Nov. 6: Penn & Teller, Matt Goss & More to Perform at Ethel M’s 25th Annual Holiday Lighting

 

NOVEMBER 6: ETHEL M® CHOCOLATES TRANSFORMS THE CACTUS GARDEN INTO A WINTER WONDERLAND WITH THE 25th ANNUAL HOLIDAY CACTUS LIGHTING

WHAT: Kick off the holiday season at Ethel M Chocolates’ 25th annual Holiday Cactus Lighting event. This year’s ceremonial lighting will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 6, at 5:00 pm – entry with charity donation and open to the public.

Mercedes Martinez from MIX 94.1 FM will host the evening’s festivities and 98.5 KLUC’s Chet Buchanan to present charities, which will include seasonal performances from Las Vegas Philharmonic, George Wallace, Sound Collage, talented singer-songwriter Matt Goss, world-renowned magic and comedy duo Penn & Teller and more surprises.

Visitors can wander through the three-acre cactus garden and admire over a million holiday lights. Guests will also be able to take photos with Santa Claus, receive assorted seasonal samples, enter for raffles, step inside a giant snow globe for the perfect holiday photo, and much more.

This event is open to the public and tickets are available with any donation to the select organizations. Those who are interested in attending the event can receive a four-pack of tickets in exchange for a new unwrapped toy donation to assist HELP of Southern Nevada or a non-perishable food item(s) for Three Square Food Bank. Guests can also choose to make a one-time monetary donation to either one of the organizations, in addition to world-wide non-profit, CARE.

Toy or food donations must be dropped off at the Ethel M Chocolates Factory Store in Henderson. Those who make a monetary donation will need to show their donation receipt to pick up their tickets. Tickets are available at the factory store beginning now through the night of the event.

To make an online monetary donation or to learn more about the event, please visit
ethelm.com/holidaylights.

WHEN:
Ceremonial Lighting Event

Tuesday, Nov. 6
Special show from 5 – 7 p.m.
Holiday Lights and factory store will be open until 10 p.m.

Holiday Cactus Lights
Tuesday, Nov. 6 – Sunday, Jan. 6
5 – 10 p.m.
Closed Christmas Day – Dec. 25
Open until 8 p.m. on Christmas Eve – Dec. 24 and New Year’s Eve – Dec. 31

Ethel M Chocolate Tasting Experiences
Tuesday, Nov. 6 – Sunday Jan. 6
10 a.m. – 7 p.m.

For a limited time, enjoy Ethel M Chocolates Tasting Experiences featuring the seasonal White Chocolate Pumpkin Spice, lasting between 30 and 45 minutes at the Factory Store. Each immersive experience includes a bit of education on how chocolate is sourced, refined and produced, as well as the subtleties of chocolate tasting and flavor identification. Tastings are available with or without wine pairings.

Prices range from $6 – $25 per person
Occurs daily between 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
For times and to make a reservation, visit ethelm.com

WHERE:
Ethel M Chocolates Factory Store & Cactus Garden
2 Cactus Garden Drive
Henderson, NV 89014

Las Vegas Coalition for Zero Fatalities Provides Responsible Rides and Discounts for Fourth of July in Summerlin Area

Las Vegas Coalition for Zero Fatalities Provides Responsible Rides and Discounts for Fourth of July in Summerlin Area
Lyft pledges up to $20,000 in free ride credit

The Las Vegas Coalition for Zero Fatalities wants patriotic passengers to celebrate Fourth of July responsibly by providing up to $20,000 in free Lyft ride credits. New and existing users can plan ahead and request a designated driver on demand in the Summerlin area with code ‘SUMMERLINRIDE’ for $5 off of two rides from Tuesday, July 3 through Thursday, July 5.

 
Catch a Lyft and celebrate America’s birthday with activities all day long, including:
  • The 24th annual Summerlin Council Patriotic Parade on Hillpoint Road and Hills Center Drive in the Trails Village of Summerlin at 9 a.m.
  • A special performance from the Las Vegas Philharmonic at the Star Spangled Spectacular at TPC Summerlin at 5 p.m.
  • Fireworks presented by Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa on The Lawn at Downtown Summerlin® at 9 p.m.
“Fourth of July is a holiday that brings our nation together, and we want to provide a responsible ride sharing option for the thousands of locals and tourists that celebrate in Summerlin,” said Yacob Girma, Lyft Las Vegas general manager. “We can’t thank our coalition members enough for their ongoing support and generous contributions.”
ABOUT LYFT
Lyft was founded in June 2012 by Logan Green and John Zimmer to improve people’s lives with the world’s best transportation. Lyft is the fastest growing rideshare company in the U.S. and is available to 95 percent of the US population and Ontario, Canada. Lyft is preferred by drivers and passengers for its safe and friendly experience, and its commitment to effecting positive change for the future of our cities.
ABOUT LAS VEGAS COALITION FOR ZERO FATALITIES
Launched in 2018, the Las Vegas Coalition for Zero Fatalities’ year-long campaign is dedicated to eliminating DUI related fatalities by increasing the visibility and accessibility of safe ride alternatives. Compromised of community leaders, members include City of Las Vegas, Downtown Project, Downtown Summerlin, Entercom Communications, Fremont Street Experience , Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Las Vegas Monorail, Nevada Highway Patrol, PT’s Entertainment Group, Topgolf Las Vegas, and Zero Fatalities. The inaugural initiative on New Year’s Eve weekend led to a 15 percent decline in DUI arrests year-over-year, the first decrease reported in five years.

Bank of Nevada President Rachelle Crupi Selected as Vegas GIVES Honoree

 

Bank of Nevada President Rachelle Crupi Selected as Vegas GIVES Honoree

Crupi’s Participation Will Benefit Las Vegas Philharmonic

 

Bank of Nevada President Rachelle Crupi is among eight philanthropic women in Southern Nevada who will be honored during the Vegas GIVES event on Thursday, November 2, 2017, at the Ridges in Summerlin.

Vegas GIVES allows each of the eight honorees to raise money for their designated charity by selling tickets to the fundraising event. One hundred percent of the sales price for tickets sold in honor of Rachelle Crupi will benefit the Las Vegas Philharmonic. Crupi and her husband, Steve, are longtime supporters of the Philharmonic. Rachelle is also a member of the Philharmonic’s Board of Trustees.

Vegas GIVES is challenging all eight honorees to exceed last year’s fundraising total of $101,000, which was a record amount. Those attending the event will enjoy lite bites, signature cocktails and also have the opportunity to purchase additional drawing tickets for many one-of-a-kind items.

In addition to outstanding symphony orchestra performances throughout the year, the Las Vegas Philharmonic also works to educate and enrich the lives of school-age children. The Philharmonic’s Annual Youth Concert Series offers fourth grade students the opportunity to attend a live symphonic performance in the concert hall. For more than 18 years, this free classical music experience has reached nearly 245,000 children, approximately 70 percent of whom attend a Title 1 or at-risk elementary school. Through grant funding, the organization has also worked directly with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Southern Nevada to provide music education and help many young children learn to play the violin.

Crupi, a native Las Vegan and accomplished banker with three decades of experience in Southern Nevada, joined Bank of Nevada in 2003 as a Regional President. She was promoted to President on January 1, 2017.

The Vegas GIVES event is planned for Thursday, November 2, 2017, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Silver Ridge, by William Lyon Homes in The Ridges.

Tickets in support of Rachelle Crupi range from $50 to $100 dollars. The $50 ticket includes entry to the event and two drawing tickets, while the $100 ticket includes entry and five drawing tickets.

Tickets may be purchased by visiting:  http://bit.ly/2xglwZq 

or additional information about the event or to RSVP, please visit VegasMagazine.com/vegasgives.

Photo credit: Eric Ita

 

About Bank of Nevada
Bank of Nevada is a division of Western Alliance Bank, Member FDIC, the go-to bank for business in its growing markets. Founded in 1994, Bank of Nevada offers a full spectrum of deposit, lending, treasury management, international banking and online banking products and services, plus superior service to meet the needs of local businesses. With 10 offices in Las Vegas, Henderson, North Las Vegas and Mesquite, along with Western Alliance Bank’s robust national platform of specialized financial services, the banking division is a valued partner for Southern Nevada’s business, real estate, professional, municipal and nonprofit communities. Western Alliance Bank is the primary subsidiary of Phoenix-based Western Alliance Bancorporation. One of the country’s top-performing banking companies, Western Alliance ranks #4 on the Forbes 2017 “Best Banks in America” list. For more information, visit bankofnevada.com.

About the Las Vegas Philharmonic
The Las Vegas Philharmonic, led by Music Director, Donato Cabrera, established its presence in Southern Nevada in 1998. The mission of the organization is to perform music that enriches and educates, helping to build a vibrant, culturally rich community.  The resident symphony orchestra of The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, the Las Vegas Philharmonic brings a valued and vibrant cultural dimension to the city, providing more than 23,000 children this year with vital access to a music education program and showcasing local talents alongside stellar nationally and internationally known guest artists on the magnificent Reynolds Hall stage.  At the orchestra’s core are 76 contracted professional musicians, many of whom are esteemed educators who also perform in other professional productions in Las Vegas, bringing depth and variety to the organization.  As a 501(c)(3) organization, the Philharmonic’s community, education and artistic programs are made possible by the generous donations and support of individuals and corporations.  To join us in our mission or learn more, visit lvphil.org or call 702.258.5438. We’re social!  Follow us on Facebook:  facebook.com/lasvegasphilharmonic, Twitter:  @lvphil and Instagram:  @lvphil

About VEGAS magazine
VEGAS magazine delivers the style and sophistication that the Las Vegas tastemaker demands. Each month, readers are enticed with smart editorial on fashion, style, entertainment and nightlife as well as the glamour and excitement of the city where pursuing pleasure is an art form. VEGAS magazine is published by Modern Luxury, the country’s largest local luxury media company with 84 titles in the top 24 markets in the United States. www.vegasmagazine.com/

THE SMITH CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS – Nov. and Dec. Performance Listings

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The Smith Center for the Performing Arts

November – December 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

 

Las Vegas Contemporary Dance Theatre – Simply Ella
Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $35
Reynolds Hall
The Las Vegas Contemporary Dance Theater wraps up its 2015 season with a very special performance celebrating the music and life of the legendary Ella Fitzgerald and the incomparable Duke Ellington. The program will include Alvin Ailey’s iconic ballet Night Creature and will feature Las Vegas’ powerhouse vocalists and headliners Clint Holmes and the sensational Reva Rice from Vegas! The Show and the world premiere of Ballet #37 choreographed by founder and artistic director Bernard H. Gaddis.

 

Nevada Ballet Theatre – A Balanchine Celebration: From Tchaikovsky to Rodgers & Hart to Gershwin
Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015, at 2 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $29
ReynoldsHall
From Balanchine, the ballet master who redefined classical ballet, comes three of his most iconic works: Serenade, Slaughter on Tenth Avenue, and Who Cares? The celebration begins with his first American ballet, Serenade, featuring a timeless score from Tchaikovsky. Slaughter on Tenth Avenue, the tale of Broadway dreams, Russian dancers and the Mob from the Rodgers & Hart comedy On Your Toes, salutes Balanchine’s triumphs on both stage and silver screen. This celebration’s finale will uplift and inspire in an energetic tribute to the bubbly Americana songbook of George Gershwin, in Who Cares?

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God Lives in Glass – A Theatrical Musical Benefit Concert
Sunday, Nov. 15, 2015, at 3 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $19
Reynolds Hall
Some of Las Vegas’ finest entertainers join hearts and voices in Reynolds Hall for one performance only to benefit The Smith Center’s Education and Outreach Programs.  God Lives in Glass is a popular musical theatre concert that features a funny, powerful, emotionally uplifting, and original score by Keith Thompson with musical styles ranging from pop to gospel, classical to blues, and reggae to R&B. Inspired by the drawings and stories of children from all over the world in Dr. Robert Landy’s book “God Lives in Glass,” this show is great for the whole family.

