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Opening Nights at Act2PV are 'Wowing' PV Audiences

November 29, 2019

Act2PV is located in the Romantic Zone at the corner of Insurgentes and Basilio Badillo on the south side of Puerto Vallarta. For more information, call 222-1512, or visit Act2PV's website or Facebook page.
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Entertainment Season in Full Swing at Act2PV and, with two more shows opening this week, the 2019/2020 season at this 5-star venue continues to bring 'The Best of the Best' shows and performers to Puerto Vallarta.

Audiences WOWED at Opening Nights this Past Week!

Congratulations to Brenda Gaviño on the opening of her fabulous "Linda Ronstadt: In My Voice" show, to Gabe Arciniega and his amazing "Gabe & the Rockstars" show, and to the musical duo UsTwo and their 5:00 pm "Country Nights" show that all opened in The Red Room this past week!

Wow! Wow! Wow! The sold out audiences were blown away by the talent of these amazing local musicians! This year, Act2PV has made it a priority to showcase its wonderful local talent, and is so excited and grateful that audiences love and have supported them by telling friends, writing TripAdvisor reviews, Facebook reviews, GoogleMyBusiness reviews and more.

Act2PV is also delighted to welcome back two of its favorite long-time performers this week... Delighted Tobehere and Steve Grand! (See show information below.) Both of these performers are well-known and loved by audiences here in Puerto Vallarta and their shows are sure to sell out!

November has been a very successful opening month... the best in Act2PV's 6-year history! It is now open 7 days a week and is breaking all previous records with SOLD OUT SHOWS! Act2PV, "The Best Performing Arts Venue in Banderas Bay" (poll conducted by Vallarta Tribune), is also rated as #3 of the "Best Places in Puerto Vallarta" by TripAdvisor.

Whether you're looking for high-quality theater productions, or internationally-renowned cabaret acts and drag shows, this 5-star venue truly brings you The Best Of The Best in its 2019/2020 season, presenting something for everyone!

MAMMA MIA!, the biggest, most exciting musical ever produced in Puerto Vallarta history, is a huge hit! In fact, every show has been SOLD OUT! Built around hit ABBA songs, it is the story of a young girl's quest to find out who her father is. Congratulations to 17-year old Ximena Peña Esparza, for her well-polished performance as the lead character, "Sophie." Audiences members have raved about this flashy, well-cast production of the beloved 1980's Mamma Mia! The reviews on Facebook, TripAdvisor and GoogleMyBusiness.com are amazing! People are comparing it favorably to productions they have seen New York, Seattle, Toronto, London and other entertainment destinations. The show continues every Monday, Thursday, and Saturday. Tickets are available at act2pv.com.

Act2PV's incredible entertainment, with its incredible sound and lighting systems, is on par with any theater in North America. Excellent live musical entertainment (with no cover) is also offered in the beautiful, fully-equipped Encore bar, so come early and enjoy a drink! Be sure to check out all the reviews on TripAdvisor and GoogleMyBusiness.com, then go to Act II's website for more show information or to buy tickets.

OPENING THIS WEEK AT ACT2PV

"Simply Delighted"
Featuring internationally-celebrated drag star Delighted Tobehere
Opening Night: Sunday, December 1 - Party 8:30 pm / Show 9:30 pm
Continuing Shows: December 4, 8, 11, 15, 18, 22 - 9:30 pm


Internationally renowned drag queen Delighted Tobehere, is DELIGHTED to return to Act2PV to celebrate her fourth exciting season in Puerto Vallarta! Delighted Tobehere combines celebrity illusion, vocal impressions, live vocals, lip sync, comedy, intelligence, and quick wit to WOW her audiences. This classically-trained musician lives in NYC, but hails from South Carolina, and this southern belle can SING! A graduate of Clemson University, she is well known for her impersonations of Reba McEntire, Adele, Adam Lambert and Dolly Parton. She appeared on Season 10 of America's Got Talent and her performance of Josh Turner's "Your Man" earned her four "YES" votes. "I loved the entire performance!" said Howard Stern. Australian comedienne, Pam Ann, said, "Delighted Tobehere is HILARIOUS!" Get your tickets now at act2pv.com, you'll be DELIGHTED you did!

TripAdvisor Reviews:
"Always delightful - Delighted Tobehere's new production "SheHaw" was full of songs and laughs and talent and heart - such a great show. I am not a country fan, but really enjoyed every bit of it."

"...saw Delighted Tobehere in the Red Room. Lots of personality, great singer, and funny with heart..."

"Paula Dean, move on over. There's a new comedy meal in town, and she's delicious: Delighted ToBeHere."

