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.

 

Updated March Listings: The Smith Center for the Performing Arts

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The Smith Center for the Performing Arts

**March 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, 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.

 

March Show Listings

As of February 4, 2014

 

 

REYNOLDS HALL

 

 

St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $39
Reynolds Hall
One of Russia’s, and the world’s, greatest orchestras. Founded in 1882, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra is Russia’s oldest symphonic ensemble and a beacon of the country’s passion for art and music. It was with this orchestra that Tchaikovsky chose to premiere his Symphony No. 6 (“Pathetique”). And it is with this orchestra that Russia shares its cultural spirit with the world. This performance will be rising Norwegian violinist, VildeFrang’s, first appearance in Las Vegas.

 

Las Vegas Philharmonic : Masterworks IV “Rising Star”
Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $25
Reynolds Hall
In recent years pianist, Alexander Schimpf has risen to prominence by winning a series of competitions including the 2008 German Music Competition – a distinction no pianist had earned for 14 years – First Prize at the 2009 International Beethoven Competition in Vienna and emerging as the first German pianist ever to win First Prize at the 2011 Cleveland International Piano Competition. His final round performance at Severance Hall with the renowned Cleveland Orchestra was given a standing ovation and additionally honored with the Audience Favorite Prize. Since winning these notable awards, Schimpf’s career has gained momentum with regular appearances at important music centers around the world. He makes his Las Vegas debut in March 2014.

 

One Night of Queen
Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $24
Reynolds Hall
In 2000, Gary Mullen was the grand final winner of ITV’s celebrity impersonation contest “Stars In Their Eyes,” with the largest number of votes ever received in the show’s history. Following the show’s success, Mullen began touring on his own and in 2002 formed a band ‘The Works’, to pay tribute to rock legends Queen. Since May 2002, ‘Gary Mullen and the Works’ have performed throughout the United States, Europe, South Africa and New Zealand to sold-out audiences. The group has also twice rocked the prestigious BBC Proms in the Park, in front of an enthusiastic crowd of 40,000. One Night of Queen is a spectacular live concert, recreating the look, sound, pomp and showmanship of arguably the greatest rock band of all time. This show will ROCK you!

 

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields with Joshua Bell, Director & Solo Violin
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $39
Reynolds Hall
Master violinist Joshua Bell commands and directs this brilliant chamber orchestra, known worldwide for its polished and refined sound. Formed in 1958, they have come to represent the pinnacle of musicianship. The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields is purity put to music, perfection played out loud, and every performance is a true treat for fellow performers and lovers of music everywhere.

 

PFX – The Pink Floyd Experience
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $24
Reynolds Hall
The English rock band that is world-renowned for its elaborate live shows and philosophical lyrics lives on through six outstanding musicians who are, The Pink Floyd Experience. The group will perform some of Pink Floyd’s greatest hits including favorites such as “Money,” “Wish You Were Here,” and “Comfortably Numb,” in addition to rarities not often heard. In keeping with tradition, The Pink Floyd Experience entertains every sense with interpretive videos and a one-of-a-kind light show that engulfs the audience in the musical experience.

 

Patti LuPone in “Far Away Places”
Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $39
Reynolds Hall
In her new, critically-acclaimed concert Far Away Places, two-time Tony Award® winner (Gypsy, Evita) Patti LuPone shares her penchant for wanderlust by taking audiences on a musical journey. At every turn, LuPone surprises with thrilling renditions of songs by an eclectic list of songwriters, which includes Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter, Willie Nelson, Kurt Weill, Edith Piaf, Frederick Hollander, and, even the BeeGees.

 

Jazz Roots “Satin & Soul” featuring David Sanborn and Jonathan Butler
Friday, March 21, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $26
Reynolds Hall
A concert as smooth and sexy as satin, and as deep and earthy as the roots of American music, this special performance brings together two award-winning stars to create a perfect blend of sounds that will touch your very soul. David Sanborn, the six-time Grammy® winner and multi-platinum alto sax star, will grace the stage alongside Jonathan Butler, the platinum-selling singer/guitarist and winner of the famed South African Sarie Award. This show is where Africa, America, Jazz and Soul finally come together.

 

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 2 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $26
Reynolds Hall
Under the artistic direction of Robert Battle, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater offers something for every taste: from the pulse-racing thrill of new works by some of the world’s best choreographers to the spirit-lifting joy of Ailey’s beloved classic, “Revelations.” The New Yorker declared “the company is dancing better than ever” and The New York Times proclaimed them “sleek, athletic masters of the universe.” Experience it for yourself as America’s most popular dance company returns for just two performances.

 

An Evening With Chris Botti
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $29
Reynolds Hall
With a sophisticated sound and a soaring musical imagination, Grammy winning trumpeter, Chris Botti, returns to The Smith Center for an evening that begins in jazz and expands beyond the limits of any single genre.

 

John Legend – The All of Me Tour: Intimate, Acoustic and Stripped Down
Tuesday, March 27, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $29
Singer-songwriter John Legend won his first Grammy Award with 2004’s Get Lifted. The album went platinum, thanks in part to the hit single “Ordinary People.”  To quote music industry pioneer Quincy Jones, the nine-time Grammy winner is simply, “a genius.”  Now, Legend, one of the industry’s most innovative artists, returns after five years with his much-anticipated fourth solo album, Love in the Future, which he brings a stripped-down acoustic version to The Smith Center.

