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Act II Entertainment Announces 2018-19 Season Shows

September 14, 2018

Act II STAGES is located in the 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 delighted to announce the lineup for its 2018-2019 season! This year promises to be the BEST EVER, with NINE stage productions on The Main Stage, including six musicals, a stage play, a brand-new tribute to variety shows and a musical extravaganza featuring the music of one of the most well-known Classic Rock musicals in history! The Red Room welcomes the return of many of your favorite performers, as well as some exciting new faces!

Several VIP Season Passes are still available for the 2018-2019 season, but they are going fast. There are lots of benefits to having a VIP Season Pass, including a savings of almost 50% on opening nights for all the shows in both The Main Stage and The Red Room, access to a private, secret website, giving you access to inside information about Act II, and VIP SEATING at all shows that you attend, plus much more! If you are interested, email Danny Mininni right away before they are all gone!

Here's a summary of the 2018-2019 shows at Act II Entertainment:

PLAYING ON THE MAIN STAGE

"Little Shop of Horrors"
A Cult Musical/Horror Comedy
Produced by Act II Entertainment
Directed by Alfonso Lopez
Opening Night: Wednesday, October 31 at 7:00 pm
Opening Night Costume Party in Encore at 6:00 pm
Additional Show Dates (Main Stage - 7:00 pm)
November 1, 3, 7, 8, 10, 14, 15, 17, 21, 22, 24, 28, 29
December 1, 5, 6, 8, 12, 13, 15, 19, 20, 22, 26, 27, 29
Open Run: Every Thursday (through April) - 7:00 PM


This hilarious tale of a down-and-out Skid Row floral assistant, the girl he loved, and a strange new, man-eating plant threatening to tear their world apart was one of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows and has become a household name! Directed by Alfonso Lopez, (the uber-talented director of "Rocky Horror" last year), this beloved horror/comedy/rock/musical is another first-class production at Act II and brings back the sounds and ambiance of 1950s' rock 'n' roll era. It stars many of your favorite Act II actors, plus some wonderful new faces, including Maria Rose, Joey Martinez, Alex McLachlan, Andrew Sands, Shawn Morgan, Eli Estrada, Sasha del Oceano, and Ximena Pena Esperanza. It also features the return of Act II Managing Partner, Danny Mininni, to the stage, with his portrayal of the crotchety and hilarious "Mr. Munchnik!" With its delightful cast and toe-tapping music, Little Shop is a must-see this season! Feel free to don your favorite "Little Shop of Horror-inspired" outfits and enjoy a fun-filled evening!

"Nunsense A-Men!"
Act II's Hit Spring Sensation Musical Returns!
Produced by Act II Entertainment
Directed by Alfonso Lopez
Opening Night: Sunday, November 11 - 7:00 pm
Open Run: Every Sunday - 7:00 pm


After an irrefutably positive response to its preview last Spring, Act II brings back this hilarious, Off-Broadway smash hit, with its five MALE musical comedy performers! This "unholy" version features uproarious horseplay and side-splitting jokes that are performed by some of PV's finest actors, Bert Ramirez, Shawn Morgan, José Jasso, Roberto Gomez, and Al Carswell. Directed by Alfonso López and choreographed by Steven Retchless, "Nunsense A-Men!" is the kind of show that picks you up and shakes you around and makes you want to dance. What more could you want from a musical than passion and laughter and fun? This is a show not to be missed at Act II Stages!

"Boob Tube"
A salute to TV's favorite variety shows from the 70's
A Don & Rhonda Production
Opening Night: Monday, November 19 - Party 6:00 pm / Show 7:00 pm
Open Run: Every Monday - 7:00 pm

Don and Rhonda Productions (and their live band) celebrate the time when you and your family used to sit in a one-television home and enjoy the variety shows of Sonny & Cher, Laugh In, Smothers Brothers, Captain & Tennille, Tony Orlando & Dawn, Donny & Marie, and more. "Boob Tube" is a heartwarming show that will transport you back to those magical 70's and have you humming the tunes that you can't get out of your head. This show is a nostalgic trip down Memory Lane.

