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Act II: THE PLACE to Go for Live Entertainment in PV

February 9, 2018

Act II STAGES is located in La 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 is THE PLACE to go to see quality live entertainment in Puerto Vallarta. With 3-5 shows to choose from every night, there is something for everyone at Stages. Our slate of shows start at 5:00 pm (every day except Sunday and Monday), and we feature the best performers in the Banderas Bay area. All of our shows are in English, and many of them sell out every week, so check out the schedule below and get your tickets today at act2pv.com.

BREAKING NEWS

Special Event at Casa Karma Friday, February 9th
Come out to the beautiful bar at Casa Karma Resort for the Second Annual Meet 'n Greet with the "Queen of Vallarta," Lorena Peril! Enjoy the stunning sunset backdrop while sipping your favorite libations with Lorena! Set to be held from 5:00-8:00 pm, this is an evening not to be missed! Casa Karma is located at Carretera a Barra de Navidad 1247 Col. Conchas Chinas, next door to Lindo Mar.

News Flash!
Levi Kreis is an incredible singer/actor/showman! As a result, one of Act II's most special patrons (who wishes to remain anonymous) has decided to match funds for Levi's show on Thursday, February 15, and will donate the entire amount to the Banderas Bay Women's Shelter! This is incredibly generous, and will also be a HUGE CONTRIBUTION to the Women's Shelter. Let's take advantage of it and SELL OUT Levi's 7:30 pm performance on February 15. Tickets are now available at act2pv.com.

PLAYING THIS WEEK AT ACT II STAGES

Friday, February 9
"Legends/Roy Orbinson Tribute" featuring Paul Fracassi – 5:00 pm
"California Dreamin'" A musical tribute to the Mamas & Papas - 7:00 pm
"The Tina Turner Tribute Show" starring Diana Villamonte - 7:30 pm - Opening Night
"Hedda Lettuce," starring six-time Drag Queen of the Year, Hedda Lettuce! - 9:30 pm


Saturday, February 10
"Us Two," Noemi & Daniel at 5:00 pm
"Xanadu," A Broadway Musical, 7:00 pm
"Piano Men," Levi Kreis – 7:30 pm
Sutton Lee Seymour - 9:30 pm
"Rocky Horror Show - Late Night" - 10:00 pm

Sunday, February 11
"Woodstock 69" - 7:00 pm
"Bee Gees Tribute," Paul Fracassi - 7:30 pm
"Dueling Drag Divas" - 9:30 pm

Monday, February 12
"Gabest Show on Earth" Opening Night - 5 pm
"Some Enchanted Evening" at 7:00 pm
"Us Two," Noemi & Daniel- 7:30 pm
"Big and Loud," starring Mama Tits - 9:30 pm

Tuesday, February 13
"Hedda Lettuce" at 5:00 pm
"Xanadu," A Broadway Musical, 7:00 pm
"Piano Men," Levi Kreis - 7:30 pm
Sutton Lee Seymour at 9:30 pm

Wednesday, February 14
"Big and Loud," Mama Tits at 5:00 pm

"Xanadu," A Broadway Musical, 7:00 pm
"Walk Like a Man," Paul Fracassi, 7:30 pm
"Dueling Drag Divas" at 9:30 pm

Thursday, February 15
"Motown & Beyond," Diana Villamonte, 5:00
"Piano Men," Levi Kreis - Banderas Bay Women's Shelter Benefit, 7:30 pm
"Rocky Horror Show" – 8:00 pm
"Hedda Lettuce" at 9:30 pm

OPENING THIS WEEK AT ACT II STAGES

"Simply the Best! The Tina Turner Tribute Show"
starring Reality TV star (and Vallarta's #1 singing sensation), Diana Villamonte
OPENING NIGHT: Friday, February 9, 2018 - Party 6:30 / Show 7:30 pm
Continuing Shows: Every Friday at 7:30 pm


Do you love Tina Turner songs? Remember What's Love Got to Do with It, Simply the Best, River Deep Mountain High, Fool in Love, Nutbush City Limits, and many, many more? Well, Act II has ALWAYS wanted to do a Tina Turner Tribute show, but has been waiting for just the right person to make it happen. So, along comes Reality TV Star and Singing Sensation, Diana Villamonte, one of the most talented entertainers who has ever crossed our stage, who has been starring all season to sold-out audiences in "Motown and Beyond!" Many people suggested that Diana's uncanny resemblance to Tina Turner, both physically and vocally, would be PERFECT for a Tina Turner show. When we approached Diana with the idea, she was thrilled and told us that Tina Turner is her favorite singer!