 

Keith Thompson will conduct a live orchestra while Philip Fortenberry’s virtuoso piano stylings take us through a wide variety of musical genres to create a truly remarkable musical experience. Cast members from some of Las Vegas’ best Broadway and production shows will join members of the Las Vegas community to create this superb musical and theatrical concert complete with a special appearance by the kids from Broadway in the Hood and the CLC Celebration Choir.

 

Dr. Robert Landy’s insightful book that inspired this musical examines the notion of God through the eyes and words of children from all over the world; from many different cultures, races, religions and nationalities. The result is humorous, provocative, and profound.

 

Las Vegas Philharmonic – Cabrera Celebrates Sibelius
Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $26
Reynolds Hall
Music that encapsulates time and place features in this evocative program celebrating Jean Sibelius’s 100th birthday. The Finnish composer’s first symphony illustrates his heartfelt tonal palette allowing the listener to experience the glories of his natural world. Samuel Barber’s violin concerto performed with Alexi Kenney–a young artist of uncommon depth, poise and instinct–conjures echoes of the turbulent 1930s. The world premiere of “Desert Flight,” a sprightly ode to Southern Nevada’s own landscape composed by principal trombonist Nathan Tanouye, launches the celebration.

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Elf the Musical
Tuesday, Nov. 24 through Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.;
Friday, Nov. 27 through Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015, at 2 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $29
Reynolds Hall
Elf the Musical is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discovers his true identity, and helps New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner elf.

 

Based on the beloved 2003 New Line Cinema hit, Elf features songs by Tony Award-nominees Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer), with a book by Tony Award-winners Thomas Meehan (Annie, The Producers, Hairspray) and Bob Martin (The Drowsy Chaperone).

 

Las Vegas Philharmonic – The Snowman
Saturday, Dec. 5 and Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015, at 2 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $26
Reynolds Hall
Las Vegas Philharmonic’s traditional holiday gathering launches the city’s festive season with a family-friendly, fun-filled concert that brings the community together on stage and off.  This year’s concerts feature a special screening of the film The Snowman based on the beloved children’s book accompanied by the orchestra performing the beautiful score. In addition, festive favorites including excerpts from The Nutcracker and the traditional sing-along make this a most merry musical celebration you won’t want to miss!

 

Nevada Ballet Theatre – The Nutcracker
Saturdays, Dec. 12 and 19; Friday, Dec. 18, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.;
Sundays, Dec. 13 and 20, 2015, at 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.;
Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, at 2 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $29
Reynolds Hall
Las Vegas’ favorite holiday tradition returns in 2015! Featuring a full orchestra and larger than life landscapes, Nevada Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker has been hailed as “the most visually beautiful production ever staged in Reynolds Hall” by the Las Vegas Sun. Enter into a wonderland of moonlit snow and waltzing flowers as Clara and her Nutcracker Prince dance along the border between imagination and reality. Be a part of this cherished holiday tradition that the Las Vegas Review-Journal calls, “a cannonade of stimuli… visually arresting at nearly every juncture.”

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New Year’s Eve at The Smith Center Hosted by Erich Bergen with Norm Lewis, Capathia Jenkins, Clint Holmes and Patina Miller
Thursday, Dec. 31, 2015, at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $39
Reynolds Hall
Celebrate New Year’s Eve at The Smith Center with a musical extravaganza featuring Broadway hits and favorite classic songs. One amazing evening, five spectacular performers, and endless musical fireworks.

Currently starring in the hit CBS drama Madam Secretary, Erich Bergen starred in the award-winning stage production of Jersey Boys as well as the film adaptation.

History making Broadway actor and singer, Norm Lewis was The Phantom of the Opera’s first African-American Phantom on Broadway. He’s been nominated for every major stage award and stars on the hit television show Scandal.

An acclaimed singer, soloist and actress on stage and screen, this is one Broadway diva with an unforgettable voice. Capathia Jenkins has starred in Newsies, Martin Short’s Fame Becomes Me, The Look of Love, The Civil War and has performed with the world’s leading orchestras.

More than a singer, Clint Holmes is the consummate entertainer. Every performance, whether in a New York City cabaret or a Vegas showroom, is unforgettable.

Tony Award-winning singer and actress Patina Miller has appeared in movies including The Hunger Games series, hit television shows such as CBS’ Madam Secretary and starred in award-winning Broadway shows including Pippin and Sister Act.

 

 

CABARET JAZZ

 

 

The Composers Showcase of Las Vegas
Wednesday, Nov. 4, 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 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.

 

Clint Holmes and Earl Turner – The Two of Us
Friday, Nov. 6 and Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015, at 8:30 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015, at 2 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $37
Cabaret Jazz
Two of Las Vegas’ ultimate showmen Clint Holmes and Earl Turner join forces for an unforgettable evening of duets. Featuring a special tribute to the music of Bill Withers, with classic songs like “Lean on Me,” “Ain’t No Sunshine,” “Just the Two of Us” and more!

 

Soul Men and Lady Soul Starring Spectrum and Radiance
Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, at 7 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 15, 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 an unbelievable tribute to Motown and R&B music. Returning to The Smith Center’s Cabaret Jazz, these eight stellar vocalists sing and dance their way through one of the most influential American songbooks of all time.

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The Skivvies
Friday, Nov. 20 and Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $39
Cabaret Jazz
The Skivvies are Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley, award-winning New York City actor/musicians doing stripped down versions of eclectic covers and comedic, genre-hopping mashups. Not only are the arrangements stripped down – cello, ukulele, glockenspiel, melodica – but The Skivvies literally strip down to their underwear to perform. Featured in People magazine’s Hottest Bodies issue as the Most Playful performers, The Wall Street Journal calls them “highly original…smart…ingenious.” Get ready for a night of big voices and crazy harmonies. But no pants.

 

Sinatra Behind the Scenes Featuring The Skivvies and Vincent Falcone
Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015, at 2 p.m.
Ticket prices are $25
Cabaret Jazz
Based on conductor Vincent Falcone’s book, “Frankly, Just Between Us: My Life Conducting Frank Sinatra’s Music,” this event is a must-see for centennial celebration of Frank Sinatra. The brilliant pianist will share often surprising and sometimes amusing stories about his 10 years of travel around the world with Ol’ Blue Eyes. Featuring hundreds of photos and film clips, LaSpina narrates and sings 25 signature Sinatra songs including show-stoppers “Soliloquy” and “Old Man River.”

 

Poncho Sanchez Latin Jazz Band
Friday, Nov. 27, 2015, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, at 6 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015, at 8:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $37
Cabaret Jazz
If music were about pictures, percussionist Poncho Sanchez’s music would best be described as a kaleidoscopic swirl of some of the hottest colors and brightest lights to emerge from either side of the border. At any given show, on any given record, fragments of Latin jazz, swing, bebop, salsa, and other infectious grooves collide and churn in a fiery swirl, with results that are no less than dazzling.

 

Sanchez’s more than 20-years career has yielded two dozen recordings, a Grammy Award, and several Grammy nominations. The Los Angeles Times said of Sanchez, “As Elvis is to rock and James Brown is to soul, Poncho Sanchez is to salsa.”

 

Clint Holmes
Thursday, Dec. 3 through Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, at 8:30 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015, at 2 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $37
Cabaret Jazz
The acclaimed singer 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 spellbinding evening of holiday music that’s both live and alive.

 

Travis Cloer – Christmas My Place
Monday, Dec. 7, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $50
Cabaret Jazz
“Spine tingling and goose bump inducing” is how Robin Leach describes Cloer’s annual holiday show. Back by popular demand for two shows, the Jersey Boys star brings his new record, “Christmas at My Place,” to life at Cabaret Jazz. With his swingin’ seven-piece band directed by Keith Thompson, Cloer’s glowing, heartfelt, and versatile voice will leave you with the warm feeling of the season in your heart.

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An Evening with Laura Osnes
Friday, Dec. 11 and Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015, at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $39
Cabaret Jazz
Laura Osnes returns to The Smith Center this winter where she will make her Cabaret Jazz debut. Best known for her Tony-nominated performances in Cinderella and Bonnie & Clyde, she has also appeared on Broadway in Anything Goes, South Pacific, and Grease. Including tunes from her solo albums If I Tell You: The Songs of Maury Yeston and Dream a Little DreamLive at the Cafe Carlyle, Laura Osnes delights audiences with her charm and vocal versatility, sharing her favorite songs and stories from past shows, concerts, and cabarets.

 

Kristen Hertzenberg and Philip Fortenberry – Holidays from the Heart
Saturday, Dec. 19, 2015, at 2:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $26
Cabaret Jazz
Infinitely versatile songstress Kristen Hertzenberg and critically acclaimed pianist Philip Fortenberry return to Cabaret Jazz with an encore performance of their sold-out show from last season, Holidays from the Heart.

 

For more than five years, Hertzenberg captivated audiences as Christine in Phantom – The Las Vegas Spectacular. She went on to play Dyanne in Million Dollar Quartet on the Las Vegas Strip and established herself as a solo artist, as well. Desert Companion magazine named her Best Torch Singer and other publications have described her voice as “a dynamic instrument,” “lilting and limitless” with “incredible color and depth.”

 

Fortenberry is an accomplished concert pianist who has performed his sold-out, one-man show, The Man at the Piano, four times at Cabaret Jazz and released nine solo albums. He provided “the hands of Liberace” in HBO Films’ biopic Behind the Candelabra. With more than a dozen Broadway productions and original cast recordings to his credit, he has also performed at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and The White House.

 

 

 

TROESH STUDIO THEATER

 

‘Twas a Girls Night Before Christmas: The Musical
Tuesday, Nov. 24 through Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, at 2 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $35
Troesh Studio Theater
From the producers of Girls Night: The Musical comes this new Christmas sequel featuring the five ladies we have all come to know and love gathering for a night on the town to laugh, cry, gossip, and just let their hair down during the craziest of times – the holidays! This musical is guaranteed to resonate with anyone who has survived the holiday season. ‘Twas a Girls Night Before Christmas will feature the touching and hilarious writing by Louise Roche that has entertained audiences worldwide as well as classic Christmas songs and contemporary hits that will have everyone singing and dancing along.

 

Steve Solomon’s My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m Home for the Holidays…the Therapy Continues
Wednesday, Dec. 2 through Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, at 7 p.m.;
Saturday, Dec. 5 and Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015, at 3 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $35
Troesh Studio Theater
From the star and creator of one of the longest running one-man comedy shows in history: My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m in Therapy, ” this show is about a time of peace–a time of Joy—a time of remembering why you left home in the first place. Steve’s back with more wild and hilarious stories and characterizations about his family, friends, and the other folks we meet whose sole purpose was to drive him into therapy in the first place. Attend holiday dinner at Grandma’s where, if you’re under 55, you’re allowed to sit at the children’s table.

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.

frank 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 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.

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

 

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.

 

April – May Show Listings

REYNOLDS HALL

 

Brave
Thursday, April 2, 2015, at 8 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $22
Reynolds Hall
Songs, stories & surprises weave a tale of courage, intrepidity and a daring approach to living life. Love, aspirations, fear, loss, magic, possibility, compassion and empathy will all be explored through music, stories, and a few surprises illustrating the remarkable resilience of the human spirit. Starring Las Vegas local Charles Ressler, the performance benefits the Las Vegas Philharmonic, Opportunity Village and I Have a Dream foundation.

 

Ivy + Bean The Musical
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 The Musical, is the story of an unexpected friendship between two very different second graders.

