The Smith Center Winter/Spring Season On Sale Oct. 24 – Family Shows and Design Your Own Series included

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

REYNOLDS HALL

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

CABARET JAZZ

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

James Tormé “Celebrates the Greats”
Friday, May 29 and Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $37
Cabaret Jazz
The Smith Center is very proud to welcome back James Tormé to perform a celebration of music’s greatest legends, from Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles, and Nat “King” Cole, to Miles Davis, Frank Sinatra, and of course, his own father, three-time Grammy Award winner Mel Tormé. Take a journey through stage and screen history, as one of the truly great singers of a new generation returns to Las Vegas for this exclusive three-night engagement.

 

TROESH STUDIO THEATER

 

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

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

 

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

 

Steve Solomon’s Cannoli, Latkes and Guilt…The Therapy Continues
Wednesday, April 29 – Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 7 p.m.;
Saturday, May 2 and Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 3 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $35
Troesh Studio Theater
Steve Solomon is the author and star of the three-time award-winning, critically acclaimed show: My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m in Therapy. Solomon’s newest project, Cannoli, Latkes and Guilt…The Therapy Continues is a laugh-filled fest of everybody you know, have known and some you’d want to forget but can’t! Each of the twenty or so characters is brought to life by Solomon using the voices and dialects that they possess in real life. Close your eyes and you’d swear there were two or three people chatting on stage; all these people are created by comedian and master dialectician Solomon.

 

 

About The Smith Center for the Performing Arts
The hallmark of downtown Las Vegas’ 61-acre urban development known as Symphony Park, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts is a public-private partnership that opened in March 2012. Heralded as the city’s Heart of the Arts®, The Smith Center is an architectural triumph and long-awaited cultural achievement that educates and entertains the citizens of Southern Nevada. The $470 million world-class performing arts center offers a blend of performances by resident companies, first-run touring attractions, lectures and internationally-acclaimed performers in music, theater and dance. The five-acre campus features four performance spaces including the 2,050-seat Reynolds Hall, the 258-seat Cabaret Jazz club, the 250-seat Troesh Studio Theater and the 1.7-acre Donald W. Reynolds Symphony Park for outdoor concerts. Additionally, the campus is home to the Discovery Children’s Museum that opened in March 2013. For more information about The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, please visit www.TheSmithCenter.com. Keep up with news and events on Facebook and follow The Smith Center on Twitter at @SmithCenterLV.