Engelbert Humperdinck: The 50th Anniversary Tour Returns to The Orleans Showroom Sept. 23-24

Engelbert Humperdinck: The 50th Anniversary Tour Returns to The Orleans Showroom Sept. 23-24

Engelbert Humperdinck will bring his 50th Anniversary Tour to The Orleans Showroom on Sept. 23-24.

In the mid-1960s, Humperdinck found early success in Europe with the hit single “Release Me,” which spent 56 weeks in the “Top 50” of the U.K. charts, and reached “No. 1” in 11 countries. Humperdinck followed-up the hit single with the ballads “There Goes My Everything” and “The Last Waltz.” In 1969, his self-titled album peaked at “No. 5” on both the U.S. and U.K. charts.

Humperdinck continued to produce hits in the 1970s, including “After the Lovin’,” which became a “Top Ten” single in the U.S., earning Gold designation. His album of the same name charted in the “Top 20” in the U.S. and was a Double-Platinum success for the singer. As the years went on, Humperdinck became a household name thanks to appearances on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” and popular television shows, including “The Love Boat,” “Hotel” and “Fantasy Island.”

Throughout his career, Humperdinck has recorded 64 Gold albums, 35 Platinum albums and has been nominated for four Grammy Awards. In addition, he has sold more than 140 million records worldwide. Humperdinck has also recorded with several fellow music legends, including Elvis Presley, Elton John, Kenny Rogers, Neil Sedaka, Gloria Gaynor and Willie Nelson.

Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets start at $59.95 plus tax and fees, and can be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000; online at www.orleanscasino.com; or in-person at gift shops inside The Orleans, Suncoast, Gold Coast and Sam’s Town. Tickets may also be purchased the day of the show (depending upon availability) at the venue box office.

 

About The Orleans Hotel and Casino
Located just minutes from the world-famous Las Vegas Strip, The Orleans Hotel and Casino is a Boyd Gaming casino resort featuring more than 1,800 newly renovated guest rooms and suites, a diverse selection of remarkable dining experiences, and chart-topping entertainers performing weekly. With more than $30 million in renovations and enhancements now underway, The Orleans offers a rich resort experience with exceptional dining experiences, like Alder & Birch Cocktails and Dining, Ondori Asian Kitchen and Bailiwick. The casino floor features all the hottest new slot machines and 60 table games, including Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat and more. Additional amenities include a 70-lane bowling alley, an 18-screen movie theater, a spa, a poker room, a keno lounge, and a race and sports book. More information on The Orleans Hotel and Casino can be found at http://www.orleanscasino.com, on Facebook and Twitter. The Orleans Hotel and Casino is a property of Boyd Gaming. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 24 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at http://www.boydgaming.com

Engelbert Humperdinck: The 50th Anniversary Tour Comes to The Orleans Showroom Feb. 25-26

 

Engelbert Humperdinck: The 50th Anniversary Tour Comes to The Orleans Showroom Feb. 25-26

Engelbert Humperdinck will bring his 50th Anniversary Tour to The Orleans Showroom on Feb. 25-26.

Humperdinck found early success in Europe in the mid-1960’s with the hit single “Release Me,” which spent 56 weeks in the Top 50 of the U.K. charts and reached #1 in 11 countries. His hits continued with the ballads “There Goes My Everything” and “The Last Waltz.” In 1969, his self-titled album peaked at #5 on both the U.S. and U.K. charts.

Humperdinck continued to produce hits in the 1970’s, including “After the Lovin’,” which became a Top-10 single in the U.S. and earned Gold designation. His album of the same name charted in the Top 20 in the U.S. and was a Double-Platinum success for Humperdinck. As the years went on, Humperdinck became a household name thanks to appearances on “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson” and popular television shows “The Love Boat,” “Hotel” and “Fantasy Island.”

Throughout the years, Humperdinck has recorded with many fellow music legends, including Elvis Presley, Elton John, Kenny Rogers, Neil Sedaka, Gloria Gaynor, Willie Nelson and others. Humperdinck has recorded 64 Gold albums, 35 Platinum albums and has been nominated for four Grammy Awards. In addition, he has sold more than 140 million records worldwide.

