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2019/2020 The Best Season in Act2PV's 6 Year History!

December 06, 2019

Danny Mininni, will play the role of 'Bad Idea Bear' in 'Avenue Q' on Dec. 11. This show will also be a fundraiser for Linda Ronstadt tribute artist, Brenda Gaviņo, who needs surgery for injuries sustained in an auto accident.
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - Act2PV has a treat in store for Puerto Vallarta audiences this week! Managing partner Danny Mininni will perform the 'fuzzy-wuzzy' role of 'Bad Idea Bear' this week in the hilarious musical, Avenue Q!

Bert Ramirez, one of the current 'Bad Idea Bears' couldn't say "no" to attending his daughter's wedding in Amsterdam, so Danny jumped at the opportunity to 'pinch-hit' for Bert in this very funny, hit show! (Andrew Sands will play Bert's 'Trekkie' role.) Now's your chance to see Danny doing what he loves most... Being On Stage. Don't miss out, get your "Avenue Q" ticket today!

Each week, as a part of the show, Avenue Q raises funds for its special Emergency Relief Fund which has been used to help victims of hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, domestic abuse, and more. The December 11th performance will raise money for one of Act2PV's very own special angels, Brenda Gaviņo, the star of the "Linda Ronstadt, In My Voice" show.

Brenda was involved in a very serious car accident last week and will require surgery for the injuries she sustained. She is currently with her family in Guadalajara and plans to have the surgery this week. She has been quickly embraced by the Puerto Vallarta community, and many have been asked how they can help her.

Brenda said that she would be very grateful if we could help her pay for the surgery since she has no insurance. If you would like to contribute, please send your donation via PayPal to dannymininni@yahoo.com, stop by the theater, or come to see Avenue Q this Wednesday! We are praying for Brenda's quick and full recovery and look forward to seeing her back on The Red Room stage again real soon.

So far, the 2019/2020 season has been very successful... 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!

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.

ALL SHOWS THIS WEEK AT ACT2PV:

Fabulous Friday, December 6
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, December 7
7:00 pm - "Mamma Mia!" the Broadway Musical
7:30 pm - "Let's Get Loud" Glitz & Glam of Vegas with 'Showgirl' Daniela Treviņo
9:30 pm - "The B*ch is Back," featuring drag diva, Mama Tits

Sunday Funday, December 8
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 drag star, Delighted Tobehere

Motown Mama Mia Monday, December 9
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 10
5:00 pm - "Country Nights," starring UsTwo
7:00 pm - "PAST-Modern Jukebox," starring Lollipop
7:30 pm - "Retchless" with Singer/Dancer & Pole Dance Champion Steven Retchless
9:30 pm - Steve Grand, singer/songwriter and overnight internet sensation

Wonderful Wednesday, December 11
7:00 pm - "Avenue Q," a quirky, very funny Broadway musical!
7:30 pm - "Fleetwood Mac & The Eagles," featuring UsTwo
9:30 pm - "Simply Delighted," internationally-renowned drag star, Delighted Tobehere

Thankful Thursday, December 12
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 13
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!

SHOW DESCRIPTIONS

"Beyond Motown," starring Diana Villamonte, Vallarta's #1 songstress (and runner-up in The Voice of Mexico) who has returned for her THIRD SOLD-OUT SEASON! She starts the evening off with a brand new show, as well as a live band and back-up singers! This new show goes WAY beyond Motown, featuring songs by The Supremes, Michael Jackson, Queen, The Temptations, Frank Sinatra, Mariah Carey, The Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Alicia Keys, and MANY more... Mondays at 7:30 pm, Fridays at 5:00 pm.

TripAdvisor Review:
"Just when we thought what dazzled us most about Puerto Vallarta was its lush mountains and landscapes, we discovered another jewel just as brilliant! Remember the name Diana Villamonte, because she's one of the most talented and electrifying new singing sensations to come along in a while! Not only is she a powerfully gifted singer, Ms. Villamonte is a natural and captivating stage performer. How best to describe Diana's talent? Let's just say that when she pays tribute to such iconic powerhouses as Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, Diana Ross, Etta James, Donna Summer & Shirley Bassey, you'll be just as enamored by her performance of the songs as you were by their originators!"

"Gabe & the Rockstars," featuring Gabe Arciniega celebrating the music of Mick Jagger, George Michael and Prince. 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 personal experiences in the ever-changing world of entertainment, he will titillate you with behind-the-scenes stories about the life of a rock star. Some of the iconic songs in this stunning show are 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. Catch it in The Red Room on Fridays at 7:30 pm.