Rodgers, Hammerstein & Lopez "Cinderella, The Musical"
A musical based on the fairy tale, 'Cinderella'
Produced by Act II Entertainment
Adapted AND Directed by Alfonso Lopez
Opening Night Ball: Tuesday, November 20 - 6:00 pm / Show 7:00 pm
Open Run: Matinee Shows Every Sunday at 3:00 pm
Bonus Holiday Performances: November 23, 27, 30 & December 4, 7, 21 & 28 - 7:00 pm


In Act II's inimitable style, co-producers, Danny Mininni and Alfonso Lopez, add some hilarious twists and turns to this magical and much-loved story! It is the perfect family excursion! With its breathtaking costumes, extraordinary choreography and memorable music, the "little ones" in the audience will be enthralled! But the adults will also enjoy the seemingly impossible challenges of the set transformations, as well as the occasional irreverent and sometimes unexpected humor in the dialogue!

This crowd-pleasing, old-fashioned (with new twists) musical is a winner! There is real theatrical magic to be enjoyed, and seeing Cinderella riding in the carriage to the ball under a moonlit sky and singing "Impossible" is one of the most magical theatrical moments you will ever experience!

More Hit Musicals by Director Alfonso Lopez

"I Got Rhythm"
A Musical Revue celebrating American Composers, George & Ira Gershwin
Produced by Act II Entertainment
Directed by Alfonso Lopez
Opening Night: Tuesday, December 18 - Party 6:00 pm / Show 7:00 pm
Open Run: Every Tuesday - 7:00 pm
Special Holiday Shows: December 25 & January 1 - 7:00 pm

"The Great American Trailer Park Musical"
An American Musical Comedy
Produced by Act II Entertainment
Directed by Alfonso Lopez
Opening Night: Monday, April 2 - Trailer Trash Party 6:00 pm / Show 7:00 pm
Continuing Show Dates: April 3, 6, 9, 10, 13, 16, 17, 20, 23, 24, 27, 30 - 7:00 pm

Directed by Danny Mininni, Founding Partner

"The Foreigner"
A Comedy Stage Play by Larry Shue
Produced by Act II Entertainment
Directed by Danny Mininni
Opening Night: Saturday, January 5 - Party 6:00/Show 7:00 pm
Open Run: Tuesdays - 7:00 pm
Special Bonus Show: Saturday, January 12 - 7:00 pm

The Foreigner is actually the first show that was directed by Danny Mininni (at the Boutique Theater) when he came to Puerto Vallarta 10 years ago, which performed to standing-room-only houses! "It was The Foreigner's success that made me realize that great entertainment in PV could be viable!" says Danny. "What better way to celebrate Act II's 5th anniversary than to bring back the play that started it all!"

Nu Name, Don & Rhonda and PVGMC Productions

"Hair, The Concert"
Featuring the music from the hit Broadway musical, 'Hair'
A Don and Rhonda Production
Opening Night: Friday, January 11 - Party 6:00 / Show 7:00
Continuing Shows: Every Friday - 7:00 PM (Through April)

"Chicago"
An American Musical by John Kander and Fred Ebb
A Nu Name Production
Directed by Edoardo Rocha
Opening Night: Friday, January 19 - Party 6:00 pm / Show 7:00 pm
Continuing Shows: Every Friday (through March 30)

"PVGMC Winter Concert"
Opening Night: Wednesday, December 11 at 7:00 pm
Continuing Shows: December 14 - 7:00 pm, December 15 - 3:00 pm
(Not included in season pass.)

