The Smith Center’s June/July show listings

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

Address:             
361 Symphony Park Avenue
Las Vegas, NV  89106

Phone:
The Smith Center box office – 702-749-2000

Website Address:
www.TheSmithCenter.com

 

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 www.TheSmithCenter.com.

 


REYNOLDS HALL
 

 

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!

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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.

 


CABARET JAZZ

 

 

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.


TROESH STUDIO THEATER

 

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 www.TheSmithCenter.com. Keep up with news and events on Facebook and follow The Smith Center on Twitter at @SmithCenterLV.

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts April – May Performance Listings

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The Smith Center for the Performing Arts
April – May Performance Listings

Address:             
361 Symphony Park Avenue
Las Vegas, NV  89106

Phone:
The Smith Center box office – 702-749-2000

Website Address:
www.TheSmithCenter.com

 

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 www.TheSmithCenter.com.

 

May-June Show Listings

 

REYNOLDS HALL

 

Rodgers + Hammerstein’s CINDERELLA
Tuesday, April 28 through Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.; additional matinees Saturday, May 2 and Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 2 p.m.

Ticket prices start at $39
Reynolds Hall
Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella is the Tony Award®- winning Broadway musical from the creators of The Sound of Music and South Pacific that’s delighting audiences with its contemporary take on the classic tale.

 

Nevada Ballet Theatre – Giselle
Saturday, May 9, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, May 10, 2015, at 2 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $29
Reynolds Hall
One of ballet’s most enduring and celebrated works since its 1841 premiere, Giselle is the story of a young woman whose love survives— beyond death—to save the man who betrayed her. Be transported into a haunting world of secrecy and spirits, and discover why dance is not for the faint of heart.

 

ThePianoGuys
Monday, May 11, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $24
Reynolds Hall
ThePianoGuys, the remarkable classical/pop crossover music stylists, will treat audiences of all ages to a night of Wonders, hits from their fourth studio album, such as Let It Go from the movie Frozen, Kung Fu Piano: Cello Ascends and Story of My Life.

Boz Scaggs

 

Boz Scaggs
Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $29
Reynolds Hall
Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter-guitarist Boz Scaggs has been making musical hits since the ’60s. From his early days with the Steve Miller Band to his smash solo album, Silk Degrees, he has blended pop, rock and R&B in crowd favorite songs including Lido Shuffle and Lowdown.

During his evening here at The Smith Center, Scaggs will feature tracks from his gorgeous new collaboration album, A Fool to Care, as a part of his impressive live repertoire.

A Fool to Care is an album with plenty of Louisiana swing and Texas swagger. On it, he teams up with marquee musicians Bonnie Raitt and Lucinda Williams on duets and Ray Parker, Jr. on guitar. The work’s twelve songs include the Latin-flavored “Last Tango on 16th Street,” an energetic cover of Al Green’s “Full of Fire” and a haunting version of The Band’s “Whispering Pines.”

 

Hal Prince’s Broadway: An Evening in Word and Song
Thursday, May 14, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $24
Reynolds Hall
With 21 Tony awards, no individual has played a more pivotal a role in shaping Broadway than director/producer Hal Prince. During this moderated interview, Prince reflects on his legendary career complemented by live performances of his works by pianist Keith Thompson (produced an award-winning version of Prince’s Cabaret) and sung by Brent Barrett, Bruce Ewing and Kristen Hertzenberg (former Phantom Las Vegas alums) along with Clint Holmes.

 

Las Vegas Philharmonic – Pops V: A Tribute to the Music of Frank Sinatra
Saturday, May 16, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $26
Reynolds Hall
Matt Catingub returns to present this special tribute featuring his very own arrangements of classic hits by Frank Sinatra.

 

Nevada High School Musical Theater Awards
Sunday, May 17, 2015, at 3 p.m.
Ticket prices are $10
Reynolds Hall
Join us for a celebration of local high school musical theater on the main stage of Reynolds Hall. The Smith Center will present the Nevada High School Musical Theater Awards recognizing nominees for Best Lead Actor and Actress from this year’s local high school musical theater productions.

