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Exciting News, Upcoming Shows at Act II Entertainment

October 10, 2018

Directed by Alfonso López and choreographed by Steven Retchless, Nunsense, A-Men! is the kind of show that picks you up, shakes you around, and makes you want to dance. Opening Sunday, November 11th.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Act II is thrilled about its upcoming, new season of entertainment, and the exciting Opening Nights of several spectacular shows are just around the corner! Now is the time to get your tickets! Tickets to all shows are available at

"Little Shop of Horrors" Opening Night - October 31 - 7:00 pm

Act II's highly-anticipated musical, Little Shop of Horrors, opens on October 31 at 7:00 pm. As of this time, the Opening Night show is almost sold out, and it is destined to be the "hit" of the season! Directed by Alfonso Lopez, this show features some of Vallarta's favorite actors, as well as a fabulous return to the stage of Act II's Managing Partner, Danny Mininni, in the hilarious role of "Mr. Munchnik." This uproariously funny show is not to be missed!

Congratulations to Diana Villamonte, Contestant on The Voice of Mexico!

Sunday, September 30, marked the thrilling television debut of Vallarta's very own Diana Villamonte when she became a contestant on La Voz Mexico 2018 (The Voice of Mexico)! This vocal competition is being filmed in Mexico City, and this tiny musical dynamo captivated the hearts of all four coaches, who each begged to work with her! She certainly makes a huge impression everywhere she goes, and La Voz Mexico is certain to catapult Diana to international stardom.

Act II is very excited that Diana, star of its two huge, blockbuster shows last season, "Motown and Beyond" and "Simply the Best, a Tribute to Tina Turner," will be returning to The Red Room Cabaret again this season! This fabulous and talented young lady has become the queen of musical entertainment here in Puerto Vallarta. In addition to her ever-popular "Motown and Beyond," Diana will present a brand-new show, "I Will Always Love You," a tribute to the legendary Whitney Houston.

To celebrate her television debut, Diana will be previewing her new Whitney Houston show on Fridays, October 19 and 26 at 7:30 pm. In addition to singing lots of new Whitney Houston songs, Diana will also "look back" to her shows from last year and will sing some audience-favorites, which are also featured on her highly-anticipated, brand-new CD, "Motown and Beyond!" This new CD, produced by Act II Entertainment, will be available for purchase at her shows and online at


"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 Party & Costume Contest 6:00 pm / Show 7:00 pm
(Wear your best "Little Shop-inspired" costume!)
Additional Show Dates (Main Stage)
Wednesdays - Thursdays - Saturdays at 7:00 pm (through Dec)
2019 Open Run: Every Thursday - 7:00 pm

One of Off-Broadway's most popular cult musicals, Little Shop of Horrors is the 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. This cult classic was one of the longest-running Off-Broadway shows and has become a household name thanks to a highly successful film version and a fantastic musical score! For the past 30 years, people just can't get the catchy music out of their heads!

Directed by Alfonso López, 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 the rock 'n' roll era. It stars many of your favorite Act II actors, plus some wonderful new faces, including Maria Rose, Joey Martinez, Alex McLauchlan, Andrew Sands, Shawn Morgan, Eli Estrada, Sasha del Oceano, and Ximena Peña Esparza. It also features the return of Act II Managing Partner, Danny Mininni, to the stage, with his portrayal of the crotchety and hilarious "Mr. Mushnik." With its delightful cast and toe-tapping music, Little Shop of Horrors is a must-see this season!

Diana Villamonte's "I Will Always Love You"
A Musical Tribute to Whitney Houston, featuring PV's #1 Star, Diana Villamonte
Produced by Act II Entertainment
Directed by Alfonso López

Preview show: October 19 - 7:30 pm (Before International TV Premiere)
Special preview show: October 26 - 7:30 pm (The "After TV Premiere Show")

Red Room Season 6 Opening Night Show: Friday, November 2 - 7:30 pm
Red Room Opening Night/Danny's Birthday Party - 6:00 pm
Open Run: Every Friday - 7:30 pm (No shows in December)

Diana Villamonte, Panamanian beauty and TV Star, has taken Puerto Vallarta by storm! Last year, she presented the #1 show in Puerto Vallarta, "Motown and Beyond." Her show sold out every night and was such a smashing success that, mid-season, we asked her to create a Tina Turner Tribute show! That, too, was a hit, selling out every week and breaking all box office records!

