Act II Highlights Local Talent

Local Bands Showcased in “An Evening of Rock Music” This Week


El Ornitorrinco.jpg: Andres Vazquez, Nixteha Sosa and Omar Lucian star in “El Ornitorrinco”



Puerto Vallarta is a popular entertainment destination that features talent for just about anyone. For the past several years, Act II Entertainment has created a special Summer Concert Series that showcases Puerto Vallarta’s local talent. Often, as a result of their exposure at these summer concerts, some of the featured performers have further established themselves in Puerto Vallarta and around the world! Take a look at what’s coming this week:

Thursday, July 25 • 8 pm
This week, two popular local bands, Far & Wide and The Sinatras, have joined forces to present “An Evening of Rock Music” at Act II. Both bands are well known throughout the bay for their diverse rock repertoire, also including pop, alternative, and hard rock. They are much in demand at hotels, local concerts and private events. In addition, Far & Wide is just about to release its first single, “Katherine.”

Other local bands featured in the Summer Concert Series include Tequila Rush (August 1), 
Lollipop (August 8), 
Sal de Mar (August 15), 
Us Two and the Band (August 22).

This week, Act II is also presenting several performances featuring local actors. This Friday, “El Ornitorrinco” (The Platypus), a stage comedy by Humberto Robles, opens its run. It is a hilarious play about relationships in postmodern social networks, performed in Spanish. On Saturday, “Twist and Shout” is a high-energy musical comedy featuring Jukebox Hits of the ’50s and ’60s. We also present Bob’s Karaoke at Act II on Tuesdays, and an “ABBA/Elton John Tribute Show” is featured on Wednesday evenings.

Danny Mininni, owner of Act II, says, “We have been fortunate to be in this beautiful city and are grateful for the support we have received by locals and ex-pats, as well as tourists from around the world. We like ‘giving back’ to the community with our ongoing effort of promoting up-and-coming local talent.”

Marsha Ward Ross, an Act II associate, says, “I am proud to say that I benefited from Act II’s ‘giving back’ philosophy. My husband and I retired to Puerto Vallarta four years ago and I had no idea what I was going to do with my new life. I discovered Act II when a friend invited me to go to Act II’s summer karaoke program, and, although I had been singing all my life, I was scared to death to sing by myself in front of a group of strangers! I was one of those “Gosh-I’d-love-to-be-onstage” kind of people, but I had never had the opportunity or the confidence to do it. I got up to sing, and the group was so supportive! It felt like we were “family.” Danny Mininni and Alfonso Lopez encouraged me from the very beginning, and have given me many opportunities to learn new things and grow. They gave me my start in this crazy world of theater, and now I can’t imagine my life without it (and I’ve never worked this hard in my life)!”

Auditions for all of next season’s shows are available right now. Act II is specifically looking for two men for one of its musicals at this time. If you would like more information or are interested in auditioning, contact

Located at the corner of Insurgentes and Basilio Badillo in Emiliano Zapata, Act II is #1 in Trip Advisor’s Things to Do, Puerto Vallarta in the Concerts & Shows category. The entertainment complex was voted as “The Best Entertainment Venue” in the Vallarta Tribune’s Best of Vallarta Readers’ Poll. For more information, visit or