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'High Season' Shows Close, New Shows Opening at Act II

March 30, 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 - As the "high" season in Puerto Vallarta starts to slow down, Act II's "high season" shows begin to close. Act II is blessed to have had such an amazing season, with more HUGE audiences and sold out shows than ever before!

This week, we say goodbye to The Rocky Horror Show, Sutton Lee Seymour, The Dueling Drag Divas, Daniel Portela, and Plaza Suite. We are having a "Close of High Season Shows" party on Saturday, March 31, beginning at 4:00 pm, with Non-Stop Food all evening!

If you haven't had a chance to see these shows yet, or you want to see them again, this is your last chance before they are gone - get your tickets at act2pv.com, or at our box office - TODAY!


Though the Winter Shows are closing, entertainment is 'Still Hot' at Act II STAGES, where a full slate of headliner shows will continue for awhile, even as the season winds down! Us Two, Diana Villamonte in both her "Motown and Beyond" and "Tina Turner Tribute" shows, Woodstock '69, California Dreamin', Mama Tits and Hedda Lettuce will continue to perform, and their closing dates are shown in the descriptions below. Many of our shows sell out, so get your tickets NOW at act2pv.com.

TRIPADVISOR RANKS ACT II
#1 in Theaters
#1 in Shows and Concerts
#5 out of 179 Best of Vallarta "Things to Do"

A BIG Thank You to so many of you who have written TripAdvisor reviews on our shows! We couldn't have done this without you! Also, it's not too late to write a review of your favorite show, too! Just go to tripadvisor.com.

PLAYING THIS WEEK AT ACT II STAGES

Friday, March 30
"California Dreamin'" A musical tribute to the Mamas & Papas - 7:00 pm
"The Tina Turner Tribute Show" starring Diana Villamonte - 7:30 pm
"Hedda Lettuce," starring six-time Drag Queen of the Year, Hedda Lettuce! - 9:30 pm


Saturday, March 31
Us Two - Final 5:00 Show - 5:00 pm
"Plaza Suite" Closing Night - 7:00 pm
Daniel Portela Closing Night - 7:30 pm
Sutton Lee Seymour Closing Night - 9:30 pm
"Rocky Horror Show" Closing Night - 10:00 pm

Sunday, April 1
Act II is now closed on Sundays
Shows have been moved to other days

Monday, April 2
"Woodstock '69" at 7:00 pm
"Us Two" Noemi & Daniel at 7:30 pm
"Big and Loud," starring Mama Tits - 9:30 pm

Tuesday, April 3
"Timeless" with Paul Aleman & Renee Armand
Opening Night - 7:30 pm

Wednesday, April 4
"Us Two" Noemi & Daniel at 7:30 pm
"Big and Loud," starring Mama Tits - 9:30 pm

Thursday, April 5
"Motown and Beyond" at 5:00 pm
"Timeless" at 7:30 pm
"Gives Great Hedda" at 9:30 pm

OPENING THIS WEEK AT ACT II STAGES

"Timeless"
Featuring Singer/Songwriter/Playwright Paul Aleman & Singer/Songwriter Renee Armand
Opening Night - Tuesday, April 3 - Party 6:30 / Show 7:30 pm
Continuing Shows - April 5, 7, 10, 12 & 14 - 7:30 pm

If you were fortunate enough to be a part of the sold-out audiences of Laurel Canyon last year, you will LOVE this new show, Timeless featuring singer/songwriter Renee Armand, and her partner, singer/songwriter/playwright Paul Aleman! These two musical dynamos have teamed up to present the genius and joy of the music of John Denver, and they will share more tidbits from Renee's life in the Laurel Canyon years of the 1960's and 70's.


Renee Armand is a musical VIP in her own right! In addition to being a member of John Denver's band and performed with him for six years, she was also the voice behind the Oscar-winning song, "The Morning After," from the movie, The Poseidon Adventure. She grew up in Laurel Canyon (the crossroads between Beverly Hills and Hollywood) at the same time as Carole King, Linda Ronstadt, Judy Collins, the Beatles, Mamma Cass, the Eagles, David Crosby and many more musical legends. They lived... and loved... and wrote music... that has lasted a lifetime.

