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If you were fortunate enough to be a part of the sold-out audience of “Laurel Canyon,” last year, you will LOVE our new show, “TIMELESS!” Singer/songwriter, Renee Armand and her partner, Paul Aleman, have teamed up to present the genius and joy of the music of John Denver, as well as more tidbits from Renee’s life in the Laurel Canyon years!
Renee Armand was a member of John Denver’s band and performed with him for six years. She is also the voice behind the Academy Award-winning song, “The Morning After,’ from the movie “The Poseidon Adventure!” Renee grew up in Laurel Canyon (the crossroads between Beverly Hills and Hollywood) at the same time as Carole King, Linda Ronstadt, Judy Collins, the Beatles, Mamma Cass, the Eagles, David Crosby and more… They lived… and loved… and wrote music… that has lasted a lifetime.
Paul Aleman is a singer, songwriter and guitarist who has been performing professionally since childhood. In college, he studied Musical Theater, and had his first musical produced in 1989. In 1997, he wrote the music and lyrics for “Freedom’s Run,” a fully-staged musical and 1997 Pulitzer Prize candidate. His musical, “Dillinger: Public Enemy Number One,” was recorded by a full orchestra in Los Angeles, with several Tony-award winning actors (Alice Ripley, Debbie Gravitte, and Michael Maguire) leading the cast!
Together, Renee and Paul have brought John Denver’s music to literally thousands of appreciative fans across the United States and here in Mexico. Performed brilliantly in songs and stories, Renee will share things about her life that she has never talked about…UNTIL NOW. Some of it will shock you, some will make you cry, some will make you laugh, but most of all, you’ll be glad you came! For the past two years, their shows, Laurel Canyon and Rocky Mountain High, have been performed to sold-out audiences at Act II. Their show has a clarity and soulfulness that underlines their love of John Denver’s music and draws audiences into singing along after the first few bars! We are thrilled that Renee and Paul are returning to Act II once again and can’t wait to see their new show!
Diana Valeria Villamonte took Puerto Vallarta by storm last night. And this is one storm we can hope will never go away. Run do not walk to see her next show at the Red Room next Tuesday at 730. No doubt it will quickly be sold out.
I've been struggling to write something to capture the mood of the evening… Probably my most important contribution to this will be to say that I saw it last week (with friends) and I'm going next week (with other friends)! My husband, Gholi, loves the music and said, "When can we go again?
My husband and I just attended a cabaret at Act II. We were so excited to get to see three beautiful young ladies in the debut of "TRINITY!" This show featured the last three winners of the Voice of Vallarta singing competition, and they were great! I’m so excited to find such great talent here in Puerto Vallarta, and will definitely go back to Act II on my next trip!
As a full-time resident of Puerto Vallarta, I always look for things to do in the summer! Last night, my husband and I had the opportunity to see the fabulous first Thursday night show of Act II's "Spotlight on Vallarta" Summer Series! Danny Mininni, owner of Act II, told us that the series is designed to recognize and promote local talent during the summer season. So, local resident, Gabe Arcineaga, put on a show that could easily be rival any cabaret show in the U.S! Gabe is already a seasoned actor and he toured with Charo "back in the day," but this was his first performance in a one-man cabaret show setting! OMG!!
I have attended plays, groups of musicians in Stages and soloists in the Red Room and have nothing but a wonderful receptive time. Danny Mininni hosts a warm place to mingle with friends or make new ones while viewing top entertainment of many genres from all over the world, in addition to fantastic local talent. I urge everyone to check out this locale, as good as one would find anywhere. Puerto Vallarta s becoming a premier draw for music and acting fans.
We were looking for something unique and affordable to do in PV. We really enjoy local theatre/shows when we travel. The red room is an intimate space and staff were great. Show we saw with Mama Tits and she was a entertaining and motivational. Although we were only heterosexual couple it was a blast. Act II has range of shows available during higher season. I'd highly recommend checking this place out. We will return for future shows
This is such a bawdy good time! We have seen the Dueling Divas twice and Joanne's solo show once. They are great singers and fun entertainers! Costume changes and THOSE SHOES! What amazing range!
The time flew right by each time and I never wanted the shows to end! Laughed so much!
This is a definite stop each time we visit PV.
We first discovered Act II Stages in December 2015 on our first visit to Puerto Vallarta. We attended 3-4 evening performances in the Red Room that week -- comedy, singing, drag -- all good. We enjoyed it so much we returned to Puerto Vallarta in December 2016 and again went to Act II a few times. What a fun time! Highly recommend.