PLAYING IN THE RED ROOM CABARET

"I Will Always Love You"
A Musical Tribute to Whitney Houston, featuring PV's #1 Star, Diana Villamonte
Opening Night: Friday, October 19 - 7:30 pm
Continuing Shows: Every Friday - 7:30 pm (No shows in December)


Diana Villamonte, along with director Alfonso Lopez, has created yet ANOTHER sensational hit show! With her powerhouse voice and infectious personality, Diana is the perfect singer to take on the iconic Whitney (her lifelong inspiration). The highlight of Diana's show last year was when she previewed some of her Whitney Houston songs, often having most audience members in tears. Diana blew the audience away, and her fans begged for a whole show of Whitney's songs.

This tiny little gal with the powerhouse voice and infectious personality sings with such vocal power, precision and exceptional range that she has become the queen of the power ballad. Her passion and commitment to her music, as well as her rich, belting notes and electrifying top register bring tears to your eyes. It is rare to find talent such as hers. Diana is truly one of the most talented performers that has ever crossed our stage. She is destined to be a huge star! We are so proud of her and urge you to join the thousands of people who have seen her show. You will never forget her.

Act II has just produced Diana's first CD, based on the music from her show, Motown and Beyond. Watch for the CD to be available at act2pv.com, and at the merchandise counter at Act II Stages.

* At the time of publication, Act II was not allowed to divulge the details of an ongoing project that will propel Diana to international stardom. Stay tuned for more info.

"Triple D"
Starring Puerto Vallarta's beloved 6'7" POWERHOUSE, Mama Tits!
Opening Night: Saturday, November 3 - Party 8:30 pm / Show 9:30 pm
Continuing Shows: Every Saturday & Monday (through May) - 9:30 pm

After her record-breaking year as one of the Top Headliners of the illustrious Red Room Cabaret, Mama Tits is thrilled to return to Act II for her fourth hit season! This year she is back with her raw and witty take on life, sex, relationships and living your truth. Mama Tits weaves her soulful live singing with her stories and comedy into one big joyride of a show, with a strong message of love, emotion and positive reinforcement, (not unlike her trusty underwire bra)! Jazz, blues, pop, rock and Broadway round out this year's eclectic selection of songs.

Us Two, "New Voices, Old Beats"
Winner - 2017 "Best Band" Award
Opening Night: Us Two Classic, Volume 1
Wednesday, November 7 - 7:30 pm

Continuing Shows: A Different Show Every Week!


• 1st Wednesday of each month - Classic, Volume 1, featuring 70's, 80's and 90's music

• 2nd Wednesday of each month - Country, featuring music by Shania Twain, Garth Brooks, Jimmy Buffet, Kenny Rogers, Linda Ronstadt, John Denver, Allan Jackson, Dolly Parton and more.

• 3rd Wednesday of each month - Classic, Volume 2, featuring MORE music from the 70's 80's, 90's and Happy Days!

• 4th Wednesday of each month - Unplugged, featuring Noemi and Daniel on his acoustic guitar! Songs by Eric Clapton, Lionel Richie, Calum & Leona, Joe Cocker, The Cranberries, Bonnie Tyler and more.

Never before has Puerto Vallarta witnessed such loyalty from fans who discovered Us Two at Act II Entertainment. With more TripAdvisor 5 star reviews than any other PV performers, fans have been known to attend an Us Two show every week. With that in mind, Act II Producer, Danny Mininni, and the members of Us Two decided to give fans the chance to see a new show every week!

Us Two's Wednesday night show features a different show every week, with a total of four different shows per month! Known for bringing the classics from the 70's, 80's and 90's that you love the most back to life, Us Two will feature a "Classics, Volume I" and "Classics, Volume II," because how can you fit all of that great music into one show? Other shows will include a "Country Week" and an intimate "Unplugged" show. No matter what the genre is, Us Two always brings you great entertainment in the form of song and dance, rock and roll, fun and games and humor and chat, all bundled into a 90-minute Vegas-style show!