Showtime is at 8 p.m. each night. Tickets start at $54.95 plus taxes and fees, and can be purchased by calling Ticketmaster at 800-745-3000; online at www.orleanscasino.com; or in-person at gift shops inside The Orleans, Suncoast, Gold Coast and Sam’s Town. Tickets may also be purchased the day of the show (depending upon availability) at the venue box office.

About The Orleans Hotel and Casino
Located just minutes from the world-famous Las Vegas Strip, The Orleans Hotel and Casino is a Boyd Gaming casino resort featuring more than 1,800 newly renovated guest rooms and suites, a diverse selection of remarkable dining experiences, and chart-topping entertainers performing weekly. With more than $30 million in renovations and enhancements now underway, The Orleans offers a rich resort experience with exceptional dining experiences, like Alder & Birch Cocktails and Dining, Ondori Asian Kitchen and Bailiwick. The casino floor features all the hottest new slot machines and 60 table games, including Blackjack, Roulette, Baccarat and more. Additional amenities include a 70-lane bowling alley, an 18-screen movie theater, a spa, a poker room, a keno lounge, and a race and sports book. More information on The Orleans Hotel and Casino can be found at http://www.orleanscasino.com, on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/orleanscasino), and Twitter (@orleanscasino). The Orleans Hotel and Casino is a property of Boyd Gaming. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Boyd Gaming is a leading diversified owner and operator of 24 gaming entertainment properties located in Nevada, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Additional news and information on Boyd Gaming can be found at http://www.boydgaming.com

January and February show listings at The Smith Center

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts
January-February 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 he 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.

January-February Show Listings

REYNOLDS HALL

Las Vegas Philharmonic: Masterworks III: Rising Star
Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $26
Reynolds Hall
Each season the Las Vegas Philharmonic showcases the talents of an internationally rising star. Acclaimed for her passionate performances, and compelling command of her instrument, violinist Bella Hristova will perform Max Bruch’s romantic First Violin Concerto.

Ira Glass: Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host
Audi Speaker Series
Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $29
Reynolds Hall
This American Life host Ira Glass has been working with Monica Bill Barnes & Company to invent a show that combines two art forms that – as Glass puts it – “have no business being together – dance and radio.” One is all words and no visuals. One is all visuals and no words. The result is a funny, lively and very talky evening of dance and stories that brought down the house in its first test run at Carnegie Hall. “What makes it work,” says Glass, “is a shared sensibility. As dancers, Monica and Anna are these amazingly relatable and funny storytellers without words.”

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat
Tuesday, Jan. 20 – Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.;
Saturday, Jan. 24 and Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015, at 2 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $28
Reynolds Hall
One of the most enduring shows of all time, Tim Rice & Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is the irresistible family musical about the trials and triumphs of Joseph, Israel’s favorite son. Retelling the Biblical story of Joseph, his 11 brothers and the coat of many colors, this magical musical is full of unforgettable songs including “Those Canaan Days,” “Any Dream Will Do” and “Close Every Door.”

An Evening with Burt Bacharach
Friday, Jan. 30, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $29
Reynolds Hall
One of the world’s most acclaimed, award-winning composer/songwriters, Burt Bacharach, helped define the music of the 20th and 21st centuries. Now the three-time Academy Award winner and eight-time Grammy Award winner will perform with his band of three singers and seven musicians some of his greatest hits including “Alfie,” “Any Day Now,” “Anyone Who Had A Heart,” “Close To You,” “I Say A Little Prayer,” “On My Own,” “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head,” “The Look of Love,” and “Walk on By.”

Jackie Evancho
Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $24
Reynolds Hall
Platinum-selling, 14-year-old vocal sensation Jackie Evancho returns with her third studio album, Awakening, and coinciding international tour. Awakening signals some new directions for Evancho. Without foregoing the beautiful and lush classical-crossover compositions for which Evancho has become famous, she also extends her stylistic reach with contemporary material on songs such as the haunting folk song “The Rains of Castamere” from HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones. She also takes a bigger step forward on her version of U2’s “With or Without You.” Moreover, Evancho sings several original songs including the anthem “Take Me There” and “Open Fields of Grace.”

