MORE PRESENTERS ANNOUNCED AT THE 72nd ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE® AWARDS

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JACK BLACK, BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH, DAVID DUCHOVNY, COLIN FARRELL, KATIE HOLMES, JARED LETO, MELISSA McCARTHY, SIENNA MILLER, CLIVE OWEN, PAUL RUDD, NAOMI WATTS AND OPRAH WINFREY ADDED AS THE THIRD GROUP OF PRESENTERS AT THE 72nd ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE® AWARDS ON JANUARY 11, 2015

DON CHEADLE AND JULIANNA MARGULIES TO PRESENT GEORGE CLOONEY WITH THE CECIL B. DEMILLE AWARD

 

Jack Black (Two-time Golden Globe Award nominee), Don Cheadle (Two-time Golden Globe Award winner, and Three-time Golden Globe Award nominee; including 2015 Golden Globe Award nominee for Best Actor In A TV Series, Musical or Comedy), Benedict Cumberbatch (Two-time Golden Globe Award nominee; including 2015 Golden Globe Award nominee for Best Actor In A Motion Picture, Drama), David Duchovny (Two-time Golden Globe Award winner, and Six-time Golden Globe Award nominee), Colin Farrell (Golden Globe Award winner), Katie Holmes, Jared Leto (Golden Globe Award winner), Julianna Margulies (Golden Globe Award winner, and Eleven-time Golden Globe Award nominee; including 2015 Golden Globe Award nominee for Best Actress In A TV Series, Drama), Melissa McCarthy, Sienna Miller (Golden Globe Award nominee), Clive Owen (Golden Globe Award winner, and Two-time Golden Globe Award nominee; including 2015 Golden Globe Award nominee for Best Actor In A TV Series, Drama), Paul Rudd, Naomi Watts (Golden Globe Award nominee), Oprah Winfrey (Golden Globe Award nominee), are the third round of presenters announced by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) for the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards.

Previous presenters announced include; Amy Adams, Jennifer Aniston, Kate Beckinsale, Adrien Brody, Bryan Cranston, Jamie Dornan, Robert Downey Jr., Anna Faris, Colin Firth, Jane Fonda, Harrison Ford, Ricky Gervais, Bill Hader, Kevin Hart, Salma Hayek, Katherine Heigl, Kate Hudson, Dakota Johnson, Adam Levine, Jennifer Lopez, Matthew McConaughey, Seth Meyers, Lupita Nyong’o, Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Pratt, Jeremy Renner, Meryl Streep, Channing Tatum, Lily Tomlin, Vince Vaughn, Kerry Washington, Kristen Wiig, Owen Wilson and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

The star-studded ceremony, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler for the third year in a row,  will air on Sunday, January 11, 2015, LIVE coast-to-coast on NBC with the pre-show from 4:00-5:00 p.m. (PST)/7:00-8:00 p.m. (EST), and main telecast from 5:00-8:00 p.m. (PST)/8:00-11:00 p.m. (EST) from the Beverly Hilton. The 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards will be seen in more than 192 countries and is produced by dick clark productions in association with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

Theo Kingma is President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Allen Shapiro, CEO of dick clark productions, Mike Mahan, President of dick clark productions and Barry Adelman, Executive VP of Television at dick clark productions, will serve as executive producers.

golden globes

About the Hollywood Foreign Press Association:
Founded in the 1940s during World War II, the HFPA was originally comprised of a handful of LA based overseas journalists who sought to bridge the international community with Hollywood, and to provide distraction from the hardships of war through film. Seventy years later, members of the HFPA represent 55 countries with a combined readership of 250 million in some of the world’s most respected publications. Each year, the organization holds the third most watched awards show on television, the Golden Globe® Awards, which have enabled the organization to donate more than $20 million to entertainment related charities and scholarship programs. For more information, please visit www.hfpa.org and www.goldenglobes.com and follow us on Twitter (@goldenglobes) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/goldenglobes).