"All American Boy"
Featuring Steve Grand, Openly Gay Internet Sensation and Recording Artist
Opening Night: Tuesday, November 13 - Party 8:30 pm / Show 9:30 pm
Continuing Shows: November 13, 20, 27 - 9:30 pm
November 15, 29 - 7:30 pm
December 4, 11, 18, 25 - 9:30
December 6, 13, 20, 27 - 7:30
January 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31 - 7:30


Steve Grand returns to the Red Room for a 3-month run this year after his extremely successful string of shows last season! 100% OF HIS SHOWS WERE SOLD OUT!! In 2013, Grand uploaded a music video to YouTube for his song, "All American Boy." It immediately went viral, and within 8 days, he had over 1,000,000 views! It tells the story of unrequited love between a young man and his heterosexual male friend. As a result, this openly gay artist was lauded as a trailblazer in the entertainment world and he has had appearances on Good Morning America, CNN, Larry King Now, and other national outlets where he has used his platform to advocate for Human Rights and LGBT Equality.

Currently, with over 18 million views on YouTube, a #3 and #10 album on The Billboard Independent Album charts, and one of the most successful Music Kickstarter Campaigns ever under his belt, Grand, an extremely handsome young man, has not only broken the rules, but has changed the game forever in singing and songwriting in the era of YouTube and Spotify. He has just released his second, highly-anticipated album, Not the End of Me, in July 2018, and has received rave reviews from the LGBTQ market, creating a vocal and enthusiastic fan base, as well as a permanent place for himself in the music industry.

MORE HEADLINERS IN THE RED ROOM CABARET

Diana Villamonte "More Motown & Beyond"
All new Songs, with all the same talent!
Directed by Alfonso Lopez
Opening Night: Monday, November 5 - Party 6:30 pm / Show 7:30 pm
Continuing Shows: Every Monday - 7:30 pm (No shows in December)

"The Best of ABBA & Elton"
A musical tribute to ABBA and Elton John, featuring Us Two and their Live Band
Opening Night: Sunday, November 11 - 7:30 pm
Continuing Shows: Every Sunday - 7:30 pm (through May)

"Girls Like Us"
Featuring the beloved music of Carly Simon, Carole King, and Joni Mitchell
Produced by Don Pope and Rhonda Padmos
Opening Night: Tuesday, November 13 Party 6:30 pm / Show 7:30 pm
Continuing Shows: November 20, 27, & December 4, 11 & 18 - 7:30 pm

Hedda Lettuce "Gringa in Paradise"
Hedda Lettuce's smorgasbord of live comedy, songs, and stand-up improvisations
Opening Night: Thursday, November 15 - Party 8:30 / Show - 9:30
Continuing Shows: Every Thursday & Sunday - 9:30 (through April)
Tuesdays - 5:00 (starting January 8)

"Twist and Shout"
Music and Dance from the 50's and 60's
Directed by Alfonso Lopez
Opening Night: Saturday, November 24 - Party 6:30 pm / Show 7:30 pm
Continuing Shows: Every Saturday 7:30 pm (through January 26)
Every Saturday 5:00 pm (starting February 2)
Special Bonus Show: Friday, December 7 - 7:30 pm

"She Haw" Starring Delighted Tobehere
A country-western musical drag show
Featuring internationally-celebrated star, Delighted Tobehere
Opening Night: Sunday, December 9 - Party 8:30 pm / Show 9:30 pm
Continuing Shows: December 12, 16, 19, 23 - 9:30 pm

"Straight Outta Queer Eye"
Featuring Jai Rodriguez, star of Bravo TV's "Queer Eye for the Straight Guy"
Opening Night: Tuesday, December 25 - 7:30 pm
Continuing Shows: December 27 & 30 - 9:30 pm

"Divariety"
Featuring World-Famous Drag Divas Gigi Monroe and Delighted Tobehere
Opening Night - Wednesday, January 2 - 5:00 pm
Continuing Shows: January 4, 5, 7, 11, 12 - 5:00 pm