Dinosaur Train Live! Buddy’s Big Adventure
Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, at 6 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $12.95
Reynolds Hall
Dinosaur Train Live! Buddy’s Big Adventure embraces and celebrates the fascination that preschoolers have with both dinosaurs and trains. The series encourages basic scientific thinking skills as the audience learns about life science, natural history and paleontology. Come join Buddy, Tiny, King, Don and more in this fun-filled, interactive and immersive live trip back in time to an age when dinosaurs roamed the earth….and rode in trains!

KODO One Earth Tour: Mystery
Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $29
Reynolds Hall
Taking Kodo to yet another frontier, Kodo One Earth Tour: Mystery transcends the real world to one where sacred beasts appear. This mysterious experience will transport audiences into darkness, a place with a nostalgic air that conjures the spirit of Japanese people and their indigenous nature. Through the music of Kodo, the profound “mystery” will unfold.

Las Vegas Philharmonic: Pops III: A Gershwin Valentine
Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $26
Reynolds Hall
This Valentine’s Day join two-time Grammy® Award winner Sylvia McNair for a romantic evening showcasing the timeless talent of one of the greatest American songwriters, George Gershwin. McNair lays claim to a remarkable three-decade career in the musical realms of opera, oratorio, cabaret and musical theater. This all-Gershwin program will feature classics such as “Summertime,” “‘S Wonderful” and “Man I Love,” making this the perfect night out for sweethearts, lovers and romantics alike.

Engelbert Humperdinck
Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $29
Reynolds Hall
Grammy nominated, Golden Globe “Entertainer of the Year” and multi-platinum selling artist, Engelbert Humperdinck will perform at The Smith Center. His name comes from the Austrian composer who wrote Hansel & Gretel. His voice comes from heaven, and he has been a legend in the international music industry for the last 40 plus years, with more than 150 million records sold. The charismatic and consummate entertainer pleases with music from his vast catalog, including hits such as, “Quando, Quando, Quando,” “Release Me,” “The Last Waltz,” “Spanish Eyes” and many more tender ballads.

For the “Humperdinckers,” the “After The Lovin’ VIP Lounge with Engelbert Humperdinck” package includes: Best available seats, 30-minute post-show meet and greet, photo with Humperdinck, Q&A session, autographed VIP tour laminate, autographed greatest hits CD and complimentary Humperdinck signature cocktail.

Nevada Ballet Theatre – A Gala Performance
Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $29
Reynolds Hall
One night, one collection of unforgettable performances. Join Nevada Ballet Theatre for a jubilant celebration of dance featuring a dazzling variety of works and special guest artists.

Nice Work If You Can Get It
Tuesday, Feb. 24 – Sunday, March 1, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 28 and Sunday, March 1, 2015, at 2 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $39
Reynolds Hall
Get ready for this 1920s-era, feel-good musical, complete with extravagant dance numbers, glittering costumes and an unlikely love story between a wealthy playboy and a rough and tumble lady bootlegger. This lighthearted crowd pleaser is set against the backdrop of classic Gershwin hits like “Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off,” “Someone to Watch Over Me” and “Fascinating Rhythm.” Featuring a cast of larger-than-life ensemble characters, direction and choreography by three-time Tony® Award winner Kathleen Marshall (ANYTHING GOES) and a snappy book by Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro (MEMPHIS), Nice Work If You Can Get It harkens back to the golden age of American musical comedy. This sparkling, madcap tale combines laughter, romance and high-stepping Broadway magic for an evening bursting with girls, glamour and the glorious songs of Gershwin!

CABARET JAZZ

An Intimate Evening with Diane Schuur
Thursday, Jan. 8 and Friday, Jan. 9, 2015, at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $35
Cabaret Jazz
Long regarded as one of contemporary jazz’s leading vocalists, Diane Schuur (nicknamed “Deedles”) is as eclectic as she is brilliant. Blind from birth, Schuur is gifted with perfect pitch and initially taught herself the piano by ear.

With a distinguished career that includes two Grammy Awards, Schuur’s music has explored almost every corner of the 20th century musical landscape. Her music collaborations include those with Barry Manilow, B.B. King, Ray Charles and Jose Feliciano, among countless others.

Schuur’s latest recording is I Remember You, an homage to two of her very important mentors, Frank Sinatra and Stan Getz. Expect songs from that release with the backing of her NYC Band: Joel Frahm, saxophones; Ulysses Owens, Jr., drums; Ben Wolfe, bass.