"Steve Grand"
Singer/Songwriter & Overnight Internet sensation, Steve Grand
Opening Night: Tuesday, December 3rd - Party 8:30 pm / Show 9:30 pm
Continuing Shows: Tuesdays at 9:30 pm, Thursdays at 7:30 pm


Act2PV is very excited to welcome back singer-songwriter Steve Grand as a headliner in The Red Room this season! There is good reason this ground-breaking performer has racked up over 20 MILLION views on YouTube alone, and has amassed hundreds of thousands of fans all over the world. His highly vulnerable and personable stage presence make even his frequently SOLD OUT shows feel more like an intimate gathering of friends in Steve's living room as he accompanies himself on piano and guitar, and interacts with his audience between songs.

This all-new, up-close and intimate show will feature all your favorite songs from Steve's original catalog, as well as some of his favorite music by Queen, Elton John, George Michael, Billy Joel, Kacey Musgraves & more.

Grand made international headlines and rocked the social media world with his breakout music video for his country-tinged ballad, All-American Boy. 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 made 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.

Both of Grand's original, full-length albums have ranked within BillBoard's Top 10 on the Independent Albums Chart the first week of their release. Last year he released his second, highly-anticipated album, not the end of me, which received rave reviews from the LGBTQ market.

Grand's songs are a living testimonial of the trials and tribulations that come with growing up, coming out, and finding love. "I allow myself to be my most vulnerable in my songwriting," Grand says. "To me, a compelling song can take a difficult experience you're having in life, a struggle, and make it into something cathartic and beautiful." Tickets are available at act2pv.com.

TripAdvisor Reviews
"Attended Steve Grand's all-acoustic, solo music show where he played piano, guitar and sang. He performed some Elton, some Beatles (my favorite), some Bruce Springsteen and many originals from his 2 albums. Act II Entertainment is a beautiful venue where every seat is a good seat, the staff was courteous and attentive in every way."

"A wonderful singer and performer. And the small venue meant that every seat was a good one. What a talented man he is - hope he goes far in his career."

GREAT BROADWAY MUSICALS PRODUCED BY ACT2PV
Shows Sell Out, Get Your Tickets Now!

"Mamma Mia!"
A Broadway Musical
Produced by Act2PV
Directed by Alfonso López
Mondays, Thursdays & Saturdays - 7:00 pm


Act II and its managing partners, along with Music Theater International (MTI), are excited to announce the opening night of the Broadway Musical, Mamma Mia! on Tuesday, October 29! Mamma Mia!, the most exciting production in Vallarta History, is inspired and enhanced by a passel of well-known ABBA tunes! It is a "feel-good" kind of show that will make you want to sing along to the familiar songs, and get up and dance in the aisles!

Sophie, the 20-year old bride, is planning to get married in a little hotel on a Greek island where she has worked with her single mother, Donna, her whole life. Unbeknownst to Donna, Sophie has longed to find the father she has never known. After accidentally finding and reading her mother's diary, she finds clues that point to three lovers from her mom's "free-spirited" past that "might" be her father. Sophie secretly invites all three of these men to her wedding, and hilarity ensues! This delightful story features lots of nostalgic singing and dancing, as well as a HUGE cast, with a creative and colorful set design, beautiful, custom-created costumes, and brilliant choreography created by one of Mexico's finest choreographers, Federico Nuñez Murias.

TripAdvisor Reviews
"Mamma Mia! - ¡Si! The shows at Act II are always high-quality and entertaining, and Mamma Mia! is no exception. If anything, Act II has raised the bar with their production of this fast-paced and hilarious show that features the music of Abba."

"Even if you're like me and not really a fan of Abba, I'm sure you'll enjoy Abba's songs the way they are presented by Act II's cast of Mamma Mia! I was impressed by the quality of the singing delivered by the whole cast, soloists and chorus alike. The music, combined with energetic choreography and a zany storyline, makes for a thoroughly enjoyable experience."

"The cast was well-rehearsed, and the acting, singing, and dancing was quite frankly superb. Everyone in the cast was perfect for his/her role, with exceptional performances being delivered by Stephanie Watts as 'Donna' and Ximena Esparza as 'Sophie.' A real simpatico between the mother-daughter characters as played by the team of Watts and Esparza could be felt by the audience, lending texture and nuance to the story…"

"High energy and great vocals make this a must see performance. The cast of Mamma Mia really connected and energized the audience. Act II is a intimate theater where every seat has a great view of the stage, the lounge is a great spot to have a drink before the show and socialize with the other guests. I was really impressed on how you meet the cast on your way out of the show. It was truly an amazing experience!!"

"Ovation after ovation!! What a night!! We have seen it in the West End, Broadway and Toronto. Your production surpasses! Kudos, Bouquets and Congratulations!"

Be sure and check out all of the MAMMA MIA! reviews on Trip Advisor and GoogleMyBusiness.com. To buy tickets, go to act2pv.com. Get your tickets NOW because every performance has been sold out!

