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Exciting News, Upcoming Shows at Act II Entertainment

December 14, 2018

Act II is making the season a little brighter for Puerto Vallarta children this month. So far, more than 100 students and all of the kids at Corazón de Niño orphanage have enjoyed Cinderella, The Musical, at no cost.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - If you love live music and theater, there's no better place to go in Puerto Vallarta than Act II STAGES, where both superstars and rising stars are ready to entertain you every night of thw week. Here's a look at this week's lineup of shows, and some exciting news!

Act II Entertainment Star, Diana Villamonte, makes it to the finals of La Voz Mexico!

Diana gained fame last year in both her Motown and Beyond & Tina Turner shows, quickly making her the top-selling show in Puerto Vallarta! This year, Diana opened her two new shows, More Motown and Beyond & The Whitney Houston Show, to sold out shows and 5 star reviews!

What's next for this Act II Superstar and Pride of Puerto Vallarta? This Sunday, December 16, Diana will compete in the last leg of the 'The Voice of Mexico' TV show, which is being filmed in Mexico City. At 6:00 pm, Act II will host a Finals Viewing Party in its Encore Lounge, and all of Diana's fans are invited! 2x1 cocktails will be offered until 9:00 pm and a special "Diana Drink," along with snacks, will be featured. Come help us cheer her on!


Theater for Students
Act II is donating tickets to local schools for its show, Cinderella, the Musical this month. So far, more than 100 students, as well as all of the children at the Corazón de Niño orphanage, have received free tickets!

Christmas Donations
Act II Entertainment once again partners with Freda Thomson, winner of the 2016 Humanitarian Award, to collect bags of rice and beans, as well unwrapped presents, for Christmas at the dump. Please consider making a donation. Giving back to the community is a great way to share some holiday joy. Your donations can be dropped off at Act II from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm - 7 days a week.

Nunsense, Amen! Raising Money for Local Charities
Act II's hit musical, Nunsense, Amen! is not only great fun, but is also raising thousands of pesos a week for local charities! From now until Christmas, Nunsense will be collecting money throughout each of its shows which will be donated to the charities, "Christmas at the Dump" and Banderas Bay Women's Shelter. Just last week, the actors managed to collect 3600 pesos, which was donated directly to Christmas at the Dump organizer, Freda Thompson. Act II will also give 50 pesos off tickets for Nunsense and Cinderella when you bring a sack or rice or beans to donate.

TripAdvisor has just awarded Act II with the #2 spot on their list of "Best Things To Do in Puerto Vallarta," AND has designated Stages as the city's #1 Entertainment Venue! From stage plays and musicals to cabaret, drag shows, and concerts, audiences are thrilled with the calibre of the shows this year, and great reviews keep pouring in!

If you haven't lived the "Act II Experience," now's the time to do so! Take a look at the reviews and the schedule of this week's shows below, then visit for tickets. Shows are selling out fast, so get your tickets now!


Friday, December 14
"Fa La La," PVGMC Holiday Concert - 8:00 pm
Paul Fracassi, starring in "The Best of Paul Fracassi" - 7:30 pm
Hedda Lettuce, starring in "Gringa in Paradise" - 9:30 pm

Saturday, December 15
"Fa La La," PVGMC Holiday Concert - 3:00 pm
"Little Shop of Horrors" - 7:00 pm
"Twist & Shout," song, dance and schtick, celebrating music of the 50s and 60s - 7:30 pm
Mama Tits, starring in "Triple D" - 9:30 pm

Sunday, December 16
"Cinderella, the Musical" - Matinee 3:00 pm
"Nunsense, Amen!" - 7:00 pm
"Best of ABBA & Elton," starring Us Two and their LIVE BAND - 7:30 pm
Delighted Tobehere, starring in "She Haw" - 9:30 pm

Monday, December 17
Paul Fracassi, starring in "The Best of Paul Fracassi" - 7:30 pm
Mama Tits starring in "Triple D" – 9:30 pm

Tuesday, December 18
"Girls Like Us," a celebration of Joni Mitchell, Carly Simon & Carole King - 7:30 pm
Steve Grand, starring in "Not the End of Me" - 9:30 pm

Wednesday, December 19
"Little Shop of Horrors" - 7:00 pm
Us Two, Volume II – Classic music from the 50s to the 90s + Happy Days! - 7:30 pm
Delighted Tobehere, starring in "She Haw" - 9:30 pm

Thursday, December 20
"Little Shop of Horrors" - 7:00 pm
Steve Grand, starring in "Not the End of Me" - 7:30 pm
Hedda Lettuce, starring in "Gringa in Paradise" - 9:30 pm

Friday, December 21
Cinderella, The Musical - 7:00 pm
Steve Grand, starring in "Not the End of Me" - 7:30 pm
Hedda Lettuce, starring in "Gringa in Paradise" - 9:30 pm


"Little Shop of Horrors"
A Cult Musical/Horror Comedy
Produced by Act II Entertainment
Directed by Alfonso Lopez
Wednesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays at 7:00 pm (through December)

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!

