The Grinch is Coming to Steal Christmas in Las Vegas!

 

 

THE GRINCH IS COMING TO STEAL CHRISTMAS
IN LAS VEGAS!

 

Broadway’s #1 Holiday Hit Comes to The Smith Center Nov. 26 – Dec. 1

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts is proud to present the Las Vegas premiere of Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical inside Reynolds Hall from Nov. 26 – Dec. 1, 2019, including a sensory-friendly performance on Saturday, Nov. 30 at 11 a.m. Hailed by The New York Times as “100 times better than any bedtime story,” this classic holiday musical will enchant adults and children alike. Tickets starting at $30 are on sale now at TheSmithCenter.com.

 

THE GRINCH broke box office records for two consecutive years on Broadway during its holiday engagements at the St. James and Hilton theaters in New York. More than 2.1 million theater-goers across America have been delighted by this heartwarming holiday musical, which the Gannett papers hailed as “A genius of a show! A total delight for both kids and adults.”

 

Audiences will discover the magic of Dr. Seuss’ classic holiday tale as it comes to life live on stage. Featuring the hit songs “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas,” THE GRINCH discovers there’s more to Christmas than he bargained for in this heart-warming holiday classic. Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming GRINCH, whose heart is “two sizes too small,” decides to steal Christmas away from the holiday-loving Whos.

 

Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical features magnificent sets designed by John Lee Beatty and costumes designed by Robert Morgan, inspired by Dr. Seuss’ original book. Mel Marvin and Timothy Mason’s music and book breathe new life into this timeless story.

 

The 2019 production is directed by Matt August and choreographed by Bob Richard, based on the original choreography by John DeLuca and originally created by three-time Tony Award®-winning director, Jack O’Brien.

 

For more information about Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical at The Smith Center, visit TheSmithCenter.com or call 702.749.2000. For additional information on the production, please visit GrinchMusical.com.

Multiple GRAMMY Award-Winning Singer-Songwriter Michael Bolton To Perform at The Smith Center Wednesday, March 4, 2020

 

Multiple GRAMMY Award-Winning Singer-Songwriter
Michael Bolton
To Perform at The Smith Center
Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Tickets on Sale to General Public Starting Friday, September 20

Multiple GRAMMY Award-winning singer, songwriter and social activist, Michael Bolton, who has sold more than 65 million records globally and continues to tour the world, will perform at The Smith Center Wednesday, March 4, 2020 at 7:30 p.m.  

 

The Smith Center and Live Nation customers will receive access to a presale from Tuesday, Sept. 17 at 10 a.m. PT through Thursday, Sept. 19 at 10 p.m. PT. Tickets ranging in price from $40.95 to $130.95 will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, Sept. 20 at 10 a.m. PT and can be purchased by visiting www.TheSmithCenter.com, by calling 702.749.2000 or in-person at The Smith Center box office. 

 

2019 marks Michael’s 50th year of making contributions to the entertainment industry, having been signed at age 16. Bolton remains committed to humanitarian causes, especially through the Michael Bolton Charities, now in its 25th year. 

 

Michael’s most recent release, A SYMPHONY OF HITS, a #1 album on the Billboard Classical Chart, is a collection of his favorite Greatest Hits newly arranged and recorded with a full symphony orchestra.

 

In recognition of his artistic achievements, Michael won two GRAMMY Awards for Best Pop Male Vocal Performance (nominated four times), six American Music Awards, three Emmy nominations and a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. As a songwriter, he has earned over 24 BMI & ASCAP Awards, including Songwriter of the Year, nine Million-Air awards, andthe Hitmakers Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame. With nine #1 singles, Michael has seen nine studio albums rank in the Top Ten. 

 

Bolton has written with some of the greatest and most diverse talent of our time, including Bob Dylan, Paul Stanley, Lady Gaga, Diane Warren, and David Foster. Bolton’s songs have been recorded by the likes of KISS, Kanye West, Jay Z, Barbra Streisand, Cher, and Marc Anthony. Continuing to tour the world each year, Michael has performed with legacies such as Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, Jose Carreras, Renee Fleming and BB King. 

 

Michael became a viral sensation in The Lonely Island’s Emmy nominated video, “Captain Jack Sparrow” that launched on Saturday Night Live and has racked up nearly 200 million views on YouTube.  He earned another Emmy nod for his collaborations with the Screen Junkies channel popular “Honest Trailers.” Bolton’s comedic appearances span several episodes of CBS’s hit series Two and a Half Men, the hit Fox network show Glee, ABC’s hit comedy Fresh off the Boat, HBO’s hit series Last Week Tonight with John Oliver, and has ongoing campaigns with American Greetings. He executive produced and starred in the Netflix show Michael Bolton’s Big Sexy Valentine’s Special which has been one of the network’s most popular comedies to date. Most recently, Michael had a featured cameo in the Showtime hit series Billions.

 

Michael’s songs and performances have been featured in numerous television and film soundtracks, including the Oscar-nominated theme song “Go the Distance” from Walt Disney’s blockbuster animated film Hercules and the recent Russell Crowe film Fathers & Daughters which has become a favored wedding song and part of several viral videos. He also executive produced the documentary Terror at Home addressing Domestic Violence in America, and was Emmy-nominated for writing the title song “Tears of The Angels.”  Michael has most recently produced a feature-length documentary, American Dream: Detroit about the 21st Century Renaissance of the Motor City.

 

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 Myron’s Cabaret Jazz club, the 220-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.

 

About Live Nation Las Vegas  
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation & House of Blues Concerts, LN Media and Artist Nation Management. Live Nation Las Vegas produces residency shows from Mariah Carey, Journey and Sting at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace; Lady Gaga, Aerosmith, Janet Jackson and Bruno Mars at Park Theater at Park MGM; Blink 182, Billy Idol and Lady Antebellum at Pearl Concert Theater at the Palms; FOREIGNER, Tony Bennett, Willie Nelson, Steely Dan and Anita Baker at The Venetian Theatre at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas; and Shania Twain, Gwen Stefani, Def Leppard, Christina Aguilera and Florida Georgia Line at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. Live Nation Las Vegas also brings other world-famous artists to many of the city’s other premier concert venues including T-Mobile Arena, Mandalay Bay Events Center, MGM Grand Garden Arena, House of Blues, Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, and more. For additional information, visit www.livenation.com. Find Live Nation Las Vegas on FacebookInstagram and follow us on Twitter.