 

Annie
Tuesday, May 26 through Sunday, May 31, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.; additional matinees Saturday, May 30 and Sunday, May 31, 2015, at 2 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $34
Reynolds Hall
Leapin’ Lizards! One of the world’s best-loved musicals is back in time-honored form.  Directed by original lyricist Martin Charnin, this new production of Annie is a classic incarnation of the beloved original.

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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 know 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.

CABARET JAZZ

 

Clint Holmes: Digging Into My Jazz Roots
Friday, May 1 and Saturday, May 2, 2015, at 8:30 p.m.; Sunday, May 3, 2015, at 2 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $37
Cabaret Jazz

Joined by the Christian Tamburr Trio, Clint Holmes will perform fresh, improvisational takes on classic songs by musical greats like Nat King Cole, Bonnie Raitt, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and Sam Smith.

The intimate, evocative and lounge-like setting of Cabaret Jazz will be a perfect match for the Christian Tamburr Trio’s backing sound. Led with the reverberating atmospherics of the vibraphone by Tamburr, the swinging band also includes William Thornton on bass and Billy Williams Jr. on drums. Tamburr is known to Las Vegas jazz connoisseurs for his appearances at Rose.Rabbit.Lie. and the Bellagio.

 

Soul Men and Lady Soul Starring Spectrum and Radiance
Friday, May 8 and Sunday, May 9, 2015, at 7 p.m.; Sunday, May 10, 2015, at 3 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $37
Cabaret Jazz
Award-winning vocal quartet Spectrum and their stunning sister-group Radiance perform together in their unbelievable tribute to Motown and R&B music. These eight stellar vocalists sing and dance their way through one of the most influential American song books of all time. Internationally acclaimed, they will leave you wanting more with stirring renditions of classic hits by The Temptations, The Supremes, The Four Tops, The Marvelettes, Vandellas, The Miracles, The Stylistics, Donna Summer and more.

 

David Perrico – Pop Evolution
Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at 10 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $15
Cabaret Jazz
David Perrico – Pop Evolution twenty-piece band transforms poplar songs from all genres to produce a one-of-a-kind sound experience.

 

“Horizons” An Evening with Lisa Hilton and her Band
Friday, May 15 and Saturday, May 16, 2015, at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $37
Cabaret Jazz
Known for her warmth on stage, Lisa Hilton explores musical traditions with 21st century directions – expect to hear jazz, blues, minimalism, classical, pop, rock or modernist ideas along with beautiful melodies.


Lon Bronson Band
Friday, May 22, 2015, at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $15
Cabaret Jazz

Emmy nominated Lon Bronson triumphantly returns to Cabaret Jazz, featuring his iconic horn-infused, 14-piece All-Star Band, for an evening of rock, funk, original compositions, and as always, surprise guest stars. As Drew Carey once said of them, “This is a house band so good, you’ll never want to leave the house.”

Guys Sing Dolls: A Feminine Toast with a Twist of Testosterone
Saturday, May 23, 2015, at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $35
Cabaret Jazz

Raise your glasses! The men are spotlighting 100 years of women lyricists and songwriters (pop, broadway, movie, jazz, country and inspirational). The Guys include Brent Barrett (Phantom – The Las Vegas Spectacular), Benjamin D. Hale (Million Dollar Quartet), Carnell Johnson (Les Misérables), Christopher Lash (singer/songwriter), Phillip Officer (New York Nightlife Award) and John Wedemeyer (acclaimed guitarist). The dolls include Carole King, Peggy Lee, Adele, Dolly Parton, Dorothy Fields, Cyndi Lauper, Betty Comden and more. Celebrate a musical toast this Memorial Weekend. Cheers!