Soul Men Starring Spectrum
Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, at 7 p.m.;
Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, at 3 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $37
Cabaret Jazz
Spectrum, Las Vegas’ own award-winning soul and R&B quartet returns to Cabaret Jazz. The group boasts four incredible singers, who combine their voices and dexterity to create the angelic harmonies and deft choreography that has become their trademark. They were voted Best of Las Vegas in 2005 and 2006, received the Las Vegas Living Legends Award in 2009 and were awarded a star on Las Vegas’ Walk of Stars in 2012. The look, class, style, choreography, harmonies and costuming are captured as only Spectrum can. 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.

The Composers Showcase of Las Vegas
Wednesday, Jan. 21, 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 Las 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.

Tony Desare’s Night Life
Friday, Jan. 23 and Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $39
Cabaret Jazz
Acclaimed vocalist/pianist/composer Tony DeSare presents Night Life, a postmodern version of the classic, elegant New York night club show of the 1950s brought to life at The Smith Center’s Cabaret Jazz. Tony’s show will explore some of the most hauntingly beautiful and memorable melodies ever written, both old and new, plus a few originals. From Cole Porter and Duke Ellington to Bob Dylan, Paul Simon and Willie Nelson, the only requirement is a sophisticated, romantic and swinging melody.

David Perrico – Pop Evolution
Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015, at 10 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $15
Cabaret Jazz
David Perrico’s Pop Evolution, a twenty-piece band, transforms popular songs from all genres to produce a one-of-a-kind sound experience. Featuring Naomi Mauro on vocals and the finest musicians in Las Vegas, Perrico and Pop Evolution continue to delight fans and critics. The Las Vegas Review-Journal named David Perrico – Pop Evolution an editors’ choice “Best of Las Vegas 2013” award winner and they have headlined at The Palms, SouthPoint and Stratosphere hotels.

Benjamin D. Hale – A Night of Cosmic American Music
Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015, at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $29
Cabaret Jazz
Benjamin D. Hale, currently starring as Johnny Cash in Million Dollar Quartet, presents A Night of Cosmic American Music. Hale draws from the best of country, blues, gospel and folk and blends them into his own version of spicy musical gumbo. Backed by a stellar band and featuring special guest vocalists, this is an event not to be missed.

Clint Holmes
Friday, Feb. 6 and Saturday, Feb. 7, 2015, at 8:30 p.m.;
Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, at 2 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $37
Cabaret Jazz
A master entertainer and acclaimed singer, resident artist Clint Holmes, named Las Vegas Entertainer of the Year three times, Singer of the Year four times, and awarded the Sammy Davis Jr. Foundation award, performs a constantly evolving kaleidoscope of music.

Tizer
Friday, Feb. 13 and Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $35
Cabaret Jazz
This multi-cultural group is led by Boulder, CO native pianist, keyboardist, composer and former “Best New Jazz Artist” nominee Lao Tizer, who will be joined by an all-star cast of musicians including Grammy-winning Cuban drum phenom Raul Pineda (Chucho Valdes), bass legend Ric Fierabracci (Chick Corea, Billy Cobham), multi-instrumentalist Steve Nieves (Kenny Loggins) and Cuban master percussionist Jesus Diaz (Dave Matthews Band, Stevie Wonder). TIZER will take you on a journey with an array of musical flavors incorporating jazz, funk, Afro-Cuban, classical and rock influences.

TROESH STUDIO THEATER

Re-Animator The Musical – Starring George Wendt
Tuesday, Jan. 6 – Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, at 8 p.m.;
Saturday, Jan. 10 and 17 and Sunday, Jan. 11 and 18, 2015, at 2:30 p.m.;
Tuesday, Jan. 13 – Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015, at 8 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $44
Troesh Studio Theater
Re-Animator The Musical tells the bizarre story of Herbert West, a young medical student who has discovered a glowing green serum that can bring the dead back to life…with catastrophic results.

Based on the cult classic H.P. Lovecraft’s Re-Animator, this award-winning horror comedy is helmed by Stuart Gordon (who also directed the film) and features a splash zone for those who enjoy a little splatter! Variety wrote “Not since Little Shop of Horrors has a screamfest tuner so deftly balanced seriousness and camp.”