 

THE SMITH CENTER PRESENTS DRIVING MISS DAISY, JAN. 31

 

THE SMITH CENTER PRESENTS DRIVING MISS DAISY, JAN. 31

Longtime TV Stars Clarence Gilyard and Sheree J. Wilson Retell the Heartwarming Story of an Unlikely Friendship Three Decades After its Debut

 

 A heartwarming and thought-provoking story of an unlikely friendship, the Pullitzer Prize-winning production of Driving Miss Daisy will perform at Reynolds Hall inside The Smith Center at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 31, 2020. Tickets for the one-night engagement starring longtime TV stars Clarence Gilyard, of Las Vegas, and Sheree J. Wilson, best known for their roles on “Walker, Texas Ranger,” start at $20 and are on sale now at TheSmithCenter.com.

 

Still as relevant and heartwarming as its debut more than 30 years ago and delivered by a highly-acclaimed cast, Driving Miss Daisy brings a witty and nuanced approach to race relations in America through the telling of an unlikely and inspiring friendship that blossoms between “Daisy Werthan,” a 72-year old Jewish woman from Atlanta, and “Hoke Colburn,” her African-American chauffeur who is hired against her will by her son, “Boolie.”

 

The role of “Daisy” will be brought to life by Sheree J. Wilson, who earned a global fanbase starring in two hugely popular and long-running television series, including her celebrated role as “April Stevens” in “Dallas” and co-starring role as “Alex Cahill-Walker” for the full eight-year run of “Walker, Texas Ranger” opposite Chuck Norris.

 

Clarence Gilyard, costarring as “Hoke,” offers an extensive career across theater, television and the silver screen as well as teaching actors, directors, and producers in the College of Fine Arts at UNLV, serving as a tenured professor for 13 years. Gilyard remains best known for his roles as “Jimmy Trivette” on hit TV show “Walker, Texas Ranger” and as “Conrad McMasters” on the iconic television series “Matlock.” Gilyard has also appeared in numerous feature films, including “Die Hard,” “Top Gun” and “The Karate Kid, Part II.”

 

Rick Bugg, playing “Boolie,” serves as director and theater professor at Southern Utah University and founded the popular Neil Simon Festival in Cedar City. He has appeared in many television series and feature films, including “Touched By an Angel.”

 

Tickets for Driving Miss Daisy at The Smith Center’s Reynolds Hall range from $20-65, plus applicable tax and fees, and are on sale now at TheSmithCenter.com, by phone at 702.749.2000, or in-person at The Smith Center box office located at 361 Symphony Park Ave.

 

 

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 Myron’s Cabaret Jazz club, the 220-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 Book of Mormon Announces Lottery Ticket Policy For Performances at The Smith Center Beginning July 30

“THE BEST MUSICAL OF THIS CENTURY.
Heaven on Broadway! A celebration of the privilege
of living inside that improbable paradise called a musical comedy.”
Ben Brantley, THE NEW YORK TIMES

ANNOUNCES LOTTERY TICKET POLICY
PERFORMANCES BEGIN JULY 30
AT THE SMITH CENTER

THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, is pleased to announce a lottery ticket policy for the National Tour, which begins July 30 at The Smith Center in Las Vegas and plays a limited one-week engagement through Aug. 4. In Las Vegas, the production will conduct a pre-show lottery at the box office, making a limited number of tickets available at $25 apiece.

 

The wildly popular lottery for the Broadway production has attracted as many as 800 entries at some performances.  The producers of THE BOOK OF MORMON are pleased to offer low-priced lottery seats for every city on the National Tour.

 

Entries will be accepted at the box office beginning two and a half hours prior to each performance; each person will print their name and the number of tickets (1 or 2) they wish to purchase on a card that is provided. Two hours before curtain, names will be drawn at random for a limited number of tickets priced at $25 each. Only one entry is allowed per person. Cards are checked for duplication prior to drawing. Winners must be present at the time of the drawing and show valid ID to purchase tickets. Limit one entry per person and two tickets per winner. Tickets are subject to availability.

 

THE BOOK OF MORMON features book, music and lyrics by Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone. The production is choreographed by Casey Nicholaw and is directed by Nicholaw and Parker. The show also features set design by Scott Pask, costume design by Ann Roth, lighting design by Brian MacDevitt and sound design by Brian Ronan.  Orchestrations are by Larry Hochman and Stephen Oremus.  Music direction and vocal arrangements are by Stephen Oremus.

 

THE BOOK OF MORMON is the winner of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score (Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, Matt Stone), Best Book (Trey Parker, Robert Lopez, Matt Stone), Best Direction (Casey Nicholaw, Trey Parker), Best Featured Actress (Nikki M. James), Best Scenic Design (Scott Pask), Best Lighting Design (Brian MacDevitt), Best Sound Design (Brian Ronan) and Best Orchestrations (Larry Hochman, Stephen Oremus); the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical; five Drama Desk Awards including Best Musical, the 2011 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album; four Outer Critics Circle Awards, including Best Musical, and the Drama League Award for Best Musical.

 

The Original Broadway Cast Recording for THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of the 2011 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, is available on Ghostlight Records.

 

 

 

For more information, visit www.BookofMormonTheMusical.com

Follow THE BOOK OF MORMON on Twitter and on Facebook.

 

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 Myron’s Cabaret Jazz club, the 220-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.

Paul Anka Returns to Las Vegas with “Anka Sings Sinatra: His Songs, My Songs, My Way” at The Smith Center, Nov. 23

 

Anka Sings Sinatra: His Songs, My Songs, My Way

ON SALE MAY 3 
 PERFORMANCE NOVEMBER 23
AT THE SMITH CENTER

 

“Anka is still a powerful performer who does what he does with consummate skill.”- Los Angeles Times

 

Back at The Smith Center by high demand, Paul Anka returns to Las Vegas with his concert entitled, Anka Sings Sinatra: His Songs, My Songs, My Way on Saturday, Nov. 23. Tickets go on sale Friday, May 3, at 10 a.m. and will be available at TheSmithCenter.com or by calling 702.749.2000. Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 702.749.2349.

 

“The Anka Sings Sinatra tour will honor a great artist who has influenced me more than anyone else throughout my career, Frank Sinatra” explained Mr. Anka. “It will also feature the hits that have spanned my career on this 60th anniversary year. It will be a night filled with his songs, my songs, my way!”

