to roller skate. Age Range 18-30

Danny Maguire (Zeus): The hard-nosed businessman who owns Xanadu theater. Age Range 40-65

Calliope (Aphrodite): Kira's jealous sister and fellow muse who plots against her. Strong comedic role.

Melpomene (Medusa): Kira's oldest sister, who creates the plot for Kira's downfall out of jealousy. Strong comedic role.

All Roles Below Can Be Played by Male or Female:

Erato (Siren, Andrews Sister, Eros, Hera): One of Kira's older sisters and fellow muse.

Euterpe (Siren, Andrew's Sister, Thetis): One of Kira's older sisters and fellow muse.

Terpsicore (Siren, Tubes Singer, Hermes, Centaur): One of Kira's older sisters and another fellow muse.

Thalia (Siren, Young Danny, Tubes Singer, Cyclops): One of Kira's older sisters and yet another fellow muse.

And there's still a whole lot more in store for Puerto Vallarta audiences this Summer!

El Estigma Ardiente (The Burning Stigma)
July 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 and 21 at 8:00 pm

Dionisio Theater Group opened its new play El Estigma Ardiente (The Burning Stigma) on the Main Stage of Act II Entertainment on Friday, June 30 to the delight of the audience. This play, spoken in Spanish and suitable only for adults, tells the story of a priest accused of abusing two children. Starring Juan Pablo Hernandez, who has been performing in Divas de Rancho; and Cesar Bravo, an award-winning local actor; 'El Estigma Ardiente' is directed by Juan Carlos Ramirez, who is also part of Divas de Rancho. If you missed the first 2 shows, additional performances will be on July 7, 8, 14, 15, 21 and 21 at 8:00 pm. All the proceed from the July 14 show will go to SETAC, the local community center dedicated to HIV prevention. For more information, send an email to juan_pablo_h(at)hotmail.com.

Bob's Famous Karaoke Party
Every Wednesday Night

Join us every Wednesday evening for the most fun of the week! Drink specials run from 6:00 pm till 9:00 pm, with Free 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, if you're not a good singer, or if you just want to come and listen to others sing, come this Wednesday evening and join your hosts, Alfonso Lopez, Maria Rose and Marsha Ross for a night of great fun! Bob's Karaoke is THE PLACE to meet and greet other people, and to get to know your fellow PV expats.

Spotlight on Vallarta: "Trinity"
July 20th & August 3rd at 7:30 pm


On July 20 at 7:30 pm, Act II's newest singing sensation, "Trinity," will take the stage for the second performance of their new Spotlight on Vallarta show. Starring "The Voice of Vallarta" winners from 2015, 2016 and 2017, Ana Letuka Adame, Eli Estrada and Emperatriz Valles, each of these girls is an artist in her own right, but when they come together, they create magic! In this new show, the girls perform solos, duets and trios, as well as dancing and drama. For more information, additional show dates and to purchase tickets, visit act2pv.com.

Venezuelan Recording Artist, Emperatriz
July 13th, August 17th & 24th at 7:30 pm

After the incredible debut of her first cabaret show in Puerto Vallarta on July 6, Venezuelan recording artist Emperatriz Valles will return to The Red Room on Thursday, July 13th at 7:30 pm. Accompanied by her husband Alejandro Alcalá on acoustic guitar, Emperatriz captivated the audience with her rich, velvety tone as she performed a variety of soulful Latin songs, some of them originals that she recorded in Venezuela, on the opening night of her Spotlight on Vallarta show, entitled 'Libre.' Additional performances are scheduled for August 17th & 24th. Click HERE to get tickets now!

"UsTwo" Makes Stage Debut in The Red Room
Saturday, July 22 at 7:30 pm


Act II is excited to welcome the amazing musical duo, "UsTwo," for the first time on its stage on Saturday, July 22, at 7:30 pm. Although new to Act II, UsTwo is definitely NOT new to the music scene. The beautiful Noemi Plasencia is from Guadalajara and studied at the Conservatory of Music at the University of Guadalajara. Daniel Celis is from Cordoba, Veracruz and studied at the Conservatory of Music in Querétaro. Both Noemi and Daniel sang in various bands around Mexico, but in 2012, Noemi and Daniel discovered each other and melded their incredible talents, creating an amazing chemistry together!

UsTwo has performed in many parts of Mexico, as well as the United States and Canada. They specialize in singing re-mastered arrangements of classic favorites and are much in demand at many of the major hotels in Puerto Vallarta, including the Sheraton, Garza Blanca, Vidanta, the Marriott and the Four Seasons, among others.

People are raving about the absolute beauty of their sound.

Lynn from Calgary wrote, "As soon as Danny and Noemi started singing, mouths opened, jaws dropped, and people said, 'Wow!'"

Another fan said, "This show is sure to be a hit! Noemi and Daniel are a class act and have it all... they are both beautiful, talented, classy, and nice people, as well!"

More Projects in Store at Act II

Act II has other projects planned for the summer! We are looking forward to more cabaret shows later this summer, featuring the return of Gabe Arcineaga, Trinity, Emperatriz Valles, and 2017 The Voice of Vallarta finalist Diana Villamontes and "Who's That Girl," Kami Desilets! We are also excited to welcome back Puerto Vallarta favorite, Joby Hernandez, for his first cabaret show since his devastating accident earlier this year!

If you are interested in becoming a part of the PV Players, or would like to create your own cabaret show, please contact us through our Act II Facebook page, or contact Danny Mininni at dannymininni(at)yahoo.com

Act II Opening Night Season Ticket Passes Go on Sale September 1st

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.