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Christmas in Puerto Vallarta is Merry & Bright at Act II

December 22, 2017

The amazing Diana Villamonte presents a musical tribute to the great ladies of "Motown and Beyond," like Diana Ross, Whitney Houston, Etta James, Aretha Franklin & Donna Summer, Saturdays at 7:30 pm.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Act II STAGES is ready for the holidays with three huge opening nights. Some Enchanted Evening, the return of Christine Deaver with an all new 80's show and, for the first time, the incredible internet sensation, Steve Grand. Last minute Christmas shopping? What better gift than the gift of live entertainment? Tickets to all shows can be purchased online at act2pv.com.

BREAKING NEWS: Act II Entertainment is now at #6 of the 166 things to do in Puerto Vallarta on Tripadvisor. We thank each and every one of you who have helped keep us open and now ON TOP!

PLAYING THIS WEEK AT ACT II STAGES

Friday, December 22
"The Eric Clapton Show" starring César Medina at 5:00 pm
Eli Estrada in the Encore Lounge (No Cover) at 5:00 pm
"Some Enchanted Evening" at 7:00 pm - Opening Night!
"The Linda Ronstadt Show" starring Brittany Kingery at 7:30 pm
"Bosom Buddies," TV's RuPaul Drag Race Stars, Darienne Lake & Mrs. Kasha Davis at 9:30


Saturday, December 23
Live music in Encore (No Cover) 6:00 pm
"Rocky Horror Show" at 7:00 pm
Diana Villamonte, "Motown & Beyond" 7:30
Delighted Tobehere, "Drag 101" 9:30 pm

Sunday, December 24
Yara Di Leo in Encore (No Cover) 6:00 pm
"It's a Wonderful Life" at 7:00 pm
Paul Fracassi "Legends" at 7:30 pm
"Bosom Buddies" at 9:30 pm

Monday, December 25
"The Eric Clapton Show" at 5:00 pm
Emperatriz in Encore (No Cover) 6:00 pm
"Some Enchanted Evening" at 7:00 pm
B. Kingery "Little Miss Sunshine" 7:30 pm
Mama Tits, "Big and Loud" at 9:30 pm

Tuesday, December 26
Noemi & Daniel, "Us Two" at 5:00 pm
Emperatriz in Encore (No cover) - 6:00 pm
"Rocky Horror Show" - 7:00 pm
"It's Like, Totally 80's" Party 6:30/Show 7:30
"Bosom Buddies" at 9:30 pm

Wednesday, December 27
Eli Estrada in Encore (No Cover) 6:00 pm
"It's a Wonderful Life" at 7:00 pm
Paul Fracassi, "Walk Like A Man" at 7:30 pm
Mama Tits, "Big and Loud" 9:30

Thursday, December 28
"Us Two," starring Noemi Plascencia and Daniel Celis at 5:00 pm
Emperatriz - Encore Lounge (No cover) at 6:00 pm
"Rocky Horror Show" at 7:00 pm
"Is Like, Totally 80's," starring Christine Deaver at 7:30 pm
"All American Boy," starring Steve Grand at 9:30 pm - Opening Night

SHOWS OPENING THIS WEEK AT ACT II

"Some Enchanted Evening"
A Musical Revue of the composers Rodgers & Hammerstein
Opening Night - Friday, December 22 - Party 6:00 / Show 7:00 pm (Main Stage)
December 25 & 29 at 7:00 pm
January 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 at 7:00 pm


More so than any composer and lyricist who have written for the stage, the songs of Rodgers & Hammerstein have become an integral part of our everyday lives. We sing them in the shower, we dance to them in ballrooms, we hear them on the radio and in clubs and, yes, in elevators and supermarkets too. We still thrill to see them on the live stage in their respective shows, and we teach their songs to our children. Directed by Alfonso López, Some Enchanted Evening offers a stunning collection of Rodgers & Hammerstein compositions and places four of PV's best singers on The Main Stage: renowned soprano Vanessa Amaro from the national conservatory of music; Alfonso López a classically trained musician/singer with a Masters in music; Hal Bonta, and Kami Desilets, two veteran stage actors with hundreds of Broadway Musicals on their resumes. The talent that will be on our stage on December 22nd will be like no other night in the history of Act II Entertainment Stages. Set in a special Christmas time stage-play, this magical show will offer you a glorious parade of unforgettable hits from the best musicals of all time.

Christine Deaver "Is Like Totally 80's"
Opening Night - December 26 Party 6:30 / Show 7:30 pm
December 28 & 30 at 7:30 pm
January 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27 & 30 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 is the exception! 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 capabilities. This year, Christine brings us a all new show featuring all our favorite 80's songs.