 

Paul Anka has been celebrated worldwide as a true entertainment legend. The only artist with a song in the Billboard Top 100 throughout seven consecutive decades, the singer/songwriter boasts a lengthy roster of timeless hits such as “My Way,” “Put Your Head On My Shoulder,” “She’s a Lady” and “Puppy Love.”

 

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 Myron’s Cabaret Jazz club, the 220-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 Business + Education (BE) Engaged Summit is Thursday, March 28, 2019 at The Smith Center

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Southern Nevada’s Business Community Invited to the 2019 Business + Education (BE) Engaged Summit

Business Leaders Encouraged To Learn About Solutions To Improve Public Education

Nevada’s economic future is directly tied to the success of the state’s public education system, the achievement of its students, as well as the availability of an educated workforce capable of meeting the demands of advancing technologies.

Southern Nevada business leaders are strongly encouraged to gain an understanding of the issues, challenges and successes of the public education system, and also learn what role the business community can play in accelerating these efforts by attending The 2019 Business + Education (BE) Engaged Summit on Thursday, March 28, 2019, at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts.

The BE Engaged Summit will run from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. with one 15 minute intermission. A continental breakfast is available prior to the event beginning at 7 a.m. Tickets are $20 and available online at The Smith Center or available at the door on the day of the event.

Now in its third year and supported by local chambers of commerce, business and community organizations, the BE Engaged Summit is presented by a group of volunteers who support increased student achievement and educational outcomes that will advance Nevada’s long-term economic growth. The event was founded by Bank of Nevada CEO John Guedry and his wife Debra, a former public school teacher.

“How the public education system is preparing students for the future workforce should be of interest to every business leader in Southern Nevada,” said John Guedry, Bank of Nevada. “Our state — and our economy — will benefit by working with educators, legislators and others to improve student achievement and ensure the region has an educated workforce able to compete with other states, other regions and countries around the world.”

BE Engaged attendees will gain a greater understanding of several programs that are increasing STEM learning among young students, and helping students see the connection between what they learn in school and possible future careers. In addition, discussions will address the efforts underway to better prepare public school students to be career or college ready at graduation.

This year, a significant portion of the event will be focused on discussions that illustrate what the business community can do to support the public school system. Presentations will include an overview of legislative actions that could benefit public schools and business objectives, and how these opportunities can be supported. In addition, business leaders will learn how companies can support the Clark County School District’s (CCSD) updated strategic plan and higher student achievement goals by adopting a school, becoming a mentor, and working to engage their employees who have students in CCSD.

Business leaders will also hear from two nonprofit organizations that are making a difference in preparing public school students for the future.

The Green Our Planet School Gardens Program has significantly increased Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) learning, and financial literacy skills among students at 160 Clark County School District elementary and middle schools.

Also, The STEM Academy’s Corporate Connections Program is giving middle school students the opportunity to see the connection between their educational performance and success in a future career. Students complete a virtual or hands-on project that is tied to curricular standards and represents problem-solving in a career in our local market. The students are then provided a certificate for competency achievement.

The 2019 Business + Education (BE) Engaged Summit is sponsored by Bank of Nevada and supported by the following organizations, including: Asian Chamber of Commerce, Clark County Public Education Foundation, Clark County School District, Council for a Better Nevada, Guinn Center for Policy Priorities, Henderson Chamber of Commerce, Las Vegas Global Economic Alliance, Las Vegas Metro Chamber of Commerce, Latin Chamber of Commerce, Red 7 Communications, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, Squeez Marketing, Urban Chamber of Commerce, and the Women’s Chamber of Commerce of Nevada. VegasPBS is the exclusive media sponsor.

The Business + Education (BE) Engaged Summit will take place on Thursday, March 28, 2019, at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. The BE Engaged Summit is organized by a volunteer group of business leaders and community members who support public education and the efforts aimed at improving student achievement while also preparing students for the future workforce. Attendees will learn about the programs that are helping accomplish these goals and will learn about opportunities to become more involved with local schools. Event tickets are available on the Smith Center website. (Pictured during the first BE Engaged Summit in 2016, L to R: Punam Mather, moderator; Mike Barton, CCSD, Diane Fearon, Former Communities in School CEO; Michael Brown, Barrick Gold; Anthony Martinez, Former Desert Oasis High School student.)

Website: BeEngagedNevada.com

Facebook: BeEngagedNevada

Twitter: @BeEngagedNevada

Disney Musicals in Schools Puts Students in the Spotlight on The Smith Center Stage

 

Disney Musicals in Schools
Puts Students in the Spotlight on
The Smith Center Stage

The Smith Center is among 21 arts organizations in the world collaborating with Disney Musicals in Schools

 

On March 4, more than 300 elementary students from Clark County schools will have the extraordinary opportunity to sing and dance onstage at The Smith Center as the result of their first experience producing a work of musical theater in their school.

 

Disney provided the seed grant in 2012 for The Smith Center to offer the Disney Musicals in Schools program to 5 Clark County School District (CCSD) elementary schools each year, with subsequent funding from the Elaine P. Wynn & Family Foundation since 2014. The program is designed to create sustainable theater programs in elementary schools. Through the program, participating schools produce a Disney KIDS musical in their school and join in a culminating performance at The Smith Center. Participating schools for the 2018 – 2019 school year include: Doris Hancock Elementary, Harley Harmon Elementary, Helen Herr Elementary, Paradise Professional Development School, and Richard Rundle Elementary.  Hualapai Elementary from Kingman, Arizona will also participate through their involvement in the pilot year of a geographic expansion grant, in which Disney awarded additional funds to The Smith Center to partner with Kingman Center for the Arts in an expansion of the program into a rural area.

 

“We are happy to see The Smith Center’s Disney Musicals in Schools program thrive in CCSD elementary schools for a sixth year,” shared Myron Martin, President and CEO of The Smith Center. “The addition of the Geographic Expansion Pilot and our new partnership with Kingman Center for the Arts has been insightful and rewarding. Addressing arts programs in our community and supporting similar endeavors in neighboring areas is vital to the overall sustainability of the arts throughout the country.”