Tina Turner is an icon in the music industry. She began her career in 1958 with then-husband, Ike Turner. They split up in 1976, and Tina launched a major solo come-back in the early 1980's with a string of hits and albums. Today, at age 78, she is still performing to sold-out audiences, and is known as "The Queen of Rock and Roll." She is one of the world's best-selling artists of all time and has received 11 Grammy Awards, 3 Grammy Hall of Fame Awards, and is slated to receive the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award later this year.

Diana has quite an extensive background as an artist, as well. As a child, she studied music, ballet, modeling and theater. She entered her first singing competition at age 10 and performed in several local plays. In 2014, she won the Karaoke World Championship in Stockholm, Sweden, and was asked to participate in the Tokyo International Karaoke Competition for the following two years. She sang as the "guest artist" at the competition in Singapore in 2015, and as a result of the notoriety she received, was asked to star in a reality show on television in Central America. She now has a huge television following AND has become a HUGE STAR in Puerto Vallarta!

Diana Villamonte's "Simply the Best: The Tina Turner Tribute Show" is going to be "magical" and a dream come true for Act II! Diana's high energy, powerful vocals, and captivating personality will make this a breath-taking, fun and spectacular show! She will win your heart over and over again, and you will never forget the talent of this sensational young singer. This show is a must-see for ALL AGES!

"The Gabest Show on Earth" Encore Performances
starring Gabe Arciniega, aka 'Dr. Frankenfurter' in "Rocky Horror Show"
OPENING NIGHT - Monday, February 12 at 5:00 pm
TWO SHOWS ONLY! February 12 & 19 at 5:00 pm


Never before have we had so many people begging us for a repeat performance of a Red Room show! Well, you asked, and we listened! Act II is excited to confirm that Gabe Arciniega, currently starring as Dr. Frankenfurter in Rocky Horror Show, will present his highly-successful "The Gabest Show on Earth" for TWO SHOWS ONLY on Mondays, February 12 and 19th.

During this past summer, Act II created the "Spotlight on Vallarta" series of cabaret acts, which highlighted the local talent of Puerto Vallarta. Gabe Arciniega thrilled sold-out audiences with his astounding The Gabest Show on Earth! This theatrical triumph, which was produced, directed, and co-written by the fabulous Alfonso Lopez, was filled with beautiful music, poignant stories, incredible comedy, exuberant dancing and lots of GOSSIP about his days of touring with "Cuchi-Cuchi" Charo! This show is actually one of the most talked about shows in Act II Entertainment history!

A relative newcomer to Puerto Vallarta, Gabe moved here from California and was immediately cast as the lead character of 'Richard Hannay' in Act II's production of 39 Steps, as well as 'George Bailey' in It's a Wonderful Life. He is now thrilling audiences with his critically-acclaimed performance as 'Dr. Frankenfurter' in Rocky Horror Show.

If you want to see this show, you need to get your tickets now. Both shows are certain to sell out quickly. Don't miss out on the opportunity to experience the talents of this incredible man! Tickets are available at act2pv.com or at the box office.

CONTINUING SHOWS AT ACT II

"Legends" special tribute to Roy Orbison
Featuring Canadian Idol Finalist, Paul Fracassi
Every Friday 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.

"California Dreamin'"
A musical tribute to the Mamas & Papas
Every Friday at 7:00 pm

By popular request, Rhonda Padmos and Bob Pope are bringing their ever-popular California Dreamin' show back to The Main Stage! This show is a tribute to the unforgettable music of the Mamas and Papas, a folk rock group from the late 1960s that was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Their music shaped a generation and mirrored the California music scene from Laurel Canyon to the "flower children" of San Francisco. If you love the music of The Mamas & Papas, you'll love California Dreamin'!

"Xanadu"
Broadway Musical based on the 1980's movie with Olivia Newton-John
February 10, 13, 14, 17, 20, 21 – 7:00 pm

Xanadu is the irresistible Broadway Musical/Comedy that is based on the 1980 cult classic film of the same name. This Tony Award-nominated, roller skating, (yes, there are roller skates!) 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. She is 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, electrifying tale of endless fun that will keep you in stitches, while the original, legendary, chart-topping tunes will lift your spirits. You will want to keep the music in your head and Xanadu in your heart... forever.