This year, we are thrilled to announce that Diana, along with director Alfonso López, has created yet ANOTHER sensational hit show, "I Will Always Love You," a musical tribute to Whitney Houston! Diana, with her powerhouse voice and infectious personality, 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 voice, belting notes and electrifying top register will bring tears to your eyes.

Diana entered her first singing competition at age 10 and also performed in several local plays. In 2014, she won the Karaoke World Championship in Stockholm, Sweden, and was asked to participate in the Tokyo International Karaoke competition for the following two years. She sang as the "guest artist" at the competition in Singapore in 2015. Then, as a result of the notoriety she received after her karaoke successes, she was asked to star in a reality show on television in Central America. She now has a huge television fanbase! In fact, on September she made her debut as a contestant on the internationally-acclaimed TV Reality Show, La Voz Mexico 2018! Be sure to tune in on Sunday evenings and send her some good vibes! Act II has just produced Diana's first CD, based on the music from her show, Motown and Beyond. Look for the CD to be available online at, and at the merchandise counter at Act II Stages.

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.

"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
Open Run: Every Monday & Saturday - 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.

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)

Panamanian Beauty and TV Star, Diana Villamonte, returns for her second amazing season with Act II's #1 hit show, "More Motown and Beyond!" This is an all-new show in English, paying respect to the great ladies (and a few of the boys) of Motown (and beyond), with a special tribute to Aretha Franklin, as well as Diana Ross, Shirley Bassey, Whitney Houston, Anita Ward, Etta James, Nina Simone, Aretha Franklin and Donna Summer. Get your tickets quickly! This show sold out almost every night during the last season!

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

Open Run: Every Wednesday at 7:30 pm - A New 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!

"Nunsense A-Men!"
Act II's Hit Summer Sensation Musical Returns to the 2018-2019 Season!
Produced by Act II Entertainment
Directed by Alfonso Lopez
Opening Night: Sunday, November 11 - 7:00 pm
Open Run: Every Sunday - 7:00 pm
This year's funniest musical... bar NUN! (Pun intended!)

Nunsense, A-Men! is a take-off on the 2nd longest-running Off-Broadway hit, Nunsense, second only to Little Shop of Horrors. But here in Puerto Vallarta, all of the characters are MALE musical comedy performers!

Act II's "sacrilegious" version of Nunsense, A-Men! features uproarious horseplay and side-splitting jokes that are performed by Bert Ramirez, Shawn Morgan, José Jasso, Roberto Gomez, and Al Carswell. CHECK OUT their video, #sheNUNigans, to see them parasailing, racing down the Malecón on Segways and experimenting with tequila... All in full habits! The Act II nuns are always up to something new and irreverent!

Directed by Alfonso López and choreographed by Steven Retchless, Nunsense, A-Men! is the kind of show that picks you up, 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!

"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
Open Run: Every Sunday - 7:30 pm

UsTwo presents a musical tribute to the timeless music of two unforgettable acts which began in the 70's, ABBA and Elton John. UsTwo will perform songs that you remember, such as Mama Mia, Dancing Queen, Chiquitita, Sad Song, Candle in the Wind, Rocket Man, and more. Their repertoire changes with each performance, but these amazing vocalists (and their live band) will treat you to an unforgettable evening of music.

ABBA, with its flamboyant costumes and catchy music, is considered to be one of the top musical groups in history, having sold over 500 million albums. Elton John first became famous for his oversize glasses and outrageous outfits, but his enduring popularity and incredible talent have earned him five Grammy awards, induction into the Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame, and sales of over 300 million albums. Together, these two acts epitomized the soft rock/pop musical sounds that became hugely popular in the 70's, and is still loved around the world today.

"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, 24, 25, 28 - 9:30 pm
December 6, 13, 20, 21, 27 - 7:30 pm
January 1, 3, 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, 31 - 7:30 pm

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.

Grand's songs are a living testimonial of the trials and tribulations that he experienced as he came to the realization that he was gay. He started writing his songs at age 11 as a way to understand and express himself. People have always related to his music, because each song was written about a specific moment or time in his life. Many of his songs express the pain of going through a brutal breakup with his long-term partner. "I tried to be as brutally honest as I could be in my songs," Grand said. "People have told me it's [sometimes] hard to listen to [my songs] because they feel what I'm feeling. It's painful, but it's still beautiful." That is why he is loved by so many and also why his shows sell out every night!