The Composer’s Showcase of Las Vegas
Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at 10:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $20
Cabaret Jazz

Jersey Boys conductor Keith Thompson hosts this monthly musical showcase that features original music from some of Las Vegas’ best composers and songwriters, and performed by some of the best performers and musicians from the Vegas Entertainment and Theatrical communities. The informal showcase is always diverse, eclectic and extremely entertaining and features a very high caliber of musicianship and artistry.

 

James Tormé “Celebrates the Greats”
Friday, May 29 and Saturday, May 30, 2015, at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $37
Cabaret Jazz
The Smith Center is proud to welcome back James Tormé. Featuring a celebration of music’s greatest legends, from Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles, and Nat “King” Cole, to Miles Davis, Frank Sinatra, and of course, his own father, three-time Grammy award winner Mel Tormé.

 

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.

TROESH STUDIO THEATER
 

Steve Solomon’s “Cannoli, Latkes and Guilt – The Therapy Continues”
Wednesday, April 29 through Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 7 p.m.; additional matinees Saturday, May 2 and Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 3 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $35
Troesh Studio Theater
Steve Solomon is the author and star of the three time award-winning, critically acclaimed show My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m in Therapy—we now bring you Cannoli, Latkes and Guilt – The Therapy Continues, Steve’s newest project.

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 www.TheSmithCenter.com. Keep up with news and events on Facebook and follow The Smith Center on Twitter at @SmithCenterLV.

PHOTO: Tony Bennett at “FRANK – The Man. The Music.” at The Palazzo Las Vegas

Tony Bennett was in the audience at “FRANK – The Man. The Music.” at The Palazzo Las Vegas on Thursday, April 9. The legendary crooner went backstage to catch up with longtime friend and star of the show, Bob Anderson and Tweeted, “If you’re in Vegas, check out my friend Bob Anderson’s show. He does a perfect Sinatra.”

Bob Anderson, Tony Bennett, and Vincent Falcone

 Bob Anderson, Tony Bennett, and Vincent Falcone backstage at The Palazzo Las Vegas. (Courtesy: The Palazzo Las Vegas)

“FRANK – The Man. The Music.” performs Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Fridays at 9 p.m. at The Palazzo Theatre. Tickets are now on sale. For up-to-date schedule information, including dark dates, or to purchase tickets, visit any Box Office at The Venetian or The Palazzo, go online at www.venetian.com/frank, or call (702) 414-9000.

 

PHOTO: Jerry Lewis at “FRANK – The Man. The Music.” at The Palazzo Las Vegas

Saturday, March 14, 2015, Jerry Lewis took in “FRANK – The Man. The Music.” at The Palazzo Las Vegas. The legendary actor and comedian attended the show with a large group to celebrate his 89th birthday, which takes place Monday, March 16.

 

Star of “FRANK – The Man. The Music.” Bob Anderson welcomed Lewis to the show: “We are among royalty tonight. A gentleman that is with us here is an iconic legend and is a very, very close friend of mine, and I say that in a loving way. The whole world knows who he is and we have him right here tonight: Mr. Jerry Lewis.”

 

Lewis was welcomed by the audience with a standing ovation. After the show, Anderson and Lewis had the chance to sit down together.

 

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“FRANK – The Man. The Music.” Star Bob Anderson and Jerry Lewis at The Palazzo Las Vegas. (Courtesy: The Palazzo Las Vegas)

 

 

“FRANK – The Man. The Music.” performs Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Fridays at 9 p.m. at The Palazzo Theatre. Tickets are now on sale. For up-to-date schedule information, including dark dates, or to purchase tickets, visit any Box Office at The Venetian or The Palazzo, go online at www.venetian.com/frank, or call (702) 414-9000.

 

 

PHOTO: Pamela Anderson at “Frank – The Man. The Music.” at The Palazzo Las Vegas

Saturday, January 31, Pamela Anderson took in “FRANK – The Man. The Music.” at The Palazzo Las Vegas. The actress, who attended the show with her mother, went backstage to meet the show’s star, Bob Anderson and Tweeted, “Elegant show with mom.”