"AVENUE Q"
A musical comedy featuring puppets and human actors
Produced by Act II Entertainment
Directed by Alfonso López
Wednesdays - 7:00 pm


AVENUE Q is a delightful, laugh-out-loud American musical that was performed on Broadway from 2003 to 2019. 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 has quickly become a favorite for audiences everywhere! Although the show addresses humorous adult issues (puppet sex!) and is not recommended for children, it is very similar to a well-known children's television show* where puppets are friends.

Audiences everywhere have been captivated by this fresh and funny story, and it won the prestigious 2004 "Triple Crown" for Tony Awards... Best Music, Best Score and Best Book! During its 6-month run at Act2PV three years ago, almost every show was sold out!

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

*AVENUE Q has not been authorized or approved by the Jim Henson Company or Sesame Workshop, which have no responsibility for its content. Music & Lyrics by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx, Book by Jeff Whitty, Based on an original concept by Robert Lopez and Jeff Marx. Avenue Q is presented through special arrangement with Music Theater International (MTI). All authorized materials are also presented by MTI, 423 W 55th St, NYC, NY 10019 - (212) 541-4684 / (212) 397-4684 FAX

Reviews:
"We saw this show in New York six years ago, and decided to see it again... this time in Puerto Vallarta! Loved every minute of it, adult puppetry with fantastic humor. Well worth while seeing this fabulous show, bravo!"

"We recently moved to Nuevo Vallarta and are starting to explore things to do. We have not been down to the romantic zone much but decided to try out Avenue Q. We had an absolutely amazing time. The cast was unbelievably professional and extremely talented! They took the time to visit with us after the show and we are so excited to put every show on our calendar next season. If you get a chance while visiting Vallarta you should definitely check this place out. There is a very nice bar so go early and enjoy the entire experience!"

"Yes, I thoroughly enjoyed, laughed until I cried, and I'm a sucker for happy endings - I've seen this show countless times before, in Ogunquit, Maine; New York City (it just finally closed in NYC on Sunday, I think). This performance rivaled the Best of them. I will definitely see it again and bring friends next season when it goes "full-time."

Be sure to check out Avenue Q's other reviews on TripAdvisor and Google.com! For more information or to buy tickets, go to act2pv.com.

ALL SHOWS PLAYING THIS WEEK AT ACT2PV

Fabulous Friday, November 29
5:00 pm - "Beyond Motown," starring Voice of Mexico Runner-Up, Diana Villamonte
7:30 pm - "Gabe & the Rockstars," starring PV favorite, Gabe Arciniega
9:30 pm - "Tossed Salad," featuring drag queen, Hedda Lettuce

Super Saturday, November 30
7:00 pm - "Mamma Mia!"
7:30 pm - "Showgirl," a throwback to the glitz & glam of Vegas, featuring Daniela Treviño
9:30 pm - "The B*ch is Back," featuring drag diva, Mama Tits

Sunday FUNday, December 1
7:00 pm - "MJ Live," a musical tribute to Michael Jackson
7:30 pm - "Elton / Earth, Wind & Fire," starring Us Two
9:30 pm - "Simply Delighted," starring Delighted Tobehere (Opening Night Party 8:30)

Motown Mama Mia Monday, December 2
7:00 pm - "Mamma Mia!" the Broadway Musical
7:30 pm - "Beyond Motown," starring Voice of Mexico Runner-Up, Diana Villamonte
9:30 pm - "The B*ch is Back," featuring drag diva, Mama Tits

Terrific Tuesday, December 3
5:00 pm - "Country Nights," starring UsTwo
7:00 pm - "PAST-Modern Jukebox," starring Lollipop
7:30 pm - "Linda Ronstadt: In My Voice," a musical tribute starring Brenda Gaviño
9:30 pm - Steve Grand, singer/songwriter & internet sensation (Opening Night Party 8:30)

Wonderful Wednesday, December 4
7:00 pm - "Avenue Q," a quirky, very funny Broadway musical!
7:30 pm - "Fleetwood Mac & The Eagles," featuring UsTwo
9:30 - "Simply Delighted," internationally-renowned drag star, Delighted Tobehere

Thankful Thursday, December 5
7:00 pm - "Mamma Mia!" the Broadway Musical
7:30 pm - Steve Grand, singer/songwriter and overnight internet sensation
9:30 pm - "Tossed Salad," featuring drag queen, Hedda Lettuce

Fabulous Friday, December 6
5:00 pm - "Beyond Motown," starring Voice of Mexico Runner-Up, Diana Villamonte
7:30 pm - "Gabe & the Rockstars," featuring PV favorite, Gabe Arciniega
9:30 pm - "Tossed Salad," featuring drag queen, Hedda Lettuce

Please check out the reviews for these shows at "Act II Entertainment Stages" on TripAdvisor and GoogleMyBusiness.com, then go to act2pv.com for more show information, additional performance dates, and to buy your tickets!

Tickets to all shows can be purchased online at Act2PV.com, or at the box office, which is open daily from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm.

The Act2PV Entertainment 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 Act2PV.