Dixie’s Tupperware Party
Thursday, Feb. 5 – Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015, at 7 p.m.;
Saturdays and Sundays, Feb. 7-15, 2015, at 3 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $33
Troesh Studio Theater
Back by popular demand! Dixie Longate, the fast-talking Tupperware lady, packed up her catalogues, left her children in an Alabama trailer park and took off-Broadway, London and Melbourne by storm. Now, join Dixie as she travels the country throwing good ol’ fashioned Tupperware parties filled with outrageously funny tales, heartfelt accounts, FREE giveaways, audience participation and the most fabulous assortment of Tupperware ever sold on a theater stage.

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 258-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 Winter/Spring Season On Sale Oct. 24 – Family Shows and Design Your Own Series included

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The Smith Center for the Performing Arts Winter/Spring Season On Sale Oct. 24 – Includes New Design Your Own Series

The superior lineup includes Platinum-selling artist Jackie Evancho, London Symphony Orchestra, spoken word performer Garrison Keillor, Jim Henson’s Dinosaur Train Live! and more

 

Tickets for the 2014-2015 Winter/Spring Season at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts are on sale now. The all-star lineup boasts award-winning musicians, speakers, special attractions, family programming and returning favorites.

 

New for the season is a Design Your Own Series for The Smith Center presented performances, excluding Broadway, resident company or Cabaret Jazz shows. The more you see, the more you save. Offered for the January through May season, the graduated discounts offer 5%, 10% and 15% discounts when 3-4 shows, 5-6 shows or 7+ shows, respectively, are purchased together.

 

Tickets for individual performances begin at $12.95. Single show tickets and the Design Your Own Series go on sale Friday, Oct. 24 at 10 a.m. at The Smith Center Box Office, located at 361 Symphony Park Ave., by phone at 702-749-2000 or online at www.TheSmithCenter.com. For preferred seating and special rates for groups of 10 or more, contact 702-749-2348.

 

Additional information on the Winter/Spring Season may be found below.

 

REYNOLDS HALL

 

Ira Glass: Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host
Audi Speaker Series
Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $29
Reynolds Hall
This American Life host Ira Glass has been working with Monica Bill Barnes & Company to invent a show that combines two art forms that – as Glass puts it – “have no business being together – dance and radio.” One is all words and no visuals. One is all visuals and no words. The result is a funny, lively and very talky evening of dance and stories that brought down the house in its first test run at Carnegie Hall. “What makes it work,” says Glass, “is a shared sensibility. As dancers, Monica and Anna are these amazingly relatable and funny storytellers without words.”

 

An Evening with Burt Bacharach
Friday, Jan. 30, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $29
Reynolds Hall
One of the world’s most acclaimed, award-winning composer/songwriters, Burt Bacharach, helped define the music of the 20th and 21st centuries. Now the three-time Academy Award winner and eight-time Grammy Award winner will perform with his band of three singers and seven musicians some of his greatest hits including “Alfie,” “Any Day Now,” “Anyone Who Had A Heart,” “Close To You,” “I Say A Little Prayer,” “On My Own,” “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head,” “The Look of Love,” and “Walk on By.”

 

Jackie Evancho
Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $24
Reynolds Hall
Platinum-selling, 14-year-old vocal sensation Jackie Evancho returns with her third studio album, Awakening, and coinciding international tour. Awakening signals some new directions for Evancho. Without foregoing the beautiful and lush classical-crossover compositions for which Evancho has become famous, she also extends her stylistic reach with contemporary material on songs such as the haunting folk song “The Rains of Castamere” from HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones. She also takes a bigger step forward on her version of U2’s “With or Without You.” Moreover, Evancho sings several original songs including the anthem “Take Me There” and “Open Fields of Grace.”

 

Dinosaur Train Live! Buddy’s Big Adventure
Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015 at 6 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $12.95
Reynolds Hall
Dinosaur Train Live! Buddy’s Big Adventure embraces and celebrates the fascination that preschoolers have with both dinosaurs and trains. The series encourages basic scientific thinking skills as the audience learns about life science, natural history and paleontology. Come join Buddy, Tiny, King, Don and more in this fun-filled, interactive and immersive live trip back in time to an age when dinosaurs roamed the earth….and rode in trains!