 

Bob Anderson as Frank Sinatra and Pamela Anderson backstage at The Palazzo Las Vegas. (Courtesy: The Palazzo Las Vegas)
Bob Anderson as Frank Sinatra and Pamela Anderson backstage at The Palazzo Las Vegas. (Courtesy: The Palazzo Las Vegas)

 

 

“FRANK – The Man. The Music.” performs Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Fridays at 9 p.m. at The Palazzo Theatre. Tickets are now on sale. For up-to-date schedule information, including dark dates, or to purchase tickets, visit any Box Office at The Venetian or The Palazzo, go online at www.venetian.com/frank, or call (702) 414-900

Johnny Galecki, Alison Sweeney, Laurie Metcalf, Questlove and more celebrate the opening of Yardbird Southern Table & Bar and ‘FRANK – The Man. The Music.’ at The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas

PALAZZO

Johnny Galecki, Alison Sweeney, Laurie Metcalf, Questlove and more celebrate the opening of Yardbird Southern Table & Bar and ‘FRANK  – The Man. The Music.’ at The Venetian and The Palazzo Las Vegas

 

The stars shone brightly this weekend at The Venetian and Palazzo Las Vegas as Big Bang Theory’s Johnny Galecki, actress and Biggest Loser reality show host Alison Sweeney, The McCarthy’s and famous for her role as Jackie Harris in Roseanne, Laurie Metcalf, drummer, D.J., journalist and producer Questlove, NCIS alum Cote de Pablo and more attended the opening of Yardbird Southern Table and Bar and FRANK – The Man. The Music.

 

The Premiere Weekend on the Town kicked off by welcoming The Venetian’s newest restaurant, Yardbird founded by John Kunkel. Yardbird is the newest culinary venture for longtime Las Vegas chef Todd Harrington. Harrington joined the Yardbird to team to create a menu that honored Yardbird classics, such as the critically-acclaimed Lewellyn’s Fine Fried Chicken, while adding dishes that are exclusive to the Las Vegas location. DJ Questlove got the party started laying down the beats while guests enjoyed Yardbird signature cocktails and hors-d’oeuvres.

 

Following the opening of Yardbird guests moved to The Palazzo Theater to see the World Premiere of ‘Frank – The Man. The Music.’ starring Bob Anderson. This show is the most authentic Frank Sinatra tribute ever created. Under the musical direction of Sinatra’s former musical director Vince Falcone, Bob Anderson and his thirty-two piece orchestra are able to transport guests back in time to the days when Frank Sinatra ruled the Las Vegas Strip.

 

Longtime friends Johnny Galecki and Laurie Metcalf had a Roseanne reunion, catching up over a drink before the show. Johnny then went into the theatre with Cote de Pablo where they enjoyed Sinatra classics such as Come Fly With Me, The Way You Look Tonight, I’ve Got You Under My Skin, You Make Me Feel So Young and more. After the show Johnny Galecki, Cote de Pablo, and Alison Sweeney caught up with the show’s star and praised him for his engaging performance. Galecki said how amazing it was to see such an authentic Frank Sinatra representation.


After the show, guests were invited back to Yardbird for a dessert after party hosted by DJ Questlove.

 

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About Yardbird: 
At the helm of Yardbird Las Vegas’ menu is executive chef Todd Harrington, a mainstay on Las Vegas’ restaurant scene. The menu will feature both Yardbird classics including the critically-acclaimed Lewellyn’s Fine Fried Chicken and dishes exclusive to the Las Vegas location, including an 18 oz. Smoked Niman RanchTomahawk Porkchop with roasted heirloom potatoes, kale pesto, pickled mustard seed and spiced cracklings and Smoked Backyard BBQ Chicken with barbecue sauce, roasted marble potatoes and charred okra. Yardbird Las Vegas’ interior design embraces the large-scale aesthetic that is quintessentially Las Vegas. The 8,000 square-foot-space designed by 50 Eggs, Inc.’s internal design team seats 180 guests, with a private dining room accommodating up to 25 guests. Yardbird Las Vegas also boasts several rare and never-before-seen photos of film stars, musicians and icons taken over several decades, from the 1940s through the ’90s. The all black and white collection, shot by cinematic photographer John R. Hamilton, features images of over 800 celebrities, including John Wayne, Steve McQueen, Ann-Margret, Johnny Cash, James Taylor, and Paul Newman, among others. The restaurant displays over 75 photos from the collection, framed and hung throughout the interior in various sizes, from 5×7 snapshots to 18×24 prints.

