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Act2PV Bringing Entertainment Season to New Heights

November 13, 2020

The Nov. 16 Grand Opening of Act2PV's Starlight Cabaret will be a star-studded extravaganza that includes the premiere of Reflections and a peek at many of this season's shows. Tickets at act2pv.com.
Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico - Last week, Act2PV announced the November 16 Grand Opening of their brand-new open-air Starlight Cabaret. This week, the largest entertainment venue in Puerto Vallarta gives us a look at some of the spectacular shows they'll be presenting during the 2020-2021 season.

But first, a note from Act2PV Founding Partner, Danny Mininni:

Hi Everybody!

What a week this has been! I must correct the verbiage I've been using when talking about the new Starlight Cabaret. I have called it a rooftop theater, but the space is actually a commercially built, and permitted, 3rd level with 4 rentable commercial spaces. The developer has been trying for years to attract a sky bar or dance club to rent it. Thankfully, that has not happened. I made the mistake of calling it a "roof," and I understand how that could imply that it's not safe. I remember when I was 8 years old and fell off the garage roof. Not good.

So to put your mind at ease, we do have a provisional permission to use the space during the pandemic. For those worried about noise, I promise you we will be extremely respectful about noise. Shows begin at 6:00 pm and 9:00 pm, with everything ending at 10:30 pm. Based on the testing that we are doing, we don't believe that anyone will hear the outdoor music. We will have concurrent shows on our large main stage inside, so we can't drown out those shows either. We also will be strictly following current Covid protocols, including taking temperatures and hand gel prior to entrance, mandatory masks, limited capacity and required social distanced seating.

I hope that clears things up. Please do me a favor... if you are ever concerned or disturbed by anything, PLEASE let me know. I want to be a good neighbor, and I want to provide high quality, safe entertainment to Puerto Vallarta! What we are doing is so much better than a noisy sky bar. I live across the street and my bedroom faces the 3rd level. I don't want a sky bar above us or on my block. OMG I remember when Wings Army (on the ground level) had Rock bands late at night. URGGGGGG I promise I WILL NOT do that to you. YOUR WELL-BEING IS OUR #1 PRIORITY.

I am really excited about this new adventure and can't wait to share it with you!
Thanks for reading, please send us good vibes!
(Virtual) Hugs,
Danny Mininni



HUGE Opening Night Extravaganza


The 2020-2021 entertainment season will kick off on Monday, November 16 at 6:00 pm with a HUGE Opening Night Extravaganza as Act2PV celebrates the opening of its brand-new third floor/open-air Starlight Cabaret, and the premiere of, Reflections, a musical tribute to The Supremes, The Andrews Sisters, The Pointers, the Dream Girls and so much more!

All attendees will be treated to a three-course Italian meal, inspired by the fabulous cuisine of Sorrento, Italy, and prepared by Act2PV co-owner/founding partner Danny Mininni, and a wonderful pre-show featuring a peek at many of this year's shows, including Diana Villamonte, Vallarta's #1 songstress, singing a song from her upcoming show, Diana Sings Ross, a Linda Ronstadt tribute featuring Brenda singing a song from her upcoming show, a sneak peek of this year‘s highly anticipated show, Hello Barbra/Hello Bette, Elvis Young & Sexy star, Marc Lopez, singing a song from his hit show, Crooners, plus a sneak peek at the amazing World Champion Pole Dancer/singer/actor Steven Retchless's new show, Limitless!

Opening Night tickets are now available at act2pv.com and at the box office, which is open on Friday and Saturday from 12:00-6:00 pm. The box office will be closed this Sunday, but starting Monday, the 16th, the box office will be open from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm daily. Get your ticket TODAY as seating is limited.


November Shows at Act2PV


"Reflections"
A Musical Tribute to the most iconic "Lady Bands" of all time
Special Opening Night Show: Monday, November 16 at 6:00 pm
Continuing Shows: Every Thursday at 7:00 pm


Act2PV is very excited to present "Reflections," a brand-new show paying tribute to America's iconic Motown female artists, featuring the incredible music of the 1960's! "Reflections" brings it all together into an illusion that you are back in the 60's singing along to the best soundtracks of our lives. With songs like Baby Love, Be My Baby, Dedicated to the One I Love, Da Doo Ron Ron, Chapel of Love, Heat Wave, Honey Love, Slow Hand, and more, this show is explosive, alluring, electrifying, sultry and sassy, all rolled up into a performance that is magical! Not to be missed!

"Crooners"
Featuring Marc Lopez singing
music from the greatest Legends & Crooners
Opening Night: November 17 at 6:00 pm
Continuing Shows: Every Tuesday at 6:00 pm


The handsome and talented international star, Marc Lopez, returns to the Act2PV stage this season with his super-hit show, "Crooners," a tribute to some of the most memorable male singers of our lifetime, including Frankie Valli, The Jersey Boys, Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley and many, many more. This popular show features many well-known classics, such as Who Loves Ya Baby, Sweet Caroline, Flyaway, Feeling Good, Sway, Unchained Melody, and others.