About dick clark productions:
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “American Country Countdown Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” “Golden Globe Awards” and “The PEOPLE Magazine Awards.”  Weekly television programming includes “So You Think You Can Dance” from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group, and dcp; “World’s Funniest Fails” from Jukin Media and dcp; as well as the 2015 debut of “Boom!” (FOX) from Keshet DCP, the joint venture between Keshet International (KI), the global distribution and production arm of Keshet Media Group, and DC Media, the parent company of dcp.  dcp also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

STELLAR GROUP OF PRESENTERS AT THE 72nd ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE® AWARDS

golden globe awards
JENNIFER ANISTON, KATE BECKINSALE, BRYAN CRANSTON, JAMIE DORNAN, COLIN FIRTH, JANE
FONDA, HARRISON FORD, BILL HADER, KATHERINE HEIGL, DAKOTA JOHNSON, ADAM LEVINE, JENNIFER LOPEZ, MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY, SETH MEYERS, LUPITA NYONG’O, JEREMY RENNER, MERYL STREEP, VINCE VAUGHN, AND KERRY WASHINGTON JOIN STELLAR GROUP OF PRESENTERS AT THE 72nd ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE® AWARDS
ON JANUARY 11, 2015  

Jennifer Aniston (Golden Globe Award winner, and Two-time Golden Globe Award nominee; including 2015 Golden Globe Nominee for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama) Kate Beckinsale, Bryan Cranston (Golden Globe Award winner, and Four-time Golden Globe Award nominee), Jamie Dornan, Colin Firth (Golden Globe Award winner), Jane Fonda (Seven-time Golden Globe Award winner; Seven-time Golden Globe Award nominee), Harrison Ford (2002 Cecil B. DeMille Award recipient, Golden Globe Award winner, and Four-time Golden Globe Award nominee), Bill Hader, Katherine Heigl (Two- time Golden Globe Award nominee), Dakota Johnson (Miss Golden Globe 2006), Adam Levine, Jennifer Lopez (Golden Globe Award nominee), Matthew McConaughey (Golden Globe Award winner; 2015 Golden Globe Award nominee for Best Actor in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television), Seth Meyers, Lupita Nyong’o (Golden Globe Award nominee), Jeremy Renner (Golden Globe Award nominee), Meryl Streep (Eight-time Golden Globe Award winner, and Twenty-nine time Golden Globe Award nominee; including 2015 Golden Globe Award nominee for Best Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture), Lily Tomlin (Golden Globe Award winner; Four-time Golden Globe Award nominee), Vince Vaughn, and Kerry Washington (Golden Globe Award nominee), are the second round of presenters announced by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) for the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards.

This amazing group of A-Listers will join previously announced presenters; Amy Adams, Adrien Brody, Robert Downey Jr., Anna Farris, Ricky Gervais, Kevin Hart, Salma Hayek, Kate Hudson, Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris Pratt, Channing Tatum, Lily Tomlin, Kristen Wiig, Owen Wilson and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

The star-studded ceremony, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler for the third year in a row,  will air on Sunday, January 11, 2015, LIVE coast-to-coast on NBC with the pre-show from 4:00-5:00 p.m. (PST)/7:00-8:00 p.m. (EST), and main telecast from 5:00-8:00 p.m. (PST)/8:00-11:00 p.m. (EST) from the Beverly Hilton. The 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards will be seen in more than 192 countries and is produced by dick clark productions in association with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

Theo Kingma is President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Allen Shapiro, CEO of dick clark productions, Mike Mahan, President of dick clark productions and Barry Adelman, Executive VP of Television at dick clark productions, will serve as executive producers.

golden globes

About the Hollywood Foreign Press Association:
Founded in the 1940s during World War II, the HFPA was originally comprised of a handful of LA based overseas journalists who sought to bridge the international community with Hollywood, and to provide distraction from the hardships of war through film. Seventy years later, members of the HFPA represent 55 countries with a combined readership of 250 million in some of the world’s most respected publications. Each year, the organization holds the third most watched awards show on television, the Golden Globe® Awards, which have enabled the organization to donate more than $20 million to entertainment related charities and scholarship programs. For more information, please visit www.hfpa.org and www.goldenglobes.com and follow us on Twitter (@goldenglobes) and Facebook (www.facebook.com/goldenglobes).