 

KODO One Earth Tour: Mystery
Thursday, Feb. 12, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $29
Reynolds Hall
Taking Kodo to yet another frontier, Kodo One Earth Tour: Mystery transcends the real world to one where sacred beasts appear. This mysterious experience will transport audiences into darkness, a place with a nostalgic air that conjures the spirit of Japanese people and their indigenous nature. Through the music of Kodo, the profound “mystery” will unfold.

 

Engelbert Humperdinck
Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $29
Reynolds Hall
Grammy nominated, Golden Globe “Entertainer of the Year” and multi-platinum selling artist, Engelbert Humperdinck will perform at The Smith Center. His name comes from the 1911, century Austrian composer who wrote Hansel & Gretel. His voice comes from heaven, and he has been a legend in the international music industry for the last 40 plus years, with more than 150 million records sold. The charismatic and consummate entertainer pleases with music from his vast catalog, including hits such as, “Quando, Quando, Quando,” “Release Me,” “The Last Waltz,” “Spanish Eyes” and many more tender ballads.

 

For the “Humperdinckers,” the “After The Lovin’ VIP Lounge with Engelbert Humperdinck” package includes: Best available seats, 30-minute post-show meet and greet, Photo with Humperdinck, Q&A session, autographed VIP tour laminate, autographed greatest hits CD and complimentary drink—Humperdinck’s signature cocktail.

 

Momix Alchemia
Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $19
Reynolds Hall
The irrepressible Moses Pendleton presents Alchemia, his new work for the dazzling dancer-illusionists of Momix. It’s all about the art of alchemy, and the alchemy of art. With a dash of Harry Potter charm and a whimsical exploration of the four elements, Pendleton’s latest creation is an enchanting, phantasmagorical multimedia spectacle full of invention, beauty, sensuality and humor.

In Alchemia, Pendleton manipulates the four classic elements of earth, air, fire and water to produce a show full of aesthetic thrills, surprising metamorphoses, and the sexuality of nature itself. It’s Momix at its most magical.

 

ImaginOcean The Live Glow-in-the-Dark Family Musical
Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $12.95
Reynolds Hall
A one-of-a-kind, live black-light puppet show, John Tartaglia’s ImaginOcean is a magical undersea adventure for kids of all ages. Tank, Bubbles and Dorsel are best friends who just happen to be fish, and they are about to set out on a remarkable journey of discovery, which all starts with a treasure map. As they swim off in search of clues, they sing, they dance and they make new friends, including everyone in the audience. Ultimately they discover the greatest treasure of all: friendship. Jam-packed with original music ranging from swing to R&B to big band, Tartaglia’s ImaginOcean is a blast from the first big splash to the last wave goodbye.

 

London Symphony Orchestra and Michael Tilson Thomas
Monday, March 30, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $29
Reynolds Hall
Widely regarded as one of the world’s leading orchestras, The London Symphony Orchestra brings together the greatest players from across the globe to amaze and astound audiences. Making a special appearance at The Smith Center, the orchestra will be conducted by 11-time Grammy winner Michael Tilson Thomas and will feature Yuja Wang a 27-year-old pianist whose technique has been described as “superhuman” (San Francisco Chronicle). The evening will feature Gershwin’s “Piano Concerto in F,” Britten’s “Four Sea Interludes” from Peter Grimes and Sibelius’s “Symphony No. 2.”

 

Ivy & Bean
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 6 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $12.95
Reynolds Hall
Based on The New York Times best-selling children’s book series by author Annie Barrows and illustrator Sophie Blackall, Ivy + Bean is the story of an unexpected friendship between two very different second graders.

The moment they saw each other, Bean and Ivy knew they would never like each other. Bean is loud, wild and goofy. Ivy is quiet and full of ideas. But when Bean plays a joke on her sister, and needs a place to hide, Ivy comes to the rescue. When the two become a team, there’s mischief and laughter at every turn-along with lessons to be learned about the challenges and joy of family, friendship and love.

 

An Evening with Garrison Keillor
Audi Speaker Series
Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $29
Reynolds Hall
In a solo performance, the acclaimed host of A Prairie Home Companion shares hilarious anecdotes about growing up in the American Midwest, the people of Lake Wobegon, and “late-life fatherhood.” With a wonderful, dry sense of humor, Keiller captivates audiences using his unique blend of comedy, class, charisma and wisdom.