 

The selected schools participated in a 17-week musical theater residency led by a team of teaching artists trained by The Smith Center and Disney Theatrical Productions at no cost. Each school received performance rights, educational support materials and guidance from the teaching artists. The program featured a professional development focus, through which participating school teachers partnered with The Smith Center teaching artists to learn how to produce, direct, choreograph and music direct, culminating in their first 30-minute Disney KIDS musical at their school. This year, participating schools produced Aladdin KIDS, Aristocats KIDS, Cinderella KIDS, The Lion King KIDS, and The Jungle Book KIDS. The Student Share Celebration on March 4 is the culmination of this year’s program and will be hosted by Eric B. Anthony.

 

Disney Musicals in Schools was launched in 2010 in response to Disney Theatrical Productions’ concern that under-resourced public elementary schools were not afforded equitable access to the arts. After successfully offering the program in New York City schools, Disney Theatrical Productions began collaborating with organizations in other communities across the United States.

 

Disney KIDS musicals, created in partnership with Music Theater International (MTI), are 30-minute musicals designed for elementary school performers and have been adapted from the classic Disney films 101 Dalmatians, Aladdin, The Aristocats, Cinderella, The Jungle Book, The Lion King, and Winnie the Pooh.

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 Myron’s Cabaret Jazz club, the 220-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.

 

DISNEY THEATRICAL PRODUCTIONS (DTP) operates under the direction of Thomas Schumacher and is among the world’s most successful commercial theatre enterprises, bringing live entertainment events to a global annual audience of more than 20 million people in more than 50 countries.  Under the Disney Theatrical Productions banner, the group produces and licenses Broadway productions around the world, including Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King, Elton John & Tim Rice’s Aida, TARZAN®, Mary Poppins, a co-production with Cameron Mackintosh, The Little Mermaid, Peter and the Starcatcher, Newsies, Aladdin, and Frozen.  Other successful stage musical ventures have included the Olivier-nominated London hit Shakespeare in Love, stage productions of Disney’s High School Musical, Der Glöckner Von Notre Dame in Berlin, and King David in concert.  DTP has collaborated with the country’s leading regional theatres to develop new stage titles including The Jungle Book, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Freaky Friday.

 

Disney Theatrical Productions also delivers live shows globally through its license to Feld Entertainment, producer of Disney on Ice and Marvel Universe Live!, bringing beloved Disney stories and characters annually to over 12 million guests in nearly 50 countries worldwide.  In addition, DTP licenses musical titles for local, school and community theatre productions through Music Theatre International, including The Lion King Experience, a unique holistic arts education program wherein accredited elementary and middle schools produce condensed, age-appropriate JR. and KIDS adaptations of The Lion King.

 

Music Theatre International (MTI)

Music Theatre International (MTI) is one of the world’s leading theatrical licensing agencies, granting theatres from around the world the rights to perform the greatest selection of musicals from Broadway and beyond. Founded in 1952 by composer Frank Loesser, and orchestrator Don Walker, MTI is a driving force in advancing musical theatre as a vibrant and engaging art form.

MTI works directly with the composers, lyricists and book writers of these musicals to provide official scripts, musical materials and dynamic theatrical resources to over 70,000 professional, community and school theatres in the US and in over 60 countries worldwide.

MTI is particularly dedicated to educational theatre, and has created special collections to meet the needs of various types of performers and audiences. MTI’s Broadway Junior™ shows are 30- and 60-minute musicals for performance by elementary and middle school-aged performers, while MTI’s School Editions are musicals annotated for performance by high school students.

MTI maintains its global headquarters in New York City (mtishows.com), with additional offices in London (MTI Europe: mtishows.co.ukmtishows.eu), and Melbourne (MTI Australia: mtishows.com.au).

The Smith Center Presents a Blockbuster 2019-2020 Broadway Las Vegas Series® Season

 


 

 

THE SMITH CENTER PRESENTS A BLOCKBUSTER
2019-2020 BROADWAY LAS VEGAS SERIES® SEASON

 

 

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts will present a blockbuster season for its 2019-2020 Broadway Las Vegas® Series sponsored by Southern Nevada Ford Stores and Lewis Roca Rothgerber Christie Law Firm.

 

With an impressive award collection including 24 Tonys, two Grammys, 26 Drama Desk Awards, seven Laurence Olivier Awards, and more, the 10-show series will launch in July 2019 with the highly-anticipated return of the smash hit musical THE BOOK OF MORMON. The season will continue with the inspiring tale of ANASTASIA, the return of gravity-defying Broadway sensation WICKED, iconic musical phenomenon JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, and the heart-warming holiday hit DR. SUESS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! THE MUSICAL. Get away from it all with ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE, featuring original compositions and some of the most beloved Jimmy Buffet classics. Explore the depths of theatrical innovation with THE SPONGEBOB MUSCIAL, the Tony Award-winning revival of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, and the hilarious Tony-nominated hit musical MEAN GIRLS. The 10-time Tony Award-winning “Best Musical,” THE BAND’S VISIT will conclude the season in June 2020.

 

2018 – 2019 season ticket holders may renew now by visiting TheSmithCenter.com/Broadway2019-2020, by phone at 702-749-2VIP (2847) or 808-326-6868 (TTY), and at the box office located at 361 Symphony Park Ave. To register your interest for new season ticket subscriptions, which will be announced this spring, visit TheSmithCenter.com/Broadway2019-2020.

 

THE BOOK OF MORMON

Tuesday, July 30 – Sunday, Aug. 4, 2018

The New York Times calls it “the best musical of this century.” The Washington Post says, “It is the kind of evening that restores your faith in musicals.” And Entertainment Weekly says, “Grade A: the funniest musical of all time.” Jimmy Fallon of The Tonight Show calls it “Genius. Brilliant. Phenomenal.” It’s The Book of Mormon, the nine-time Tony Award®-winning Best Musical. This outrageous musical comedy follows the misadventures of a mismatched pair of missionaries, sent halfway across the world to spread the Good Word. Now with standing room only productions in London, on Broadway, and across North America, THE BOOK OF MORMON has truly become an international sensation. Contains explicit language.

 

ANASTASIA

Tuesday, Aug. 20 – Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019

Inspired by the beloved films, the romantic and adventure-filled new musical ANASTASIA is on a journey to Las Vegas at last! From the Tony Award®-winning creators of the Broadway classic Ragtime, this dazzling show transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family. ANASTASIA features a book by celebrated playwright Terrence McNally, a lush new score by Stephen Flaherty (music) and Lynn Ahrens (lyrics) with direction by Tony Award® winner Darko Tresnjak.

