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Hot Shows Make Spring Sizzle at Act II Entertainment

April 5, 2019

Everyone at Act II mourns the loss of our friend, Francine Peters. She was loved by many and touched the lives of more people in Puerto Vallarta than she ever knew. She will be missed terribly, but will remain in our hearts forever.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Yes... Puerto Vallarta's winter season is winding down, but Act II still sizzles with top-notch shows! Although our Main Stage winter musical productions end in April, many musical cabaret and drag shows continue through May. And... after a 2-year hiatus, the #1 blockbuster musical, Avenue Q, returns to Act II for a three-week run, starting on May 6!

Act II Mourns the Loss of a Dear Friend

It is with much sadness that we mourn the loss of our friend, Francine Peters, this week. Franny has been a permanent fixture at Act II, through both her presence at so many of our shows and through the many paintings that she has displayed on our walls. Act II has been "her" gallery for the entire time she lived in Puerto Vallarta. Her life was difficult. But she was loved by many, and she touched the lives of more people in Puerto Vallarta than she ever knew. She will be missed terribly, but will remain in our hearts forever.


Are you visiting Puerto Vallarta for the first time? Well, Act II is THE PLACE to go for live entertainment! With multiple shows every night, and featuring fabulous stage plays and Broadway musicals, as well as live cabaret and drag shows, Act II brings to you the "BEST OF THE BEST" performers in the Banderas Bay area!

Many of these shows sell out, so check the schedule below and get your tickets now so you don't miss them! Tickets are available today at, and at our box office.


Friday, April 5
7:30 pm - Diana Villamonte, "I Will Always Love You" (This week's show is sold out!)
9:30 pm - Hedda Lettuce, starring in "Gringa in Paradise"

Saturday, April 6
7:00 pm - "Chicago," a NuName Production (Get your tickets now! Sells out every week!)
9:30 pm - Mama Tits, starring in "Triple D"

Sunday, April 7
7:00 pm - "Nunsense, Amen!"
7:30 - "Best of ABBA & Elton," starring Us Two and their LIVE BAND
9:30 pm - "Dueling Drag Divas," starring Emmy Award-winner, Chi Chi Rones, and JoAnna

Monday, April 8
7:30 pm - Diana Villamonte, starring in "More Motown & Beyond"
9:30 pm - Mama Tits starring in "Triple D"

Tuesday, April 9
7:00 pm - "I've Got Rhythm," a Gershwin Brothers musical revue (Final Show!)
7:30 pm - Hedda Lettuce starring in "Hedda Sings the Blues"
9:30 pm - Sutton Lee Seymour, starring in "Dragflix"

Wednesday, April 10
7:30 pm - Us Two - 2nd Wednesday - "Us Two Goes Country"
9:30 pm - "Dueling Drag Divas," starring Emmy Award-winner, Chi Chi Rones, and JoAnna

Thursday, April 11
7:00 pm - "Little Shop of Horrors" (Back by popular demand every Thursday!)
9:30 pm - Sutton Lee Seymour, starring in "Dragflix"

Friday, April 12
7:30 pm - Diana Villamonte - "I Will Always Love You," a Whitney Houston Tribute
9:30 pm - Hedda Lettuce, starring in "Gringa in Paradise"


JoAnna, The Gal with a Gazillion Voices
Drag comedy, singing and impersonations!
OPENING NIGHT - Wednesday, April 17 - 9:30 pm
April 17, 21, 24 & 28 at 9:30 pm

JoAnna (aka Joe Perry) is celebrating her 13th season as a headline performer here in Vallarta! She started out in NYC, and has won numerous awards, including "The Best Patsy Cline Singer" at the Cowgirl Hall of Fame. She is well-known for her amazing impressions, and can do an amazing impersonation of Cher, Tina Turner, Patsy Cline, Madonna, Marilyn Monroe, Celine Dion, Elvis Presley, Dolly Parton… and more! In addition to PV, JoAnna has enjoyed 6 smash seasons in Provincetown, Massachusetts, and has had 8 fabulous summer seasons in Ogunquit, Maine. The New York Times hails her as "One of the Best!" and the Florida Sun writes that she is "Beyond impressions, Parody and Burlesque."