 

John Anderson and Tracy Lawrence –Acoustic, Up Close & Personal
Friday, March 28, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $29
Reynolds Hall
In Country music, it may be the songwriters that build the engine, but it is the singers that drive the train. It could be argued that in no other genre of music does the singer’s role become more important. An ineffective vocal can kill a song, but the right vocal can mean the difference between simply hearing a song or having it rip your heart out. Country’s best singers impart joy, pain, love, sorrow, regret, success, and failure, sometimes within the same song. Spend an acoustic evening, enjoying hit after hit, from two of the most distinct voices in country music, John Anderson and Tracy Lawrence, as they perform songs such as “Seminole Wind,” “Time Marches On,” “Straight Tequila Night,” “Paint Me A Birmingham” and many more.

 

Doc Severinsen & His Big Band with Mary Wilson
Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $26
Reynolds Hall
Doc Severinsen, leader of Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show Band for more than 25 years, is hitting the road with his own big band in “Once More with Feeling” named after his best-selling recording. Severinsen’s playing is as sharp and powerful as ever and he’s sure to blow the roof off The Smith Center with his fierce trumpet solos and super tight band.  The show features the legendary Mary Wilson of The Supremes in an evening of classic big band tunes that defined the golden era of television.

 

CABARET JAZZ

 

Lainie Kazan
Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $39
Cabaret Jazz
Tony and Golden Globe nominee Lainie Kazan is the embodiment of the word entertainer.  Her acclaimed cabaret show, for which The New York Times labeled her “THE Torch Song Diva,” takes audiences on a journey through her nearly five decades-long career.

 

Tony Sacca
Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 2 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $33
Cabaret Jazz
Showman Tony Sacca presents a captivating musical journey featuring a 10-piece ensemble with strings, rhythm section and horns along with two female singers.  His riveting personal song exploration will be sprinkled with his hometown sounds of Philly, tributes to Barry Manilow, The Four Seasons, Doo Wop, his original Vegas songs and a touch of Broadway. This is a compelling opportunity to see Tony like you’ve never seen him before presenting laughter, song and dance for all to enjoy.

 

The Composers Showcase of Las Vegas
Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at 10:30 p.m.
Ticket price $20
Cabaret Jazz
Keith Thompson, conductor of the hit musical “Jersey Boys,” hosts this monthly 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.

 

Jimmy Mulidore and his N.Y. City Jazz Band – Jazz for the Ages
Friday and Saturday, March 7-8, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $36
Cabaret Jazz
The term Renaissance man is used traditionally to describe a person whose expertise spans a significant number of different subject areas. After listening to Jimmy Mulidore’s recent CD release, “Jazz For The Ages,” it is clear that Mulidore fits that definition. A generous compilation of time-honored compositions and originals, “Jazz for the Ages” spans a wide interpretive range of the jazz music genre. What makes the epithet “Renaissance man” come to mind is the prolific technique and command that Mulidore displays on all his instruments—including saxophone, clarinet and flute. Never content to rely on familiar constructs, Jimmy Mulidore looks every day to explore new musical realms.

 

Jim Caruso’s Cast Party
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 9:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $20
Cabaret Jazz
Jim Caruso’s Cast Party is a wildly popular soiree that mixes a sprinkle of Broadway glitz with a dash of urbane wit. It’s a cool cabaret night-out enlivened by a hilariously impromptu variety show. Showbiz superstars hit the stage alongside up-and-comers, serving up jaw-dropping music and general razzle-dazzle. The buoyant, sharp and charming Caruso guides the entire affair like a bubbly cruise director, musical genius Billy Stritch holds court at the ivories, and the audience is invited to participate in the festivities! It’s the bash that would happen if somehow David Letterman and Ed Sullivan threw a hip house-party around the nine-foot concert grand piano. Somewhere between “There’s No Business Like Show Business” and “There’s No Place Like Home,” you’ll find Jim Caruso’s Cast Party!

 

Jon Batiste and Stay Human
Friday and Saturday, March 14-15, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $42
Cabaret Jazz
Jon Batiste and Stay Human kick off springtime at The Smith Center with a showcase of their first studio album, “Social Music.” A favorite among the likes of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, this crossover artist smoothly blends his Louisiana jazz roots with funk, soul, and pop styles for two nights of thigh-slapping, foot-stomping performances. Renowned for his unique voice, virtuosic piano chops, and ensemble of talented musicians, Batiste redefines the live music experience.

 

Lon Bronson Band
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 9 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $15
Cabaret Jazz
Emmy-nominated Lon Bronson triumphantly returns to Cabaret Jazz with his iconic, horn-infused 14-piece All-Star Band. Formed in 1990, the group holds the record for the longest-running band in Las Vegas history. The high-energy show features world class musicians delivering industrial strength R&B, rock, soul and funk.

 

Girls Night: The Musical
Thursday and Friday, March 20-21, 2014 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Sunday, March 23 at 2 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $35
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 sing and dance in the aisles to some of the most popular hit songs of the 80s and 90s. Follow five friends as they relive their past, celebrate their present, and look to the future on a wild and hilarious night out… and you’ll recognize a bit of yourselves in each one of them.

 

Roslyn Kind in Concert
Friday and Saturday, March 28-29, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $39
Cabaret Jazz
A quote from The Los Angeles Times reads, “Forget that Roslyn Kind is Barbra Streisand’s kid sister. She’s too good and too special to have to worry about comparisons,” and that statement couldn’t be truer. This vibrant musical artist has forged a successful career in all facets of entertainment. With the combination of her lush, smooth tones and the charm of her humor and personal stories, Roslyn Kind is able to captivate any audience as she takes them along on a musical journey.

 

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.