 

WICKED

Wednesday, Sept. 11 – Sunday, Sept. 29, 2019

WICKED, The Smith Center’s most “popular” musical, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle.  Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin—smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.” From the first electrifying note to the final breathtaking moment, WICKED—the untold true story of the Witches of Oz—transfixes audiences with its wildly inventive story that USA Today cheers is “a complete triumph! An original musical that will make you laugh, cry, and think.”

 

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR

Tuesday, Nov. 5 – Sunday, 10, 2019

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is an iconic musical phenomenon with a world-wide fan base. In celebration of its 50th Anniversary, a new mesmerizing production comes to North America. Originally staged by London’s Regent’s Park Open Air Theatre and helmed by the acclaimed director Timothy Sheader (Crazy for You, Into the Woods) and award winning choreographer Drew McOnie (King Kong, Strictly Ballroom), this production won the 2017 Olivier Award for Best Musical Revival garnering unprecedented reviews and accolades. Appealing to both theater audiences and concert music fans, this production pays tribute to the historic 1971 Billboard Album of the Year while creating a modern, theatrical world that is uniquely fresh and inspiring. With music and lyrics by Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony winners Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is set against the backdrop of an extraordinary series of events during the final weeks in the life of Jesus Christ as seen through the eyes of Judas. Reflecting the rock roots that defined a generation, the legendary score includes ‘I Don’t Know How to Love Him’, ‘Gethsemane’ and ‘Superstar’.

 

  1. SEUSS’ HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS! THE MUSICAL

Tuesday, Nov. 26 – Sunday, Dec. 1, 2019

Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical is the record-setting Broadway holiday sensation which features the hit songs “You’re A Mean One Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas” from the original animated special. Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is “two sizes too small,” decides to steal Christmas away from the Holiday loving Whos. Magnificent sets and costumes inspired by Dr. Seuss’ original illustrations help transport audiences to the whimsical world of Whoville and helps remind us of the true meaning of the holiday season. Don’t miss what The New York Times calls “AN EXTRAORDINARY PERFORMANCE! 100 times better than any bedtime story.”

 

ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE

Tuesday, Jan. 7 – Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020

Welcome to Margaritaville, where people come to get away from it all — and stay to find something they never expected. Get ready for a hilarious and heartwarming musical with the most unforgettable songs from one of music’s greatest storytellers. USA Today calls it “A little slice of paradise!” and Entertainment Weekly raves, “It will knock your flip-flops off!” So don’t let the party start without you.

 

THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL

Tuesday, Feb. 4 – Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020

A legendary roster of Grammy® Award winners. A visionary director and a Tony Award®- winning design team. One of the world’s most beloved characters. Turn them loose on stage and what do you get? The bold, original musical The New York Times declares, “BRILLIANT!”  “Wonders our from the stage in a ravishing stream and invention” (Time Out New York) as Broadway’s best creative minds reimagine and bring to life the beloved Nickelodeon series with humor, heart and pure theatrically in a neon-sparkly “party for the eyes and ear” (Daily Beast). Be there when SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face catastrophe – until a most unexpected hero rises to take center stage. This “creative explosion” (Broadway.com) is “nothing short of genius” says Theatermania, so bring the entire family to celebrate friendship and cooperation, and learn the power of unity and inclusion. Get ready to enjoy the “Broadway Extravaganza” (The New Yorker) that New York Magazine calls “effervescent candy-for-the-spirit.” Explore depths of theatrical innovation in NICKELODEON’S THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL, 2018 Best Musical winner of the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards, where the power of optimism really can save the world.

 

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND

Tuesday, March 10 – Sunday, March 15, 2020

Music. Fire. Rain. Passion. And that’s just the opening number…“What a delight it is to enter the world of ONCE ON THIS ISLAND!” raves The New York Times. Winner of the 2018 TONY AWARD FOR BEST REVIVAL OF A MUSICAL, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND is the sweeping, universal tale of Ti Moune, a fearless peasant girl in search of her place in the world, and ready to risk it all for love. Guided by the mighty island gods, Ti Moune sets out on a remarkable journey to reunite with the man who has captured her heart. The groundbreaking vision of two-time Tony Award nominated director Michael Arden (Spring Awakening revival) and acclaimed choreographer Camille A. Brown (NBC’s Jesus Christ Superstar Live) conjures up “a place where magic is possible and beauty is apparent for all to see!” (The Huffington Post). With a score that bursts with life from Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, the Tony Award-winning songwriters of Anastasia and Ragtime, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND is a timeless testament to theater’s unlimited possibilities.

 

MEAN GIRLS

Tuesday, April 14 – Sunday, April 19, 2020

Direct from Broadway, MEAN GIRLS is the hilarious hit musical from an award-winning creative team, including book writer TINA FEY (“30 Rock), composer JEFF RICHMOND (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”), lyricist NELL BENJAMIN (Legally Blonde) and director CASEY NICHOLAW (The Book of Mormon). Cady Heron may have grown up on an African savanna, but nothing prepared her for the vicious ways of her strange new home: suburban Illinois. Soon, this naïve newbie falls prey to a trio of lionized frenemies led by the charming but ruthless Regina George. But when Cady devises a plan to end Regina’s reign, she learns the hard way that you can’t cross a Queen Bee without getting stung. New York Magazine cheers, MEAN GIRLS delivers with immense energy, a wicked sense of humor and joyful inside-jokery.” USA Today says, “We’ll let you in on a little secret, because we’re such good friends: GET YOUR TICKETS NOW!”

 

THE BAND’S VISIT

Tuesday, June 23 – Sunday, June 28, 2020

Spend an evening in the company of unforgettable strangers at The Band’s Visit—now one of the most celebrated musicals ever. It rejoices in the way music brings us to life, brings us to laughter, brings us to tears, and ultimately, brings us together. In an Israeli desert town where every day feels the same, something different is suddenly in the air. Dina, the local café owner, had long resigned her desires for romance to daydreaming about exotic films and music from her youth. When a band of Egyptian musicians shows up lost at her café, she and her fellow locals take them in for the night. Under the spell of the night sky, their lives intertwine in unexpected ways, and this once sleepy town begins to wake up. The Band’s Visit features music and lyrics by Tony Award and Drama Desk Award winner David Yazbek, and a book by Tony, NY Drama Critics Circle, Lortel and Outer Critics Circle Awards winner Itamar Moses. It is based on the screenplay by Eran Kolirin, and is directed by Tony, Drama Desk, Lortel and Obie Award winner David Cromer.

