The Smith Center’s June/July show listings

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The Smith Center for the Performing Arts
June – July Performance Listings

361 Symphony Park Avenue
Las Vegas, NV  89106

The Smith Center box office – 702-749-2000

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Attractions / Tours

The Smith Center
Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.
Free to the public
The Smith Center for the Performing Arts offers free, guided walking tours of the world-class campus on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. highlighting its architectural accomplishments, artwork and historic overview. Tours last approximately 60 minutes and are limited to 20 patrons per tour. To register for a tour, please visit




Simply Ella – Celebrating the Era of Jazz
This show was originally slated for June 12 and is now rescheduled for Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $35
Reynolds Hall
The Las Vegas Contemporary Dance Theater will present a very special performance celebrating the music and life of the legendary Ella Fitzgerald. The evening’s program will include “Mood Azul,” “Take 5,” “Simply Ella” and “Feeling Good,” a very special duet performed by Las Vegas’ headliner of the Year Clint Holmes and powerhouse vocalist Reva Rice from Vegas! The Show, and danced by founder and artistic director Bernard H. Gaddis.

 Frank Sinatra Jr.

Frank Sinatra Jr. – “Sinatra Sings Sinatra – The Centennial Celebration”
Saturday, June 20, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $29
Reynolds Hall
Sinatra Sings Sinatra – The Centennial Celebration is a one-of-a-kind, multi-media experience that pays tribute to the 100th anniversary of the birth and legacy of Frank Sinatra. In stories, photos, videos and songs, Frank Sinatra Jr. delivers first-hand recollections of life on and off stage with his iconic father.

The Sinatra legend began growing from the first hits with the big bands of Harry James and Tommy Dorsey to the Voice, as he became known in 1946 that made the bobbysoxers swoon. In later years he became known as The Chairman of the Board and eventually, Ol’ Blue Eyes, but who was the man?

This show explains it all with excerpts from his films, rare family photos and insights into the world’s greatest entertainer that can only come from his son.

Above all, this evening is about the music of Sinatra. Come Fly With Me; New York, New York; Strangers in the Night, and of course My Way, plus many more will be backed by a wonderful orchestra/big band featuring many members who played with Sinatra Sr.


Miss Nevada
Friday, June 26, 2015, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, June 27, 2015, at 2 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $25
Reynolds Hall
The Miss Nevada competition serves as a preliminary to the prestigious Miss America pageant. The Miss Nevada Scholarship Organization’s purpose is to change lives and positively influence Nevada’s young women. The organization proudly offers academic and community service-based scholarships for undergraduate and graduate studies, provides a forum for young women to showcase their talents, encourages civic-mindedness and eloquence, supports STEM initiatives and empowers young women to strive for excellence. Holding themselves to the highest standards, contestants inspire others and serve as positive role models throughout their communities.

The Miss America Organization is one of the largest providers of scholarships to women in the world. Each year the organization offers millions of dollars in scholarships to its contestants and is honored to promote what the four points of the Miss Nevada and Miss America crowns symbolize: style, scholarship, service and success.


Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage
Tuesday, July 14 through Sunday, July 19, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.;
Saturday, July 18 and Sunday July 19, 2015, at 2:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $29
Reynolds Hall
Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage is an unprecedented live experience exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing. Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Featuring the hit songs, “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” ” Do You Love Me?” and the heart-stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.” Don’t miss your chance to see this record-breaking theatre sensation. You’ll have the time of your life!

lye lovett

An Evening with Lyle Lovett and His Large Band
Saturday, July 25, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $25
Reynolds Hall
A singer, composer and actor, Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums.  Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers.  Lovett has appeared in 13 feature films, and on stage and television.  Among his many accolades, besides the four Grammy Awards, he was given the Americana Music Association’s inaugural Trailblazer Award, and was recently named the Texas State Musician.

Lovett has been touring in support of Release Me, which is quintessential Lyle – a smart mix of originals and songs written by some of his favorite songwriters that show not only the breadth of this Texas legend’s deep talents, but also the diversity of his influences, making him one of the most infectious and fascinating musicians in popular music.

 Johnny Mathis

Johnny Mathis
Friday, July 31, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $29
Reynolds Hall
Celebrating his 59th year in the music industry, Johnny Mathis is Columbia Records’ longest-running artist. A sublime vocalist whose approach to pop music eclipses passing fads and trends, Mathis has performed songs in an incredible variety of styles and categories — from music composed for stage and film to golden era jazz standards, contemporary pop hits, and holiday music, all of which has assured his reputation as one of the most enduring vocalists in music history.