"UsTwo - New Voices, Old Beats"
Starring Daniel Celis & Noemi Plascencia
Mondays in February at 7:30 pm
Every Saturday at 5:00 pm

Us Two takes its place as the number one musical group in Puerto Vallarta, with a hugely successful show! 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 the Mamas and Papas, Abba, The Beatles, Journey, Cat Stevens, Culture Club, Air Supply, and more. People are raving about the absolute beauty of their unique sound.

"The Rocky Horror Show"
Selling out houses every week
Thursdays at 7:00 pm & Saturdays at 10 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! Get your tickets now!After you have seen it once, you will talk about it for the rest of your life!

"The show was outstanding! So much crowd interaction! One of the best 'Rocky Horror Picture Shows' I have ever seen! Act II Entertainment is an ABSOLUTE MUST while you're in PV!" - Carrie B, TripAdvisor, 1/13/18

"Piano Men"
Featuring Tony-Award Winning Broadway, TV & Film Star, Levi Kreis
February 10, 13, 15 & 17 at 7:30 pm


Tony Award Winner Levi Kreis turned Broadway on its ear with his electrifying performance as Jerry Lee Lewis, the role that earned him the 2010 Tony Award for "Best Featured Act in a Musical." This is Levi's third season at Act II, and we're thrilled to welcome him back to The Red Room stage.

This season, watch this unparalleled piano/vocal showman re-imagine the classics from the men that influenced him... Elton John, Billy Joel, Peter Allen, and many more.

Levi is truly one of the most famous, but most humble, genuinely nice guys that we have ever hosted here at Act II, and he is a bona fide star! Don't miss this opportunity to see this extraordinary performer. Click HERE to get your tickets now because his shows will sell out early!

"Gives Great Hedda"
Starring the one-and-only Hedda Lettuce
Storytelling, stand-up comedy & singing
Every Thursday & Friday at 9:30
Every Tuesday at 5:00 pm

Hedda Lettuce, six-time Drag Queen of the Year Award-winner (HX magazine) and the legendary "green goddess" of drag, is glamorizing another winter in Puerto 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.

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!

"Woodstock '69"
Featuring Rhonda Padmos and Don Pope
A tribute to the women of Woodstock
Every Sunday at 7:00 pm


The uber-talented musical duo of Rhonda Padmos and Don Pope have created a brand-new show this season that's sure to bring back lots of memories! It's called Woodstock '69, a festival of LIVE MUSIC and peace, featuring the music of the unforgettable women of Woodstock... Janis Joplin, Joan Baez, Grace Slick, Melanie, and Nancy Evins.

It also features the music of Jimmy Hendrix, Ritchie Havens, Sweetheart, Arlo Guthrie, Carlos Santana, Country Joe MacDonald, The Who, Ravi Shankar, Jefferson Airplane, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Joni Mitchell, Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, and Bob Dylan, and The Band! Rhonda and Don are incredible musicians!

Currently, in their 5th season at Act II with shows like California Dreamin' (Mamas & Papas), 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 have a huge following, and their shows are much loved and anticipated at Act II Entertainment!

"BIG AND LOUD"
Starring drag diva, Mama Tits
Every Monday - 9:30 pm & Wednesday at 5:00 pm

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!

"Motown and Beyond"
Starring Diana Villamonte
A Musical Tribute to the Great Ladies of Motown and Beyond
Every Thursday at 5:00 pm

The amazingly talented 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, grabbed the audience and never let go.


"Some Enchanted Evening"
Musical Revue of Rodgers & Hammerstein
Extended by Popular Demand!
Mondays 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. This magical show will offer you a glorious parade of unforgettable hits from the best musicals of all time. Click Here for more details.

"Dueling Drag Divas"
Emmy Award Winner Chi Chi Rones & JoAnna
A hilarious evening of music and comedy
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 opened December 31st in The Red Room. This all-live singing and comedy cabaret show is 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 Sutton Lee Seymour!
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!

"Stayin' Alive"
Starring Paul Fracassi
A musical tribute to The Bee Gees
Every Sunday at 7:30 pm

Paul Fracassi, one of Act II's most popular and talented headliner artists, has created a brand-new show called "Stayin' Alive," a tribute to one of his favorite 70's groups, The Bee Gees! Paul is the consummate performer! This "Jersey Kid" from Toronto, Canada, bounds onto the stage and effortlessly reaches soaring high notes that send chills and thrills throughout his audience. Paul managed to create a big fuss 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! His signature high notes have helped him create an amazing likeness to music of The Bee Gee's. You will definitely find yourself singing along and swaying in your seat to the sounds of The Bee Gee's beloved music.

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.