What’s on stage at Act II?

Final Summer Concert Series Show This Week:

Thursday, August 22 – 8:00 pm
The Best of Us Two!
The “Best of the Best” Oldies from All of Us Two’s Shows!

For the past two years, the musical duo, Us Two, has been performing at Act II twice a week. They have performed five different shows. This one-night extravaganza will feature the “best of the best” hits from all of their shows, including audience favorites from the 80’s & 90’s, ABBA, Elton John, Country and Acoustic music! No matter what the genre is, Us Two always brings its best in the form of song and dance, rock and roll, fun and games, and humor and chat, all bundled into a 90-minute Vegas-style show.

Coming in September:

“A Night Around Mexico”
A Celebration of Mexico’s Independence Day
September 13, 7 pm.

Mamma Mia Opens on October 29

Act II is delighted to announce the opening night of Vallarta’s largest Broadway musical production, Mamma Mia, on Tuesday, October 2. This show has been a long-time dream of Act II, and the entire cast is already hard at work!

Producers Alfonso Lopez and Danny Mininni have announced that the beautiful and talented, 17-year old Ximena Peña Esparza landed the lead role of Sophie when she left them speechless at her audition. Ximena has been a regular at Act II since she appeared in Act II’s very first production, A Chorus Line, six years ago. Since then, she has been in many other Act II productions. Ximena is in her last year of high school at UNIVA Vallarta, and is thrilled to be playing the iconic Sophie She is a perfect example of how dreams can be fulfilled if you combine them with hope, determination, effort and a natural talent.

Starring as Sophie’s mother, Donna, is one of Act II’s favorite actors, Stephanie Wright Watts. A native of Maryland, Stephanie has lived in Puerto Vallarta for the past nine years and has appeared in numerous productions at Act II, including A Chorus Line, Murder Comedy Mysteries of 1940, Equus, Whose Line is it Anyway, and Cinderella. She and her husband own two local businesses, Agave Villas (luxury villa vacation rentals) and the restaurant, Los Muertos Brewing Company. Stephanie is looking forward to working with this amazing cast and crew.

Act II also welcomes two talented young actors to the cast, including 16-year old Layla Bloch, in her first role, playing Lisa, and 12-year old Isabela Orlando, who will be one of the ensemble members. Isabela is now the same age that the talented Ximena was when she first appeared on stage at Act II. Danny Mininni said, “I could not be more excited to welcome so many young people to our stage. It was the arts that saved me! It kept me interested in school and made me the first Mininni in history to not only graduate high school but go on to college. Keeping the arts in schools has always been something that I fought for when I lived in the US, and I’m proud that Act II can continue with that passion.”

Mamma Mia opens October 29. It will begin with a spectacular party where attendees will be invited to wear all white. This will be a night to remember!

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.

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