Season Subscriptions to 2013-2014 Broadway Las Vegas® at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts Now Available
“The Book of Mormon” to anchor season
New season subscriptions for the highly anticipated 2013-2014 Broadway Las Vegas® series at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts are now available.
Broadway Las Vegas season subscribers see all of the season productions with exclusive benefits, including the best seats at the best prices, the ability to keep seats from season to season and flexibility to change tickets dates.
The upcoming season, sponsored by Southern Nevada Ford Stores, brings many of Broadway’s most beloved and famed musicals and plays to Las Vegas for the first time. From the creators of “South Park” and winner of nine Tony Awards, “The Book of Mormon” will play a limited engagement June 10 through July 6. Season ticket holders receive priority ticket opportunities to shows; the best way to guarantee seats to “The Book of Mormon.”The 10-show series features timeless Broadway classics as well as some of today’s newest productions. Combined, the celebrated roster of productions represents an impressive 40 Tony® Award wins.
The Broadway Las Vegas 10-show package begins at $273. Tickets for individual performances go on sale at a later date beginning with “Les Miserables” on May 24.
Orders for new subscriptions for the 2013-2014season visiting www.TheSmithCenter.com, by phone at 702-749-2847 or 808-326-6868 (TTY) and at the Box Office located at 361 Symphony Park Ave. On sale dates for tickets to individual shows will be announced at a later date.
For preferred seating and special rates for groups of 10 or more, contact 702-749-2348.
More information on the 10 productions below.
Wednesday, Aug. 7 – Sunday, Aug. 11
Cameron Mackintosh presents a brand new 25th anniversary production of Boublil & Schönberg’s legendary musical, “Les Misérables” LES MISÉRABLES, with glorious new staging and dazzlingly reimagined scenery inspired by the paintings of Victor Hugo. This new production has been acclaimed by critics, fans and new audiences and is breaking box office records wherever it goes. The New York Times calls this “Les Misérables” “an unquestionably spectacular production from start to finish.” NY1-TV proclaims “musical theatre fans can rejoice: ‘Les Miz’ is born again.”
THE WIZARD OF OZ
Tuesday, Sept. 10 – Sunday, Sept. 15
An enchanting adaptation of Frank Baum’s 1900 novel “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” and the timeless 1939 MGM screenplay, “The Wizard of Oz” is an Andrew Lloyd Webber production entirely reconceived for the stage. Featuring the classic songs from the Oscar®-winning movie score, including “Over the Rainbow,” “We’re Off to See the Wizard” and “If I Only Had a Brain,” “The Wizard of Oz” opened in March 2011 and features character favorites Dorothy, Scarecrow, Tin Man, Lion and Toto as well as new songs from Webber and Tim Rice.
Wednesday, Oct. 2 – Sunday, Oct. 6
A heart-warming tale of loyalty and friendship, and winner of five 2011 Tony Awards, “War Horse” tells the story of young Albert and his beloved horse, Joey. This powerfully moving and imaginative drama, filled with stirring music and songs, is a show of phenomenal inventiveness that is currently playing to packed houses in London and around the world. At its heart are astonishing life-sized puppets created by South Africa’s Handspring Puppet Company, that bring to life breathing, galloping, charging horses strong enough for men to ride.
Tuesday, Oct. 15 – Sunday, Oct. 20
“Sister Act” is Broadway’s feel-amazing musical comedy smash. The New York Post calls it “Ridiculously fun,” and audiences are jumping to their feet in total agreement. Featuring original music by eight-time Oscar® winner Alan Menken (“Beauty and the Beast,”“The Little Mermaid,”“Little Shop of Horrors”), “Sister Act” tells the story of Deloris Van Cartier, a wannabe diva whose life takes a surprising turn when she witnesses a crime and the cops hide her in the last place anyone would think to look—a convent. Under the suspicious watch of Mother Superior, Deloris helps her fellow sisters find their voices as she unexpectedly rediscovers her own.
Tuesday, Nov. 26 – Sunday, Dec. 1
Eva Perón used her beauty and charisma to rise meteorically from the slums of Argentina to the presidential mansion as First Lady. Adored by her people as a champion for the poor, she became one of the most powerful women in the world — while her greed, outsized ambition and fragile health made her one of the most tragic. “Evita” tells Eva’s passionate and unforgettable true story, and features some of theater’s most beautiful songs, including “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina,” “Another Suitcase in Another Hall” and “High Flying, Adored.” Don’t miss the stunning new production of “Evita,” directed by Michael Grandage and choreographed by Rob Ashford, that Channel 4 New York calls “The hottest ticket in town!”
Tuesday, Jan 7 – Sunday, Jan. 12
“MAMMA MIA!” is the ultimate feel-good show that has audiences coming back again and again to relive the thrill. The smash-hit musical combines ABBA’s greatest hits, including “Dancing Queen,” “S.O.S.,” “Super Trouper,” “Take A Chance on Me” and “The Winner Takes It All,” with an enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship.
FLASHDANCE – THE MUSICAL
Tuesday, Jan. 28 – Sunday, Feb. 2
Celebrating its 30th anniversary, the pop culture phenomenon “Flashdance” tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of Alex Owens, a Pittsburgh steel mill welder by day and a bar dancer by night with dreams of one day becoming a professional performer. When romance with her steel mill boss threatens to complicate her ambitions, Alex learns the meaning of love and its power to fuel the pursuit of her dream. Featuring a score that includes the biggest hit songs from the original movie, the stage musical also features 16 brand new songs with music by Robbie Roth and lyrics by Robert Cary and Robbie Roth.
THE GERSHWINS’ PORGY AND BESS
Tuesday, April 15 – Sunday, April 20
Time Magazine exclaims “The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess” is, “A don’t miss theatre event! The #1 Broadway musical of the year.” Winner of the 2012 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical, “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess” features stunning new staging, accompanied by a magnificent 23-piece orchestra and includes such legendary songs as “Summertime,” “It Ain’t Necessarily So” and “I Got Plenty of Nothing.” Praised by the New Yorker as “A great achievement!,” the classic story is set in Charleston’s fabled Catfish Row, where the beautiful Bess struggles to break free from her scandalous past that can only be rescued by the courageous Porgy. Threatened by her formidable former lover Crown, and the seductive enticements of the colorful troublemaker Sporting Life, Porgy and Bess’ relationship evolves into a deep romance that triumphs as one of theater’s most exhilarating love stories.
Tuesday, May 20 – Sunday, May 25
Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards including Best Musical and winner of the 2013 Grammy® Award for Best Musical Theater Album, “ONCE” is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, “ONCE” tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than an everyday romance. Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, “ONCE” draws audiences in from the very first note and never lets go. It’s an unforgettable story about going for your dreams, not living in fearand the power of music to connect all of us.
THE BOOK OF MORMON
Tuesday, June 10 – Sunday, July 6
Ben Brantley of The New York Times calls it “the best musical of this century.” Entertainment Weekly says it’s “the funniest musical of all time.” From “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, it’s “The Book of Mormon,” winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical. Jon Stewart of “The Daily Show” calls it a “crowning achievement. So good it makes me angry.”
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