 

Bruce Hornsby
Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $32
Reynolds Hall
Bruce Hornsby’s work displays a creative iconoclasm that’s been a constant in the artist’s two-and-a-half decade recording career. His commercial stock soared early on, when “The Way It Is”–the title track of his 1986 debut album–became one of the most popular songs on American radio. Despite his early mainstream successes, Hornsby pursued a more personal, idiosyncratic musical path, focusing on projects that sparked his creative interest, including collaborations with the Grateful Dead, Spike Lee, Ricky Skaggs, Don Henley, Ornette Coleman, Bob Dylan, Bela Fleck, Bonnie Raitt, Pat Metheny and Robbie Robertson. Hornsby’s performance will offer a glimpse of a restless spirit who continues to push forward into exciting new musical terrain.

 

Hal Prince’s Broadway: An Evening in Word and Song
Audi Speaker Series
Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $24
Reynolds Hall
No individual has played a more pivotal role in shaping Broadway than director/producer Hal Prince. With a record-setting 21 Tony Awards and more than 50 musicals, plays and operas to his credit, Prince’s lengthy resume includes many of the most exceptional musicals of the past six decades including West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof, Cabaret, Evita and Phantom of the Opera. During this moderated interview, Prince will reflect on his legendary career complemented by live performances of his works sung by soloists interlaced throughout the evening. The program concludes with an interactive Q&A session with the audience.

 

 

CABARET JAZZ

 

Tony Desare’s Night Life
Friday, Jan. 23 and Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $39
Cabaret Jazz
Acclaimed vocalist/pianist/composer Tony DeSare presents Night Life, a postmodern version of the classic, elegant New York night club show of the 1950s brought to life at Cabaret Jazz. Desare’s show will explore some of the most hauntingly beautiful and memorable melodies ever written, both old and new, plus a few originals. From Cole Porter and Duke Ellington to Bob Dylan, Paul Simon and Willie Nelson, the only requirement is a sophisticated, romantic and swinging melody.

 

Girls Night: The Musical
Thursday, March 26 – Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 7 p.m.;
Saturday, March 28 and Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 2 p.m.
Ticket prices TBD
Cabaret Jazz
Girls Night: The Musical has been thrilling audiences and earning raves from critics throughout North America since it began touring after its sensational off-Broadway debut.  This touching and hilarious ‘tell-it-like-it-is’ musical takes audiences on a journey into the lives of a group of female friends. Audience members can’t help but laugh, cry and even find themselves singing and dancing in the aisles as some of the most popular hit songs of the ‘80s and ‘90s make this musical a fan favorite.

 

“Horizons” An Evening with Composer/Pianist Lisa Hilton and her Band
Friday, May 15 and Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $37
Cabaret Jazz
Lisa Hilton is considered one of America’s most distinctive composer/pianists today. Trained as a classical pianist but with a degree in art, she creates evocative and often impressionistic “sound paintings.” Hilton and her band will be performing music from her recent CD’s, Horizons and Kaleidoscope. Known for her warmth on stage, Hilton explores musical traditions with 21st century directions – expect to hear jazz, blues, minimalism, classical, pop, rock or modernist ideas along with beautiful melodies.

 

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 very proud to welcome back James Tormé to perform 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. Take a journey through stage and screen history, as one of the truly great singers of a new generation returns to Las Vegas for this exclusive three-night engagement.

 

TROESH STUDIO THEATER

 

Re-Animator the Musical
Tuesday , Jan. 6 – Sunday, Jan. 18, 2015 at 8 p.m.;
Saturdays and Sundays, Jan. 10-18, 2015 at 2 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $44
Troesh Studio Theater
Re-Animator the Musical tells the bizarre story of Herbert West, a young medical student who has discovered a glowing green serum that can bring the dead back to life…with catastrophic results.

