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Act2PV Continues to Enthrall Audiences 7 Days a Week

November 22, 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 - Named the 'Best Performing Arts Venue in Banderas Bay' by Vallarta Tribune readers, and ranked #2 on Trip Advisor's list of the 'Best Places in Puerto Vallarta,' Act2PV continues to enthrall audiences 7 days a week with its exciting new season of entertainment.

Avenue Q Opens to Packed House and Rave Reviews!

Act2PV does it again with the best cast ever in its highly-anticipated third run! Three years ago, Avenue Q had a highly-successful 6-month run at Act2PV. It has remained the "most requested" play to return to the Act2PV stage, so Avenue Q has returned with four of its original cast members, as well as five of Vallarta’s favorite actors/musicians.

Congratulations to Cate Valcic, for her terrific portrayal of "Kate Monster," and to Act2PV partner, Alfonso Lopez, returning in his role as "Princeton" (and director). You can tell that the cast is having fun in this well-oiled machine; the songs are hilarious with raunchy lyrics and the story is a series of nasty jokes and inappropriate subjects. Avenue Q is definitely a must-see on the Puerto Vallarta entertainment scene!

Act2PV has had a very successful opening month... the best in its 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 #2 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.

Opening in the Red Room on Friday, November 22, is "Gabe & the Rockstars," a celebration of the music of Mick Jagger, George Michael and Prince, featuring Gabe Arciniega.

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! Come early and enjoy a drink! Be sure to check out all the reviews on TripAdvisor and GoogleMyBusiness.com! For more show information or to buy tickets, go to Act II's website at act2pv.com.

OPENING THIS WEEK AT ACT2PV

"Gabe & The Rock Stars"
Starring Gabe Arciniega as:
Mick Jagger, George Michael and Prince
Produced by Act2PV
Directed by Alfonso López
Opening Night: Friday, November 22 - 7:30 pm
Opening Night Party: 6:30 pm


Through songs and stories, "Gabe & the Rock Stars" celebrates the music of three of the most famous rock icons, Mick Jagger, George Michael and Prince. Gabe is a masterful storyteller, and through his own personal experiences in the ever-changing world of entertainment, he will titillate you with behind-the-scenes stories about the life of a rockstar. Some of the iconic songs in this stunning show include Let's Go Crazy, Jumpin' Jack Flash, Freedom, Honky Tonk Woman, Baby I'm a Star, and You Can't Always Get What You Want. To buy tickets, go to act2pv.com.

TripAdvisor Reviews:
"Gabe's show was terrific! His ability to weave stories and songs together about himself, his life, and the impact music and lyrics have had on him is nothing short of amazing. At times you will laugh, become nostalgic, hum or sing along while being throughly entertained. Gabe's energy and talent are amazing."

"What a great performance. Gabe is certainly a natural on stage! We all loved the music, loved Gabe's voice, and loved the emotions he shared with the audience. We would highly recommend seeing any show Gabe is in!"

"Omg, what a wonderful show. Gabe's voice is awesome. I was laughing one minute and close to tears the next. He is an amazing talent!"

GREAT BROADWAY MUSICALS PRODUCED BY ACT2PV

"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 singing and dancing, as well as a HUGE cast, a creative and colorful set design, custom-created costumes, and brilliant choreography by one of Mexico's finest choreographers, Federico Nuñez Murias.

Reviews:
"The audience appreciation was transmitted via earthquake foot-stomping vibrations and thunderous applause. Feels like an evening to an NYC Broadway theater for acting casting choreography and costumes." - William Larkin, TripAdvisor

"Mama Mia was the best ever. The cast was amazing, so talented and entertaining. The entire show was a delight to see. The performances, costumes, set and range of talent is the best I have seen." - Christine C, TripAdvisor

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

"...The audience could not contain themselves at the very least. Star after star took bows and seen in their eyes there was no doubt that they were utterly pleased with the play and loved that so many people were standing and cheering without end. There is the possibility that this is the top production in the history of Act2PV. It is that good, a show not to be missed." - Gary Beck, More of Beck's Best: Theater, Cabaret and More

"Just saw Mamma Mia Opening Night at Act II! DON'T MISS IT! Fabulous cast! They sing, they dance; and they can act!" - Sharon Baughman White

"Act2 raised the bar tonight! The talent had 100 people on their feet, singing, dancing and clapping for the entire performance!" - Patti Hirsch

"...What a delightful evening. We knew it would be fun, but from start to finish it was absolutely incredible. We will be taking our friends as they come into town." - Randy Reed

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 & 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 actually 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:
"I saw this show many times during its run two years ago, and loved it! But the NEW Avenue Q has been taken to a whole new level with this cast! It was masterfully done! The actors actually make you lose track of whether you were looking at puppets or actors! There is something for everyone in this show! It's funny, it's sad, it's poignant, and we can all relate to each of the actors and their stories. I haven't laughed so hard in a long time! It was a fun, fun evening!" - Howard Ross

"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'." - Dennis Crow

"Opening Night for Avenue Q was right on Target. Each puppet (character) showed total Professionalism. This is a Very Happy Uplifting show that the Audience showed such Amazing Love for. Great Direction by the Awesome Alfonso López. The Singing was Amazing with Strong Voices and performances by each cast member. A Huge Round of Applause for a Fantastic Show so very Well Performed." - David Wilhoit

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 22
5:00 pm - "Beyond Motown," starring Voice of Mexico Runner-Up, Diana Villamonte
7:30 pm - "Gabe & the Rockstars," featuring Gabe Arciniega (Opening Night Party 6:30)
9:30 pm - "Tossed Salad," featuring drag queen, Hedda Lettuce

Sizzling Saturday, November 23
7:00 pm - "Mamma Mia!" the Broadway Musical
7:30 pm - "Showgirl," a throwback to the glitz and glam of Las Vegas, featuring Daniela Treviño
9:30 pm - "The B**ch is Back!" starring Mama Tits

Super Sunday, November 24
7:00 pm - "MJ Live," a musical singing/dancing tribute to Michael Jackson
7:30 pm - "Elton / Earth, Wind & Fire," starring the musical duo, Us Two
9:30 pm - "Retchless," starring Singer/Dancer & Pole Dance Champion, Steven Retchless

Motown Mama Mia Monday, November 25
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, November 26
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

Wonderful Wednesday, November 27
7:00 pm - "Avenue Q," a quirky, very funny Broadway musical!
7:30 pm - "Fleetwood Mac & The Eagles," featuring UsTwo
9:30 pm - "Retchless," Singer/Dancer & Pole Dance Champion, Steven Retchless

Tantalizing Thursday, November 28
7:00 pm - "Mamma Mia!" the Broadway Musical
9:30 pm - "Tossed Salad," featuring drag queen, Hedda Lettuce

Favorite 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

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!

COMING SOON TO ACT2PV
December 1 - "Simply Delighted," starring international drag star, Delighted Tobehere
December 3 - Steve Grand, the singer/songwriter and overnight internet sensation!

AUDITION NOTICE
Act2PV is looking for a male tenor for a musical revue that will be presented this season. Being able to read music is not necessary, but helpful. For more information, or to set up an audition, please contact Marsha Ward Ross at marsha(at)act2pv.com.

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.