 

An Evening with Garrison Keillor
Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $29
Reynolds Hall
With a wonderful, dry sense of humor (and sometimes with music), Garrison Keillor, the acclaimed host of A Prairie Home Companion, 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 performance will offer a glimpse of a restless spirit who continues to push forward into exciting new musical terrain.

 

Las Vegas Philharmonic – Masterworks V: 100 Years of Music
Saturday, April 25, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $26
Reynolds Hall
Music Director Donato Cabrera completes his first Masterworks Series with a program featuring composers over a one hundred-year span including the stunning keyboard showcase of Rachmaninoff’s 24 variations based on Paganini’s Caprices for violin to be performed by thrilling young pianist Joyce Yang.

 

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, it 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.

 

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 sung by soloists interlaced throughout.

 

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.

 

CABARET JAZZ

 

Clint Holmes – Songs I Wrote and a Few I Wish I’d Written
Friday, April 3 and Saturday, April 4, 2015 at 8:30 p.m.; Sunday, April 5, 2015 at 2 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $37
Cabaret Jazz
The acclaimed singer 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 spell-binding evening of music that’s both live and alive.

 

Ramsey Lewis Trio
Friday, April 17 and Saturday, April 18, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $45
Cabaret Jazz
Composer, pianist and jazz legend Ramsey Lewis has been referred to as “the great performer,” a title reflecting his performance style and musical selections which display his early gospel playing and classical training along with his love of jazz and other musical forms.

 

Duncan Sheik
Friday, April 24 and Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $39
Cabaret Jazz
Grammy and Tony winning singer/songwriter, Duncan Sheik performs his memorable hits, including Barely Breathing, along with newer compositions from his new record, Legerdemain, as well as songs from his Tony Award-winning rock musical Spring Awakening.

 

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.

 

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.

 

TROESH STUDIO THEATER

 
Voice of Rudy: The Journey to the Movie
Saturday, April 25, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $34
Troesh Studio Theater
One of the most inspiring movies of our time, Rudy, is now a one man show starring Rudy Ruettiger. Rudy will entertain and inspire you as he shares his life story of how he accomplished his dream of going to Notre Dame and how he convinced Hollywood to make a movie of his life, which earned him an invitation to the White House.

 

 

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.

 

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts December – January Performance Listing

Smith Center

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts

**December – January 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.

 

December – January Show Listings

 

REYNOLDS HALL

 

 

Las Vegas Philharmonic: Pops II: Fa La La Las Vegas
Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Tickets start at $26
Reynolds Hall
New Music Director Donato Cabrera kicks off the festivities with a popular annual celebration of the holiday season. The full orchestra will be joined by the men and women of Las Vegas Master Singers and other special guests to present a seasonal program including classical selections from Tchaikovsky and Vaughan Williams alongside Leroy Anderson favorites. Join the fun of this symphonic sleigh ride culminating in a holiday sing-along!

Totally ‘80s Symphonic!
Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets start at $24
Reynolds Hall
From the creator of Symphonic Rockshow comes Brody Dolyniuk’s newest production: Totally 80s Symphonic! Combining ‘80s pop and new wave hits with the sound of a 21-piece orchestra, the show promises to breathe new life into songs from A-ha, Eurythmics, The Cure, Tears For Fears and more.

 

Nevada Ballet Theatre – The Nutcracker
Saturday, Dec. 13; Friday, Dec. 19; and Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.;
Sunday, Dec. 14 and Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014, at 1 p.m. and 5:30 p.m.;
Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014, at 2 p.m.
Tickets start at $29
Reynolds Hall
Featuring a full orchestra and larger-than-life landscapes, Nevada Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker has been called “the most visually beautiful production ever staged in Reynolds Hall” by the Las Vegas Sun. Artistic Director James Canfield transforms the theater into a wonderland of moonlit snow and waltzing flowers as Clara and her Nutcracker Prince dance along the borderline of imagination and reality. Return this winter and be part of the cherished holiday tradition that speaks to the child in all of us.

Michael Feinstein’s New Year’s Eve with Special Guests Laura Osnes and Jessica Sanchez
Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets start at $49
Reynolds Hall
Ring out the old and ring in the new with Michael Feinstein, the multi-platinum-selling, two-time Emmy® and five-time Grammy® Award-nominated entertainer dubbed “The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook.”

 

This celebratory New Year’s Eve performance will also feature special guests Laura Osnes, Broadway star and Tony® nominee, and American Idol’s Jessica Sanchez, in a magical evening of America’s most celebrated standards performed as only this talented trio can.

 

Las Vegas Philharmonic: Masterworks III: Rising Star
Saturday, Jan. 10, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets 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, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.;
Saturday, Jan. 24 and Sunday, Jan. 25, 2014, 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.”

Featuring a full orchestra and larger-than-life landscapes, Nevada Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker has been called “the most visually beautiful production ever staged in Reynolds Hall” by the Las Vegas Sun. Artistic Director James Canfield transforms the theater into a wonderland of moonlit snow and waltzing flowers as Clara and her Nutcracker Prince dance along the borderline of imagination and reality. Return this winter and be part of the cherished holiday tradition that speaks to the child in all of us.

 

CABARET JAZZ

 

Clint Holmes for the Holiday
Friday, Dec. 5 and Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, at 8:30 p.m.
Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014, at 2 p.m.
Tickets start at $36
Cabaret Jazz
The acclaimed singer 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 spellbinding evening of holiday music.

 

Kristen Hertzenberg and Philip Fortenberry – Holidays from the Heart
Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Tickets start at $26
Cabaret Jazz
Infinitely versatile songstress Kristen Hertzenberg and critically-acclaimed pianist Philip Fortenberry return to Cabaret Jazz with Holidays from the Heart.

 

For more than six years, Hertzenberg captivated audiences as Christine in Phantom – The Las Vegas Spectacular. She has since established herself in Las Vegas as a solo artist and was recently named Best Torch Singer in Desert Companion magazine. Her voice has been described as “a dynamic instrument,” “lilting and limitless” with “incredible color and depth.”

 

Fortenberry is an accomplished concert pianist who has performed his sold out one-man show, “The Man at the Piano,” four times at Cabaret Jazz and released nine solo albums. He provided “the hands of Liberace” in HBO Films biopic Behind the Candelabra. With more than a dozen Broadway productions and original cast recordings to his credit, he has also performed at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and The White House.

 

An Intimate Evening with Diane Schuur
Thursday, Jan. 8 and Friday, Jan. 9, 2014, at 7 p.m.
Tickets 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.

 

Tony Desare’s Night Life
Friday, Jan. 23 and Saturday, Jan. 24, 2014, ay 7 p.m.
Tickets 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.

 

 

 

TROESH STUDIO THEATER

 

 

Sister’s Christmas Catechism: The Mystery of the Magi’s Gold
Friday, Nov. 28 – Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, at 7 p.m.;
Saturday, Nov. 29 and Sunday, Nov. 30, 2014, at 3 p.m.;
Wednesday, Dec. 3 – Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, at 7 p.m.;
Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014, at 3 p.m.
Tickets start at $35
Troesh Studio Theater
It’s “CSI: Bethlehem” in this holiday mystery extravaganza, from the author of Late Nite Catechism, as Sister takes on the mystery that has intrigued historians throughout the ages – whatever happened to the Magi’s gold? (“We know that Mary used the frankincense and myrrh as a sort of potpourri – they were in a barn after all.”)

 

Retelling the story of the nativity, as only Sister can, this hilarious holiday production is bound to become a yearly classic. Employing her own scientific tools, assisted by a local choir as well as a gaggle of audience members, Sister creates a living nativity unlike any you’ve ever seen. With gifts galore and bundles of laughs, Sister’s Christmas Catechism is sure to become the newest addition to your holiday traditions.

 

Re-Animator The Musical
Tuesday, Jan. 6 – Sunday, Jan. 11, 2014, at 8 p.m.;
Saturday, Jan. 10 and 17 and Sunday, Jan. 11 and 18, 2014, at 2:30 p.m.;
Tuesday, Jan. 13 – Sunday, Jan. 18, 2014, at 8 p.m.
Tickets 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.”

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 for the Performing Arts September and October Show Listings

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 The Smith Center for the Performing Arts September and October Show Listings

 

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Kinky Boots
Thursday, Sept. 4 – Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.;
Saturdays, Sept. 6 & 13 and Sundays, Sept 7 & 14, 2014, at 2 p.m.;
Tuesday, Sept. 9 – Saturday, Sept 13, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, at 2 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $39
Reynolds Hall
Broadway’s newest smash hit kicks off its much anticipated national tour at The Smith Center. Kinky Boots is the exhilarating Broadway musical that will lift your spirits to new high-heeled heights. Winner of six Tony Awards® including Best Musical, this inspirational story follows a struggling shoe factory owner who works to turn his business around with help from Lola, a fabulous entertainer in need of some sturdy stilettos. Together, this unlikely pair finds that they have more in common than they ever dreamed possible – proving that when you change your mind about someone, you can change your whole world. Inspired by a true story, Kinky Boots features a joyous, Tony-winning score by Cyndi Lauper, direction and Tony-winning choreography by Jerry Mitchell and a hilarious, uplifting book by four-time Tony winner Harvey Fierstein. Come join the sold-out audiences who’ve discovered why – sometimes – the best way to fit in is to stand out.

 

Nevada Ballet Theatre: A Midsummer Night’s Dream Act I and Seasons
Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.: – Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014, at 2 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $29
Reynolds Hall
Love is extraordinary. Love, in its many guises, changes us forever. Feel its thrill all over again with Nevada Ballet Theatre’s season opener, enriched with live orchestra. Feel the state of change that flows through relationships and through nature in Paul Vasterling’s Seasons, set to Antonio Vivaldi’s masterpiece, The Four Seasons. Then, revel in the heart’s follies with George Balanchine’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream Act I. Shakespeare’s classic comedy of young lovers, mischievous spells and mistaken identities is transformed into a vibrant ballet featuring the lush score of Felix Mendelssohn and including more than 20 young dancers from the Academy of Nevada Ballet Theatre.

 

Nevada Sesquicentennial All-Star Concert
Monday, Sept. 22, 2014, at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $25
Reynolds Hall
What is sure to be the ultimate variety concert, this show is a not-to-be missed event. Featuring some of the best of the Las Vegas Strip, the following are scheduled to appear thus far: Cirque du Soleil, Jubilee!, Jersey Boys, Million Dollar Quartet and Penn & Teller. Additionally, singers Human Nature, Clint Holmes, Frankie Moreno and Bob Anderson will be accompanied by The Lon Bronson All-Star Band and the Las Vegas Mass Choir. The evening will also include an inspiring reading by Nevada’s cowboy poet Waddie Mitchell and tributes to Frank Sinatra, Mark Twain and Liberace. Las Vegas legend Jerry Lewis is also scheduled to appear, along with Las Vegas residents Susan Anton, Antonio Fargas and Mark Shunock from “Rock of Ages.” More artists will be announced in the near future and net proceeds will benefit The Smith Center’s education outreach programs.

 

Gordon Lightfoot: 50 Years On The Carefree Highway Tour
Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $24
Reynolds Hall
After 50 active years of hit song making and international album sales well into the multi-millions, it’s safe to say that esteemed singer-songwriter and musician Gordon Lightfoot resides with some very exclusive company atop the list of all-time greats. His song catalog is incredibly vast and includes such immortals as “Early Morning Rain,” “If You Could Read My Mind,” “Carefree Highway,” “Sundown,” “(That’s What You Get) For Lovin’ Me,” “The Wreck Of The Edmund Fitzgerald,” “Cold On The Shoulder,” “Canadian Railroad Trilogy,” “Ribbon Of Darkness,” “Beautiful,” “Song For A Winter’s Night,” “Shadows,” “Rainy Day People,” “Did She Mention My Name,” and “Summertime Dream,” to name just a few. But this year is special for the legendary artist who announced plans for a cross-country USA tour titled Gordon Lightfoot – 50 Years On The Carefree Highway. The tour features his well-known hits, as well as some deep album cuts for the die-hard fans, all of which are woven together with some of Lightfoot’s own behind-the-scenes stories and personal anecdotes about his historic 50-year music career. The event is sure to be a great thrill for live audiences and anyone who enjoys hearing great music and seeing a living legend in person.