FRANKIE VALLI & THE FOUR SEASONS COME TO LAS VEGAS – June 15 at The Smith Center

FRANKIE VALLI & THE FOUR SEASONS
COME TO LAS VEGAS
Saturday, June 15
The Smith Center for the Performing Arts

 

TICKETS ON SALE SATURDAY, FEB. 9 AT 10 A.M.

 

Danny Zelisko Presents the legendary Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas on Saturday, June 15, at 8:00 p.m. Tickets for reserved seating go on sale on Saturday, Feb. 9, at 10 a.m. at TheSmithCenter.com.

 

Frankie Valli, who came to fame in 1962 as the lead singer of The Four Seasons, is hotter than ever. Thanks to the volcanic success of the Tony-winning musical Jersey Boys, which chronicles the life and times of Valli and his legendary group, such classic songs as “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “Rag Doll,” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” are all the rage again. The widely-acclaimed musical has touring companies around the world, including a successful nine-year engagement at Paris Las Vegas which concluded in 2016.

The Four Seasons (group members 1960–1966) were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990, and joined the Vocal Group Hall of Fame in 1999. With 71 chart hits (including forty in the Top 40, nineteen in the Top 10 and eight No. 1’s), they are one of the best-selling musical groups of all time, having sold an estimated 170 million records worldwide. Valli is the only member of the group from its inception who currently tours.

Doors open at 7:00 p.m. Reserved seating tickets, starting at $35, go on sale at Saturday, Feb. 9, at 10 a.m. at TheSmithCenter.com. To charge by phone, call 702.749.2000. All tickets are subject to facility and ticketing surcharges. All ages welcome.

 

 

About Danny Zelisko Presents: Danny Zelisko has been bringing shows to Arizona since 1974.  He founded and ran the legendary Evening Star Productions starting in 1976, and helped make Arizona and the Southwest a viable stop on most contemporary tours, producing thousands of shows over the years. After years of practice, DZP promotes about 150 shows annually in Arizona, New Mexico and Las Vegas.

For more information: www.dannyzeliskopresents.com

 

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 240-seat Myron’s 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 and Instagram at @SmithCenterLV.

THE SMITH CENTER ANNOUNCES OVER 40 NEW SHOWS, INCLUDING SARAH BRIGHTMAN, THE BEACH BOYS, BERNADETTE PETERS AND BROADWAY HIT ‘COME FROM AWAY’

 

THE SMITH CENTER ANNOUNCES OVER 40 NEW SHOWS, INCLUDING SARAH BRIGHTMAN, THE BEACH BOYS, BERNADETTE PETERS AND BROADWAY HIT ‘COME FROM AWAY’

Tickets now on sale for acclaimed shows spanning music, dance, theater and more

 

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts announced today that over 40 spring shows are now on sale, spanning Broadway hits, world-famous artists, international performers, family shows and more. These include: Stage-and-screen star Bernadette Peters, renowned vocalist Sarah Brightman, country superstar Kris Kristofferson, Broadway musical “Come From Away,” music legend The Beach Boys, acclaimed taiko drumming group Kodo, comedy show “Whose Live Anyway?” and family productions “The Very Hungry Caterpillar,” “Wild Kratts LIVE 2.0,” “Me… Jane” and Disney’s DCappella.

 

Tickets for all of these shows are now on sale at TheSmithCenter.com.

Bernadette Peters

March 15, 2019

Three-time Tony Award winner Bernadette Peters has dazzled audiences and critics alike with her stunning performances spanning stage, film, television and music recordings. Now Las Vegas audiences have the rare opportunity to experience this entertainment icon live, as she performs show-stopping renditions of famous tunes from across her Broadway career – all backed by a 10-piece orchestra.

“HYMN” – Sarah Brightman in Concert

March 3, 2019

The world’s best-selling soprano vocalist, Sarah Brightman is hailed internationally as a musical icon whose career includes originating the starring role of Christine Daaé in Broadway classic “The Phantom of the Opera,” topping Billboard dance and classical music charts, and receiving over 180 Gold and Platinum awards in more than 40 countries. Following the November 2018 release of her newest album “Hymn,” Brightman makes her debut at The Smith Center to perform the most popular melodies of her career, alongside her newest uplifting songs spanning a variety of musical styles.

 

Kris Kristofferson & The Strangers

Jan. 26, 2019

Three-time Grammy winner Kris Kristofferson is renowned worldwide both as a country music icon and a film star. An inductee of the Country Music Hall of Fame, the acclaimed singer/songwriter redefined country songwriting with his chart-topping hits like “Me and Bobby McGee” and “Help Me Make It Through the Night.” Kristofferson will perform alongside acclaimed country band The Strangers, famous for performing and recording for many years with country star Merle Haggard.

 

“Come From Away”

Feb. 19 to 24, 2019

The true story of the small town that welcomed the world, Broadway’s “Come From Away” has won Best Musical all across North America. The New York Times Critics’ Pick takes you into the heart of the remarkable true story of 7,000 stranded passengers and the small town in Newfoundland that welcomed them. Cultures clashed and nerves ran high, but uneasiness turned into trust, music soared into the night, and gratitude grew into enduring friendships.

The Beach Boys

Feb. 2, 2019

After selling out past performances at The Smith Center, The Beach Boys returns by overwhelming demand to perform the group’s torrent of hits that have forever changed the world’s musical landscape. Still creating and recording today, The Beach Boys is led by Mike Love and Grammy-winning songwriter Bruce Johnston, who, along with Jeffrey Foskett, Christian Love, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill, Keith Hubacher, Christian Love and Scott Totten, continue the legacy of the world-renowned band.

 

Kodo One Earth Tour 2019: Evolution

Jan. 31, 2019

One of the best-known taiko drum ensembles in the world, Kodo returns to The Smith Center as audiences have never seen it before. Showcasing Japan’s leading male and female musicians performing traditional drums weighing up to 600 pounds, this athletic ensemble marks its 35th anniversary with brand-new production “Evolution,” a culmination of the group’s ever-evolving artistic voyage. This production boldly displays Kodo’s best-known work alongside completely new repertoire, including intricate pieces featuring taiko drums, dance and vocal performances.

