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There's No Place Like Act II for Holiday Entertainment

December 7, 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 - As the only 5-Star venue in Puerto Vallarta, Act II is celebrating its 5-year anniversary with its biggest and best season ever! Little Shop of Horrors, Nunsense A-Men, Twist & Shout, and Cinderella, The Musical are getting rave reviews - and two new shows are opening this week!

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!


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!


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.


Delighted Tobehere, starring in "She Haw"
Sunday, December 9 - Opening Night Party 8:30/Show 9:30 pm
December 9, 12, 16, 19, 23 - 9:30 pm

Act II is happy to welcome back the internationally-celebrated drag diva, Delighted Tobehere, in her all new, Country-Western musical drag show, She Haw! A wise man once said, "Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!" Well, we'll just ignore him for this show! International drag star and "Southern Belle," Delighted Tobehere, will rip the shower curtain off and leave nothing to the imagination as she reveals ALL of drag's best kept secrets! She'll pull from her more than 16 years of experience to give you a behind-the-scenes look at the world of drag, country-western style! Personal stories, gossip, pro tips, how to's, audience participation, side-splitting comedy, and yes... 100% LIVE SINGING ENTERTAINMENT! The judge's loved her on America's Got Talent, Pam Ann thinks she's hilarious, and YOU loved her last season... so, SHE'S BACK! Get your tickets today! You'll be DELIGHTED you did!

The Puerto Vallarta Gay Men's Chorus
"Fa La La" Holiday Concert Series
December 11 & 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 local Mexican and expat community, as well as tourists from many cultures.


Six-year box office-breaking numbers continue into December with more sold-out shows and 5 star reviews then any other season of entertainment at Act II Stages. Audiences are going crazy for Little Shop of Horrors, Nunsense A-Men, Twist and Shout, and Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic, Cinderella, The Musical - all produced by Act II Owners/Producers Alfonso Lopez and Danny Mininni - and great reviews keep pouring in!

"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!

"Little Shop" TripAdvisor Reviews

"Fantastic, fun and magical. A intimate venue with a very talented cast. Highly entertaining. I highly recommend going to see this." - Scott R, 11/21/18

"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

"We have never been disappointed with any show we have seen here. The talent at this production was through the roof. There we a couple familiar faces, Joey Martinez and Andrew Sands and of course Danny Minnini. If you are in Puerto Vallarta, please go you won't regret it AND it is air conditioned." - ReedRN, 11/6/18

"Just saw ACT II's Little Shop of Horrors. I didn't expect the level of professionalism on display, from the sets, acting, singing to the choreography. ACT II May be a small venue but they definitely put on big shows. Yes it may be a cliche but run don't walk and get tickets for this musical. If your plans are for coming down later in the season go online lots of great shows to come. As a plus they have a great patio to enjoy a drink prior to the show." - rickdj5364YT, 11/5/18

"Nunsense A-Men!"
This year's Funniest Musical... Bar Nun! (Pun intended!)
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!

"Nunsense, A-Men!" Reviews

"We went to the opening of "NUNSENSE" tonight! What a great show! It was funny, entertaining and completed our night! Thanks go to Act II for another winning musical!" – Rovere Victoria

"...a magnificent performance! This show kept you laughing & totally entertained from beginning to end! RUN don't walk to see this" – Tricia Lyman

"Wow Wow Wow! Hilarious fun!" – Francine Peters

" of the funniest musicals I have seen in a long time... there wasn't a dull moment! The wild clapping and foot stomping at the end was well-deserved." – Marsha Ward

" nonstop song and dance entity.... a great experience in escapism and surprising humor. The stars are exactly on target and talented. These men are having a blast and the vibes fly throughout the hall. Forget your worries and troubles. This show will make anyone laugh loudly and applaud soundly." – Gary Beck

"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
Bonus Show! Friday, December 7 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, Puerto Vallarta

"What A Night To Remember. Twist & Shout is the Break Out Show of the Season. Directed by the Awesome Alfonso López, Twist & Shout takes you through the antics of two amazing Singer/Dancers and throws in a Twist during the show that will have you Rolling in the Isles. Never have I witnessed the Smiles, Hysterical Laughter and Shouts for More than with this Amazingly High Energy Show. The two Performers are Spot on with their Wit and Craziness. This is a Must See Show that will bring a Huge Smile to your face. Thanks Danny Mininni and Alfonso López for bringing this show to Life." - David Wilhoit, Puerto Vallarta

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 9, 16, 23, 30 - 3:00 pm
December 4, 7, 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!

