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Act II the #1 Entertainment Venue in Puerto Vallarta

November 23, 2018

Act II STAGES 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 their website or Facebook page.

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Puerto Vallarta has recently become an "entertainment destination," and Act II Entertainment has had a lot to do with this major development. Thousands of people come to town every year, and many of them actually plan their trips around the shows that Act II has on its schedule.

As the ONLY 5-Star venue in the Banderas Bay area, Act II Stages is celebrating its 5-year anniversary with its biggest and best season ever! Ranked #2 on TripAdvisor's list of 'Things to Do in Puerto Vallarta,' audiences are thrilled with the calibre of the shows this year, and great reviews keep pouring in!

If you haven't been to Act II, take a look at the reviews and the schedule of this week's shows below. If you haven't lived the "Act II Experience," now's the time to do so!

For more information about this season's lineup of shows, or to purchase your tickets, go to And... if you have been to some of our shows, PLEASE write a review for us on TripAdvisor, just look for Act II Entertainment Stages.

Take a look at these TripAdvisor reviews:

"Best Shows in Puerto Vallarta! We have been going to shows here for years and have watched them grow from a modest showroom/theatre into a first class venue. The shows are AMAZING. Danny has created a great venue with great service. Can't wait to see everything this coming season."
– CDAinPV, 11/14/18

"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

"Gets better and better every year! We have been coming to this venue for years... we have not missed making it one of our "go to's" every year... We even went 2x this past year! Caught opening night for "Little Shop of Horrors!" OMG never enjoyed a live performance quite so much! Good on all of you talented, hard working entertainers - who ensure we keep coming back for more." - Vacationer673849


"Twist and Shout"
Music and Dance from the 50's and 60's
Produced by Act II Entertainment
Directed by Alfonso López
Saturday, November 24 - Opening Night Party 6:30 pm/Show 7:30 pm
Every Saturday 7:30 pm (through Jan. 26)
Every Saturday 5:00 pm (starting Feb. 2)

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!

"Cinderella, the Musical"
A musical based on the fairy tale, Cinderella
Produced by Act II Entertainment
Directed by Alfonso López
Wednesday, November 27 - Opening Night Party 6:30 pm/Show 7:30 pm
November 30, December 2, 4, 7, 9, 16, 21, 23, 28 & 30 - 7:00 pm
Matinees Shows Every Sunday at 3:00 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!


Friday, November 23
Diana Villamonte "I Will Always Love You" - 7:30 pm
Hedda Lettuce "Gringa in Paradise" – 9:30 pm

Saturday, November 24
"Little Shop of Horrors" - 7:00 pm
"Twist & Shout" – Opening Night Party 6:30/Show 7:30 pm
Mama Tits "Triple D," - 9:30 pm

Sunday, November 25
Nunsense, Amen! - 7:00 pm
Best of ABBA & Elton, starring Us Two - 7:30 pm

Monday, November 26
"Boob Tube" – 7:00 pm
Diana Villamonte, "More Motown & Beyond," – 7:30 pm
Mama Tits, "Triple D" – 9:30 pm

Tuesday November 27
"Cinderella, The Musical" - Opening Night Party 6:00/Show 7:00 pm
"Girls Like Us" – 7:00 pm
Steve Grand "I Ain't Done Yet" – 9:30 pm

Wednesday, November 28
Little Shop of Horrors - 7:00 pm
Us Two, "Unplugged" - 7:30 pm

Thursday, November 29
Little Shop of Horrors - 7:00 pm
Steve Grand – "I Ain't Done Yet" - 7:30 pm
Hedda Lettuce "Gringa in Paradise" – 9:30 pm

Friday, November 30
Cinderella, the Musical – 7:00 pm
Diana Villamonte "I Will Always Love You" – 7:30 pm
Hedda Lettuce "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 Dec)
2019 Open Run: Every Thursday at 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!

'Little Shop of Horrors' TripAdvisor Reviews

"ACT II has done it again! Surpassed themselves. WOW! what a Terrific Show! Act II has all the elements you need to stage this production, lighting, sound, music, costumes, a smart and functional set, and props. An energetic and able top notch cast deftly brings their characters and The Little Shop of Horrors to vivid life. The cast shines making their characters both affective and entertaining. It's a grand show." - afield2015, Milwaukee

"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

"You have to see this play it was fantastic. The casts execution of the show was wonderful. Loved Maria Rose as Audrey, her voice is a-amazing. Costumes all done by her as well. A very talented cast. You won't regret seeing this production. Go see it." - SandiG68, TripAdvisor, 11/9/18

"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 to be had! 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

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

The 1970's were a time of change. Television (the "Boob Tube") was still relatively new, and producers were trying to wean people away from the big screen. Variety shows became a staple of American Television. Anyone that was "someone" got their own television variety show. Think back to the 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.

These unforgettable variety shows have made an indelible impression on our hearts. We hear a familiar tune being sung by one of our favorite 70's artists and that warm, fuzzy feeling returns - we instantly recall the time and place where we first heard that song, and we find ourselves humming the tune and can't get it out of our heads.

"Boob Tube" is a show that will transport you back to those magical 70's. 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.

"Girls Like Us"
Featuring the beloved music of Carly Simon, Carole King, and Joni Mitchell
Produced by Don Pope and Rhonda Padmos
November 27, December 4, 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 1960s. This show captures the music of the 60's like no other!

Don and Rhonda are well-known musicians from Canada who arrived in Puerto Vallarta in the 1980's as guest musicians on the television show, The Love Boat. Currently, in their 6th season at Act II with shows like Come Together (Beatles tribute), Rumors (Fleetwood Mac tribute), California Dreamin' (Mamas & the Papas tribute), The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Sordid Lives, A Chorus Line and Tapestry (music of Carole King), Rhonda and Don are thrilled to bring this exciting new show to Act II!


Steve Grand - Top Selling Show of Last Season!
"I Ain't Done Yet"
Featuring Steve Grand, Openly Gay Internet Sensation and Recording Artist!
Shows sell out fast, so get your tickets now at
November 27 - 9:30 pm
November 29 - 7:30 pm

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

Diana Villamonte - "I Will Always Love You"
A Musical Tribute to Whitney Houston, featuring PV's #1 Star, Diana Villamonte
Produced by Act II Entertainment
Every Friday in November - 7:30 pm

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

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

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 Unplugged," starring Noemi & Daniel, playing his acoustical guitar

Diana Villamonte - "More Motown & Beyond"
A Musical tribute to the great ladies of Motown and Beyond, featuring Puerto Vallarta's #1 songstress, Diana Villamonte
Every Monday in November - 7:30 pm

"Act II is a wonderful venue with so much to offer. We saw the opening night of Diana Villamonte in "More Motown & Beyond". She is AMAZING. I so wish we had been in PV longer to go to her Whitney Houston show. Not only is she a great singer, but she entertains the audience. Hope she is still there the next time we visit." - JudyJ677, Chicago, on TripAdvisor 11/10/18

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 opens daily at 12:00 noon, 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.