"Born to Be Wild"
Featuring Renee Armand, the voice behind the Oscar-Winning Song, "The Morning After"
OPENING NIGHT - Tuesday, April 23 - Party 6:30 pm / Show 7:30 pm
April 23, 25, 27, & 30, and May 2 & 4 at 7:30 pm

Due to popular demand Act II's favorite songstress, Renee Armand, returns to Puerto Vallarta for her fourth exciting season!

This "wild child" of the 60's grew up in Laurel Canyon, the crossroads between Beverly Hills and Hollywood, at the same time as many of her good friends, including Mama Cass, Carly Simon, The Beatles, The Eagles, James Taylor, George Harrison, Carole King, Linda Ronstadt and more. They worked together, played together, and wrote the music that shaped a generation.

Sharing the music of the 60's and 70's, this free-spirited, vibrant woman will captivate you with her incredible talent, her warmth and her honesty. Her heartfelt tributes and humor, combined with a magnificent, soulful voice will touch you like never before, and you'll find yourself reliving those magical times singing along to the familiar tunes.

Renee sang and toured with John Denver for six years, and is the voice behind the Academy Award-winning song, "The Morning After," from the movie The Poseidon Adventure. She has performed to sold-out audiences at Act II for the past four years, and, no doubt, will do so again this year. This show is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and a MUST-SEE in Puerto Vallarta! Get your tickets TODAY!

"Avenue Q"
Puerto Vallarta's #1 Musical - EVER!
Directed by Alfonso López
OPENING NIGHT: Monday, May 6 - Party 6:00 pm / Show 7:00 pm
Continuing Shows: May 6, 8, 11, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22 & 25 - 7:00 pm

"Avenue Q," the most popular musical ever presented in Puerto Vallarta, returns in May, just in time for Pride Week! Avenue Q is a delightful, laugh-out-loud American musical that was performed on Broadway from 2003 to 2009. Audiences everywhere have been captivated by its fresh and funny story, and it won the prestigious 2004 "Triple Crown" for Tony Awards... Best Music, Best Score and Best Book!

The story of Avenue Q takes place in New York City and the street is Avenue Q, the only address you can afford when you're fresh out of college, out of a job, or just trying to find your purpose in life. It is a coming-of-age parable that satirizes the issues and anxieties of entering adulthood.

Filled with gut-busting humor and a delightfully catchy score (not to mention the use of full-size puppets that are animated by unconcealed human puppeteers), Avenue Q is a truly unique show that received rave reviews at Act II two years ago!

Although the show addresses slightly bawdy, humorous adult issues (and is not recommended for children), it is very similar to a beloved children's show - a place where puppets are friends. Drected by Act II Entertainment's Musical Director, Alfonso Lopez, Avenue Q features tons of local talent.

Simply put, this show is the perfect choice for those who may be wondering how the hell we got to this point in our lives and are constantly questioning your purpose in life. But, for now, you can just sit back and enjoy a belly-laugh (or two!) and rejoice at the marvel of this modern-day musical!


"Little Shop of Horrors"
A Cult Musical/Horror Comedy
Produced by Act II Entertainment
Directed by Alfonso López
Thursdays - 7:00 pm (Extended through April 18, by popular demand!)
#1 Main Stage Musical in the past 6 seasons!
Click HERE for show description & reviews

"Chicago" (Only two more shows! Get your tickets now!)
A NuName Production
Directed by Edoardo Rocha
Saturdays - 7:00 pm (Extended through April 20, by popular demand!)

The iconic American musical, Chicago, features music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and a book by Ebb and John Fosse. When it debuted on Broadway back in the 1970's, Chicago became a classic and won 6 Tony Awards. The Broadway revival in 1996 now holds the record as the longest-running musical revival and the longest-running American musical in Broadway history.