"The Divine Miss M"
A Tribute to the Songs, Comedy & Career of Bette Midler
Featuring Canadian Songstress Miss Sandi D.
A Don & Rhonda Production
Opening Night: Wednesday, January 9 - 5:00 pm
Continuing Shows: January 16, 23, 30 - 5:00 pm
February 6, 31, 20, 27 - 5:00 pm

"Dragflix"
Starring Puerto Vallarta and New York City favorite, Sutton Lee Seymour
Opening Night: Tuesday, January 1 - Party 8:30 pm / Show 9:30 pm
Continuing Every Tuesday - 9:30 pm and Every Thursday - 5:00 pm

"Dueling Drag Divas"
Comedy Drag Cabaret, starring JoAnna and Emmy-Award Winner, ChiChi Rones
Opening Night: Sunday, January 6 - Party 8:30 pm / Show 9:30 pm
Continuing Shows: Every Sunday & Wednesday - 9:30 (through April)

"Lee Squared"
A musical/comedy show honoring music legends, Liberace & Peggy Lee
"Two Lees for the Price of One!"
Opening Night: Monday, January 14 - 5:00 pm
Continuing Shows: January 14, 18, 19, 21, 25, 26 28 - 5:00 pm
February 1, 3, 4 - 5:00 pm

"Oh, Canada"
A Tribute to Canadian musical icons, featuring Tony Award Winner, Levi Kreis
Opening Night: Saturday, February 2 - Party 6:30 pm / Show 7:30 pm
Continuing Shows: February 5, 7, 9, 12, 13, 16, 19 - 7:30 pm

"Classique"
Featuring Recording Artist, Jason Antone
Opening Night: Thursday, February 8 - 5:00 pm
Continuing Shows: February 8, 11, 15, 18 - 5:00 pm

"Queens of Rock"
Featuring Debby Holiday, with 12 "Top 20 Billboard Chart" Hits!
Opening Night: Thursday, February 21 - Party 6:30 pm / Show 7:30 pm
Continuing Shows: February 23, 26, 28 - 7:30 pm
March 2, 5, 7, 9 - 7:30 pm

"The Gabest Show on Earth, 2.0"
Featuring Gabe Arcineaga, Entertainer Extraordinaire
Opening Night: Friday, February 22 - 5:00 pm
Continuing Shows: February 25 - 5:00 pm and March 1, 4, 8 - 5:00 pm

The Kinsey Sicks' 25th Anniversary Show
Political Satire by America's Favorite Dragapella® Beautyshop Quartet
Opening Night: Tuesday, March 12 - Party 6:30 / Show 7:30 pm
Continuing Shows: March 14, 16, 19, 21, 23, 26, 28, 30 - 7:30 pm

"The Best of Paul Fracassi!" - 5 Shows Only!
Featuring Everybody's Sweetheart, Paul Fracassi
Opening Night: Monday, December 3 - 7:30 / Welcome Home to Act II Party - 6:30 pm
Continuing Shows: December 10, 14, 17 - 7:30 pm

The Return of Paul!
Friday, March 15 - 5:00 pm
Continuing Shows: March 18, 22, 25, 29 and April 1, 5, 6 - 5:00 pm

"The Best of Jimi & Janis"
Featuring the Music of Rock 'n Roll Icons, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin
A Don & Rhonda Production
Opening Night: Wednesday, March 6 - 5:00 pm
Continuing Shows: March 13, 20, 27 - 5:00 pm

"Joanna, The Gal with a Gazillion Voices"
Drag comedy, singing and impersonations!
Opening Night: Wednesday, April 17 - 9:30 pm
Continuing Shows: April 21, 24, 28 - 9:30 pm

For a complete listing of all the incredible entertainment ACT II has in store for Puerto Vallarta audiences this season, visit Act2PV.com, or follow Act II on Facebook.

Tickets to all shows can be purchased online at actiientertainment.com, at the box office, which opens at 4 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 learn more about Act II STAGES.