"All American Boy"
Starring Openly Gay Artist, Steve Grand
December 28 Opening Night Party 8:00 / Show 9:30 pm
December 29 & 30 at 9:30 pm
January 2, 4 & 6 at 7:30 pm


In 2013, Grand uploaded a music video to YouTube for his song, "All American Boy." It immediately went viral, and within 8 days, he had over 1,000,000 views! It tells the story of unrequited love between a young man and his heterosexual male friend. "All American Boy" took the internet by storm when it was released. As a result, this openly gay artist was lauded as a trailblazer in the entertainment world and he has had appearances on Good Morning America, CNN, Larry King Now, and other national outlets where he has used his platform to advocate for Human Rights and LGBT Equality. In his debut show at Act II, Steve will be sharing his incredible story, interspersed with his favorite songs from "All American Boy," some popular covers, and new songs from his upcoming album.

CONTINUING SHOWS AT ACT II STAGES

The Rocky Horror Show
A Musical Comedy Fiction Horror Stage Play
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 7:00 pm

The Rocky Horror Show is now playing to packed audiences and rave reviews! This ultra-campy cult classic has taken Vallarta by storm and is a humorous tribute to the science fiction and horror B movies of the late 1940s through the early 1970s. It tells the story of a newly engaged couple getting caught in a storm and coming to the home of a mad transvestite scientist, Dr. Frank N. Furter. It is hilarious, gripping and haunting, all at the same time. Many in the audiences have come clad in their favorite cult "Rocky" garb, and everyone loves the audience participation of shout-outs and props. This incredible show is directed by the amazing and talented Alfonso López, with choreography by Kami Desilets. This is a "must see" event in Puerto Vallarta! After you have seen it once, you will talk about it for the rest of your life!


César Medina, "The Eric Clapton Show"
Every Monday & Friday at 5:00 pm

Local musical sensation, César Medina is excited to present a show, featuring the music of one of his favorite musical legends, Eric Clapton! An experienced and talented musician himself, César has performed alongside many Vallarta celebrities, including Brittany Kingery and Elvis Morales. César takes on one of the world's finest guitarists in this Eric Clapton show and he KILLS it with his incredible guitar-playing! If you love the feeling of I Shot the Sheriff, Tears in Heaven, Sunshine of Your Love, and other classics, this is a perfect blend of songs that you love and the fresh sound of classic blues!

"The Linda Ronstadt Show"
Featuring Brittany Kingery
Shows Every Friday at 7:30 pm

Do you remember these songs? Blue Bayou... You're No Good... Poor, Poor, Pitiful Me... Just One Look... Alison... Heatwave... It's So Easy... Desperado? Every Friday evening, the lovely Brittany Kingery presents her sensational tribute to the timeless music of living legend, Linda Ronstadt. Her opening night of "Hasten Down The Wind" became the biggest selling show in the history of The Red Room and was moved to the Main Stage, which also sold out. Both of Brittany's shows continue to be among the main attractions of the Puerto Vallarta entertainment scene. Act II is happy to have Brittany "home" and performing on The Red Room stage!

"Motown and Beyond"
Starring Diana Villamonte
A Musical Tribute to the Great Ladies of Motown and Beyond
Saturdays at 7:30 pm in The Red Room

The amazing Diana Villamonte presents "Motown and Beyond!" a musical tribute to the great ladies of Motown and Beyond, such as Diana Ross, Shirley Bassey, Whitney Houston, Anita Ward, Etta James, Nina Simone, Aretha Franklin and Donna Summer! This young lady is one of the most talented people that has ever crossed our stage! After a sold-out preview of her show this past summer, she was described as "powerful, charming, beautiful, stunning, polished, mesmerizing and stunning." She blew the audience away with her huge vocals and passionate interpretations, and she grabbed the audience and never let go. Diana is a reality TV star/musician in Central America, and she already has a huge fan base here in Puerto Vallarta. We are beyond excited that she has agreed to perform here at Act II, so we invite you to get your tickets now for one of her shows. We promise you, you will never forget her!


Delighted Tobehere in "Drag 101"
Closing Night December 23 at 9:30 pm

Delighted Tobehere will leave nothing to the imagination as she reveals ALL of drag's best kept secrets! She'll pull from her more than 16 years of experience to give you a behind-the-scenes look at the world of drag! Personal stories, gossip, pro tips, how to's, audience participation, side-splitting comedy, and yes... 100% LIVE singing entertainment! The judge's loved her on America's Got Talent, Pam Ann thinks she's hilarious, and YOU loved her last season... so, SHE'S BACK! Don't delay - Get your tickets today! You'll be Delighted you did!

