One thing that makes Puerto Vallarta different from other beach destinations is its cultural offer. After spending your day next to the sea, after swimming, sunbathing and sipping margaritas, you have a wide variety of entertainment options to choose from. ACT II Entertainment is a well established theatrical entertainment company that adds color and sophistication to Vallarta’s night life. Check also the GayPV directory of Theater & Cabaret!
The company was founded in 2012 by three members: Elizabeth Ensor, Danny Mininni and David Restivo and has been successful since then thanks to its professionalism, enthusiasm and a great choice of plays and artists. An interesting fact is that ACT II Entertainment operates all year round providing shows that really try to engage the whole Puerto Vallarta community and not to be only tourist oriented. The greatest thing about the company is how it engages with the local community. Apart from providing year-round programming, they train and support local talents and organize art education programs that promote life-long learning for children, teens and adults.
When you look at their annual calendar you can realize that everybody can find something for themselves. You have big Musicals and Plays, Concert Series, Late Night Shows, Red Room Cabaret shows, and Encore Piano Bar with its famous cocktail parties. There is something for the audience that prefers classic plays and for the ones that go for newer and more avant-garde works, both for gay and straight viewers.
Everybody that comes to see the shows is surprised by the professional aspects of the facilities and emphasizes that it is a real theater that could be found in any bit city around the globe. The Main Stage with banked seats provides big shows for 100 spectators; The Red Room Cabaret is an intimate place with comfortable seating and great sound for artistic shows and the Encore Piano bar is simply for everybody who likes live music and wine. Altogether, you can enjoy a great array of entertainment at very reasonable prices.
Among the shows to be enjoyed on the Main Stage in the coming weeks, you can choose among “Frida – The Stage Show”, and “Las Anecdotas del Miembro”; and at The Red Room: “La Mujer en Tiempo de Colera”, “Rockustico: Alejandro Muraira”, “Dorys: Agua Luna Mia”, “Clowntown Blues”, “Solo Cinco: Una Agrupacion Familiar” If you want to relax after watching a musical or if you are looking for a place to meet up your friends before a show or you are simply in need of a nice bar with live jazz music, you should try the Encore Piano Bar operated by the company and open from 5pm to 2am, 7 days a week.
Act II Entertainment is not difficult to find. It is located in the very heart of the Romantic Zone of Puerto Vallarta on the corner of the famous Basilio Badillo Street and Insurgentes #300, above Wings Army. Tickets can be bought directly before each show or beforehand at Vallarta Tickets webpage or calling the Box office at 322 222 – 1512. If you are in Vallarta, you definitely have to check out this beautiful and invigorating venue and catch any of the running shows. Each one of the will be unforgettable.
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