 

Las Vegas Philharmonic: Masterworks I: Introducing Maestro Cabrera with Special Guest Deborah Voigt
Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $26.
Reynolds Hall
Celebrate a new era for the Las Vegas Philharmonic with its first concert by Maestro Donato Cabrera as Music Director.  The season opens in star-studded style with special guest soprano Deborah Voigt, the internationally renowned opera superstar.  Ms. Voigt’s regard for Maestro Cabrera brings her to Las Vegas for a breathtaking program created particularly for this occasion.

 

An Evening with Jerry Lewis
Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $24
Reynolds Hall
This is a rare opportunity to spend an evening with one of Hollywood’s true entertainment icons. An Evening with Jerry Lewis is a feel-good blend of stand-up comedy, unforgettable gags, trademark vignettes, big-screen video montages of the Academy Award winner’s most memorable and hilarious feature film moments and songs that will delight patrons of all ages.

 

Las Vegas Contemporary Dance Theater Presents Alice Down the Rabbit Hole
Friday, Oct. 3, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $24
Reynolds Hall
The Las Vegas Contemporary Dance Theater (LVCDT) celebrates its eighth year of excellence in dance with the world premiere of Alice Down the Rabbit Hole, choreographed by founding artistic director Bernard H. Gaddis. This work will be LVCDT’s first full-length ballet with a score composed by master musician Martin St.Pierre of Cirque du Soleil. The beloved story of Alice in Wonderland will come to life with a contemporary spin along with innovative set designs, costumes and lighting.

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Alan Parsons Live Project
Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014, at 8 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $24
Reynolds Hall
Alan Parsons amazes audiences worldwide with his contributions to engineering and performing. From his beginnings with The Beatles and other megastars to his groundbreaking recording techniques on Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon, Parsons is a true Renaissance Man with his multi-platinum albums by The Alan Parsons Project.

WICKED

Wicked
Wednesday, Oct. 8 – Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014, at 7:30 p.m.; Dark Mondays;
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, at 2 p.m.;
Saturdays, Oct. 11, 18 & 25, and Nov. 1 & 8, 2014, at 2 p.m.;
Sundays, Oct. 12, 19 & 26, and Nov. 2 & 9, 2014, at 2 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $45
Reynolds Hall
Back by “popular” demand. Variety calls Wicked “a cultural phenomenon,” and it continues to break box office records across North America. Winner of more than 50 major awards, including a Grammy and three Tony Awards, Wicked is “Broadway’s biggest blockbuster” (The New York Times). Long before that girl from Kansas arrives in Munchkinland, two girls meet in the land of Oz. One – born with emerald green skin – is smart, fiery and misunderstood. The other is beautiful, ambitious and very popular. How these two grow to become the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good makes for “the most complete – and completely satisfying – musical in a long time” (USA Today).

 

 

 

CABARET JAZZ

 

 

Arturo Sandoval
Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $42
Cabaret Jazz
One of the most dynamic and vivacious live performers of our time, 10-time Grammy Award winner, Arturo Sandoval, brings his group to The Smith Center’s Cabaret Jazz. The show will feature original compositions by Sandoval as well as a tribute to the late, great Dizzy Gillespie.

 

Jim Caruso’s Cast Part with Billy Stritch
Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014, at 9:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $20
Cabaret Jazz
Jim Caruso’s Cast Party is a wildly popular soiree that brought Broadway glitz and urbane wit to the legendary Birdland in New York City for the past ten years.  Recently, Caruso & Stritch have taken the party on the road, and can’t wait to celebrate the extraordinary singing, dancing and comedic talent that Las Vegas has to offer.

 

The Composers Showcase of Las Vegas
Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014, 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.

 

Masters of Hawaiian Music: George Kahumoku Jr., Led Kaapana, “Uncle” Richard Ho’opi’i
Friday, Sept. 19 and Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014, at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $35
Cabaret Jazz
From the renowned Slack Key Show® on Maui that produced four Grammy Award-winning CDs, three masters share the delightful experience of slack key guitar – the distinctly Hawaiian – style of open tunings – ‘ukulele, Hawaiian songs, and a kolohe (rascal) sense of humor.

George Kahumoku Jr., four-time Grammy-winner and Slack Key Show producer, is “Hawaii’s Renaissance Man.” His range of talents includes slack key guitar, vocals, storyteller, songwriter, teacher, sculptor, farmer and chef.

Ledward Kaapana is a musical legend. He is a National Heritage Fellow who is unrivaled for his exceptional picking style on slack key guitar and ‘ukulele, and has an extraordinary baritone to falsetto vocal range.

Uncle Richard Ho’opi’I is also a National Heritage Fellow renowned for ‘ukulele and Hawaiian falsetto singing, with a unique yodeling style and jovial stage presence.

 

The Lon Bronson Band With Special Guest Star Larry Braggs
Friday, Sept. 26, 2014, at 8 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $15
Cabaret Jazz
The Lon Bronson Band joins forces with former Tower Of Power lead vocalist Larry Braggs for an evening of Tower Of Power favorites, Larry’s hits, as well as the eclectic horn-infused rock, soul & funk that the iconic 14-piece All-Star Band always brings to Cabaret Jazz.

 

Kristen Hertzenberg – Spellbound
Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014, at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $29
Cabaret Jazz
Kristen Hertzenberg is among the most entrancing and versatile singers performing today. She and her six-piece band return to Cabaret Jazz for Spellbound, a soulful and haunting set of blues, rock, jazz, and Broadway.

 

Conversations With Norm Presents “Frank Marino: Under Oath”
Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014, at 2 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $25
Cabaret Jazz
Conversations With Norm is a quarterly presentation featuring Norm Clarke of the Las Vegas Review-Journal interviewing the celebrities oft-mentioned in his column. Frank Marino, the self-proclaimed “Queen of Las Vegas,” reveals all in the next installment of this series. After 30 years as a Strip headliner and on the heels of celebrating his 25,000th show, the Divas Las Vegas star has agreed to a no-holds-barred interview with Clarke.

 

Philip Fortenberry – The Man At The Piano
Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014, at 2:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $26
Cabaret Jazz
Philip Fortenberry, a virtuoso pianist, composer, recording artist, and associate conductor of “Jersey Boys” on the Las Vegas Strip, returns with The Man at the Piano, his critically acclaimed intimate acoustic 75-minute cabaret-style concert in Cabaret Jazz.

 

Cheyenne Jackson
Friday, Oct. 10 and Saturday, Oct. 11, 2014, at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $39
Cabaret Jazz
Cabaret Jazz welcomes multi-talented actor, singer and songwriter Cheyenne Jackson, along with long-time musical director Ben Toth. The show will include original songs from Jackson’s new album “I’m Blue, Skies,” as well as classics from his acclaimed one-man show Music of the Mad Men Era, which sold out Carnegie Hall and The Kennedy Center.

 

Opera Las Vegas Presents A Passion For Puccini
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014, at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $39
Cabaret Jazz
Opera Las Vegas presents A Passion for Puccini, featuring young artists of Opera Las Vegas in scenes and arias from “La Boheme,” “Tosca,” “Madame Butterfly” and more.

 

The Wonderful Wizard of Song – The Music of OZ composer Harold Arlen
Friday, Oct. 17 and Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, at 8 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at 2:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $39
Cabaret Jazz
The long-running, Off-Broadway hit The Wonderful Wizard of Song is a jukebox musical filled with the iconic and nostalgic hits of OZ composer Harold Arlen including; “That Old Black Magic,” “World on a String,” “One For My Baby,” “Accentuate the Positive,” “Let’s Fall in Love,” “Stormy Weather,” “The Man That Got Away,” “Get Happy,” “Paper Moon,” “Somewhere Over The Rainbow”… and many others. Starring The Three Crooners and a Diva, the show gives audiences a peek into the composer’s life as The Three Crooners guide them through the musical vignettes traveling from the Cotton Club to the screens of Hollywood to the Broadway stage and to the Land of Oz. Created by Nigel Wright (Andrew Lloyd Webber’s creative partner), the composer’s son Sam Arlen and George Bugatti, the show is produced by Yellow Brick Productions in association with Jerry Rosenberg (One Night with Janis Joplin) and Shea Arender.

 

Soul Men and Lady Soul Starring Spectrum and Radiance
Friday, Oct. 24 and Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, at 7 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, at 3 p.m.
Ticket prices starts at $37
Award-winning vocal quartet Spectrum, and their stunning sister-group Radiance, perform together in an unbelievable tribute to Motown and R&B music. Returning to The Smith Center’s Cabaret Jazz these eight stellar vocalists sing and dance their way through one of the most influential American songbooks of all time.  The look, class, style, choreography, harmonies and costuming are captured as only Spectrum and Radiance can. Internationally acclaimed, they will leave you wanting more with stirring renditions of The Temptations’, The Supremes’, The Four Tops’, The Marvelettes’, Vandellas’, The Miracles’, The Stylistics’ and Donna Summer’s classic hits.

 

 

TROESH STUDIO THEATER

 

 

Henri
Thursday, Oct. 17, 2014, at 7 p.m.;
Friday, Oct. 18, 2014, at 8 p.m.;
Saturday, Oct. 19 and Sunday, Oct. 20, 2014, at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.;
Wednesday, Oct. 22 – Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, at 7 p.m.; and
Saturday, Oct. 25 and Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014, at 2 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $49
Troesh Studio Theater
Sprat Artistic Ensemble, in collaboration with the Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, presents Henri, an intimate theatre experience about the beauty and complexity of Alzheimer’s disease and aging. Henri features a cast ranging in age from 8 to 80 and has been called “delicate” and “sobering” by the New York Times. United, the cast creates a composition of moments, feelings, and images from the title character’s life. Talk backs with leaders in Alzheimer’s research and treatment will follow each performance.

 

Steve Solomon’s My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m in Therapy
Wednesday, Oct. 29 – Saturday, Nov 2, 2014, at 7 p.m.;
Saturday, Nov. 1 and Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014, at 3 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $35
Troesh Studio Theater
Prepare to laugh, prepare to cry, prepare to join Steve Solomon on stage with more than 20 imaginary characters—all brought to life by Steve’s talent with accents, dialects and hilarious story-telling in this side-splitting one-man show. Meet the whole gang including the Italian/Jewish family, Steve’s ex, their therapists, the kids, the TSA…you get the picture. It’s thirty-five people you’ll identify with at dinner with one bathroom and one plunger.

 

 

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.

May Listings: The Smith Center for the Performing Arts

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The Smith Center for the Performing Arts

**May Performance Listings**

Address:
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 Show Listings

As of April 1, 2014

 

REYNOLDS HALL

 

 

Renée Fleming – Guilty Pleasures
Thursday, May 1, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $39
Reynolds Hall
One of the most beloved and celebrated musical ambassadors of our time, soprano Renée Fleming is known for her sumptuous voice, consummate artistry, and compelling stage presence. She has performed across the world, from the Beijing Olympics to Buckingham Palace to the Obama Inaugural Celebration. For her first-ever public performance in Las Vegas, she will sing beloved songs and arias ranging from grand opera favorites to Broadway and the Great American Songbook.