 

With the larger space comes an expansive bar and amplified beverage program from Lead Mixologist Robert Ortenzio, showcasing an ice program unlike any other on the Las Vegas Strip. Yardbird Las Vegas provides five different types of hand-harvested craft cocktail ice from its onsite ice room. In addition to Clinebell-made craft ice sourced from Las Vegas-based company Premium Ice, guests can expect a variety of flavored ice cubes and garnishing cubes for both alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, such as the Yardbird Old Fashioned, a Southern spin on the timeless classic that features bacon-infused Buffalo Trace bourbon, Angostura bitters, orange bitters, and maple syrup, served in a lowball and paired with a 2-inch sphere ice. Yardbird will offer a menu of inventive cocktails, craft beer, bourbon infusions, and select boutique distillery spirits. Unique to the restaurant’s bar will be its extensive craft beer selection, sourced exclusively from the United States, with the entire draft menu from local Nevada breweries.

About FRANK The Man. The Music:
Conceptualized by an all-star creative team, FRANK The Man. The Music. has been called the most authentic re-enactment of a Frank Sinatra concert ever performed on stage.  The show is produced by Hoboken Productions and stars Bob Anderson the most revered singing impressionist in the world. It features a lush 32 piece orchestra under the direction of Sinatra’s former musical director Vincent Falcone.

With the help of Hollywood’s leading makeup artist Kazu Tsuji, Anderson takes on the appearance of Frank Sinatra.  His prowess for assuming the persona and vocal styling’s of this legendary artist is the major component of this production. The original orchestrations of Sinatra’s music catalog performed with the same musical instrumentation will bring it all to life.  Anderson as Sinatra stylishly leads us through the intimate execution of his craft, with chilling performances of the man who transcends all generations. The 90 minute production depicts FRANK The Man. The Music. in three distinct areas of his music; the recording studio, television specials, and personal appearances.

The elegant set portrays to the audience an earlier time when glamorous nightclubs were in their heyday. This quintessential salute to the greatest singer of the 20th Century will contribute to sustain his enormous popularity, as well as the music of The Great American Songbook of which he made so famous.

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A Legend is Brought to Life as FRANK – The Man. The Music.” Debuts at The Palazzo® Las Vegas

Starring Bob Anderson and featuring a 32-piece orchestra under the musical direction of Vincent Falcone, the show celebrates Frank Sinatra’s timeless sound, beginning Jan. 24

TICKETS NOW ON SALE

 

Ol’ Blue Eyes will sparkle on the Las Vegas Strip again as “FRANK –The Man. The Music.” makes its debut at The Palazzo® Las Vegas. Honoring the life and music of Frank Sinatra, the show, starring Bob Anderson and featuring a 32-piece orchestra under the musical direction of Vincent Falcone, will open at The Palazzo Theatre, Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. Tickets are now on sale.

 

Conceptualized and brought to life by an all-star creative team, “FRANK – The Man. The Music.” is produced by Hoboken Productions in association with Stephen Eich. Bob Anderson, a revered singing impressionist, is transformed into Sinatra with the help of Oscar®-nominated makeup artist Kazu Tsuji, who aged Brad Pitt in the movie “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.”

 

Taking audiences on a musical journey through the legendary crooner’s timeless hits, “FRANK – The Man. The Music.” highlights three distinct areas of Sinatra’s career: the recording studio, television specials, and personal appearances. The authentic concert recreation marks a return to the era of Las Vegas glitz and glamour that the singer made famous.

