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Act II Rings in the New Year with Four Opening Nights

December 29, 2017

Act II STAGES is located in the Zona Romantica, on the corner of Insurgentes and Basilio Badillo on the south side of Puerto Vallarta. For more information, call (322) 222-1512, or visit actiientertainment.com.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Act II Entertainment brings in the New Year with four huge opening nights! The Main Stage takes on its largest production to date with the opening of Xanadu on January 6th, and The Red Room welcomes The Dueling Drag Divas, Sutton Lee Seymour and Hedda Lettuce back to the stage. What better way to welcome 2018? Tickets to all shows can be purchased online at act2pv.com.

PLAYING THIS WEEK AT ACT II STAGES

Friday, December 29
"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" music of Rodgers & Hammerstein at 7:00 pm
"The Linda Ronstadt Show" starring Brittany Kingery at 7:30 pm
"All American Boy" starring Internet Sensation Steve Grand at 9:30 pm


Saturday, December 30
Diana Villamonte, "Motown & Beyond" 5:00
Live music in Encore (No Cover) 6:00 pm
"Rocky Horror Show" at 7:00 pm
"Is Like, Totally 80's" at 7:00 pm
"All American Boy" at 9:30 pm

Sunday, December 31 - New Year's Eve
Yara Di Leo in Encore (No Cover) 6:00 pm
Paul Fracassi "Legends" at 7:30 pm
"Dueling Drag Divas" Party 8:00/Show 9:30

Monday, January 1, 2018
"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, January 2
Emperatriz in Encore (No cover) - 6:00 pm
"All American Boy" Steve Grand at 7:30 pm
"Sutton Lee Seymour" Party 8:30/Show 9:30

Wednesday, January 3
Mama Tits, "Big and Loud" at 5:00 pm
Eli Estrada in Encore (No Cover) 6:00 pm
Paul Fracassi "Walk Like a Man" - 7:30 pm
"Dueling Drag Divas" at 9:30 pm

Thursday, January 4
"Motown & Beyond" starring Diana Villamonte - 5:00 pm
Emperatriz in Encore (No Cover) 6:00 pm
"Rocky Horror Show" - 7:00 pm
"All American Boy," starring Steve Grand - 7:30 pm
"Hedda Lettuce" - Opening Night Party 8:00 / Show 9:30

SHOWS OPENING THIS WEEK AT ACT II

"Dueling Drag Divas"
Starring Emmy Award Winner, Chi Chi Rones and JoAnna
A hilarious evening of all-live singing and comedy
Opening Night - Sunday, December 31 - New Year's Party 8:00 / Show 9:30 pm
Shows every Sunday & Wednesday at 9:30 pm

They're BAAAAACK! Emmy Award Winner, Chi Chi Rones, and NY Times-Acclaimed Impressionist, Jo Anna, return to Puerto Vallarta for their 5th season together as The Dueling Drag Divas. Their all-new show opens December 31st in The Red Room at 9:30 pm. This is an all-live singing and comedy cabaret show that's guaranteed to make you laugh! Although both are acclaimed vocal impressionists in their own right, Chi Chi and Jo Anna approach the celebrities they impersonate from different perspectives. Where Jo Anna is the more zany, crazy, campy one, Chi Chi is the more glamorous, legendary diva. Together, they are a force to be reckoned with... a perfect storm.

Sutton Lee Seymour
Starring, you guessed it... Sutton Lee Seymour!
Opening Night - Tuesday, January 2 Party - 8:30 / Show 9:30 pm
Every Tuesday & Saturday at 9:30


Our beloved Sutton Lee Seymour returns for her third highly-anticipated season in Puerto Vallarta! As one of the most popular, SOLD-OUT shows at Act II, this one-woman, comedic dynamo performs everything from Disney, Broadway and Hollywood spoofs, to impersonating celebrities like Carol Channing, Joan Rivers, Liza Minnelli, Barbra Streisand, and many more. Known as the "Robin Williams of Drag," (TripAdvisor) and "...one of the best and brightest drag talents in New York City" (Huffington Post), Sutton Lee is known for taking full-length musicals and movies and condensing them down to a 5-minute romp of hilarity! Full of SHE-nanigans, this show is a must see!

"Hedda Lettuce"
Starring the one-and-only Hedda Lettuce
Storytelling, stand-up comedy & singing
Opening Night - Thursday, January 4 - Party 8:00 / Show 9:30 pm
Every Thursday & Friday through April - 9:30
Every Tuesday through April - 5:00 pm

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 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 peppered with parodies of old-time favorites and startling satire. Expect a night of side-splitting laughter from Hedda Lettuce, one of New York City's premier drag queens.

CONTINUING SHOWS AT ACT II STAGES

Christine Deaver "Is Like Totally 80's"
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.

"Some Enchanted Evening"
A Musical Revue of the composers Rodgers & Hammerstein
December 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. 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.

"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!

"All American Boy"
Starring Openly Gay Artist, Steve Grand>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.

"Motown and Beyond"
Starring Diana Villamonte
A Musical Tribute to the Great Ladies of Motown and Beyond
Special performance - Saturday, December 30th - 5:00 pm
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!

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!

"Legends" special tribute to Roy Orbison
Featuring Canadian Idol Finalist, Paul Fracassi
Performing Dec. 31 at 7:30 pm
and at its new time Friday, Jan 5th at 5:00

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.

"BIG AND LOUD"
Starring drag diva, Mama Tits
Every Monday - 5:00 pm & Wednesday 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!

"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.

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 daily at 10:00 am, 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.