Paul Aleman is a singer, songwriter and guitarist who has been performing professionally since childhood. In college, he studied Musical Theater, and had his first musical produced in 1989. In 1997, he wrote the music and lyrics for Freedom's Run, a fully-staged musical and 1997 Pulitzer Prize candidate. His musical, Dillinger: Public Enemy Number One, was recorded by a full orchestra in Los Angeles, with several Tony-award winning actors (Alice Ripley, Debbie Gravitte, and Michael Maguire) leading the star-studded cast!

Together, Renee and Paul have brought John Denver's Timeless music to literally thousands of appreciative fans across the United States and here in Mexico. Performed brilliantly in songs and stories, Renee will share things about her life that she's never talked about... UNTIL NOW. Some of it will shock you, some will make you cry, some will make you laugh, but you'll be glad you came!

For the past two years, their shows, Laurel Canyon and Rocky Mountain High, have been performed to sold-out audiences at Act II. Their show has a clarity and soulfulness that underlines their love of John Denver's music and draws audiences into singing along after the first few bars. We are thrilled that Renee and Paul are returning to Act II and can't wait to see their new show!

CONTINUING SHOWS AT ACT II

"Simply the Best!" A Tina Turner Tribute Show
The #1 Show This Season, Selling Out Every Week!
starring Reality TV star (and Vallarta's #1 singing sensation) Diana Villamonte
Every Friday (through April 27) - 7:30 pm

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? Reality TV Star and singing sensation Diana Villamonte, one of the most talented entertainers who has ever crossed our stage, has been starring all season to sold-out audiences in "Motown and Beyond!" Diana Villamonte in "Simply the Best: The Tina Turner Tribute Show" is a dream come true for Act II! Diana's high energy, powerful vocals, and captivating personality make this a spectacular show. She will win your heart and you will never forget the talent of this sensational singer. This show is a must-see for all ages. The #1 Show this season, "Simply the Best" Sells Out every week, so get your tickets NOW!

"Big and Loud" continues to sell out every week!
Live singing, stories, and side-splitting comedy, featuring drag diva, Mama Tits
Monday & Wednesday - 9:30 pm through May 28


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 in Puerto Vallarta and beyond!

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

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.

"Motown and Beyond"
Starring Diana Villamonte
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. "Motown and Beyond" has been the biggest hit of the season, so get your tickets early!

"California Dreamin'"
A musical tribute to the Mamas & Papas
Every Friday at 7:00 pm through April 20


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'! Shows sell out every week - get your tickets now!

"Woodstock '69"
Featuring Rhonda Padmos and Don Pope
A tribute to the women of Woodstock
Every Sunday at 7:00 pm through April 30

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!

"UsTwo - New Voices, Old Beats"
Starring Daniel Celis, Noemi Plascencia & their Live Band!
Remastered arrangements of classic favorites
Saturday, March 31 at 5:00 pm (Last 5 pm show)
Mondays and Wednesdays at 7:30 through May 16

Us Two takes its place as the number one musical group in Puerto Vallarta, with New Voices, Old Beats, 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.

Coming Soon To Act II Stages

"Whose Line Is It Anyway?" - An ImproVallarta show & workshop! (April 17-28)
Fraser Frase - Interactive Comedy (May 1, 3, 5)
"Katmandu" - featuring sitarist/guitarist Don Pope & Rhonda Padmos (May 4)
"Come Together" - A Beatles Tribute, featuring many stars of Act II (May 7-18)
"Nunsense A-Men!" - A change of habit, boy oh, boy! (May 19, 22, 26, 29, 30, June 2)
Debbie Holiday - 12 Top 20 Billboard Charts! (May 29, 31)
Steve Grand - Gay Pride Week (May 21, 23, 26)

For information on these upcoming shows, please visit act2pv.com.

Act II is winding down an incredible 2017-2018 season, featuring over 45 different shows! Act II is grateful to Georgia Darehshori, of Casa Karma Boutique Hotel, for always providing the best accommodations for our guest-starring performers, such as Lorena Peril, Steve Grand and Donny Most from TV's "Happy Days." Check out CasaKarma.net for room availability. Day passes are also available to the public, and you can enjoy the beautiful oceanfront bar and pool AND hang out with the stars! 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.