 

“This show will give generations of music lovers around the world a chance to leave this high-tech world behind and travel back to a time circa 1970 to experience an evening unlike any other today,” said John Caparella, president & COO of The Venetian, The Palazzo, and Sands Expo. “For those who yearn for a sophisticated music experience at the site where the Rat Pack earned its fame, ‘FRANK – The Man. The Music.’ is the show to attend.”

 

The 90-minute production opens at The Palazzo Theatre in the year that celebrates the 100th anniversary of Sinatra’s birth. Paying homage to Sinatra by recreating him in sound and likeness, Bob Anderson performs hits from The Great American Songbook, including, “Come Fly with Me,” “One for my Baby,” and “My Heart Stood Still,” among many others.

 

“Playing this iconic legend is a humbling and monumental experience,” said Anderson. “I want everything to be as close to reality as possible. The size and quality of the orchestra, the original arrangements, the set, the sound, the lighting, and everything else has to be exquisite.”

 

A Las Vegas legend in his own right, Anderson moved to Las Vegas from Detroit at the age of 22 and got his start performing with Nancy Sinatra as a singer in her show at the Sahara Hotel and Casino. When Sinatra took him with her for a performance on the “The Merv Griffin Show,” Griffin discovered his ability to recreate the voices of others, a skill that made him a regular on nearly every talk and variety show in the country. Anderson went on to have his own showroom in Las Vegas for more than a decade and in 2002 was inducted into The Casino Legends Hall of Fame.

 

“FRANK – The Man. The Music.” performs Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Fridays at 9 p.m. at The Palazzo Theatre starting Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015. Tickets are now on sale. For up-to-date schedule information, including dark dates, or to purchase tickets, visit any Box Office at The Venetian or The Palazzo, go online at www.venetian.com/frank, or call (702) 414-9000.

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GEORGIA ON MY MIND: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles Launches into The Venetian® Las Vegas with Star-Studded Red Carpet Event

Coinciding with the birthday of musical genius Ray Charles, audiences packed the house to kick off the show’s six-week run

 

GEORGIA ON MY MIND: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles was welcomed by The Venetian Las Vegas with a star-studded event coinciding with the birthday of Ray Charles. The groundbreaking new show features a host of esteemed stars including Emmy award-winner Clint Holmes, 10-time GRAMMY award-winning vocal group TAKE 6, six-time GRAMMY nominee and DownBeat artist of the year Nnenna Freelon, and Stella Gospel Award and GRAMMY award-winning saxophone star Kirk Whalum. The show also features the Las Vegas Mass Choir, under the direction of James R. Smith and Edie Aikels, and features the Las Vegas All-Star Big Band, under the direction of pianist and conductor, David Loeb.

The Las Vegas entertainment community came together to welcome the show to The Venetian Theatre. Entertainers at the red carpet event included Patti Austin, Carrot Top, Human Nature, cast members of Rock of Ages, cast members of PANDA!, Melody Sweets (Absinthe), Ricardo Laguna, Bob Anderson, Mac King, rock star artist Michael Godard, Travis Cloer (Jersey Boys), Murray SawChuck, Chris Phillips, Frankie Moreno, Mo5aic, Miss Asian Las Vegas Catherine Ho, Miss Chinese Las Vegas Elisa Chan, Merald “Bubba” Knight, Jr., Jason Baney (Naked Magicians), and more.

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It seems that these days – everybody has Georgia on their minds.  In fact, those lucky enough to be named “Georgia” have a treat waiting for them at The Venetian® Las Vegas box office.

 

Throughout the run of GEORGIA ON MY MIND: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles, The Venetian Las Vegas is offering anyone named Georgia one complimentary ticket to see the show.**

 

GEORGIA ON MY MIND: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles is produced and directed by award-winning music producer Larry Rosen and is part of his JAZZ ROOTS Concert Series. The current presentation at The Venetian Theatre is presented by producer Larry Rosen and entertainment executive/producer Peter Primont through GOMM Productions, LLC.