"Best show ever in Puerto Vallarta. A must see, amazing talent and set design. Would love to see it again." – Michelle S, 11/17/2018

"The Best of Paul Fracassi"
featuring "the best of the best" songs by Vallarta favorite, Paul Fracassi
Limited Engagement - Show Dates: December 14, 17 - 7:30 pm

Paul Fracassi opened his new show, "The Best of Paul Fracassi," in The Red Room on December 3 to standing ovations, tears and lots of love! One of Puerto Vallarta's most beloved performers, his shows have sold more tickets than any other show in Act II history! As the "consummate performer," this "Jersey Kid" from Toronto, Canada, bounds onto the stage with tremendous energy and expert stage presence. His powerful, well-trained voice created a big fuss up in Canada when he was a finalist on Canadian Idol, and shortly thereafter, created a "big fuss" in Puerto Vallarta, too! He is much in demand in Canada, Mexico, the U.S. and Europe. Paul's amazing vocals have been compared to the great crooners of the American songbook, and especially the high vocal range of Frankie Valli. He will be singing the "best of the best" from his past shows: Walk Like A Man, Legends, and Stayin' Alive. Tickets for this limited engagement at

"...One of the best shows we have seen in Vallarta in our 20 years coming here. The choice of songs fit his voice... we will definitely be going back before we return to our home in Ontario." - Jack and Diane, Canada, on TripAdvisor 2/17/18

Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella, the Musical"
A musical based on the fairy tale, Cinderella
Produced by Act II Entertainment
Directed by Alfonso López
December 16, 23, 30 - 3:00 pm
Friday - December 21, 28 - 7:00 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. Featuring MaryJo Nelson in the role of Cinderella, this crowd-pleasing, old-fashioned (with new twists) musical is a winner!

"I would highly recommend attending the production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella at Act II Entertainment for a quality evening's entertainment while in Puerto Vallarta. The show is well produced with innovative sets and costumes. The cast is well rehearsed for a seamless presentation. The quality of the singing is outstanding. This will be an evening to remember on your visit to Puerto Vallarta." - chegi2018, on TripAdvisor, 12/2/18

"Nunsense A-Men!"
This year's Funniest Musical... Bar Nun!
Produced by Act II Entertainment
Directed by Alfonso Lopez
Every Sunday at 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. Check out their video, #sheNUNigans, to see them parasailing, racing down the Malecon 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 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!

It just keeps getting better! On this trip my husband and I attended 3 shows... Nunsense, Diana Villamonte and Little Shop of Horrors. All were very different and wonderful! I am happy to see that they are expanding the number and types of shows while continuing to bring PV quality live entertainment. The service is excellent and the setting fun. Go early and listen to the music in the bar. And yes, it is for everyone... please don't feel it is only a gay venue... don't miss it! - Connie, Long Beach, on TripAdvisor 11/16/18

"Twist and Shout"
Music and Dance from the 50's and 60's
Produced by Act II Entertainment
Directed by Alfonso López
Every Saturday at 7:30 pm

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!

"Twist and Shout" Reviews

"Saw Twist and Shout last night in The Red Room at Act II. So much fun. Music from the 50's and 60's with the premise of the two final contestants of a singing contest. The audience was laughing, cheering and singing along. Great addition to Vallarta nightlife." - Rick DiCarlo 11/25/18

"Twist and Shout was AMAZING! Great singing, great dancing and great concept! A must see!" - Bert Ramirez, Puerto Vallarta

"Twist & Shout had more heart than I've seen in a long time. Excellent and talented performers who gave 1000%!" - Dave Mohr

Delighted Tobehere, starring in "She Haw"
December 16, 19, 23 - 9:30 pm

Any man of mine... better get tickets to SHE HAW! This country "ho down" stars the internationally renowned drag queen Delighted Tobehere, celebrating her third season in Vallarta at Act II Stages! She might live in NYC, but this FANCY lady hails from South Carolina and knows a "thang" or two about country music! In fact, when she performed on America's Got Talent Howie Mandel said she "just became the first country music drag star!"