Dancing with the Stars: Live! – A Night to Remember

March 5, 2019

Due to fan demand, TV’s biggest dance show extends this winter’s tour of “Dancing with the Stars: Live! – A Night to Remember” with an additional 16 shows across the country. The show will feature fan favorite professional and troupe dancers in a brand-new production showcasing every type of dance style as seen on ABC’s hit show Dancing with the Stars, ranging from ballroom and jazz to modern and hip-hop. Choreographed and creative directed by Emmy© Award-winning choreographer Mandy Moore and Dancing with the Stars Executive Producer Ashley Edens-Shaffer, audiences will have the opportunity to experience the excitement, glamour and glitz they see in the ballroom every Monday night live at The Smith Center in Las Vegas

 

Disney’s DCappella

March 16, 2019

DCappella, Disney Music Group’s new a cappella group featuring seven world-class vocalists, will embark on its first North American tour in January 2019. Created by Disney and contemporary a cappella legend Deke Sharon (“Pitch Perfect,” “The Sing Off” and much more), the tour will appeal to fans of both Disney and a cappella with their modern a cappella versions of Disney hits.

 

“Whose Live Anyway?”

March 30, 2019

The current cast members of Emmy-nominated TV show “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” present their new improv tour, featuring 90 minutes of hilarious, improvised comedy and song, all based on audience suggestions. Cast members Ryan Stiles, Greg Proops, Jeff B. Davis and Joel Murray will leave audiences gasping with the witty scenes they invent on the spot. As audience participation is key, audience members can bring suggestions and might be asked to join the cast on stage.

 

“The Very Hungry Caterpillar”

Jan. 9, 2019

Featuring 75 brightly-colored, handcrafted puppets, this delightful family show brings to life four of Eric Carle’s most iconic children’s books: “Brown Bear, Brown Bear,” “10 Little Rubber Ducks,” “The Very Lonely Firefly” and “The Very Hungry Caterpillar.” Presented by acclaimed Rockefeller Productions, which tours its family shows worldwide, the show’s creators worked directly with Carle on crafting the production’s props and storyline, targeted to entertain children and adults alike. Best for kids 3 to 10.

 

“Wild Kratts® LIVE 2.0 – Activate Creature Power®!”

1 p.m. on Jan. 27, 2019

4:30 p.m. on Jan. 27, 2019

Kids worldwide have become enamored with the Emmy-nominated PBS KIDS series “Wild Kratts,” following the Kratt brothers on hilarious expeditions with wild animals from around the world. Now the show’s real-life stars, brothers and science experts Chris and Martin Kratt, return to The Smith Center with an all-new stage adventure. Best for children 5 to 12.

 

“Me… Jane”

April 3, 2019

Based on the popular children’s book by New York Times bestselling novelist Patrick McDonnell, “Me… Jane” presents lively animal puppets and original music to portray the whimsical childhood experiences that would lead Jane Goodall to one day achieve groundbreaking work with studying chimpanzees. Specially commissioned by The Kennedy Center, this uplifting show encourages all kids to follow their dreams. Best for ages 6 and over.

 

An additional 40 shows are also on sale at The Smith Center, with more information available at www.TheSmithCenter.com.

 

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 240-seat Myron’s 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 and Instagram at @SmithCenterLV.

Las Vegas-Clark County Libraries Announce Ticket and Toy Giveaway for THE LION KING Musical at The Smith Center

LAS VEGAS-CLARK COUNTY LIBRARIES ANNOUNCE TICKET AND TOY GIVEAWAY FOR THE LION KING MUSICAL AT THE SMITH CENTER
 
Library cardholders can enter to win Family 4-Pack Tickets to
THE LION KING Musical for the November 20th Performance
 
The Las Vegas-Clark County Library District is giving away Family 4-Packs of tickets to the classic Disney musical, THE LION KING, during its run at The Smith Center in November. 
 
THE LION KING ticket giveaway will take place at all 25 Library District branches from October 29 through November 14. Winners will be contacted on November 15, and the tickets are for the November 20 performance. There will also be additional prize giveaways of cuddly THE LION KING toys at each of the Library District’s branches.
 
To be eligible to win, entrants must have a valid library card, which is FREE to sign up for at any Library District branch.
 
So stop by any Library District branch to enter to win and celebrate this exciting reason to use – or sign up for – your free library card. When you step inside your local branch, you will see vibrant displays of the library’s vast Disney collection, including THE LION KING movie and other Disney items, including books, audiobooks, DVDs, soundtracks, and more…so many reasons to #GetCarded!
 
The Library District encourages everyone to unlock the magic that a library card possesses, with free access to so many things, including comics, magazines, newspapers, downloadable and streamable movies, music, and TV shows; limitless learning resources, career and business development tools; plus, the eligibility to participate in various Library District giveaways and contests throughout the year.
 
“The library is a place to discover an endless number of fantastic adventures through books, movies and music, much like those created by Disney, some of the best storytellers of all time,” said Dr. Ronald Heezen, executive director of the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District. “For story lovers of any medium or genre, a library card provides access to endless resources for the mind. Visit your neighborhood branch and #GetCarded!”
 
A library card is available free of charge, providing access to thousands of materials at local library branches, as well as millions of items found through the Library District’s website. For additional information about how to #GetCarded, visit: http://www.lvccld.org
 
THE LION KING musical appears at The Smith Center from November 7 to 25. The show has performed for more than 90 million audience members worldwide, winning 70 major theatre awards internationally and is the third longest running Broadway show.
 

TICKETS FOR THE LAS VEGAS PREMIERE OF DEAR EVAN HANSEN WILL GO ON SALE FRIDAY, SEPT. 21 AT 10 A.M.

“ONE OF THE MOST REMARKABLE SHOWS IN MUSICAL THEATER HISTORY.”
The Washington Post

TICKETS FOR THE LAS VEGAS PREMIERE OF
DEAR EVAN HANSEN
WILL GO ON SALE FRIDAY, SEPT. 21 AT 10 A.M.
THE SMITH CENTER ENGAGEMENT RUNS JAN. 15-20, 2019

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts announced today that individual tickets for the Las Vegas premiere of DEAR EVAN HANSEN will go on sale Friday, Sept. 21, at 10 a.m. Tickets are available at www.TheSmithCenter.com, in-person at The Smith Center box office, or by calling 702.749.2000.

