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Danny Mininni is a founder of Act II Entertainment. He now shares ownership of the venue with Oscar Cisneros and Alfonso López.
My first time I was here The Palm hadn’t even opened yet. That was 1999. I’d started coming here about four times a year after that, and then I was coming every other month because I loved being here.
The Boutique Theater is now part of Nacho Daddy and I started there ten years ago with the very first production and worked with them for four years. It was just this 46 seat theater. When I left there I had a season at The Palm. Mark and I were working together in my real estate company. I said, ‘Look, we really want to do something different,’ so he said, “ok, I’ll give you these four nights a week for the entire season.” The first Act II production was Rocky Horror Show at The Palm.
The funny thing is, then, that Mark came with me to Act II to work for my first two seasons. He taught me the cabaret business. I didn’t know it.
This season on a personal level I’m very excited about Little Shop of Horrors because I get to act on stage again. On the main stage Nunsense and Cinderella is gonna be really fun. On the Red Room side, Diana Villamonte is a huge success on The Voice of Mexico (TV show) and she’s just selling out every show and so I’m really excited about Diana.