 

Under the Streetlamp with special guests Gentleman’s Rule
Sunday, May 4, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $24
Reynolds Hall
With their unique style and modern “Rat Pack” persona, Under The Streetlamp brings the American Radio Songbook to a whole new level. With the mantra “Retro never sounded so now,” the four extremely talented and charismatic former cast members of the Tony Award®-winning Broadway musical JERSEY BOYS provide an electrifying concert of classic hits of the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s. The show includes a perfect balance of tender ballads and up-tempo tunes, all done with the same signature harmonies and slick dance moves that have made them irresistible. Special guests Gentleman’s Rule blends youthful style and outstanding vocals with timeless classics and contemporary hits. Their diverse music selections include songs by the legendary Manhattans, Bill Withers, Rolling Stones, Rascal Flatts and the Spencer Davis Band, just to name a few.

 

Nevada Ballet Theatre: Coppélia – The Girl with the Enamel Eyes
Friday, May 9, 2014 and Saturday, May 10, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $35
Reynolds Hall
Perfect for the whole family, Coppélia is a charming story of a young couple in love, a toymaker, and his doll that comes to life finds new fans in every generation. Choreographed by James Canfield and set to the exuberant score of Léo Delibes, a wild mix of abracadabra and comic chaos is unleashed in this classical ballet. Coppélia is the culminating production for the 2013-2014 season.

 

Lily Tomlin – An Evening of Classic Lily Tomlin
Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 3 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $29
Reynolds Hall
Get together with Lily Tomlin for an unforgettable afternoon of fun and sidesplitting laughter, which is an endearing way to spend Mother’s Day. This unique comic artist takes audiences on what the Washington Post calls a “wise and howlingly funny” trip with more than a dozen of her timeless characters—from Ernestine to Mrs. Beasley to Edith Ann. Her long list of accolades includes a GRAMMY®, two Tony Awards®, six Emmys, an Oscar nomination, two Peabody’s and the prestigious Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Don’t miss this warm and uniquely affecting experience filled with comical insights and wildly, witty observations about the human condition.

 

Chazz Palminteri in A Bronx Tale
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $24
Reynolds Hall
A classic coming of age story brought to life in an original one man show. Written and performed by Chazz Palminteri, A Bronx Tale tells the story of Calogero Anello, a young boy from a working class family who gets involved in the world of organized crime. Calogero’s father is a bus driver who tries to instill working-class family values in his son. As Calogero gets older, the aura and mystique of the mafia, and the charms of Sonny, the local mob boss who befriends Calogero (and ends up becoming a father figure to him), become difficult to resist. As Calogero comes of age, he must struggle with the choice of following his beloved father’s values or submitting to the temptations of the life of organized crime.

 

Las Vegas Philharmonic :Pops Series V “Paris, Je T’aime”
Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $25
Reynolds Hall
Sarah Hicks, Principal Conductor, Pops and Presentations of the Minnesota Orchestra and Staff Conductor of the Curtis Institute of Music, will lead the Las Vegas Philharmonic as they say au revoir to the 2013-14 season with an amorous musical romp around one of the most romantic cities in the world… Paris. The program will include French favorites such as Debussy’s “Clair de Lune,” Bizet’s “Farandole from L’Arlesienne,” Jacques Brel’s “Ne me quitte pas” as well as Colombo’s accordion-laced “Indifference” and “Passion” performed by special guest soloist, Patrick Harison.

 

ONCE
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 – Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, May 24, 2014 & Sunday, May 25, 2014 at 2 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $26
Reynolds Hall
Winner of eight 2012 Tony Awards® including “Best Musical,” ONCE is a truly original Broadway experience. Featuring an impressive ensemble of actor/musicians who play their own instruments onstage, ONCE tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. As the chemistry between them grows, his music soars to powerful new heights, but their unlikely connection turns out to be deeper and more complex than your everyday romance. Emotionally captivating and theatrically breathtaking, ONCE draws you in from the very first note and never lets go. It’s an unforgettable story about going for your dreams… not living in fear… and the power of music to connect all of us.

 

Johnny Mathis in concert with special guest Gary Mule Deer
Friday, May 30, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $29
Reynolds Hall
Celebrating his 58th 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” and “Misty,” Mathis has recorded more than 80 albums and has had 50 hits on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary Chart. During his extensive career he has had three songs inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, and in 2003 Mathis was given the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Mathis returns to Las Vegas to perform some of his greatest hits and personal favorites.

 

CABARET JAZZ

 

 

Tom Dreesen – An Evening of Laughter and Stories of Sinatra
Friday, May 2, 2014 and Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $39
Cabaret Jazz        
In this unforgettable performance, Dreesen will take you from his childhood of shining shoes in bars in his hometown of Harvey, IL hearing Sinatra on the jukebox, to one day touring the nation as his opening act flying in Sinatra’s private jet and staying up until dawn, night after night. Dreesen takes you to Sinatra’s last performance and the last song he ever sang and then to his last days on earth. Dreesen’s standup comedy is hilarious, his insight keen and storytelling superb and the lessons he learned from the legendary star promises to move the audience!

 

Morgan James
Friday, May 9, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $39
Cabaret Jazz        
Broadway’s Morgan James brings her smoky and soulful renditions to Cabaret Jazz. She’s fast becoming one of the most sought-after multi-genre vocalists in the country and was recently seen in the Broadway revival of “Godspell” and the new production of “Motown: The Musical.” Calling to mind artists such as Eva Cassidy, Billie Holiday and Aretha Franklin, her on stage performances have left both audiences and critics in awe, with The New York Times declaring Morgan as “a phenomenal talent whose feel for classic soul music is bone deep…This woman is on fire.”

 

Danny Wright
Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $30
Cabaret Jazz        
Danny Wright presents an elegant Mother’s Day piano concert in the elegant Cabaret Jazz, featuring works from Danny’s double album, “A Mother’s Love,” celebrating mothers everywhere with songs like “You Raise Me Up” and “Wind Beneath My Wings.”  The renowned pianist and composer will share the heartwarmingly beautiful real-life inspirations for his original pieces on the album, including “My Son’s Lullaby.”

 

Jane Monheit
Friday, May 23, 2014 and Saturday, May 24, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $39
Cabaret Jazz        
The Smith Center is delighted to welcome once again one of New York’s most dynamic vocalists, Jane Monheit accompanied by pianist Michael Kanan in a special duo performance. Audiences will be delighted by this traditional jazz piano program with some lovely cabaret moments featuring hits from Monheit’s recordings including her current release “The Heart of the Matter.” This supremely gifted singer is capable of tremendous vocal flights, dips, turns and extensions, but she doesn’t grandstand or hold a note simply to show off. Her goal is to convey a story, and she does so with grace.

 

The Composers Showcase of Las Vegas
Wednesday, May 28, 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.

 

Steve Tyrell – “It’s Magic” the songs of Sammy Cahn
Friday, May 30, 2014 and Saturday, May 31, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $39
Cabaret Jazz
Steve Tyrell is a GRAMMY Award®-winning vocalist who in his four and a half decades in the music business has achieved great success as an artist, producer, songwriter, music supervisor and performer. With the grit and soul of a lifetime of experiences, Tyrell has reinvented and re-popularized classic pop standards for a modern-day audience. It’s Magic: The Songs of Sammy Cahn features songs from the famed songwriter whose music continues to inspire generations today. The performance will feature Cahn’s beloved classics including “It’s Magic,” “Come Fly With Me,” “Call Me Irresponsible,”“Teach Me Tonight,” “The Tender Trap,” “Ain’t that A Kick in the Head” and “All the Way.”

 

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 April Listings: The Smith Center for the Performing Arts

smith center

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts

**April 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.

 

April Show Listings

As of March 4, 2014

 

 

REYNOLDS HALL

 

 

Las Vegas Philharmonic: Pops Series IV “Love Vintage Las Vegas Style”
Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $25
Reynolds Hall
Fall in love vintage Las Vegas-style with a swinging evening featuring big band favorites made famous by Rat Packers Sammy Davis Jr. (“A Lot of Livin’ To Do,” “What Kind of Fool Am I”), Dean Martin (“Everybody Loves Somebody”,” That’s Amore”,” Standing On the Corner”) and the most famous crooner of them all, Frank Sinatra (“I’ve Got the World On A String”,” Night & Day”,” Moonlight In Vermont”).  Add some magic with signature songs by Louis Prima and Keely Smith (“That Old Black Magic”,” What Is This Thing Called Love?”) and you’ve got yourself one swell party. Conductor and vocalist Matt Catingub performs with guest vocalist Anita Hall and guest drummer Steve Moretti.

 Diana Krall

Diana Krall – Glad Rag Doll Tour
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $39
Reynolds Hall
Diana Krall is celebrating her recently released second album, “Glad Rag Doll,” by filling Reynolds Hall with her newly-found sound. With the introduction of a solo guitar, a drum set, and a keyboard to her latest compositions, Krall’s piano and vocal talents shine brighter than ever before. Krall’s revamped performance treats listeners to ‘20s- and ‘30s-style songs imagined for the 21st century. Her fresh take on an aged musical genre blends swinging rock with feelings of sorrow to create a song and dance record that is different than anything she has ever done before.

 

Women Fully Clothed, Older and Hotter
Friday, April 11, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $35
Reynolds Hall
Women Fully Clothed, Older and Hotter adds hilarity to everyday life for an unparalleled evening of laughter.  Robin Duke (“Saturday Night Live”), Jayne Eastwood (“Hairspray”), Kathryn Greenwood (“Whose Line Is It Anyway?”), and Teresa Pavlinek (“The Jane Show”) have wowed audiences across North America with their uproarious sketches and songs. Eugene Levy says the show is “An evening with the funniest women in Canada.” “It is like an evening with good friends who make you laugh ‘til you cry.” The Globe and Mail states, “Women Fully Clothed leaves its audience fully satisfied.” There won’t be a dry seat in the house.

 

The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
Tuesday, April 15 – Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, April 19, 2014 & Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 2 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $26
Reynolds Hall
See what Time magazine exclaims is, “A don’t miss theatre event!  The #1 Broadway musical of the Year.”  Winner of the 2012 Tony Award® for Best Revival of a Musical, “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess” is hitting the road with award-winning members of the Broadway cast in this stunning and stirring new staging. Accompanied by a lush 23-piece orchestra, this re-envisioned Broadway production includes such legendary songs as “Summertime,”“It Ain’t Necessarily So,” and “I Got Plenty of Nothing.”

 

Las Vegas Philharmonic: Masterworks V “Love Around the World”
Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $25
Reynolds Hall
Spanish guitarist Pablo Sáinz Villegas quickly established himself as one of the world’s leading classical guitarists by winning the Gold Medal at the first Christopher Parkening International Guitar Competition in May 2006. Sáinz Villegas’ prize-winning performance with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra has led to concerts in more than 30 countries. These include his four-performance debut with the New York Philharmonic under renowned conductor Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, and the success of these performances resulted in two subsequent engagements with the orchestra at Avery Fisher Hall. Sáinz Villegas made his debut with the Houston Symphony under conductor Alondra de la Parra, with whom he once again collaborated as a soloist for a Sony Classical recording with the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas and with whom he performs in Las Vegas.

 

Las Vegas Youth Orchestra & Symphonic Band – “Musical Montage”
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $10
Reynolds Hall
Enjoy an evening of great music from the best of Southern Nevada’s young musicians! Student musicians, ages 8‐18 perform in the last of a series of family concerts for the season. Music selections to include: highlights from “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess”; “American Landscape” by Soon He Newbold; Gustav Holst’s “Brook Green Suite,” a Sammartini symphony; and Heikki Suolahti’s “Sinfonia Piccola.” Also featured is a Youth Philharmonic Soloist, Catherine Patton on violin, performing “Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso” by Saint-Saens.

