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Opening Nights at Act II are Just Around the Corner

October 17, 2018

Puerto Vallarta's favorite musical duo, Us Two, and their live band, will star in 5 shows at Act II, including "Classics I & II," Country," "Unplugged," and their brand-new musical tribute "The Best of ABBA & Elton!"

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Act II Stages is entering its 6th exciting year and is BEYOND THRILLED about the incredible new season that's in store! Recently awarded "The Best Performing Arts Venue" in Banderas Bay, Act II brings Puerto Vallarta audiences only the "Best of the Best!"

Act II Entertainment is also very proud that Diana Villamonte, who has already won the hearts of everyone in Puerto Vallarta, has become a contestant on the Reality TV show, La Voz Mexico 2018 (The Voice of Mexico), based in Mexico City. Diana certainly makes a huge impression everywhere she goes, and 'La Voz' is certain to catapult her to international stardom.

On Fridays, October 19 & 26, Act II invites you to a preview of Diana Villamonte's new season in The Red Room. Diana will be singing songs from both of her new shows, "I Will Always Love You," and "More Motown and Beyond," plus songs from her upcoming CD, and songs from last year's hit shows, "Motown and Beyond" and her tribute to Tina Turner, "Simply the Best." This is a MUST-SEE SHOW!

Starting October 31, Act II will be jam-packed with opening night shows! On the Main Stage, you will see the iconic musical comedy, Little Shop of Horrors, the Off-Broadway musical comedy, Nunsense, Amen!, the classic musical, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella (with a few twists and turns) and the brand-new 70's Variety Show, Boob Tube, performed by Don Pope & Rhonda Padmos and their live band.

Opening shows in The Red Room include TV Reality show star, Diana Villamonte, starring in "I Will Always Love You" (a musical tribute to Whitney Houston) and "More Motown and Beyond," (a tribute to the ladies of Motown) and the musical duo, Us Two, will star in FIVE shows, including their "Classics I & II," Country," "Unplugged," and their brand-new musical tribute to "The Best of ABBA & Elton!"

Act II also welcomes the return of the highly popular YouTube sensation/singer/songwriter and TV star, Steve Grand, in his blockbuster, "All American Boy." Also new this year, is "Girls Like Us," a show featuring the music of Carly Simon, Carole King and Joni Mitchell; and "Twist & Shout, a show celebrating the music of the 50s & 60s.

Finally, Act II is known for having the best drag/gay icon shows in Puerto Vallarta, and The Red Room just wouldn't be the same without its two favorite headliner drag queens, Mama Tits, starring in "Triple D," and Hedda Lettuce, starring in "Gringa in Paradise!"

This gay-friendly, 5-star venue continues to present something for everyone. Whether it's the high-quality theater productions, or internationally-known cabaret acts and drag shows, the incredible entertainment at Act II Stages is on par with any theater in North America. Excellent musical entertainment is also offered in their beautiful, fully-equipped Encore Lounge, so come early and enjoy a drink! For more show information, or to buy your tickets, go to


Fridays, October 19 & 26 - 7:30 pm
"I Will Always Love You," starring Diana Villamonte - Special Previews of her new Whitney Houston Show and to celebrate her becoming a contestant on La Voz Mexico 2018 (the Voice of Mexico)!

Wednesday, October 31
"Little Shop of Horrors" - Main Stage Opening Night Party & Costume Contest - Party 6:00 pm / Show 7:00 pm Wear your best "Little Shop-inspired" costume for your chance to win the "Best Costume" award!

Thursday, November 1
"Little Shop of Horrors" at 7:00 pm - Featuring the return of Act II Managing Partner, Danny Mininni, to the stage as the crotchety and hilarious "Mr. Mushnik."

Friday, November 2
"I Will Always Love You," starring Diana Villamonte - Opening Night Party & Danny Mininni's Birthday Celebration - Party 6:00 pm / Show 7:30 pm

Saturday, November 3
Little Shop of Horrors - 7:00 pm
(Opening Night) "Triple D," starring Mama Tits - Party 8:30 / Show 9:30 pm

Sunday, November 4 - Dark

Monday, November 5
(Opening Night) "More Motown & Beyond," Diana Villamonte - Party 6:30 / Show 7:30 pm
"Triple D," starring Mama Tits - 9:30 pm

Tuesday, November 6 - Dark

Wednesday, November 7
"Little Shop of Horrors" - 7:00 pm
(Opening Night) "Us Two, Classic I" - Party 6:30 / Show 7:30 pm

Thursday, November 8
"Little Shop of Horrors" - 7:00 pm


"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
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!

Act II is very excited about the 2018-2019 season! Featuring 35 different shows, 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.