About dick clark productions:
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “American Country Countdown Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” “Golden Globe Awards” and “The PEOPLE Magazine Awards.”  Weekly television programming includes “So You Think You Can Dance” from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group, and dcp; “World’s Funniest Fails” from Jukin Media and dcp; as well as the 2015 debut of “Boom!” (FOX) from Keshet DCP, the joint venture between Keshet International (KI), the global distribution and production arm of Keshet Media Group, and DC Media, the parent company of dcp.  dcp also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

PRESENTERS ANNOUNCED AT THE 72ND ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS

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AMY ADAMS, ADRIEN BRODY, ROBERT DOWNEY JR., ANNA FARIS,
RICKY GERVAIS, KEVIN HART, SALMA HAYEK, KATE HUDSON,
GWYNETH PALTROW, CHRIS PRATT, CHANNING TATUM, LILY TOMLIN,
KRISTEN WIIG, OWEN WILSON and CATHERINE ZETA-JONES ANNOUNCED AS PRESENTERS AT THE 72nd ANNUAL GOLDEN GLOBE® AWARDS
ON JANUARY 11, 2015

Amy Adams (Golden Globe Award winner; Five-time Golden Globe Award nominee, including this year for Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy) Adrien Brody (Golden Globe Award nominee), Robert Downey, Jr. (Three-time Golden Globe Award winner; Two-time Golden Globe Award nominee), Anna Faris, Ricky Gervais (Golden Globe Award winner; Three-time Golden Globe Award nominee, including this year for Best Actor in a TV Series, Musical or Comedy), Kevin Hart, Salma Hayek (Golden Globe nominee), Kate Hudson (Golden Globe Award winner), Gwyneth Paltrow (Golden Globe Award winner), Chris Pratt, Channing Tatum, Lily Tomlin (Golden Globe Award winner; Four-time Golden Globe Award nominee), Kristen Wiig (Golden Globe Award nominee), Owen Wilson (Golden Globe Award nominee), and Catherine Zeta-Jones (Two-time Golden Globe nominee) are the first round of presenters announced by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) for the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards.

The star-studded ceremony, hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler for the third year in a row, will air on Sunday, January 11, 2015, LIVE coast-to-coast on NBC with the pre-show from 4:00-5:00 p.m. (PST) /7:00-8:00 p.m. (EST), and main telecast from 5:00-8:00 p.m. (PST)/8:00-11:00 p.m. (EST) from the Beverly Hilton. The 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards Annual Golden Globe Awards will be seen in more than 192 countries and is produced by dick clark productions in association with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

Theo Kingma is President of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Allen Shapiro, CEO of dick clark productions, Mike Mahan, President of dick clark productions and Barry Adelman, Executive VP of Television at dick clark productions, will serve as executive producers.

golden globes

About the Hollywood Foreign Press Association:
Founded in the 1940s during World War II, the HFPA was originally comprised of a handful of LA based overseas journalists who sought to bridge the international community with Hollywood, and to provide distraction from the hardships of war through film. Seventy years later, members of the HFPA represent 55 countries with a combined readership of 250 million in some of the world’s most respected publications. Each year, the organization holds the third most watched awards show on television, the Golden Globe Awards, which have enabled the organization to donate more than $18 million to entertainment related charities and scholarship programs. For up to the minute Golden Globes news, follow us on Twitter (@GoldenGlobes), Instagram (@GoldenGlobes) and Facebook, and join the conversation using #GoldenGlobes. For additional information, please visit www.hfpa.org and www.goldenglobes.com.

About dick clark productions:
dick clark productions (dcp) is the world’s largest producer and proprietor of televised live event entertainment programming with the “Academy of Country Music Awards,” “American Country Countdown Awards,” “American Music Awards,” “Billboard Music Awards,” “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve with Ryan Seacrest,” “Golden Globe Awards” and “The PEOPLE Magazine Awards.” Weekly television programming includes “So You Think You Can Dance” from 19 Entertainment, a division of CORE Media Group, and dcp; “World’s Funniest Fails” from Jukin Media and dcp; as well as the 2015 debut of “Boom!” (FOX) from Keshet DCP, the joint venture between Keshet International (KI), the global distribution and production arm of Keshet Media Group, and DC Media, the parent company of dcp. dcp also owns one of the world’s most unique and extensive entertainment archive libraries with more than 55 years of award-winning shows, historic programs, specials, performances and legendary programming. For additional information, visit www.dickclark.com.