 

 

 

CABARET JAZZ

 

 

Clint Holmes – New York Old Friend
Friday, April 4, 2014 and Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 8:30 p.m.; Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 2 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $25
Cabaret Jazz        
Award-winning singer and The Smith Center resident performer, Clint Holmes returns to Cabaret Jazz with New York Old Frienda new show celebrating the relationship that people have with New York City. Throughout the New York journey, Holmes leads an all-star cast including Kristen Hertzenberg and Fifth Avenue, with songs by Billy Joel, Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter, Vernon Duke, Kander & Ebb, and introducing an exciting new body of music by New York composer and lyricist Ken Laub.

 

Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Friday, April 11, 2014 and Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $39
Cabaret Jazz        
The Preservation Hall Jazz Band derives its name from their venerable music venue located in New Orleans’ French Quarter, which was founded in 1961 by Allan and Sandra Jaffe. Now celebrating their 50th anniversary, the band has traveled worldwide spreading their mission to nurture and perpetuate the art form of New Orleans Jazz. Whether performing at Carnegie Hall or Lincoln Center, for British Royalty or the King of Thailand, this music embodies a joyful, timeless spirit. Under the auspices of current director Ben Jaffe, the son of founders Allan and Sandra, Preservation Hall continues with a deep reverence and consciousness of its greatest attributes in the modern day as a venue, band and record label.

 

The Composers Showcase of Las Vegas
Wednesday, April 16, 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.

 

Storm Large – Taken by Storm
Friday, April 18, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $39
Cabaret Jazz
Storm Large is a performer whose star is seriously on the rise. As the new singer in Pink Martini, as a finalist in the reality show “Rock Star Supernova,” and as a critically-acclaimed performer with The Detroit Symphony or on the stage at Carnegie Hall, Ms. Large is an incredible talent. Large and her band will bring a program of American song book classics, Broadway tear-jerkers and rock anthems with a fierce emotional commitment and a wicked sense of humor. Large will love you, leave you, delight and abuse you, yet you’ll keep coming back for more.

 

Laura Taylor – It Might As Well Be Spring
Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $28
Cabaret Jazz
Singer, recording artist and award-winning songwriter Laura Taylor and her talented group of musicians return to Cabaret Jazz, performing a mixture of favorite spring songs and originals. The evening will feature special guest and a great guitarist, Joe Lano, with whom Laura has recorded four CDs. Meet and greet these world-class talents after the performance, where signed CDs will be available.

 Morgan Bray

Soul Men starring Spectrum – A Tribute to Soul, R&B and Motown
Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $34
Cabaret Jazz
Spectrum, Las Vegas’ own award-winning Soul/R&B vocal group, returns home from national and international touring schedules for one of their rare hometown appearances. The group boasts four incredible singers, each with the voice of a solo artist, who combine their voices and vocal dexterity to create the angelic harmonies and deft choreography that have become trademarks of Spectrum. 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.

 

 

 

DONALD W. REYNOLDS SYMPHONY PARK

 

 

The Tempest
Previews: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 through Friday, April 4, 2014 at 8 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $25
Opening Night Celebration: Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 8 p.m.
Tickets priced at $150
Show Run: Tuesday, April 6 through Sunday, April 20, 2014 (dark Mondays) at 8 p.m.; matinee performances Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30 p.m.
Donald W. Reynolds Symphony Park
Come get caught in the storm as “The Tempest” makes its world debut in Las Vegas, right here in Symphony Park. Enter an untamed world of phantoms, monsters, madmen and lovers with this wild adaptation of Shakespeare’s final play. This timeless tale of love, loss, virtue and vengeance is destined to leave you breathless, bewitched and begging for more. Co-produced by The Smith Center and American Repertory Theater, the production adapted by Teller (of Penn & Teller with Aaron Posner, magic by Teller, music by Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan, movement by Pilobolus and Tom Nelis as Prospero.

 

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 February Listings: The Smith Center for the Performing Arts

smith center

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts

**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, 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.

 

February Show Listings

As of January 7, 2014

 

 

REYNOLDS HALL

 

FLASHDANCE – THE MUSICAL
Jan. 28-31, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 1 – Sunday, Feb 2, 2014 at 2p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $26
Reynolds Hall
Celebrating its 30th Anniversary, the pop culture phenomenon of FLASHDANCE is now live on stage. With electrifying dance at its core, FLASHDANCE – THE MUSICAL tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of Alex Owens, a Pittsburgh steel mill welder by day and a bar dancer by night with dreams of one day becoming a professional performer. When romance with her steel mill boss threatens to complicate her ambitions, Alex learns the meaning of love and its power to fuel the pursuit of her dream. Features a score that includes the biggest hit songs from the movie, in addition to 16 brand new songs written for the musical with music by Robbie Roth, and lyrics by Robert Cary and Robbie Roth.

Zeppelin USA – An American Tribute to Led Zeppelin
Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 at 8 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $24
Reynolds Hall
Zeppelin USA is a state-of-the-art sound, lighting, laser and special effects production brought to you by cover band, Get the Led Out. Unlike the average cover band you may find in a bar, the six members that compose Get the Led Out have extensively studied and tactfully embodied the soul, sound, energy, and enthusiasm of Led Zeppelin to bring the legendary music back to life.  As life-long Led Zeppelin fans, the mission of Get the Led Out is to authentically perform Zeppelin songs so as to pay homage to the music they regard as, “the soundtrack of our lives.”

Béla Fleck & Brooklyn Rider
Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $29
Reynolds Hall
An evening celebrating the collaboration of legendary banjo virtuoso Béla Fleck and the endlessly versatile string quartet Brooklyn Rider. Moving seamlessly between their diverse worlds, these five musicians unveil a rich range of possibilities for this untapped combination. The program is anchored by Night Flight Over Water, Béla’s newly composed quintet for banjo and string quartet, as well as works from Brooklyn Rider’s signature repertoire, solo music by Béla, and other collaborative surprises.

An Intimate Evening with Clint Black Acoustic
Thursday, Feb. 13, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $29
Reynolds Hall
An intimate evening with Clint Black like you’ve never seen him before. Critics from coast to coast are calling Clint Black shows the ones to remember. From “Killin’ Time” to “Taillights,” Clint Black is part of the sound track of Country music.

Las Vegas Philharmonic: Pops Series III – “Love On the Big Screen: CASABLANCA”
Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $25
Reynolds Hall
“Here’s looking at you kid.”A special two-concert, Valentine’s weekend presentation of one of the cinema’s most iconic love stories, CASABLANCA, starring Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman in their most beloved roles as Rick and Ilsa. This 1942 World War II-era drama directed by Michael Curtiz endures as one of the silver screen’s most compelling stories and also features legendary performances by Claude Rains and Peter Lorre.

TAO: Phoenix Rising
Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $26
Reynolds Hall
In this new production for North America in the Spring of 2014, athletic bodies and contemporary costumes meet explosive Taiko drumming and innovative choreography in a show that has critics waxing lyrical about TAO’s extraordinary precision, energy, and stamina. With hundreds of sold-out shows and more than a million spectators, TAO has proven that modern entertainment based on the traditional art of Japanese drumming, has massive international appeal.

The TEN Tenors
Monday, Feb. 17, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $26
Reynolds Hall
Internationally acclaimed singing sensation, The TEN Tenors, have announced they will soon be stepping out onto the stage to celebrate Broadway’s greatest hits in their hugely anticipated brand new show, The TEN Tenors On Broadway.

Shen Yun 2014
Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014 at 2 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $53
Reynolds Hall
Shen Yun brings to life 5,000 years of Chinese civilization through classical Chinese dance and music in an exhilarating performance you will never forget. Shen Yun captures the spirit of a culture long lost. The performance moves quickly through regions, dynasties, and legends. Ethnic and folk dances fill the stage with color and energy. Tremendous athleticism, thunderous battle drums, and masterful vocalists are all set to animated backdrops that transport you to another world.  It is a grand production with some 400 costumes and the only orchestra in the world featuring both classical Western and Chinese instruments as permanent members.

Pat Metheny Unity Group
Monday, Feb. 24, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $29
Reynolds Hall
Twenty-time Grammy® Award-winner, Pat Metheny, and his stellar Unity Group featuring Chris Potter, Antonio Sanchez, Ben Williams, and Giulio Carmassi make their first appearance at The Smith Center this February. This concert will include a spectrum of selections from the guitarist’s groundbreaking career along with music from his upcoming release, which Metheny says “encompasses the entire range of things that I have done over the years, from Bright Size Life to Secret Story, from my group projects to the Orchestrion, and with this incredible group of musicians, just about anything is possible!”

Amos Lee “Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song” Tour
Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $29
Reynolds Hall
Even though the title of his fifth album, “Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song” alludes to a somber feeling, Amos Lee contrarily reflects joyously over 12 achingly beautiful tracks about life, love and the ways people connect with each other. Through a fusion of country, folk, and blues influences Amos has become known for his James Taylor-esque vocals and has opened for such acts as Adele, Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello, Paul Simon and Jack Johnson. On “Mountains of Sorrow,” Lee infuses country, joined on tracks by bluegrass phenom Alison Krauss and Grammy® Award-winner Patty Griffin. So far, critical response to “Mountains of Sorrow, Rivers of Song” has been positive, with The New York Times hailing it a “serenely sure-footed effort” and music magazine, Elmore calling it Lee’s “finest yet.”

George Thorogood & The Destroyers – 40 Years Strong
Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $35
Reynolds Hall
With hits like “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer,” “Move It On Over,” “Who Do You Love,” “Bad To The Bone” and “I Drink Alone,” the band rocks out to its classic hits. Come experience the legendary band that has kept pace for 40 years touring the world with its unique blend of boogie-rock and blues. 40 Years Strong!

Georgia on My Mind: Celebrating Ray Charles
Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $29
Reynolds Hall
Frank Sinatra called him “the only true genius in show business.” Ray Charles transcended racism, faced cultural upheavals head on, and helped bring jazz, blues and soul to the rest of the world. In honor of Black History Month, an all-star cast of performers will celebrate Ray’s life, music and undeniable spirit. You’ll see ten-time Grammy® winners  Take 6, our very own Clint Holmes, Vocalist of the Year Nnenna Freelon, Grammy® Award-winning saxophonist Kirk Whalum, music director Shelly Berg, and even the UNLV Singers and Orchestra conducted by David Loeb as they honor the beloved genius from Georgia.

 

CABARET JAZZ

 

Kristen Hertzenberg
Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $25
Cabaret Jazz
Kristen Hertzenberg is a classically trained singer best known for starring in her dream role as “Christine Daae” in Phantom – The Las Vegas Spectacular. Her new solo show is a glimpse into the influences outside of theatre and opera that have shaped her musical experience and Hertzenberg’s offerings include country, rock ‘n’ roll, folk, jazz, blues and more. With the help of her seasoned six-piece band, she goes beyond the wigs, stage makeup, and costumes and shares a more personal side of herself and her artistry.

Clint Holmes – “Stop This Train”
Friday, Feb. 7, 2014; Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 at 8:30 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014 at 2 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $35
Cabaret Jazz
The acclaimed singer 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, is bringing his intimate New York show to Cabaret Jazz. With carefully arranged compositions inspired by his early family life, Clint showcases varying moods, styles and tempos, captivating the audience the whole way through. Titled with the desire of stopping the train of time in its tracks to remain young forever, “Stop This Train” is about all of the stops, high and low, between the stations of life.

An Evening with John Pizzarelli
Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014 at 7 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $39
Cabaret Jazz
An Evening with John Pizzarelli features music from the Great American Songbook and beyond. It is a variety of songs from the 20 solo records he has made featuring the music of Frank Sinatra, Nat Cole, Antonio Carlos Jobim, Duke Ellington and most currently, selections from Double Exposure – Mr. Pizzarelli’s tribute to pop songs of the 60′s, 70′s and 80′s as seen through the eyes of jazz of the 50′s and 60′s.