TripAdvisor Reviews:
"A new one man show opened last night at Act2 Stages. And it's a must see! Gabe Arciniega simply oozes incredible talent and energy, and shares unselfishly his sheer joy of music and entertaining. Treat yourself to an amazing evening."

"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!"

"Tossed Salad," featuring 6-time Drag Queen of the Year Award-winner (HX magazine) and the legendary "green goddess" of drag, Hedda Lettuce is delighted to celebrate her fifth season at the Red Room Cabaret with her one woman Comedy/Cabaret show, "Tossed Salad!" Hedda will toss out the perfect mix of fresh, crisp improvisational comedy, bawdy and biting wit, light dancing and lush, live (NOT lip-synched) singing! All this, along with her colorful costumes, creates the perfect show! Thursdays and Fridays at 9:30 pm.

TripAdvisor Review:
"Saw Hedda Lettuce's show this week and it was the funniest show ever. We laughed until we cried. She deserves the title best drag queen in PV. She plays with the audience with the quickest wit imaginable. The jokes never stop. She sings live and has a great voice. The lyrics to her songs are as funny as her jokes. Totally a great way to spend the evening!"

"MAMMA MIA!" the Broadway Musical, 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 Peņa 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 at 7:00 pm.

TripAdvisor Review:
"This [Mama Mia!] has to be one of the greatest productions in Puerto Vallarta. Have seen many Broadway, NYC and London productions and this compares favorably. A must see when visiting PV."

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!

"Let's Get Loud," starring the beautiful singer/dancer, Daniela Treviņo. A throwback to the days of Las Vegas when SHOWS were the highlight of your trip! this beautiful, sexy, whimsical, sassy vixen delights the audience with songs made famous by Beyonce, Celine, Jennifer Lopez, Charo, Gloria Estafan, Mariah, Cher and more... the greatest singers who have ever performed in Las Vegas! Take a moment to step back in time to enjoy the very sanctuary of glamor! You will be immersed in a fascinating universe as the beautiful Daniela takes the stage in this incredible show produced by Act2PV and directed by Alfonso Lopez. Saturdays at 7:30 pm.

TripAdvisor Review:
"I was fortunate to see the opening of this show. As a performing musician for thirty years, I have rarely seen someone with a voice that could match Daniela's! This woman has a four and a half octave range, was personable, funny and put on a show that left me spellbound! Truly a must see!"

"The B**ch is Back," featuring the beloved Mama Tits, Vallarta's 6'7" POWERHOUSE vocalist and drag queen! Returning to Act2PV for her 5th season, Mama Tits is back with another raw and witty take on life, sex, relationships and living your truth, with all new music and stories, including jazz, blues, pop and rock! Mondays & Saturdays at 9:30 pm. Thursdays at 5:00 pm (starting January 9th).

TripAdvisor Reviews:
"The venue is very nice. The lounge singer in the bar before the show had an amazing voice. Mama Tits blew me away. Probably the best show I've seen.If you're in PV go see Mama Tits you won't regret it. She tells a great story that will keep you laughing from beginning to the end."

"Mama Tit's show is just amazing and must-see. By her performance and how she engages her audience, you can tell how passionate and heart-felt she is about performing and sharing her message of love and self-importance to everyone. She's enthralling, captivating, and engaging for the whole show, and, at the same time, so crude and hilarious that you will be laughing for the entire show..."

MJ LIVE! A tribute to the music and dance of Michael Jackson, featuring internationally-renowned Michael Jackson impersonator, Jose Martinez, (who has performed from Brazil to Mexico and every country in between!), six dancers, acrobatics, an incredible sound system and a multi-faceted light show. Don't miss this 90-minute spectacular that pays homage to the songs and dances that made Michael Jackson one of the most revered artists of our time. Every Sunday at 7:00 pm.

Google My Business Review:
"EXCELLENT Michael Jackson Show. Extremely Professional and Fabulous Costumes. GO see it!"

TripAdvisor Review:
"Thoroughly enjoyed the tribute to Michael Jackson show at Act II. Jose Martinez, from Venezuela, does a fantastic job of impersonating MJ and the dance troop accompanying him are terrific. The lighting and sound would make you think you are at a big time Vegas type show. Overall a very professional job. I have to say that this is one of my favorite productions this year at Act II and if you can only attend 1 show put this one top of your list." - Christine Hegi

Elton/Earth, Wind & Fire, featuring Vallarta's favorite musical duo, Us Two! Singing songs made by famous by Elton and EWF, such as September, Boogie Wonderland, Reasons, Your Song, Crocodile Rock, Candle in the Wind, Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, and more. Their repertoire changes with each performance, as they keep adding new repertoire, but these amazing vocalists (and their live band) will definitely treat you to an unforgettable evening of music!