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.

The Smith Center Announces Design Your Own Series

 

 

More than 20 Incredible Shows Join the Inaugural Season
at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts


Design Your Own Series Offers Variety Beyond Broadway Las Vegas

 

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts will launch its Design Your Own series on Sunday, September 25. The series will include more than 20 titles showcasing a mix of dance, music, and special attractions. The series gives patrons the opportunity to customize their theater experience and save up to 15% when purchasing multiple shows.

The inaugural Design Your Own series season includes titles from dance masters such as the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater and tap dance extraordinaire Savion Glover, to comedian Lily Tomlin and humorist David Sedaris, to celebrated musicians including The Cleveland Orchestra and Yo-Yo Ma. The series allows patrons to mix-and-match precisely to their interests, instead of buying a pre-selected dance-only or music-only series. With such a wide variety of world-class entertainment, the possibilities to create the perfect customized series are endless. Titles in the series are slated for March-June 2012. Prices are as low as $24 per ticket, and by packaging three shows or more into a custom series, patrons will save even more.

“We plan to bring the community a wide variety of shows in order to provide cultural diversity for all,” says Myron Martin, president and CEO of The Smith Center. “The Design Your Own series has something for everyone and will allow people to customize a package that fits their interests, while allowing them to explore new acts they may not have otherwise sought out.”

Series tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Sunday, September 25, 2011, and will be available by calling The Smith Center’s ticketing office at (702) 982-7805 or by visiting thesmithcenter.com. By purchasing series tickets in September and October 2011, patrons will save based on the amount of shows purchased. Ticket prices begin at $24 per show (not including processing and handling fees). A minimum of three performances are required for savings in the Design Your Own series. Three shows will result in a 5% total discount, five shows in a 7% total discount and seven shows in a 15% discount. Series ticket prices are dependent upon seat location. Individual tickets are set to go on sale for titles in the series in November of 2011.

The Smith Center takes another important step forward on its path to opening with the addition of the Design Your Own series. The center continues to be on-time and on-budget, with an opening date scheduled for March 10, 2012.

TITLES AVAILABLE FOR DESIGN YOUR OWN SERIES INCLUDE:

Béla Fleck and the Flecktones
Reynolds Hall – MUSIC
March 12, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
This Grammy Award-winning quartet doesn’t care much for genres. After all, why do one when you can play five or six genres at once? Fronted by master-banjoist Béla Fleck, the band covers it all from classical and jazz to bluegrass and electric blues, with a touch of Eastern European folk thrown in for good measure. It really is impossible to describe their sound, so just call it amazing.

Imagination Movers
Reynolds Hall – SPECIAL ATTRACTION
March 16, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
The good mood is infectious wherever the Movers appear, whether on stage or on the set of their hit Playhouse Disney series. In 2003, four friends began assembling in a back room after their kids’ bedtimes to write songs and develop ideas for a television series. Now, years later, the Movers are in the middle of filming 25 new shows and are on tour with the songs kids across the country have grown to love.

Canadian Tenors
Reynolds Hall – MUSIC
March 17, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
Breathtaking, talented and imported straight from Canada, these four gifted vocalists blend stunning classical sensibilities with toe-tapping contemporary pop to create an evening of magical voices, charming humor and memorable music. They’re so good they’ve already shared the stage with some of the greatest performers of our day, including Andrea Bocelli, Paul McCartney, Neil Young and Sting. Come catch a case of tenor fever.

Alvin Ailey American Dane Theater
Reynolds Hall – DANCE
March 20 and 21, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has been heralded as America’s Cultural Ambassador to the World and described by The New York Times as “possibly the most successful modern dance company on the planet.” The Theater is proud to showcase the vision of a new Artistic Director, Robert Battle, with programming that embraces the Ailey tradition of such beloved classics as Revelations and extends the legacy in dynamic new directions.