Michael Cavanaugh: Greatest Hits of the American Rock and Roll Songbook
Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $39
Cabaret Jazz
A charismatic performer, musician and actor, made famous for his piano/lead vocals in the Broadway Musical Movin’ Out, Michael Cavanaugh is the new voice of the American Rock and Roll Songbook. Michael Cavanaugh was handpicked by Billy Joel to star in title role and evokes a style rivaling the Piano Man. His work on Broadway culminated in 2003 with both Grammy and Tony award nominations.

Danny Wright – Real Romance
Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $30
Cabaret Jazz
Love is in the air this time of year, and Danny Wright creates an evening of romance and remembrance in his cabaret-style piano concert, Real Romance, at The Smith Center’s elegant Cabaret Jazz.  Enjoy an unforgettable evening  as Danny shares the real life love stories behind the music, and his signature arrangements of romantic songs from the stage and screen such as “My Funny Valentine,” “Places That Belong to You” and “For Good.”

Lainie Kazan
Friday, Feb. 28, 2014 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $39
Cabaret Jazz
Labeled “The Torch Song Diva,” by The New York Times, this entrancing performer takes audiences on a journey through her nearly five decades-long career – from her start as Barbra Streisand’s understudy in Broadway’s “Funny Girl” to appearing on “The Dean Martin Show” a record 26 times, to her beloved turn as Maria Portokalis in the hit film “My Big Fat Greek Wedding.”

 

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, a 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 January Listings: The Smith Center for the Performing Arts

smith center

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts

**January 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.

 

January Show Listings

As of Dec. 3, 2013

 

MAMMA MIA!
Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014 – Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 – Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $26
Reynolds Hall
MAMMA MIA! is the ultimate feel-good show that has audiences coming back again and again to relive the thrill. Now it’s your turn to have the time of your life at this smash-hit musical that combines ABBA’s greatest hits, including “Dancing Queen,” “S.O.S.,” “Super Trouper,” “Take A Chance on Me” and “The Winner Takes It All,” with an enchanting tale of love, laughter and friendship. Whether it’s your first visit or your fourteenth, see the show that has the whole world coming back for more, because every time feels like the first time at MAMMA MIA!

Las Vegas Philharmonic: Masterworks – Series III – “Battle Born – Nevada Proud!”
Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Reynolds Hall
A musical celebration of the 150th anniversary of Nevada’s statehood conducted by Donato Cabrera featuring Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto performed by 16 year-old Alina Ming Kobialka alongside works by Debussy, Britten and a contemporary composition by Eric Whitacre.

Audi Speaker Series Presents William Shatner: “Shatner’s World: We Just Live In It”
Monday, Jan. 20, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $29
Reynolds Hall
Television and movie legend William Shatner will bring his one man show “Shatner’s World: We Just Live In It” to select cities across the United States, following a Broadway debut. The 90-minute show will take audiences on a hilarious and often poignant voyage through Shatner’s life and career, from Shakespearean stage actor to internationally known icon and raconteur, known as much for his unique persona as for his expansive body of work.

FOREVER TANGO
Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014 and Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $26
Reynolds Hall
Luis Bravo’s FOREVER TANGO, the internationally celebrated entertainment event,  has played to great acclaim in Europe, Canada, Asia, Mexico and throughout the United States, and most recently enjoyed its third run on Broadway. USA Today said, “FOREVER TANGO shows that the style is more than steamy – it’s smart, even funny … a sensuous, seductive, pleasure.”

FLASHDANCE – THE MUSICAL
Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 – Friday, Jan. 31, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 – Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014 at 2p.m. and 7:30p.m.
Ticket prices start at $26
Reynolds Hall
Celebrating its 30th Anniversary, the pop culture phenomenon of FLASHDANCE is now live on stage. With electrifying dance at its core, FLASHDANCE – THE MUSICAL tells the inspiring and unforgettable story of Alex Owens, a Pittsburgh steel mill welder by day and a bar dancer by night with dreams of one day becoming a professional performer. When romance with her steel mill boss threatens to complicate her ambitions, Alex learns the meaning of love and its power to fuel the pursuit of her dream. FLASHDANCE features a score of the biggest hit songs from the movie, in addition to 16 brand new songs written for the musical with music by Robbie Roth, and lyrics by Robert Cary and Robbie Roth.

 

CABARET JAZZ

 

Clint Holmes
Friday, Jan. 10, 2014 and Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014 at 8:30 p.m.; Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014 at 2p.m.
Ticket prices start at $35
Cabaret Jazz
A master entertainer, Clint Holmes never performs the same show twice. Instead, he features a constantly evolving kaleidoscope of music monthly, ranging from contemporary to jazz to Broadway. Showcasing the greatest songwriters from around the world, Clint’s January shows will continue to ring in the New Year with uplifting, celebratory songs for a live, spellbinding evening of music.

Ann Hampton Callaway Presents the Streisand Songbook
Friday, Jan. 17, 2014 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $39
Cabaret Jazz
Platinum Award-Winning singer-songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway celebrates the music of one of America’s most powerful and enduring musical artists. In a night of soaring songs and stories, Callaway promises a performance that not only celebrates the extraordinary career of Barbra Streisand, but also reminds the audience of “the way we were.”

Soul Men and Lady Soul Starring Spectrum and Radiance
Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 and Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $34
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 the Temptations’, Supremes’, 4 Tops’, Marvelettes’, Vandellas’, Miracles’, Stylistics’ and Donna Summer’s classic hits.

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, a 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 December Listings: The Smith Center for the Performing Arts

smith center

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts
**December 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.

 

December Show Listings

As of November 18, 2013

 

REYNOLDS HALL

A Mari-Achi Christmas
Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $26
Reynolds Hall
Celebrate the holidays “mariachi-style!” “A Mari-Achi Christmas” brings to the stage a colorful and traditional Mexican holiday celebration full of seasonal songs, dance and festive merriment. Headlining the exciting extravaganza is the nation’s mariachi ambassadors Sol de México de José Hernandez. Hear Christmas favorites from the U.S. and Mexico and more. Formed in 1981, this twice Grammy®-nominated mariachi is a dynamic ensemble of 13 talented musician/vocalists who embody the spirit of Mexico, its people and musical traditions.

 

Las Vegas Philharmonic – POPS II –We Love The Holidays
Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.; Pre-concert conversation 6:45 p.m.
Reynolds Hall
Charismatic conductor Bob Bernhardt returns for a boisterous celebration of the holidays including a special matinee performance.  The concert will include holiday favorites alongside orchestral and choral works including tasty gingerbread morsels from Humperdinck’s “Hansel & Gretel” and the sugarplum sweetness of the musical score of Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker,” culminating in an audience sing-along.

 

New Year’s Eve Concert with Kristin Chenoweth
Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $49
Reynolds Hall
Tony and Emmy Award-winning sensation Kristin Chenoweth will perform a special New Year’s Eve concert inside Reynolds Hall beginning at 7:30 p.m. The evening will feature Chenoweth performing an array of her most memorable songs and Broadway show tunes, including music from “Wicked,” “Promises, Promises” and “Glee.”  This unique night with the multitalented performer promises to take concert goers on a ride of laughter, heartbreak, thrills and great music.

 

 

CABARET JAZZ

 

 

Clint Holmes For The Holidays
Friday, Dec. 6, 2013 and Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 at 8:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $35
Cabaret Jazz
The acclaimed singer 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 different show every month at Cabaret Jazz. Clint features a constantly evolving kaleidoscope of music, ranging from contemporary to jazz to Broadway. Showcasing the greatest songwriters from around the world, he creates a spellbinding evening of music that’s both live and alive.

 

Danny Wright “Just Wright For The Holidays”
Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013 at 2 and 6 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $30
Cabaret Jazz
Known as “The Healer of Hearts,” Danny Wright is one of today’s finest pianists and composers. He defies classification and specializes in several music styles in Adult Contemporary Piano, New Age, Classical, Broadway show tunes, and Film music. Danny will play heartfelt favorites from his four Christmas albums in his holiday show “Just Wright for the Holidays.”

 

Deana Martin
Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 at 7 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013 at 2 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $37
Cabaret Jazz
Combine the coolness of The Rat Pack with the vocal sophistication of Deana Martin, and you have “The Deana Martin Christmas Show.” Deana Martin takes the audience on a musical sleigh ride, filled with classic yuletide tunes and songs honoring her legendary father, Dean Martin, and other great performers who shaped American music and popular culture for over four decades. This is the soundtrack of Christmases past and holiday memories yet to be shared.

 

 

 

TROESH STUDIO THEATER

 

 

Sisters Christmas Catechism “The Mystery of The Magi’s Gold”
Friday, Nov. 29, 2013 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013 at 2 and 6 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013 at 2 and 6 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $35
Troesh Studio Theater
It’s “CSI: Bethlehem” in this holiday mystery extravaganza, from the author of Late Nite Catechism, as Sister takes on the mystery that has intrigued historians throughout the ages – whatever happened to the Magi’s gold? Retelling the story of the nativity, as only Sister can, this hilarious holiday production is bound to become a yearly classic. Employing her own scientific tools, assisted by a local choir and of audience members, Sister creates a living nativity unlike any you’ve ever seen. With gifts and bundles of laughs, Sister’s Christmas Catechism is sure to become the newest addition to your holiday traditions.

 

Steve Solomon’s My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m Home For the Holidays – The Therapy Continues
Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 and Friday, Dec. 6, 2013 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 at 3 and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013 at 5 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $35
Troesh Studio Theater
The acclaimed production returns to Las Vegas and continues the saga as the main character, Steve, is headed home to celebrate the holidays with his wildly dysfunctional family. Once he gets stuck at the airport with all flights canceled due to a storm, the chaos begins. Attendees get to watch the madness from the seat as the show is set during a holiday dinner for another laugh-filled comedy feast.

 

 

 

SYMPHONY PARK

 

 

Clint Holmes For the Holidays
Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013 at 5 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $15 for Youth and $20 for Adults
Symphony Park
Join Clint Holmes and his wife Kelly for a night of holiday cheer featuring your favorite songs. Singing classic holiday carols alongside Clint’s talented band, the duo will have you reminiscing on holiday seasons’ past. Get in on the festivities in the grandiose Donald W. Reynolds Symphony Park for a musical and special guest-filled affair.

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, a 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 December Listings: The Smith Center for the Performing Arts

smith center

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts

**December 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.

December Show Listings
As of November 5, 2013

 

REYNOLDS HALL

 

A Mari-Achi Christmas
Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $26
Reynolds Hall
Celebrate the holidays “mariachi-style!” “A Mari-Achi Christmas” brings to the stage a colorful and traditional Mexican holiday celebration full of seasonal songs, dance and festive merriment. Headlining the exciting extravaganza is the nation’s mariachi ambassadors Sol de México de José Hernandez. Hear Christmas favorites from the U.S. and Mexico and more. Formed in 1981, this twice Grammy®-nominated mariachi is a dynamic ensemble of 13 talented musician/vocalists who embody the spirit of Mexico, its people and musical traditions.

 

Las Vegas Philharmonic – POPS II –We Love The Holidays
Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.; Pre-concert conversation 6:45 p.m.
Reynolds Hall
Charismatic conductor Bob Bernhardt returns for a boisterous celebration of the holidays including a special matinee performance.  The concert will include holiday favorites alongside orchestral and choral works including tasty gingerbread morsels from Humperdinck’s “Hansel & Gretel” and the sugarplum sweetness of the musical score of Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker,” culminating in an audience sing-along.

 

New Year’s Eve Concert with Kristin Chenoweth
Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $49
Reynolds Hall
Tony and Emmy Award-winning sensation Kristin Chenoweth will perform a special New Year’s Eve concert inside Reynolds Hall beginning at 7:30 p.m. The evening will feature Chenoweth performing an array of her most memorable songs and Broadway show tunes, including music from “Wicked,” “Promises, Promises” and “Glee.”  This unique night with the multitalented performer promises to take concert goers on a ride of laughter, heartbreak, thrills and great music.