Best-known for his supremely popular hits like “Chances Are”, “It’s Not For Me To Say”, “Wonderful, Wonderful”, and “Misty”, Mathis has recorded more than 80 albums and 6 Christmas albums. During his extensive career he has had 3 songs inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, achieved 50 Hits on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary Chart, and in 2003 Mathis was given the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Join Mathis as he performs some of his greatest hits and personal favorites.





Clint Holmes: Billy, Burt and The Beatles
Friday, June 5 and Saturday, June 6, 2015, at 8:30 p.m.; Sunday, June 7, 2015, at 2 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $37
Cabaret Jazz
For his final show of the season, three-time Las Vegas Entertainer of the Year winner Clint Holmes salutes the timeless classics of Billy Joel, Burt Bacharach and the Beatles in a spellbinding evening of music that’s both live and alive.


Steve Tyrell
Friday, June 12 and Saturday, June 13, 2015, at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $39
Cabaret Jazz
This time around, Steve Tyrell is singing standards of another kind, those written by Carole King, Burt Bacharach, Leiber and Stoller, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, and Jeff Barry—songs made famous by The Drifters, The Ronettes, the Righteous Brothers and Ben E. King, just to name a few.


Samba Exotica – The Assad Brothers with Romero Lubambo and Special Guest Clarice Assad
Friday, June 19 and Saturday, June 20, 2015, at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $35
Cabaret Jazz
An exotic Latin flair takes the stage when the Assad Brothers, Brazil’s most celebrated classical guitarists, join with jazz guitar virtuoso Romero Lubambo and Clarice Assad for “Samba Exótico.” An exploration of samba and choros, a popular 19th-century genre that blossomed in Rio de Janeiro, the style has roots in Africa and unique fermentation in the coastal city of Bahia.


Conversations with Norm Presents “Remembering Sinatra” Featuring Bob Anderson, Pia Zadora and Vince Falcone
Sunday, June 21, 2015, at 2 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $25
Cabaret Jazz
Conversations with Norm is a quarterly interview presentation hosted by man-about-town columnist Norm Clarke, who has been covering the celebrity scene for the Las Vegas Review-Journal since 1999.

In this installation, Norm will be talking to three of Sinatra’s longtime friends, Bob Anderson (Frank: The Man. The Music.), Vince Falcone (Sinatra and Anderson’s musical director) and Pia Zadora (Sinatra’s opening act and her mentor), as they share their personal stories of the legendary entertainer.

The event will include emcee Shawn Tempesta of KTNV’s The Morning Blend. Proceeds will benefit the Education and Outreach Programming of The Smith Center.


Annaleigh Ashford: Lost in the Stars
Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 7 p.m.; Sunday, June 28, 2015, at 2 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $49
Cabaret Jazz
Annaleigh Ashford comes to Las Vegas with an evening of song, story and sequins in her critically acclaimed cabaret show, Lost in the Stars. With songwriter and music director Will Van Dyke and the Whiskey 5 band, Lost in the Stars celebrates the classic cabaret with an eclectic mix of music from the disco days of Donna Summer to a sing-along of Alanis Morrisette. After this glossy and glittery evening, you will be sure to get lost in the stars.



Panties in a Twist
Tuesday, July 14 through Saturday, July 18, 2015, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, July 18, 2015, at 2 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $35
Troesh Studio Theater
Panties in a Twist, a jam-packed, high-energy 90-minute set features 12 of the funniest female sketches. A hilarious cast of comediennes perform the sketches, including a few musical parodies, and features audience interaction.


About The Smith Center for the Performing Arts
The hallmark of downtown Las Vegas’ 61-acre urban development known as Symphony Park, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts is a public-private partnership that opened in March 2012. Heralded as the city’s Heart of the Arts®, The Smith Center is an architectural triumph and long-awaited cultural achievement that educates and entertains the citizens of Southern Nevada. The $470 million world-class performing arts center offers a blend of performances by resident companies, first-run touring attractions, lectures and internationally acclaimed performers in music, theater and dance. The five-acre campus features four performance spaces including the 2,050-seat Reynolds Hall, the 244-seat Cabaret Jazz club, the 250-seat Troesh Studio Theater and the 1.7-acre Donald W. Reynolds Symphony Park for outdoor concerts. Additionally, the campus is home to the Discovery Children’s Museum that opened in March 2013. For more information about The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, please visit Keep up with news and events on Facebook and follow The Smith Center on Twitter at @SmithCenterLV.

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