Straight No Chaser
Reynolds Hall – MUSIC
March 25, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
If the phrase “male a cappella group” conjures up an image of students in blue blazers, ties, and khakis singing traditional college songs on ivied campuses… think again. Straight No Chaser (SNC) is neither strait-laced nor straight-faced. They have become a phenomenon! Straight No Chaser is the real deal – the captivating sound of ten unadulterated human voices coming together to make extraordinary music that is moving people in a fundamental sense… and with a sense of humor.

Savion Glover “Bare Soundz”
Reynolds Hall – DANCE
March 27, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
“A revelation for eye and ear alike.” – The New York Times. Newark’s own Tony Award-winning tap master Savion Glover (“Bring in ‘Da Noise, Bring in ‘Da Funk”) has single-handedly redefined the art of tap by combining it with the contemporary idiom of hip-hop. Accompanied by a 10-piece classical ensemble, Glover will lend his distinct, high-energy dance style to works by Stravinsky, Bach, Vivaldi, Bartok, Mendelssohn, Astor Piazzola and others.

The Pink Floyd Experience
Reynolds Hall – SPECIAL ATTRACTION
March 30, 2012, 8:00 p.m.
Without question, Pink Floyd remains one of the most influential and legendary rock bands of all time. Now, get ready for THE PINK FLOYD EXPERIENCE! Complete with a dazzling new light show and full quadraphonic sound, six brilliant musicians reproduce all of Pink Floyd’s greatest hits, including “Wish You Were Here,” “Time,” “Another Brick in the Wall” and much more…live! Audiences are raving about this epic concert.

Women Fully Clothed
Studio Theater – SPECIAL ATTRACTION
April 13 and 14, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
Martin Short calls them “totally hysterical…funny and smart…” This four-woman show takes the best of these women’s distinctive improv careers and makes one laugh-until-you-cry evening. In a world of Hollywood personas and artificial looks, comediennes Robin Duke (“Saturday Night Live”), Jayne Eastwood (Second City Toronto), Kathryn Greenwood (“Whose Line Is It Anyway?”) and Teresa Pavlinek (“The Jane Show”) take audiences on a hilarious journey through the lives of natural women, fully clothed.

MOMIX presents “Botanica”
Reynolds Hall – DANCE
April 20, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
Revolutinary dance company MOMIX seemingly defies categorization as easily as its dancers defy gravity. Mesmerizing, magical and imaginative, MOMIX’s newest creation “Botanica” has played to packed houses and rave reviews around the world. Using light, shadow, larger-than-life props, humor and the human body, their spellbinding show transports you to a world of true fantasy and unrivaled beauty.

The Cleveland Orchestra
Reynolds Hall – MUSIC
April 21, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
Under the leadership of Music Director Franz Welser-Möst, The Cleveland Orchestra has become one of the most sought-after performing ensembles in the world. Founded in 1918, the Orchestra continues a nearly century-long legacy of unparalleled excellence and heartfelt commitment to community. With performances across the world and an acclaimed residency in Miami, the Orchestra will be making a special stop in Las Vegas for The Smith Center’s inaugural season.

Yo-Yo Ma and Kathryn Stott with the Assad Brothers
Reynolds Hall – MUSIC
April 24, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
Four of the greatest musicians in the world are coming together for one reason only… to amaze you. Yo-Yo Ma, the 15-time Grammy Award-winning master of cello, is proud to present an evening of awe-inspiring Latin American music featuring sensational Brazilian guitarists The Assad Brothers. They will also be joined by acclaimed British pianist and longtime friend Kathryn Stott for a truly unforgettable event.

Paco de Lucía
Reynolds Hall – MUSIC
April 25, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
The Flamenco phenomenon has returned just in time for The Smith Center’s inaugural season. Following five years of creative silence, Paco de Lucía is back to change the face of music again. Known as one of the greatest guitarists in the world, Paco de Lucía’s music delicately plays between traditional Brazilian rhythms, jazz and classical music to create a unique sound all his own.

An Evening with David Sedaris
Reynolds Hall – SPECIAL ATTRACTION
April 26, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers. The great skill with which he slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness proves that Sedaris is a master of satire and one of the most observant writers addressing the human condition today. Sedaris is the author of several collections of personal essays, Naked, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, and When You Are Engulfed in Flames, each of which became a bestseller, as well as a collection of fables entitled Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk: A Modest Bestiary.

