After a highly successful run at Act II for the past year, Twist & Shout will perform its final show on Saturday, August 3 at 7:30 pm. This musical comedy, written by singer/actor Pedro Islas, is an original story of the final two contestants in a musical competition. Pedro is joined on the stage by Faride Talamas and actor, John Trapper, who plays the announcer.
Twist & Shout is performed in English and features dancing, as well as jukebox hits from the 50s and 60s, including songs such as 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. Everyone agrees that it is definitely a “feel-good” type of show, and is perfect entertainment for anyone who loves rock and roll music!
Bob and Eleanor from Mississagua, Canada reported that they “had just a great time at the Twist and Shout show! Great music, talented singers and funny all at the same time! Would go again and would certainly recommend it. Loved the intimate atmosphere as well. And did I mention there is popcorn?!”
Act II’s Summer Concert Series continues in August and features:
Featuring pop songs from 1990 forward, with a vintage style
Thursday, August 8 – 8:30 pm (one night only)
Lollipop is an exciting new band formed recently in Puerto Vallarta. Taking modern pop songs from the year 1990 forward, they turn them into a vintage style, like swing, jungle swing, soul, rock and roll, etc.
With a sound very much like the unforgettable Amy Winehouse, they will play your favorite pop hits like Say Something (A Big World & Xtina Aguilera), I’m Not the Only One (Sam Smith), and many more.
Lollipop is just starting out. However, musicians Andrés Piedra, Losanna Dias, Gary Flores, Irving Flores and Luis Rascón have a lot of experience in the world of music. Most recently, they performed with Diana Villamonte in the Red Room, and recently made an appearance on TV Mar, the local, Internet-based TV station (facebook.com/TVMarPuertoVallarta). A musical show with current music in old styles will be an evening to remember!
Final Two Bands in Summer Concert Series:
Sal de Mar – August 15
Us Two and the Band – August 22.
Act II also features several other programs this week. On Tuesday night, Bob’s Karaoke Party begins at 8 pm (with happy hour, 6 – 8 pm). On Wednesday night, the one-and-only UsTwo presents their Best of ABBA & Elton John show, beginning at 7:30 pm. On Friday at 8 pm, El Ornitorrinco (The Platypus) is a stage comedy about relationships in postmodern social networks. (Adults only & Spanish). And, on Saturday, “Las Anecdotas del Miembro” opens at 9:30 pm. It is a comedy of short monologues in which the protagonist is the penis! (Adults only & Spanish)
Are you an aspiring Singer? Dancer? Actor?
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 right now. If you would like more information, or are interested in auditioning, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information, or to purchase tickets, go to www.act2pv.com. Act II Entertainment is located at Basilio Badillo at Insurgentes, Colonia Emiliano Zapata. It was voted Best Entertainment Venue by the Vallarta Tribune “Best of Vallarta” Readers’ Poll.