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Act II Launches its First Spring Entertainment Season

April 6, 2018
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, every Thursday at 5 pm through May 24.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - While many other cabarets and theaters around Banderas Bay have 'closed the curtain' on the season, Act II STAGES realizes that there are still a lot of people in Puerto Vallarta who are looking for entertaining things to do, so they've launched their first-ever Spring Entertainment Season!

Here's a list of the shows being presented during April and May:

California Dreamin' • Woodstock • Us Two • Mama Tits: "Big and Loud!" • "Motown and Beyond," starring Diana Villamonte • "Simply The Best! A Tina Turner Tribute," starring Diana Villamonte • "Timeless," starring Renee Armand and Paul Aleman • "Movie Night" with Hedda Lettuce • ImproVallarta • Fraser Frase • Katmandu • The Beatles: "Come Together" • Steve Grand • Nunsense A-Men • Debby Holiday

Please check out this week's schedule below and choose which shows you would like to see. Tickets are available today at act2pv.com.

PLAYING THIS WEEK AT ACT II STAGES

Friday, April 6
"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 7
"Timeless" Paul Aleman & Renee Armand, 7:30

Sunday, April 8
Act II is now closed on Sundays
Shows have been moved to other days

Monday, April 9
"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 10
"Timeless" Paul Aleman & Renee Armand, 7:30

Wednesday, April 11
"Us Two" Noemi & Daniel at 7:30 pm
"Big and Loud," starring Mama Tits - 9:30 pm

Thursday, April 12
"Motown and Beyond" at 5:00 pm
"Timeless" at 7:30 pm
"Gives Great Hedda" at 9:30 pm

ACT II ANNOUNCES BRAND NEW SHOW!

"Nunsense A-Men!"
Opening Night - Saturday, May 19 at 7:00 pm
Continuing - May 19, 22, 26, 29, 30 and June 2 - 7:00 pm


"Is Nunsense A-Men! fun? Definitely yes. The all-male cast is a genuine blessing." - The New York Times

Nunsense A-Men! is a hilarious production of the "Nunsense" Off-Broadway show - but all of the characters are MALE musical comedy performers! Think of it as "Mrs. Doubtfire enters the convent!" The show is performed "totally seriously," with (to quote a critic), "no drag."

First performed in Brazil as Novicas Rebeldes, this version of "Nunsense" premiered in New York in 1998. Receiving rave reviews and standing ovations, subsequent productions have boasted such stars as Laugh-In's Arte Johnson as 'Mother Superior,' and Olympic Champion Greg Louganis as 'Sister Robert Anne.'

A whole new layer of comedy surfaces with lines, such as "The guys in the old neighborhood still can't believe I became a nun!" To quote The New York Times: "A change of habit, boy oh, boy!"

Act II's Nunsense A-Men! stars Bert Ramirez, Shawn Morgan, José Jasso, Roberto Gomez, and Al Carswell. It is directed by Alfonso López and choreographed by Steven Retchless!

CONTINUING SHOWS AT ACT II

"Timeless" A Tribute to the Music of John Denver
starring Renee Armand & Paul Aleman
Continuing April 7, 10, 12, 14 - 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. Here's what audiences are saying:


The ever amazing Renee Armand and Paul Aleman along with Renee's brother, Rick, brought their new Timeless performance to Act II and blew our emotions to smithereens! She took us through the 1960s & 70s with songs that are just as poignant today as they were back then. Renee sings with her heart on her face and in her voice that's matured with age, knowledge & wisdom. Paul's crystal clear voice lets you close your eyes and have those flashbacks so vividly! Pack their house for the remaining shows. - Tricia Lyman

Last night's opening of Timeless in the Red Room brought back two of our favorite artists. Renee Armand and Paul Aleman were joined on stage by Renee's brother, Rick. This is a wonderful show that features music by John Denver which is adeptly sung by Paul with Renee backing the vocals. Renee has several solo songs, including "I Want To Go To Mexico," which she wrote. Rick did a great job in leading all three for a very upbeat "Brown Eyed Girl." Great show! Don't miss out! - Ed Gill

Paul Aleman with Renee and Rick Armand. The joy, the tears, the emotional journey this show takes you on. You cannot help but be touched and reenergized... Truly a life changing moment. - Tom Berns

As always, Renee Armand and Paul Aleman, lifted our hears, souls and minds. There is something happening here...and a reason we all want to "go to Mexico". Bravo/Brava! - Emmy Award Winner, Pete Garcia, aka Chi Chi Rones

Renee Armand, Paul Aleman and Rick Armand doing their very emotional version of James Taylor's "Fire and Rain." Not a dry eye in the house. A roller coaster of emotions. What a night. - Tom Luis Fridas

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!

"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
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.

"Motown and Beyond"
Starring Diana Villamonte
Every Thursday at 5:00 pm through May 24

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
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)
• 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.