"Marc can really sing - what a fantastic voice. I don't think he needs a microphone like most singers and his range is great. The songs were beautiful, inspirational, and emotional." - TripAdvisor review

"Fleetwood Mac / Eagles" Tribute
Featuring Vallarta's #1 musical duo Us Two
and their Live Band
Opening Night: November 18 at 7:00 pm
Continuing Shows: Wednesdays at 7:00 pm


Puerto Vallarta's favorite duo, Us Two (and their LIVE BAND) returns to the stage with their record-breaking musical tribute to the everlasting and timeless music of two unforgettable groups from the 1970s... Fleetwood Mac and The Eagles!

Both Fleetwood Mac and The Eagles are considered to be two of the top musical groups in history. Together, they epitomize some of the most well-known rock/pop musical sounds of the 70s. UsTwo will perform songs that 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 these amazing vocalists will treat you to an unforgettable evening of music, as well as an evening to remember!

"The Best of Broadway"
Revue of top Tony-Award Winning Broadway Songs
Opening Night: Friday, November 20 at 7:00 pm
Continuing Shows: Every Friday at 7:00 pm


Back by public demand, the runaway smash hit, "The Best of Broadway" returns to Act2PV for the 2020/2021 season! Filled with some of the greatest and most memorable music of our lifetime, this season's Best of Broadway is a tribute (in English) to your favorite songs from Broadway!

Director Danny Mininni, along with musical director, Alfonso Lopez. Showcasing songs from West Side Story, Grease, Phantom of the Opera, Jesus Christ Superstar, Hairspray, Wicked, Les Miserables, and many more, each song sparkles with pure Broadway brilliance! This show is great for all ages and is a must-see for anyone that loves Broadway musicals!

"The Bi*ch is Back!"
Starring Mama Tits
Puerto Vallarta's beloved 6'7" POWERHOUSE diva
Opening Night: Saturday, November 21 at 9:00 pm
Continuing Shows: Mondays & Saturdays at 9:00 pm


After several record-breaking years as a top-selling Headliner in the Red Room Cabaret at Act2PV, Mama Tits is thrilled to return for her 6th exciting season! "The Bit*h is Back" (Playing November & December 2020) is a poignant show about personal perseverance and strength achieved by ignoring adversity, learning to love yourself and believing in your power.

Mama is a consummate storyteller that uses stories of her life to inspire audiences everywhere. That, coupled with being a passionate entertainer with vocal chops to match, this show is sure to delight and inspire you.

"MJ Live"
A musical and dance tribute to Michael Jackson
Opening Night: Sunday November 22 at 6:00 pm
Continuing Shows: Every Sunday at 6:00 pm


"MJ LIVE," the biggest tribute show ever performed in Puerto Vallarta, returns to Act2PV for its second exciting season! This thrilling musical extravaganza, dedicated to the creative genius and unsurpassed talent of the legendary "Michael Jackson - King of Pop," is reborn with lots of new songs, sexy new moves and fabulous new costumes!

MJ LIVE is a visual and musical journey through the life of the 20th century's most idolized entertainer and promises to repeat the whole "Michael Jackson Experience." MJ LIVE features six dancers, acrobats, and an incredibly talented Venezuelan TV personality and Award-winning Micheal Jackson impersonator, Jose Martinez, who has performed from Brazil to Mexico (and every country in between)!

With songs such as Thriller, Billie Jean, Smooth Criminal, Bad, Beat It, ABC, Don't Stop Til You Get Enough and more, this 90-minute spectacular pays homage to the songs and dances that made Michael Jackson one of the most revered artists of our time. Produced and directed by Carlos Garcia Zarate.

"Diana Sings Ross"
Vallarta's #1 Songstress, Diana Villamonte
pays tribute to Diana Ross
Opening Night: November 23 at 6:00 pm
Continuing Shows: Every Monday at 6:00 pm


Diana Villamonte, the greatest lady of musical entertainment in Puerto Vallarta and an icon-in-the-making, pays tribute to a true musical legend, Diana Ross, the Queen of Motown, R&B, soul and pop music! Diana's captivating charisma, flowing hair, lovely smile and diamond jewelry captures the essence of Diana Ross, while her powerhouse voice rings with such vocal power, precision and exceptional range that she truly brings the voice of Diana Ross alive again.

Singing some of Diana Ross' most famous hits, such as Endless Love, Upside Down, I'm Coming Out, I Will Survive, Chain Reaction, Ain't No Mountain High Enough and more, Diana will dazzle you with her talent.

"[She] is a natural and captivating stage performer. How best to describe her 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 and Shirley Bassey, you're virtually just as enamored by her performance of the songs as you are by the originators!" - TripAdvisor

"It is rare to find talent such as hers," says Act2PV's managing partner, Danny Mininni. "Diana is truly one of the most talented performers that has ever crossed our stage! She is destined to be a huge star!" - TripAdvisor review

"Limitless"
World Champion Pole Dancer, Steven Retchless
Song, dance, story-telling and pole dancing
Opening Night: Tuesday, November 24 at 9:00 pm
Continuing Shows: Every Tuesday at 9:00 pm


Steven Retchless, the beautiful, androgynous singer/dancer, World Champion pole dancer, and finalist on America's Got Talent, returns to the stage with his all-new song and dance extravaganza, "Limitless!"