"It's a Wonderful Life!"
Presented as a live, 1940s radio broadcast
Just 2 shows left! December 24, 27 - 7:00 pm (Main Stage)

It's a Wonderful Life is one of the most well-known and heartwarming Christmas stories ever! It is the story of an angel that is sent from Heaven to help a desperately frustrated businessman by showing him what life would have been like if he had never existed. Act II will bring this beloved American holiday classic back to life as a live 1940s radio broadcast! Featuring some of Puerto Vallarta's favorite actors, It's a Wonderful Life's original twist, clever use of props, entertaining voices and a love story that you want to see over and over again, creates a fresh and inventive way of reconnecting with a classic story of love and redemption.

"Legends" special tribute to Roy Orbison
Featuring Canadian Idol Finalist, Paul Fracassi
Performing every Sunday at 7:30 pm

Paul Fracassi's "Legends" is a stunning tribute to some of his favorite singers, including Elvis Presley, Frankie Valli, Frank Sinatra, Davy Jones, Buddy Holly, Bobby Darin and more. You will definitely find yourself singing along and swaying in your seat to this memorable music. The consummate performer, Paul bounds onto the stage and effortlessly reaches soaring high notes that chills and thrills his audience. This season, he has added new excitement to his shows with backup singers and Vegas-style costumes that complement his engaging delivery.

"Little Miss Sunshine"
Starring Brittany Kingery
Every Monday at 7:30 pm in The Red Room


Brittany Kingery, the "Darling of Vallarta" (and chart-topping, award-winning vocalist extraordinaire) brings her sweet, soaring voice and all-live band to Act II every Monday evening at 7:30 pm. Originally from Washington state, now residing in Vallarta, Brittany is in her THIRD season at ACT II. She is a four-time award-winning vocalist who has followed her dreams. She is a five-time Troprock Music Award winner, winning Female Vocalist of the Year in 2015 and 2016 and 2017, Song of the Year in 2015 and the Horizon Award in 2015. She has released two CDs of her original tropical-inspired music, Edge of the Ocean (2013) and Dream in Blue (2014), and she spends the summer months performing in the United States and Canada.

"BIG AND LOUD"
Starring drag diva, Mama Tits
Every Monday & Wednesday Night at 9:30

In this all-new drag show, "BIG & LOUD," Mama Tits is guaranteed to take you on a wild journey, complete with incredible live singing, hilarious stories, and side-splitting comedy! This year, Mama Tits has turned things up a notch, too, by adding live accompaniment! Mama Tits is one of the top drag divas of Puerto Vallarta and Seattle, with sold-out shows almost every night. Known for her buttery smooth voice and soulful blues sound, her shows have become a notorious "destination," forever changing drag cabaret entertainment!

"UsTwo - New Voices, Old Beats"
Starring Daniel Celis & Noemi Plascencia and band
December 26, 28 at 5:00 pm

Us Two takes its place as the number one musical group in Puerto Vallarta, with a hugely successful show twice every week! Puerto Vallarta has fallen in love with this smashing duo with the soft, sexy beat and harmonious vocals. As soon as they open their mouths, audiences are mesmerized. Daniel and Noemi sing re mastered arrangements of classic favorites, from bands such as Mamas and Papas, Abba, Beatles, Journey, Cat Stevens, Culture Club, Air Supply, and many more. People are raving about the absolute beauty of their sound.

Paul Fracassi: "Walk Like a Man"
Performing every Wednesday at 7:30 pm

This "Jersey Kid" from Toronto, Canada, managed to create a big fuss up in Canada as a finalist in Canadian Idol. Shortly thereafter, he created a "big fuss" in Puerto Vallarta, too, as we fell in love with this wonderful, new singing sensation! He has become an international star and is much in demand in Mexico, Canada, the U.S., and Europe. 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. Paul handles the Frankie Valli songs as if Frankie Valli himself was on stage singing them in his early years on The Ed Sullivan Show!

Act II is very excited about the 2017-2018 season! Featuring 45 different shows, many of Vallarta's favorites have already returned to our stages, but there's also some hot, new surprises in store! For a complete description of all our upcoming shows, go to act2pv.com.

Tickets to all shows can be purchased online at actiientertainment.com, at the box office, which opens at 10 am on show days, or at the 2nd Box Office location, across the street from Garbos on Pulpito Street in the Romantic Zone.

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.