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields with Joshua Bell
Reynolds Hall – MUSIC
April 28, 2012. 7:30 p.m.
The Washington Post calls it, “exemplary.” The LA Times says it’s “stunning.” Even after 50 years, The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields continues to astound fans and critics alike. Now with the addition of acclaimed violinist Joshua Bell, the ensemble plans to perform an exquisite all-Beethoven program that, according to The Times (London), “can pierce the soul.”

SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK™
Reynolds Hall – MUSIC
May 9, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
In the best and in the hardest of times, SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK® has come to communities across the U.S. and around the world, raising her voice in hope, love, justice, peace, and resistance. SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK® invites her audiences to open their minds and hearts as, out of the rich textures of African American legacy and traditions, she creates a unique and unmatched experience in music and song.

Alan Safier as George Burns in
“Say Goodnight Gracie”
Studio Theater – SPECIAL ATTRACTION
May 11, 2012, 7:00 p.m. and May 12, 2012, 3:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
This hit Broadway play, starring Alan Safier, invites audiences to spend a hilarious, heart-warming evening in the uplifting company of the world’s favorite and funniest centenarian, George Burns, a man who laughingly lived and loved each day for all it had to offer, until he finally went “gently into that good night” to forever reunite with his beloved Gracie. “Say Goodnight Gracie” was Broadway’s third longest-running solo performance show and was nominated for a 2003 Tony Award for Best play and won the 2003-2004 National Broadway Theatre Award for Best Play.

Lily Tomlin
Reynolds Hall – SPECIAL ATTRACTION
May 13, 2012, 2:00 p.m.
Lily Tomlin needs no introduction. Her list of iconic comedic characters is a mile long. From her New York comedy club beginnings to her unforgettable Edith Ann and Ernestine characters on “Laugh-In,” to successful film and Broadway careers, Lily Tomlin has cemented herself in history as one of the premier comediennes in America. She now comes to the stage with this must-see, one-woman show, guaranteed to make you laugh until your sides hurt.

“PSY” by Les 7 Doigts de la Main (7 Fingers)
Reynolds Hall – SPECIAL ATTRACTION
May 15 and 16, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
“A transfixing circus spectacle that boggles both mind and eye while also relocating your heart to your throat once in a while.” – The Boston Globe. PSY travels through shifting landscapes of wildly entertaining distorted visions, fading dreams and fractured memories. It carefully delves into the surreal underworld of the human psyche to explore and celebrate the darker side of our unconscious, as well as the beauty. Created and performed by the masters of circus nouveau, the Canadian troupe 7 Fingers.

Buddy Guy with Quinn Sullivan
Reynolds Hall – MUSIC
May 19, 2012, 8:00 p.m.
Buddy Guy is a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee, a major influence on rock titans like Jimi Hendrix, Eric Clapton and Stevie Ray Vaughan, a pioneer of Chicago’s fabled West Side sound, and a living link to that city’s halcyon days of electric blues. And on his “Living Proof” tour he brings this talent to life by looking back over his remarkable experiences. Joined by 12-year-old guitar phenom Quinn Sullivan, he crafts a blues experience for the ages.

About The Smith Center for the Performing Arts
The Smith Center for the Performing Arts is a public/private partnership that will become the centerpiece of cultural life in Las Vegas, offering a blend of performances by resident companies, as well as first-run touring attractions. The 5-acre cultural campus will feature three performance spaces, the 2,050-seat main performance area in Reynolds Hall and Boman Pavilion’s 258-seat cabaret-jazz venue and 250-seat studio theater. The campus will also be home to the Discovery Children’s Museum. The Smith Center will be the cultural center for Las Vegas – a place that will educate, entertain and excite the citizens of our great community. Located in downtown’s 61-acre urban development, Symphony Park, The Smith Center broke ground in May of 2009 with a ceremonial carillon bell casting and ringing. In February 2010, it celebrated its “Topping Out” with the raising of 50 tons of steel. The Smith Center will open in March 2012. For more information about The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, please visit thesmithcenter.com. Keep up with news and events on Facebook.