"Gringa In Paradise"
Hedda Lettuce's smorgasbord of live comedy, songs, and stand-up improvisations
Opening Night: Thursday, November 15 - Party 8:30 pm / Show - 9:30 pm
Continuing Shows: Every Thursday & Friday - 9:30 pm and Tuesdays - 5:00 pm
All New Show: with Don & Rhonda singing the blues - Tuesday 5:00 pm, starting January 8

Hedda Lettuce, the six-time Drag Queen of the Year Award-winner (HX magazine) and the legendary "green goddess" of drag, is excited to return to Puerto Vallarta for her FOURTH "sold out" season! Her show, this year, is a loving send-up to her favorite town... Puerto Vallarta! Hedda will glamorize another season as she dishes out a tossed salad of improvisational comedy, sultry songs, and dazzling gowns. (And it's entirely fat-free!) She will gladly engage you in a night of storytelling, bawdy and biting wit, spontaneous comedy, and live (not lip-synched) singing! Her show includes her nationally-acclaimed original comedic music that is peppered with parodies of old time favorites and startling satire. Hedda Lettuce is one of New York City's premiere drag queens and keeps the audience screaming with laughter for the entire show!

"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

The 1970's were a time of change. Television (the "Boob Tube") was still relatively new, and producers were trying to wean people away from the big screen. Variety shows became a staple of American Television. Anyone that was "someone" got their own television variety show. Think back to the time when you and your family sat in a one-television home and enjoyed the shows of Sonny & Cher, Laugh In, Smothers Brothers, Captain & Tennille, Tony Orlando & Dawn, Donny & Marie... and so many more.

These unforgettable variety shows have made an indelible impression on our hearts. We hear a familiar tune being sung by one of our favorite 70's artists and that warm, fuzzy feeling returns - we instantly recall the time and place where we first heard that song, and we find ourselves humming the tune and can't get it out of our heads.

"Boob Tube" is a show that will transport you back to those magical 70's. Don Pope and Rhonda Padmos return to the Main Stage with their live band, playing the songs that you love. This show is a nostalgic trip down Memory Lane.

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

Act II is proud to be presenting Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella," a musical based on this beloved fairy tale! In Act II's inimitable style, co-producers Danny Mininni and Alfonso López, add some hilarious twists and turns to this magical and much-loved story. In fact, it is the perfect family show. With its iconic and memorable music, the little ones in the audience will be enthralled and the adults will enjoy the irreverent and sometimes unexpected humor! It also features Act II favorite, MaryJo Nelson, in the role of Cinderella. This crowd-pleasing, old-fashioned (with its new twists) musical is a winner!

"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 20 Party 6:30 pm / Show 7:30 pm
Continuing Shows: November 27, & December 4, 11 & 18 - 7:30 pm

In their inimitable style, Rhonda Padmos and Don Pope present the timeless music of 60's icons, Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Carly Simon. These women are three of the most enduring and important women in popular music. They collectively represent, in their lives and their songs, a great swath of girls who came of age in the late 1960s. This show captures the music of the 60's like none other!

Don and Rhonda are well-known musicians from Canada who arrived in Puerto Vallarta in the 1980's as guest musicians on the television show, The Love Boat. Currently, in their 6th season at Act II with shows like Come Together (Beatles tribute), Rumors (Fleetwood Mac tribute), California Dreamin' (Mamas & the Papas tribute), The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Sordid Lives, A Chorus Line and Tapestry (music of Carole King), Rhonda and Don are thrilled to bring this exciting new show to Act II!

"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)

Act II is pleased to announce a brand new 50's and 60's show, "Twist and Shout," featuring musical hits from the 50's and 60's! The dynamic duo, Pedro Islas and Faride Talamás perform many of the songs that you love... I Wanna Be Loved By You, Can't Take My Eyes Off of You, Be My Baby, Lollipop, I Only Want to Be With You, Twist and Shout... and more! This show has a unique format and is full of singing, comedy, and dancing to the rhythms that changed the world!

Act II is very excited about the 2018-2019 season! Featuring 35 different shows, from October through May, Act II has been designated as the "Best Performance Venue" by the Vallarta Tribune! Many of Puerto Vallarta's favorite performers are returning to our stages, but there's also some hot, new surprises in store!

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

About the Venue

Act II engages, inspires, entertains and challenges audiences with theatrical productions that range from the classics to new works. We train and support the next generation of theater artists, we provide arts education programs that promote lifelong learning to a diverse community, and we celebrate the essential power of the theater to illuminate our common humanity.

Tickets to all shows can be purchased online at, at the box office, which opens daily at 10:00 am, 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.