Based on the cult classic H.P. Lovecraft’s Re-Animator, this award-winning horror comedy is helmed by Stuart Gordon (who also directed the film) and features a Splash Zone for those who enjoy a little splatter! Variety writes “Not since Little Shop of Horrors has a screamfest tuner so deftly balanced seriousness and camp.” (Variety)

 

Dixie’s Tupperware Party
Thursday, Feb. 5 – Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015 at 7 p.m.;
Saturdays and Sundays, Feb. 7-15, 2015 at 3 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $33
Troesh Studio Theater
Back by popular demand! Dixie Longate, the fast-talking Tupperware lady, packed up her catalogues, left her children in an Alabama trailer park and took off-Broadway, London and Melbourne by storm. Now, join Dixie as she travels the country throwing good ol’ fashioned Tupperware parties filled with outrageously funny tales, heartfelt accounts, FREE giveaways, audience participation and the most fabulous assortment of Tupperware ever sold on a theater stage.

 

Steve Solomon’s Cannoli, Latkes and Guilt…The Therapy Continues
Wednesday, April 29 – Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 7 p.m.;
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. Solomon’s newest project, Cannoli, Latkes and Guilt…The Therapy Continues is a laugh-filled fest of everybody you know, have known and some you’d want to forget but can’t! Each of the twenty or so characters is brought to life by Solomon using the voices and dialects that they possess in real life. Close your eyes and you’d swear there were two or three people chatting on stage; all these people are created by comedian and master dialectician Solomon.

 

 

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 258-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.

 

New Engelbert Humperdinck Duets CD Out Today Features Elton John, Gene Simmons, Willie Nelson & more

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“Engelbert Calling” is the new album and the first ever duets album from the legendary and incomparable Engelbert Humperdinck. Known as the world’s greatest balladeer, this collection is his 80th album release, arriving more than 45 years after his massive hit “Release Me” reached #1 on the pop charts and created a worldwide frenzy. This new album comes as a celebration of his remarkable career which has spanned nearly five decades and includes sales of more than 150 million albums world-wide, including 24 certified with platinum status and 63 with gold.

The album was produced by Grammy award winner Martin Terefe, who is best-known for his work with Jason Mraz, James Morrison, KT Tunstall, and Mary J Blige. “Working with Engelbert is such a truly remarkable experience,” Terefe stated when asked about his work with Engelbert. “He is without a doubt one of the best singers around today and brings so much other musical knowledge to the table.”

“He is one of the sweetest and nicest people I have ever worked with,” Elton John said about his experience collaborating with Engelbert. “We had a great time singing together and he is so quick, what I call a ‘one-take singer,’ 76 years old and still sounding as good as ever!”

“I am grateful to have had the opportunity to partner up with some of the best artists in the history of music.” Engelbert said about the album. “To continue putting out successful albums after 45 years in the business is a real testament to the loyalty of my great fans and this album is a ‘thank you’ to all of them.”

Engelbert Calling is available today at music retailers nationwide and online.

Tracklisting:

CD 1
01. Something About The Way You Look Tonight with Elton John
02. Since I Lost My Baby with Cliff Richard
03. Never Never Never with Olivia Newton-John
04. Spanish Eyes with Il Divo
05. Make You Feel My Love with Willie Nelson
06. I Need You Now with Lulu
07. Spinning Wheel with Gene Simmons
08. Real Love with Shelby Lynne
09. You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me with Johnny Reid
10. Release Me with Wynonna Judd
11. She Believes In Me with Kenny Rogers
12. Better with Louise Dorsey

CD 2
01. Ain’t That Peculiar with Andrea Corr
02. A Certain Smile with Johnny Mathis
03. Kiss Me Honey with Tini
04. The Hungry Years with Neil Sedaka
05. It Matters To Me with Dionne Warwick
06. She with Charles Aznavour
07. After The Lovin’ with Beverley Knight
08. It’s Impossible / Somos Novios with Armando Manzanero
09. Quien Te Dijo Eso with Luis Fonsi
10. Something To Hold On To with Ron Sexsmith
11. Father And Son with Bradley Dorsey

For more information and future performance dates for Engelbert Humperdinck, please visit http://www.okgoodrecords.com and stay up-to-date on his current projects by following him on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/OfficialEngelbertHumperdinck and Twitter https://twitter.com/ehumperdinck.

 

About OK!Good Records:
OK!Good Records is a genre independent record label established in 2010 to distribute, market, and promote artists and music that defy boundaries, reject limitations, and transcend the ordinary. They champion and celebrate independent music, thought, art, expression, and enterprise. http://www.okgoodrecords.com