"Cinderella, the Musical" Reviews

"Best Musical in lovely to believe in the impossible...see it if you can!" - Cheryl Lynn Wheeler

"I was so pleased and surprised at tonight's opening of Cinderella. The cast was terrific, the sets were amazing and the costumes were dazzling." - Karen Erp

"Cinderella opened tonight at Act II. Danny Mininni, you have another glorious hit on your hands. From the antics of the ugly stepsisters to the waif of a Cinderella, it is an outstanding production for the whole family to enjoy. Everyone in the cast outdid themselves and the costumes and sets are the finishing touch to a first-rate production. Oh, the mice are cute too!" - Mary Zack

"What an amazing performance! Great cast with such talent! Loved the costumes! ...don't miss this performance! You will not be disappointed." - Donna Wong

"An absolutely amazing production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella. The singing is great, the sets inventive and the costumes are very well done. The entire cast are well rehearsed and present the production seamlessly. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening and will probably arrange to see it a second time. This is a must see if you are in Puerto Vallarta!" - Christine Hegi


Friday, December 7
"Cinderella, The Musical" - 7:00 pm
"Twist & Shout," song, dance and schtick, celebrating music of the 50s and 60s – 7:30 pm
Hedda Lettuce, starring in "Gringa in Paradise" - 9:30 pm

Saturday, December 8
"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 9
"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" - Opening Night Party 8:30 pm/Show 9:30 pm

Monday, December 10
"Boob Tube," Don Pope & Rhonda Padmos salute 1970's variety shows – 7:00 pm
Paul Fracassi, starring in "The Best of Paul Fracassi" - 7:30 pm
Mama Tits starring in "Triple D" – 9:30 pm

Tuesday, December 11
"Fa La La," PVGMC Holiday Concert - 8:00 pm
"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 12
"Little Shop of Horrors" - 7:00 pm
Us Two, Country - Music from your favorite country stars! - 7:30 pm
Delighted Tobehere, starring in "She Haw" - 9:30 pm

Thursday, December 13
"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 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


"The Best of Paul Fracassi"
featuring "the best of the best" songs by Vallarta favorite, Paul Fracassi
Limited Engagement - Show Dates: December 10, 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

"The Best of Paul Fracassi" TripAdvisor Reviews

"...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 2/17/18

"Paul Fracassi is absolutely amazing! Definitely a 5 star rating for this 90 min. show. Plan on returning next week!" - Bob & Cheryl, 3/1/18

"Saw Paul Fracassi this week and enjoyed his show. He has a great voice and made the show fun with his banter and great attitude. Act II Stages is one of the best things to do in PV. Don't miss out." - Donna P, Oregon 2/23/18

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 - 9:30 pm
Thursday - 7:30 pm

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 live 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

"Boob Tube"
A salute to TV's favorite variety shows from the 70's
A Don & Rhonda Production
Every Monday - 7:00 pm

Think back to the 1970's, a 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. "Boob Tube" is a show that will transport you back to that magical time! 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.

Us Two - Musical Duo
Winner - 2017 Best Band Award!
Every Wednesday - 7:30 pm
A New Show Every Week of the Month
This Week - "Us Two Goes Country!" Music by your favorite country stars!

Us Two presents a different show every week, with a total of four different shows per month! Known for bringing the classics 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 Country Week and the intimate "Unplugged" show. But no matter what the genre is, Us Two always brings you music from the 70's, 80's and 90's 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!

"Do not miss "Us Two" at Act II Entertainment Stages! They have four different themed shows each month this season. Tremendously talented performers!!" - davemM5470OS, Puerto Vallarta, on TripAdvisor 11/11/16

"Girls Like Us"
Featuring the beloved music of Carly Simon, Carole King, and Joni Mitchell
Produced by Don Pope and Rhonda Padmos
December 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 60's. This show captures the music of the 60's like none other!

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, 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.