GEORGIA ON MY MIND: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles performs at The Venetian Theatre through Oct. 29, 2014. Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by calling The Venetian Box Office at 702-414-9000 or online at www.venetian.com. For more information on GEORGIA ON MY MIND: Celebrating the Music of Ray Charles and the musical performers, please visit http://bit.ly/VenetianGOMM.

FRANK The Man The Music Debuts for One Night Only, May 4, at Venetian Theatre

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FRANK The Man The Music Debuts For One-Night-Only
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Crooner Bob Anderson, Musical Director Vincent Falcone and Broadway Producer Stephen Eich bring authentic concert recreation to Las Vegas,
with a 32-piece orchestra

TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW

A theatrical production honoring the life and music of the legendary Frank Sinatra, FRANK The Man The Music will take the stage for one-night-only, Sunday, May 4 at 7 p.m. inside the Venetian Theatre.

Conceptualized and brought to life by an all-star creative team, FRANK The Man The Music is the most authentic recreation of a Frank Sinatra concert in recent history. Produced by Broadway veteran Stephen Eich and starring the most revered Frank Sinatra tribute artist in the world, Bob Anderson, the production benefits from musical direction by Sinatra’s own Vincent Falcone, and features an impressive 32-piece live orchestra.

“Our goal in hosting this showcase is to find a permanent home for FRANK The Man The Music,” said its star Bob Anderson. “We are confident that this production will provide a new spark on The Strip, filling a void for an upscale and authentic Sinatra tribute show.”

Transformed by the same Oscar-nominated makeup artist who aged Brad Pitt in “The Curious case of Benjamin Button,” Anderson (as Sinatra himself) takes audience members on a dramatic musical journey through some of the famous crooner’s greatest hits, from “Come Fly With Me” and “One for my Baby”  to “My Heart Stood Still” and “My Way”.  Along with the impressive orchestra, the production will play only on Sunday, May 4 as part of a showcase to book a more permanent Las Vegas showroom.

Public interested in attending may order tickets through The Venetian Box Office. Tickets to FRANK The Man The Music on Sunday, May 4 at 7 p.m. are complimentary and can be reserved on a first-come-first-served basis by calling 702-414-9000.

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Renowned Vegas Entertainer Bob Anderson to Perform at Suncoast Showroom November 22

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Renowned Vegas Entertainer Bob Anderson to Perform at Suncoast Showroom November 22

Singing impressionist Bob Anderson brings his trademark talent to the Suncoast Showroom for one night only, November 22.

Anderson’s show is a tribute to composers, arranger, musicians and singers that make up “The Great American Songbook” including Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Nat King Cole, Mel Torme, Michael Buble and Tom Jones.

Merv Griffin discovered Anderson’s unique talent, and introduced him to the world during a taping of Griffin’s television show in Las Vegas. Shortly after, Anderson was booked on “The Tonight Show” twice in the same week, making an impression on host Johnny Carson and eventually becoming Carson’s opening act for a number of his Las Vegas engagements.

Anderson spent more than two and a half decades headlining on the Las Vegas Strip, including 12 years at the Top of the Dunes – a run that ended in 1986.

Showtime each evening is 7:30 p.m. Tickets are available from $15.95, plus tax and fees. Tickets can be purchased at any Boyd Gaming box office, by calling 702.636.7075, or visiting www.suncoastcasino.com.

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About Suncoast Hotel and Casino

Suncoast Hotel and Casino is a property of Boyd Gaming. Located at the corner of Alta Drive and South Rampart Boulevard, Suncoast Hotel and Casino features eight restaurants, a 16-screen movie theater, a 600-seat bingo room, a 500-seat state-of-the-art showroom and a newly renovated 80,000-square foot casino. For further information, visit www.suncoastcasino.com, on Facebook (www.facebook.com/suncoastcasino), and Twitter (@suncoastcasino). Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 22 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and New Jersey. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at www.boydgaming.com.