This NuName Production is absolutely amazing! It features 12 dancers, along with stage favorites, Michael Gibney, MaryJo Nelson, Maria Rose, Edoardo Rocha, Joan Houston, and Marsha Ward Ross! This spectacular musical is as addictive as gossip rags, and as unforgettable as any trial of the century. It is the one show you can always count on to give you the thrills and memories that only come from seeing a Broadway musical. It is an unforgettable journey into the crime and corruption of the 1920's.

"I Got Rhythm" (Closing Night This Tuesday, April 9)
A Celebration of the Music of Gershwin
All the songs you never knew you knew
Produced by Act II Entertainment
Directed by Alfonso López
Breaks Box Office records for any Musical Revue!
Tuesday, April 9 - 7:00 pm (Final Show!)
Click HERE for show description & review

"Nunsense A-Men!" (Only two more shows!)
This year's Funniest Musical... Bar Nun! (Pun intended)
Produced by Act II Entertainment
Directed by Alfonso Lopez
Sundays at 7:00 pm (Extended by popular demand through April 14!)
Click HERE for show description & review

"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
Only three more shows!
(Show cancelled this week)

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!

"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

Starring Puerto Vallarta and New York City favorite, Sutton Lee Seymour
Every Tuesday & Thursday - 9:30 pm (Extended through April 18)
Click HERE for show description and review.

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 (Extended through May 24)
Every Tuesday - 7:30 pm "Hedda Sings the Blues"
Click HERE for show description and review.

"More Motown & Beyond"
Starring 'Voice of Mexico' Star, Diana Villamonte
All new Songs, with all the same talent!
Directed by Alfonso Lopez
Every Monday at 7:30 pm through May 27
WARNING! Diana Villamonte shows sell out quickly - Get your tickets NOW!

Diana Villamonte in "More Motown & Beyond" is the #1 show in Puerto Vallarta! This tiny little gal with the powerhouse voice and infectious personality pays 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. Her passion and commitment to her music, as well as her rich, belting notes and electrifying top register will bring tears to your eyes.

"Fiercely Talented Singing Sensation Diana Villamonte Dazzles in Puerto Vallarta! Just when we thought what dazzled us most about Puerto Vallarta was its lush mountain landscapes, sparkling blue waters and rich art scene." - Boris Betanoff, on TripAdvisor, 1/16/18

"Well Diana is totally ready for Broadway and/or the movies. Her voice her look and her dancing just completely paralyzes you. What I am trying to say is that if you want to see the greatest show on earth go see Diana." - lorieg2019, on TripAdvisor, 1/7/19

"Dueling Drag Divas"
Comedy Drag Cabaret starring JoAnna, and Emmy-Award Winner, ChiChi Rones
Sundays & Wednesdays - 9:30 pm (Closing night April 14)
Click HERE for show description & reviews

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 (Through May 23)

Mama Tits's All New Show - "Triple D"
Starring Puerto Vallarta's beloved 6'7" POWERHOUSE, Mama Tits!
Every Monday & Saturday at 9:30 pm through May 27

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.

"DDD was fabulous Diva Divine Delightful. This woman can sing ...there is no lip synching happening here and her music director piano man kills it! You will feel like you had an intimate Vegas night out! The staff treats you like family with free snack appetizers in the lounge ... Mama greeted everyone after the show! The stairs are worth the climb to see the stars! Fabulous night." - 5 out of 5 stars on TripAdvisor

"This was an amazing and wonderful entertainment experience! Definitely not to be missed! Non-stop laughing throughout the entire show. She is quite hilarious. Wonderful singer with a very large personality!" - HoustonGuy2414, 11/11/18 on TripAdvisor

Diana Villamonte's "I Will Always Love You"
A Musical Tribute to Whitney Houston
Produced by Act II Entertainment
Every Friday at 7:30 pm (Through May 24)

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"

"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 11/11/16

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.