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Spring Brings New Shows, Returning Favorites to Act II

April 13, 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 celebrating its best season of entertainment yet, and there's still a whole lot more in store for Puerto Vallarta audiences! Act II is saying hello to Spring with an incredible line-up of music, theater and fun in all three venues at STAGES.

BREAKING NEWS

Act II Announces First Ever Improv Workshops - 3 Classes Only!


Join experienced improvisers from two renowned Canadian troupes in a series of improv workshops at Act II. No experience necessary; all are welcome to learn improv skills, build confidence, and have a great time. Attend one of our two improv basics workshops, and you qualify for our improv intensive workshops where you'll have an opportunity to perform for a live audience with the April 28 ImproVallarta show!More information and registration at act2pv.com SPACE IS LIMITED - REGISTER TODAY!

Iconic NYC Movie Nights with Hedda Lettuce Come to Puerto Vallarta

New York's reigning "Queen of Green" brings her iconic Movie Night to Act II at last! Hedda Lettuce has been treating audiences in New York to her signature brand of irreverent comedy at her famous Movie Nights for over 15 years. Always a sensation in New York, Hedda's light commentary accompanies the classic movies we love, presenting them in a whole new hilarious light. Act II is proud to present TWO nights of classic films getting the Hedda treatment: Singin' in the Rain on Wednesday, April 18, and Hairspray (1988 version) on Monday, May 21. Shows start at 8 pm, and be sure to arrive on time - Hedda will be providing introductory pre-show comedy before the film starts. Tickets are available at act2pv.com.

TRIPADVISOR RANKS ACT II
#1 in Theaters
#1 in Shows and Concerts
#6 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. Many of our shows sell out, so get your tickets NOW at act2pv.com.

PLAYING THIS WEEK AT ACT II STAGES

Friday, April 13
"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, April 14
"Timeless" Paul Aleman & Renee Armand, 7:30
Closing Night

Sunday, April 15
Act II is now closed on Sundays
Shows have been moved to other days

Monday, April 16
"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 17
"ImproVallarta" - 7:30 pm Opening Night

Wednesday, April 18
"Us Two" Noemi & Daniel at 7:30 pm
"Movie Night" with Hedda Lettuce at 8:00 pm
"Big and Loud," starring Mama Tits - 9:30 pm

Thursday, April 19
"Motown and Beyond" at 5:00 pm
"ImproVallarta" at 7:30 pm
"Gives Great Hedda" at 9:30 pm

OPENING THIS WEEK AT ACT II STAGES

ImproVallarta
Uproariously funny, incredibly fast-paced, totally unscripted improvisational theater!
Opening Night: Tuesday, April 17 at 7:30 pm
Continuing Shows: April 19, 21, 24, 26 & 28

Members from two of Canada's renowned improv comedy troupes are combining to become "ImproVallarta" a show created exclusively for Act II Entertainment Stages! From April 17 to 28, this improv power-trio will present shows in the format of Whose Line Is It, Anyway? along with their own brand of "Dangerous Improv." From ImproVision are Alan MacKenzie, George McRobb, and stage manager, Audra Lesosky. Since 2002, they have performed their own hilarious style of improv in international theater and comedy festivals, as well as exclusive engagements in other venues. Alan and George use their lightning quick wit to take audience suggestions and spin side-splitting scenes on the spot. These veteran performers "mash up" standard improv games, throw in mousetraps, clothespins and even audience volunteers to generate huge laughs.

CONTINUING SHOWS AT ACT II

"Timeless" A Tribute to the Music of John Denver
starring Renee Armand & Paul Aleman
Closing Night - April 14 at 7:30 pm

Rave Reviews have been pouring in since singer/songwriter Renee Armand, and her partner, singer/songwriter/ playwright Paul Aleman, opened Timeless, in The Red Room on April 3. This new 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. Click HERE to learn more about the show and watch a video.

"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!

"Gives Great Hedda"
Starring the one-and-only Hedda Lettuce
Storytelling, stand-up comedy & singing
Thursday & Friday - 9:30 through June 1

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.

"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!

"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, with shows selling out every week, so don't hesitate, get your tickets NOW!

"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
April 16, 23, 27 & 30 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!

"UsTwo - New Voices, Old Beats"
Starring Daniel Celis, Noemi Plascencia & their Live Band!
Remastered arrangements of classic favorites
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

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)
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 still enjoying its 2017-2018 season, having already featured over 45 different shows! A special thank you and "shout out" 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.