Fresh from a sold-out run last season, Retchless weaves together a whimsical story of dreaming big, working hard and making wishes come true... with an incredible mixture of song, dance, story-telling, aerial art and strip tease.

Inspired by 1900's Cabaret, 1920's Burlesque and the 1930's "Pansy Craze," Limitless has an opulent, sophisticated and classic look. Unapologetic and genuine, Steven's versatile vocals and flexible body will leave you spellbound, taking you on a journey like none that you have ever experienced.

"HELLO Barbra, HELLO Bette"
A tribute Barbra Streisand and Bette Midler
Opening Night: November 25 at 6:00 pm
Continuing Shows: Wednesdays at 6:00 pm


The beloved music of two of the world's most iconic stars, Barbra Streisand and Bette Midler, is showcased in this brand-new cabaret show, featuring a LIVE BAND! This show features some of the favorite songs of both ladies, including Everybody Says Don't, Wind Beneath My Wings, Send in the Clowns, Some People, The Rose, People, and more. It will definitely bring back memories and make you want to sing along to the music of these two unforgettable divas.

"Linda Ronstadt, In My Voice"
Live Band Tribute to legendary Linda Ronstadt
Opening Night: November 27 at 6:00 pm
Continuing Shows: Every Friday at 6:00 pm


Blue Bayou; You're No Good; Poor, Poor, Pitiful Me; Just One Look; Alison; Heatwave; It's So Easy... Do you remember these songs? Linda Ronstadt is referred to as the "First Lady of Rock," and she was voted the Top Female Pop Singer of the 1970s.

Her rock-and-roll image was equally as famous as her music, appearing six times on the cover of Rolling Stone, as well as Newsweek and Time covers.

Brenda Gaviño has always had a special affinity for the music of the timeless living legend, Linda Ronstadt, and Brenda's stunning likeness, as well as her beautiful, clear voice, refreshing smile and tremendous vocals is the perfect combination to take on such an amazing performer!

"Legends"
A Live Band musical tribute to the music of
Bruce Springsteen, Stevie Nicks & Carole King
Opening Night: November 28 at 6:00 pm
Continuing Shows: Saturdays at 6:00 pm


Hailed by Rolling Stones Magazine as three of the greatest singers and songwriters of all time, each has had successful careers for over 40 years! Bruce ("The Boss"), Stevie and Carole have something in common... products of the rock ‘n roll years, many of the words to their songs were based on romantic love, as well as social and political issues, and the music of their era incorporated influences from jazz, classical and other musical styles. They all continue to perform to sold-out audiences today!

This musical tribute to three unforgettable legends features a LIVE BAND, and includes songs they made popular, such as Edge of Seventeen, Too Late, Room on Fire, Will You Still Love Me, Natural Woman, You Can't Fix This, Born in the U.S.A., Born to Run and more.

"The Best of ABBA & Elton"
A musical tribute to ABBA and Elton John
featuring UsTwo and their Live Band
Opening Night: November 29 at 7:00 pm
Continuing Shows: Every Sunday at 7:00 pm


UsTwo presents a musical tribute to the timeless music of two unforgettable acts which began in the 70's, ABBA and Elton John! UsTwo will perform many songs that you will remember, such as Mama Mia, Dancing Queen, Chiquitita, Sad Song, Candle in the Wind, Rocket Man and more.

Their repertoire changes with each performance, but these amazing vocalists (and their live band) will treat you to an unforgettable evening of music and an evening to remember!

ABBA and its flamboyant costumes and catchy music, is considered to be one of the top musical groups in history, having sold over 500 million albums! Elton John first became famous for his oversize glasses and outrageous outfits, but his enduring popularity and incredible talent have earned him five Grammy awards, induction into the Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Fame, and sales of over 300 million albums! Together, these two acts epitomized the soft rock/pop musical sounds that became hugely popular in the 70's, and is still loved around the world today.

Please check out the many reviews for Act2PV shows under "Act II Entertainment" on TripAdvisor, GoogleMyBusiness.com and Facebook, then go to act2pv.com for more show information, additional performance dates, and to purchase your tickets. You can also get tickets at the Act2PV Box Office, which is open daily from 10:00 am to 10:00 pm.

Click HERE to see the nightly schedule of November shows at Act2PV. Because of the uncertainty of current Covid protocols, please check act2pv.com for any last-minute changes to the show schedule.


Coming Soon

• Hedda Lettuce, featuring NYC Drag Queen
• Follies La Rouge
• Elvis, Young & Sexy
• Steve Grand
• Delighted Tobehere
• Creedence Clearwater Revival, a musical tribute
• Mamma Mia!

ABOUT ACT2PV
With shows every night, Act2PV has been voted the #1 Entertainment Venue in the Banderas Bay area. If you are looking for high-quality theatrical productions, internationally renowned musical cabaret, or drag shows, Act2PV continues to bring you the BEST OF THE BEST entertainment for the 2020/2021 season. This beautiful, 5-star venue truly has something for everyone to enjoy.

Act2PV's incredible entertainment, with its amazing 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 before the show.

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.