TripAdvisor Reviews:
"Had the awesome pleasure of checking out Us Two last night with Daniel & Noemi! They're amazing! Great talents both of them and their band and crew! [It} flew by with us wanting more. We loved their special flare for their songs and their amazing voices and banter. Can't wait to come back."

"My partner and I went to this show without reading reviews or having any expectations. WE LOVED IT! Every song sung was great. They each take turns singing their songs. They are amazing alone, but when then harmonize...just Wow! Two very talented people. They are easy on the eyes too! We understand they sell out during high season."

"Simply Delighted," featuring internationally-renowned drag star, Delighted Tobehere. 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 New York City, but hails from South Carolina, and this southern belle can SING! Sundays & Wednesdays at 9:30 pm in The Red Room.

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

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

"Country Nights," with Us Two and their live band. This amazing duo can sing anything!! Their country-western show is like nothing you've ever experienced! Both Daniel Celis and Noemi Plascencia are incredible entertainers, and their band is of the highest quality. Their repertoire includes songs by Linda Ronstadt, Kenny Rogers, John Denver, Alan Jackson, Gretchen Wilson (and more) and spans the history of country music. Daniel and Noemi have a knack for story-telling, with beautiful romantic ballads that will bring tears to your eyes, and rowdy, foot-stomping rhythms that will have you up singing and dancing in your seats! Tuesdays at 5:00 pm.

TripAdvisor Review:
"Our favorite this year was Us Two's Country Show. Us Two are a dynamic musical duo that both have wonderful voices. We especially enjoyed their Country Show. Being from Texas, that's saying something. Naomi is not only talented but beautiful to behold! Her partner, Daniel, is also handsome and has a great voice. Add a five-piece band and you can't beat their show!

"PAST-MODERN JUKEBOX! Prepare to be wowed when you see the 5-member PMJ band, Lollipop, in their incredible, new show, "PAST-Modern Jukebox!" They put their unique spin on beloved classics from the 70's and 80's, with hits from Queen, Journey, Eric Clapton, KISS, Chicago, Police, and more, and convert them into the vintage big band (Tommy Dorsey, Glenn Miller, Count Basie, etc.) sounds of the past. Tuesdays at 7:00 pm.

TripAdvisor Review:
"This was our first visit to Act II and we thoroughly enjoyed it. We went early and spent some time in the Encore Bar prior to the show. The singer there was fantastic and the staff was outstanding. Past-Modern Jukebox was very entertaining and I would definitely suggest seeing it or any show presented by Act II. We'll definitely be attending more shows there."

Steve Grand, singer/songwriter and overnight internet sensation! His highly vulnerable and personable stage presence make even his frequently SOLD OUT shows feel more like an intimate gathering of friends in his living room as he accompanies himself on piano and guitar and interacts with the audience between songs. This all-new, up-close and intimate show features many of 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 and more! Tuesdays at 9:30 pm, Thursdays at 7:30 pm.

TripAdvisor Review:
"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."

"Avenue Q," 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!

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. Wednesdays at 7:00 pm.

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

"OMG - this has to be one of the best concerts I have seen in a very long time and one I will be attending again this season. Us Two presented the music of Fleetwood and the Eagles in the intimate setting of the Red Room at Act II. This very professional concert featured Daniel and Noemi with their 5 piece band who mastered some of the very difficult sounds of both these bands. This will appeal to anyone who appreciates this genre of music. I would highly recommend seeing this show during your stay in PV."

"Fleetwood Mac & The Eagles," featuring the musical duo, Us Two, in a musical tribute to the everlasting and timeless music of two unforgettable groups from the 70s... Fleetwood Mac and The Eagles! UsTwo performs songs that will bring back memories from these two great groups, such as New Kid in Town, One of These Nights, Take It Easy, Heartache Tonight, Dreams Everywhere, Landslide, Desperado and many more. Their repertoire changes with each performance, but Us Two always gives you an unforgettable evening of music, as well as an evening to remember! Wednesdays at 7:30 pm in The Red Room.

TripAdvisor Review:
"If you want to get energized, laugh, cry, and feel music go deep into your nostalgic memories, then go see 'UsTwo.' Daniel and Noemi have an incredible blend of harmony and add the other fantastic musicians in this group and the result is awesome. This is one experience that you won't forget. This will be the frosting on the cake for your beautiful Puerto Vallarta vacation."

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.