Delighted combines celebrity illusion, vocal impressions, live vocals, lip sync, comedy, intelligence, and quick wit to wow her audiences! SHE HAW features hits from Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, Garth Brooks, Patsy Cline, Carrie Underwood and more! A combination of songs and corny comedy guaranteed to appeal to the country fan or the country virgin! Delighted's packing her RED HIGH HEELS and hoppin' on her SIN WAGON to bring you this hilarious, live singing show that would make the Grand Ole Opry proud! Or should we say Grand ¡Olé! Opry? You'd be CRAZY not to get your tickets TODAY! Follow Delighted @QueenDelighted, or visit her website:

The Puerto Vallarta Gay Men's Chorus
"Fa La La" Holiday Concert Series
December 14 - 8:00 pm
December 15 - 3:00 pm

The Puerto Vallarta Gay Men's Chorus (PVGMC) proudly continues its holiday musical tradition with the "Fa La La" concert series on December 11 & 14 at 8:00 pm, and on December 15 at 3 pm, on Act II's Main Stage. This debut of new Artistic Director, Derek Carkner, will take you on both a light-hearted romp of Christmas music in English and Spanish, as well as move you with more inspirational music. Joining the chorus will be Puerto Vallarta favorites, Miss Conception and Steve Grand. The PVGMC brings you the talents of gay men from Mexico, the United States, Canada and around the world. They perform choral music that entertains, enlightens and inspires, and they build bridges of understanding, acceptance and love. They are warmly embraced by the Mexican and expat community, as well as tourists from many cultures.

"Girls Like Us"
Featuring the beloved music of Carly Simon, Carole King, and Joni Mitchell
Produced by Don Pope and Rhonda Padmos
December 18 - 7:30 pm (Final Show)

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 60's. This show captures the music of the 60's like none other!

Steve Grand - #1 Selling Music Show This Season
"Not the End of Me"
Featuring Steve Grand, Openly Gay Internet Sensation and Recording Artist!
Shows sell out fast, so get your tickets now at
Tuesday, December 18 - 9:30 pm
Thursday, December 20 - 7:30 pm
Friday, December 21 - 7:30 pm (Bonus Show)

Steve Grand returns triumphantly to The Red Room for a 3-month run, 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." Immediately, it went viral, and within 8 days, he had over 1,000,000 views! The song tells the story of unrequited love between a young man and his heterosexual male friend. As a result of his notoriety, this openly gay artist has been lauded as a trailblazer in the entertainment world and 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.

"Steve Grand at the Red Room. My first time visiting Act II and I was impressed. Friendly staff and very well organized, along with some hilarious commentary while being seated, made for an enjoyable night! The small venue was perfect and intimate to watch Steve Grand play. A welcome addition to Puerto Vallarta." - WazzaH, TripAdvisor

Hedda Lettuce - "Gringa In Paradise"
Winner Funniest Drag show 2017 - 2018
Hedda Lettuce's smorgasboard of live comedy, songs, and stand-up improvisations
Every Thursday & Friday - 9:30 pm

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!

"HEDDA LETTUCE! My Queen! I met a very nice gentleman on the beach who told he was Hedda Lettuce and that I should check out his show at Act II Stages. I did and I am in love with this drag queen! Very funny, creative, quick come backs and one-liners. She had the audience gagging and sometimes gasping for air from beginning to end. Funny, unapologetic, witty, great singer and from what I gathered a great human being as well. Do not miss this show!" - Chispitaspark, LA, on TripAdvisor

Mama Tits - All new show! "Triple D"
Starring Puerto Vallarta's beloved 6'7" POWERHOUSE, Mama Tits!
Every Monday & Saturday - 9:30 pm

After her second record-breaking year as one of the Top Headliners of the illustrious Red Room Cabaret at Act II Stages, Mama Tits is thrilled to return 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. Check out her many reviews on Trip Advisor!

US Two - "The Best of ABBA & Elton"
A musical tribute to ABBA and Elton John, featuring UsTwo and their LIVE BAND
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 band) will treat you to an unforgettable evening of music!

"I absolutely loved this high energy show. The band consists of very talented musicians. Danny & Noemi masterfully belt out song after song and bring the audience to their feet. Such talent." - Christine P, TripAdvisor

Act II is very proud of its talent this year and invites you to come and experience one (or two or three) shows for yourself!

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

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.
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