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It's Getting Hot in Puerto Vallarta, But it's Cool at Act II!

June 8, 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 8:00 pm at Act II.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Act II Entertainment Stages is proud and happy to be able to present three of our most popular shows for your Cool (air-conditioned) enjoyment this summer: Us Two on Wednesday nights, Diana Villamonte on Thursday nights, and Yudi Villamonte on Friday nights. Plus, the most fun you'll have all summer, Bob's Karaoke Party, is back on Wednesday nights!

Here's What's Going On at Act II This Week

"Dreaming of You," A Musical Tribute to Crossover Artist, Selena
Friday at 8:00 pm in The Red Room


Act II is proud to present an all-new tribute to the music of Selena, starring Latina celebrity singer Yudi Villamonte, mother of Act II's breakout star Diana Villamonte. Directed by Act II co-Artistic Director, Alfonso Lopez, "Dreaming of You" opened on June 1 with Yudi performing songs made famous by Selena in English & Spanish.

Selena Quintanilla-Pérez smashed musical boundaries and chart-topping records with her explosion onto the scene in the early 90's. Her beautiful voice and natural stage charisma earned the Texas-born Mexican-American beauty the nickname "Queen of Tejano Music," bringing national attention to a previously obscure musical genre.

Sadly, Selena's sudden tragic death left the world wondering what could have been with this powerhouse of a musical force, and left a void few could fill, until now.

Dreaming of You stars Yudi Villamonte, who was brought to fame in her home country of Panama, where she is known as the matriarch and the first lady of Villamonte musical dynasty. Well known in the paparazzi circuit, all the Villamonte women have been known to be chased down the street coming out of clubs and venues. The Panamanian paparazzi regularly go crazy trying to get a picture of the "First Musical Family" of Panama.

Yudi is thrilled to have this opportunity to produce this tribute to one of her greatest musical inspirations. Don't miss this thrilling night of Vallarta history in the making. Tickets are available at act2pv.com, and are expected to go quickly, so get yours TODAY!

Here's what people are saying about Dreaming of You:

"This is a FANTASTIC show with wonderful Latina singing. What a thrill to see and hear Yudi Villamonte and her two daughters performing together at Act II Stages in the Red Room." - Michael John Erp

"Such a pro!" - Gary Beck

"Beautiful... She needs her own show during high season." - Lupe Patterson

Bob's Famous Karaoke Party
Wednesday at 8:00 pm in Encore Lounge

Join us for a fun, informal night of karaoke and happy hour drinks. Happy Hour Drink Specials are offered from 6:00-8:00 pm, and Free Karaoke begins at 8:00 pm! Our beautiful Encore Lounge is a fully-stocked, air-conditioned bar, and we feature THE BEST Karaoke in town! It's the place where all of your favorite singers/actors from all of your favorite shows come to sing with the locals. It doesn't matter if you are alone... or afraid to get up on the stage... or you're not a good singer... just come! You'll have tons of fun listening to other people sing and making new friends. Bob's Karaoke is THE PLACE to meet and greet new people!

Us Two and their LIVE BAND
Wednesday at 7:30 pm in The Red Room


"Us Two," Daniel Celis and Noemi Plascencia (and their live band), continue to perform on Wednesday nights at 7:30 pm. Famous for "taking classics and bringing them to life," Vallarta has fallen in love with this dynamic and talented duo with their sexy styling, harmonious vocals and lively band.

The beautiful Noemi Plascencia is from Guadalajara and studied at the Conservatory of Music at the University of Guadalajara. The 'Oh-So-Handsome' Daniel Celis is from Cordoba, Veracruz and studied at the Conservatory of Music in Querétaro. Both Noemi and Daniel sang in various bands around Mexico, but in 2012, Noemi and Daniel discovered each other and melded their incredible talents, creating an amazing chemistry together.

Named this year's "Best Musical Group of the Season," Us Two has quickly become the #1 band in Puerto Vallarta, and they will be the new Resident Artists at ACT II next season!

The show that made them famous, New Voices, Old Beats, features remastered and unique arrangements of classic favorites - from Billy Joel, Journey, Air Supply and ABBA to The Mamas and the Papas, The Beatles, and more. As soon as they open their mouths, you will be mesmerized. Not to mention they are gorgeous and funny! Shows sell out, so get your tickets NOW!

Here's what people are saying about Us Two:

"Just returned home from spending two hours watching Daniel, Naomi and their excellent band. They are all superb professional musicians. The quality of their music and their entertainment and rapport with the audience were excellent. Six excellent musicians playing for two hours at a cost of $350 pesos has got to be the best value for money. Many thanks to all of them!" - John W, Puerto Vallarta - 5 out of 5 Stars - Trip Advisor

"If you want to get energized, laugh, cry, and feel music go deep into your nostalgic memories, then go see 'UsTwo.' Daniel and Noemi have an incredible blend of harmony and add the other fantastic musicians in this group and the result is awesome. This is one experience that you won't forget. This will be the frosting on the cake for your beautiful Puerto Vallarta vacation." - Harvm, 5 out of 5 Stars - TripAdvisor

"Motown and Beyond" Special Birthday Party Performance!
Thursday, June 14th at 8:00 pm in The Red Room


The amazingly talented Diana Villamonte presents "Motown and Beyond!" a musical tribute to the great ladies of Motown, like 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.

"Motown and Beyond" has been Puerto Vallarta's Biggest Hit of the Year, so get your tickets NOW!

Thursday, June 14th also happens to be Diana's 23rd birthday, and we will be celebrating as only Act II can! All ticket holders are invited to stick around after the show for a party with snacks, and of course, CAKE! There will also be a Birthday Bash for Diana on Saturday, June 16 at the beautiful Casa Karma Resort. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for more details as we have them, but for now, SAVE THE DATE!

Here's what people are saying about Diana Villamonte:

"I saw Diana Villamonte in her Motown show at Act II Stages last night and it was more than terrific! She is a 22-year-old dynamo that brought down the house! I'm going next week to see her Tina Turner tribute show. This gal is a must see!" - Marlene, 5 Stars out of 5 stars - Trip Advisor (3/24/18)

"Motown & Beyond was a first class, amazing show. Diana Villamonte has a great voice and looks amazing. Her two backup singers were also very good... an evening of Las Vegas-style entertainment that should not be missed." - Stoneycanuk, 5 out of 5 Stars - Trip Advisor (2/15/18)

This is the time of year when everyone here at Act II slows down to catch our breath just a little bit. All of our shows for next season have been cast, and we are in "full rehearsal mode" to allow us plenty of time to prepare. If you have friends visiting this summer, be sure to bring them to STAGES, and show them the Banderas Bay area's best talent!

We are now #6 on TripAdvisor's list of 173 "Things to Do in Puerto Vallarta!"

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.

Tickets to all shows can be purchased online at actiientertainment.com, at the box office, which opens at 4:00 pm 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.