 

 

CABARET JAZZ

 

 

Clint Holmes For The Holidays
Friday, Dec. 6, 2013 and Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 at 8:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $35
Cabaret Jazz
The acclaimed singer 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 different show every month at Cabaret Jazz. Clint features a constantly evolving kaleidoscope of music, ranging from contemporary to jazz to Broadway. Showcasing the greatest songwriters from around the world, he creates a spellbinding evening of music that’s both live and alive.

 

Comedian Tom Dreesen in “An Evening of Laughter and Stories of Sinatra”
Friday, Dec. 13, 2013 and Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013 at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $39
Cabaret Jazz
In this unforgettable performance, Dreesen takes audiences from his childhood of shining shoes in bars in his hometown of Harvey, hearing Sinatra on the jukebox, to one day touring the nation as his opening act, flying in this private jet, and staying up with Frank till dawn, night after night. Dreesen’s standup comedy is hilarious and his keen insight and superb storytelling about arguably the greatest career show business has ever known, and the lessons he learned from the legendary star, promises to move the audience.

 

Danny Wright “Just Wright For The Holidays”
Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013 at 2 and 6 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $30
Cabaret Jazz
Known as “The Healer of Hearts,” Danny Wright is one of today’s finest pianists and composers. He defies classification and specializes in several music styles in Adult Contemporary Piano, New Age, Classical, Broadway show tunes, and Film music. Danny will play heartfelt favorites from his four Christmas albums in his holiday show “Just Wright for the Holidays.”

 

Deana Martin
Friday, Dec. 20, 2013 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013 at 7 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013 at 2 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $37
Cabaret Jazz
Combine the coolness of The Rat Pack with the vocal sophistication of Deana Martin, and you have “The Deana Martin Christmas Show.” Deana Martin takes the audience on a musical sleigh ride, filled with classic yuletide tunes and songs honoring her legendary father, Dean Martin, and other great performers who shaped American music and popular culture for over four decades. This is the soundtrack of Christmases past and holiday memories yet to be shared.

 

 

 

TROESH STUDIO THEATER

 

 

Sisters Christmas Catechism “The Mystery of The Magi’s Gold”
Friday, Nov. 29, 2013 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013 at 2 and 6 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013 at 2 and 6 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $35
Troesh Studio Theater
It’s “CSI: Bethlehem” in this holiday mystery extravaganza, from the author of Late Nite Catechism, as Sister takes on the mystery that has intrigued historians throughout the ages – whatever happened to the Magi’s gold? Retelling the story of the nativity, as only Sister can, this hilarious holiday production is bound to become a yearly classic. Employing her own scientific tools, assisted by a local choir and of audience members, Sister creates a living nativity unlike any you’ve ever seen. With gifts and bundles of laughs, Sister’s Christmas Catechism is sure to become the newest addition to your holiday traditions.

 

Steve Solomon’s My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish & I’m Home For the Holidays – The Therapy Continues
Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013 and Friday, Dec. 6, 2013 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 7, 2013 at 3 and 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013 at 5 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $35
Troesh Studio Theater
The acclaimed production returns to Las Vegas and continues the saga as the main character, Steve, is headed home to celebrate the holidays with his wildly dysfunctional family. Once he gets stuck at the airport with all flights canceled due to a storm, the chaos begins. Attendees get to watch the madness from the seat as the show is set during a holiday dinner for another laugh-filled comedy feast.

 

 

 

SYMPHONY PARK

 

 

Clint Holmes For the Holidays
Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013 at 5 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $15 for Youth and $20 for Adults
Symphomy Park
Join Clint Holmes and his wife Kelly for a night of holiday cheer featuring your favorite songs. Singing classic holiday carols alongside Clint’s talented band, the duo will have you reminiscing on holiday seasons’ past. Get in on the festivities in the grandiose Donald W. Reynolds Symphony Park for a musical and special guest-filled affair.

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, a 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.

October Listings: The Smith Center for the Performing Arts

smith center

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts

**October 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.

 

October Show Listings

REYNOLDS HALL

War Horse
Wednesday-Sunday, Oct. 2-6, 2013 at 7:30 p.m., Friday-Sunday, Oct. 4-6, 2013 at 2 and 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $26
Reynolds Hall
Winner of five Tony Awards, “War Horse” is the stage play based off Michael Morpurgo’s namesake novel which inspired Steven Spielberg’s Oscar-nominated feature film. Hailed by The New York Times as “theatrical magic,” “War Horse” is the powerful story of a young boy’s beloved horse, Joey, who has been enlisted to fight for the English in World War I. What follows is a remarkable tale of courage, loyalty and friendship, filled with stirring music and songs and told with some of the most innovative stagecraft of our time. The play premiered at the National’s Olivier Theatre in 2007 and has been seen by more than one million people worldwide.

World Blues featuring Taj Mahal, Vusi Mahlasela and Deva Mahal with Fredericks Brown
Thursday, Oct. 10, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $26
Reynolds Hall
“World Blues” is a celebration of American blues music’s global influence, as seen from three very diverse points of view and three international points of origin. Anchored by iconic folk-blues legend Taj Mahal, the evening will also feature the soulful South African blues of guitarist/vocalist Vusi Mahlasela and the more modern rock and roll perspective of Fredericks Brown, a band featuring Taj’s daughter, Deva Mahal, who hails from New Zealand.

Las Vegas Philharmonic – POPS I – Dancing & Romancing
Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.; Pre-concert conversation 6:45 p.m.
Reynolds Hall
Inspired by Fred Astaire & Ginger Rogers, “Dancing & Romancing” is a toe-tapping, heart-pounding celebration of 1930s Broadway and Hollywood with energetic performances by Joan Hess and Kirby Ward conducted by Stuart Chafetz.  The orchestra will perform lush renditions of songs by Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, Jerome Kern and George Gershwin.

Sister Act
Tuesday-Friday, Oct. 15-20, 2013 at 7:30 p.m., Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 19-20, 2013 at 2 and 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $26
Reynolds Hall
Produced by Whoopi Goldberg, Stage Entertainment and Troika Entertainment, “Sister Act” tells the story of disco diva Deloris Van Cartier’s journey in protective custody after witnessing a murder. Stuck in a convent and disguised as a nun, she finds herself at odds with both the rigid lifestyle and an uptight Mother Superior. The hilarious comedic musical was nominated for five Tony Awards and the Associated Press says, “In a word, divine. This is a musical that hits all the right spots, achieving something close to Broadway grace.”

Kronos Quartet: Kronos at 40
Monday, Oct. 21, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $26
Reynolds Hall
A spirit of fearless exploration separates the Kronos Quarter from all others. They do not simply play music. They create atmospheres of rich emotion. They conjure up powerful experiences that never quite fade from memory. And now, the illustrious and Grammy®-winning quartet will appear at The Smith Center to premiere a special new work from Philip Glass, alongside moving works from Laurie Anderson, Bryce Dessner of The National, and composer Clint Mansell.

Audra McDonald In Concert
Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $26
Reynolds Hall
Broadway legend Audra McDonald returns to the concert stage after four seasons on the hit ABC television series “Private Practice,” and after winning a record-tying fifth Tony Award® for her unforgettable performance in “The Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess.” Joined by a jazz ensemble, the two-time Grammy Award® winner will perform an intimate evening of favorite show tunes, classic songs from the movies, and original pieces written especially for this extraordinary artist who is at the height of her expressive powers. “Ravishing of voice and Olympian of stature, she’s an overwhelming presence,” said The New York Times.

Jazz Roots “Ladies of Jazz” featuring  Dee Dee Bridgewater and The Mosaic Project consisting of Terri Lyne Carrington, Esperanza Spalding, Gretchen Parlato, Gerri Allen and Tia Fuller
Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $26
Reynolds Hall
You’ve never seen this much talent on just one stage. Dee Dee Bridgewater, the world’s most highly acclaimed female jazz vocalist and host of NPR’s award-winning “Jazzset with Dee Dee Bridgewater,” has gathered the finest female jazz musicians alive today to create an unparalleled musical collaboration, For one high only, you will see the 2011 Grammy’s® “Best New Artist” Esperanza Spalding, Grammy®-winning drummer Terri Lyne Carrington, first place Thelonious Monk Vocal Competition winner Gretchen Parlato, Grammy®– winning pianist, composer and educator Gerri Allen, and sax star Tia Fuller.

 

CABARET JAZZ

 

Jim Caruso’s Cast Party with Billy Stritch
Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013 at 9:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $20
Cabaret Jazz
Called “the gold standard of open mic nights” by the Wall Street Journal, Jim Caruso’s Cast Party is a cool cabaret night-out. Led by musical director Billy Stritch, showbiz superstars hit the stage alongside up-and-comers, serving up jaw-dropping music and general razzle-dazzle.

The Kinsey Sicks in “America’s Next Top Bachelor Housewife Celebrity Hoarder Makeover Star Gone Wild”
Friday, Oct. 11, 2013 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 12-13, 2013 at 8 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013 at 3 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $35
Cabaret Jazz
“The Kinsey Sicks,” America’s Favorite Dragapella Beautyshop Quartet, is celebrating its 20th anniversary year with a new musical comedy, taking up the cultural bludgeon of reality TV, and they bring it to Provincetown after a five-year Cape Cod hiatus. In this brilliant reality TV mash-up, we find Rachel, Winnie, Trixie and Trampolina in the jungle, trying their best to score at challenges that involve singing, dancing, dating, dieting and, of course, large insects.

SOUL MEN Starring SPECTRUM
Friday-Saturday, Oct. 18-19, 2013 at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $33
Cabaret Jazz
SPECTRUM, Las Vegas’ own, award winning, Soul/R&B vocal group returns home from national and international touring schedules for one of their rare Vegas appearances.  The group boasts four incredible singers, each with the voice of a solo artist, who combine their voices and dexterity to create the angelic harmonies and deft choreography that have become trademarks of Spectrum.  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.

Danny Wright “Reflections”
Sunday, October 20, 2013 at 2 and 6 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $30
Cabaret Jazz
Danny Wright debuts “Reflections”, an intimate cabaret-style concert at The Smith Center’s elegant Cabaret Jazz showroom, in which he shares the touching stories behind the melodic works on his brilliant new double album, “Reflections.”  Celebrated around the world as the Healer of Hearts, Danny’s accomplished piano performances and sophisticated compositions are rooted in the classics, yet inspired by real people and events in his life.

Betty Buckley starring in “The Vixens of Broadway”
Friday-Saturday, Oct. 25-26, 2013 at 7 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, Oct. 26-27, 2013 at 3 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $39
Cabaret Jazz
Betty Buckley brings “The Vixens of Broadway” to the Smith Center which highlights some of Broadway’s most popular shows celebrating the second female leads.  Song selections will include hits from “Chicago,” “Evita,” “Company,” “Oklahoma” and “Into the Woods.” Buckley will also perform songs from Jerry Herman’s “Dear World” in which she just starred in the London Premiere earlier this year.

 

SYMPHONY PARK

 

Zoppe – An Italian Family Circus
Thursday-Saturday, Oct. 31- Nov. 2, 2013 at 7 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 2-3, 2013 at 2 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 3, 2013 at 5 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $25 for Adults and $12.50 for Youth
Symphony Park
In 1842, Napoleone and Ermengilda Zoppe founded Circo Zoppe near Venice, Italy and their vision lives on as Zoppe, a traditional one-ring European circus. Join the Zoppe family on their journey to an enchanted, thrilling world far from our digital age – to a world of acrobatics, equestrian showmanship, canine capers, clowns and lots of audience participation. Always charming, often thrilling, Zoppe is an intimate, involving experience. In their 600-seat tent, no one is more than 25 feet from the ring!

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, a 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.