January and February show listings at The Smith Center

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts
January-February Performance Listings
361 Symphony Park Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89106

The Smith Center box office – 702-749-2000
Website Address: www.TheSmithCenter.com

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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


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!


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.

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.


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.