The winner of six 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Dear Evan Hansen features a book by Tony Award-winner Steven Levenson, a score by Grammy®, Tony® and Academy Award® winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land, The Greatest Showman), and direction by four-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal).

Declared “One of the most remarkable shows in musical theater history” by the Washington Post’s Peter Marks, Dear Evan Hansen opened at the Music Box Theatre to rave reviews on December 4, 2016, where it’s broken all box office records and struck a chord with critics and audiences alike.

In addition to winning six Tony awards, Dear Evan Hansen has won numerous other awards, including the 2017 Drama League Award for Outstanding Musical Production and for the off-Broadway production, two Obie Awards, a Drama Desk Award, and two Outer Critics Circle Awards and two Helen Hayes Awards. The show’s original cast recently won a Daytime Emmy Award for “Best Musical Performance on a Daytime Talk Show” for their April 2017 performance of “You Will Be Found” on NBC’s “Today Show,” only the second Broadway show in history to win that category.

The Grammy Award-winning Original Broadway Cast Recording of Dear Evan Hansen, produced by Atlantic Records, was released in February 2017, making an extraordinary debut on the Billboard 200 and entering the chart at #8 – the highest charting debut position for an original cast album since 1961 – and went on to win the 2018 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.

A special edition coffee table book authored by Levenson, Pasek and Paul, Dear Evan Hansen: through the window (Grand Central Publishing / Melcher) is now available, offering an in-depth, all-access look at the musical, including never-before-seen production photos and cast portraits, behind-the-scenes stories, and a fully annotated script by the authors.

In addition to the touring production and the record-breaking Broadway production, Dear Evan Hansen will launch its first international production in Canada, in March 2019 at Toronto’s Royal Alexandra Theatre.

 

Dear Evan Hansen features scenic design by David Korins, projection design by Peter Nigrini, costume design by Emily Rebholz, lighting design by Japhy Weideman, sound design by Nevin Steinberg, and hair design by David Brian Brown.  Music supervision, orchestrations and additional arrangements are by Alex LacamoireBen Cohn is the Associate Music Supervisor.  Vocal arrangements and additional arrangements are by Justin Paul. Danny Mefford is the choreographer.  U.S. Casting by Tara Rubin Casting/Lindsay Levine. Adrienne Campbell-Holt, Sash Bischoff and Adam Quinn are the Associate Directors. Judith Schoenfeld is the Production Supervisor.

The touring production of Dear Evan Hansen is produced by Stacey Mindich. The co-producers are Mickey Liddell, Hunter Arnold, Caiola Productions, Double Gemini Productions, Fakston Productions, Roy Furman, Harris Karma Productions, On Your Marks Group, Darren Bagert, Roger & William Berlind, Bob Boyett, Colin Callender, Caitlin Clements, Freddy DeMann, Dante Di Loreto, Bonnie & Kenneth Feld, FickStern Productions, Eric & Marsi Gardiner, Robert Greenblatt, Jere Harris and Darren DeVerna, The John Gore Organization, Mike Kriak, David Mirvish, Eva Price, Zeilinger Productions, Adam Zotovich, Ambassador Theatre Group, Independent Presenters Network, and the Shubert Organization, in association with Arena Stage, Molly Smith and Edgar Dobie, and Second Stage Theatre, Carole Rothman, and Casey Reitz. Wendy Orshan and Jeffrey M. Wilson are Executive Producers.

For more information, please visit DearEvanHansen.com

 

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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 Myron’s Cabaret Jazz club, the 220-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 SEEKS YOUNG FEMALE CHILD ACTRESS FOR HIT BROADWAY SHOW ON TOUR!

 

THE SMITH CENTER SEEKS YOUNG FEMALE CHILD ACTRESS
FOR HIT BROADWAY SHOW ON TOUR!

Auditions TO Take Place TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2018
AT THE SMITH CENTER FROM 10AM – 3PM

WAITRESS, the Tony nominated musical will be premiering at The Smith Center on October 9 – 14 for a limited engagement and is looking for two young girls to perform the role of “Lulu” for the duration of the engagement.

 

WAITRESS tells the story of “Jenna,” an expert pie baker working at a local diner and stuck in a loveless marriage. Her salvation comes in the form of her daughter, “Lulu.”

 

The character of “Lulu” is a sweet and carefree four to five -year-old who appears in the production’s finale scene.  Qualified young girls should be shorter than 4’2 and be no older than 5 years and 3 months.  Individual applicants are welcome, as are sets of twins or siblings. Space is limited to the first 60 applicants to sign up.

 

The “Search for Lulu” will take place in Las Vegas on Tuesday, Sept. 4th from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. inside Boman Pavilion, the building adjacent to Reynolds Hall and the Box Office at The Smith Center.  The audition will consist of the child speaking two lines from the show. If possible, parents should bring a current head shot and resume for each child. Headshot, resume and prior acting experience is not required. For more information and to sign up for visit www.TheSmithCenter.com/lulu.

 

The character of “Lulu” will be cast locally in each tour market and two girls are chosen to share the role.  Each girl chosen will perform in 4 performances each during the one week engagement.

 

Brought to life by a groundbreaking all-female creative team, this irresistible new hit features original music and lyrics by six-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles (“Brave,” “Love Song”), a book by acclaimed screenwriter Jessie Nelson (“I Am Sam”) and direction by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (Finding Neverland, Pippin, Hair).

 

Inspired by Adrienne Shelley’s beloved film, WAITRESS tells the story of Jenna – a waitress and expert pie maker, who dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage.  A baking contest in a nearby county and the town’s new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness.  But Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life.

 

“It’s an empowering musical of the highest order!” raves the Chicago Tribune.  “WAITRESS is a little slice of heaven!” says Entertainment Weekly and “a monumental contribution to Broadway!” according to Marie Claire.  Don’t miss this uplifting musical celebrating friendship, motherhood, and the magic of a well-made pie.

 

Tickets are now available for WAITRESS…

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 Myron’s Cabaret Jazz club, the 220-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.

 

Tickets for Disney’s The Lion King On Sale Friday, June 15 – Performances Begin at The Smith Center Nov. 7

 

 

 

 

 

Tickets for Disney’s The Lion King
On Sale Friday, June 15!

 

Performances Begin at The Smith Center on November 7 and Play for
Three Weeks Through November 25

 

Friday, June 8 – Disney Theatrical Productions and The Smith Center for the Performing Arts are thrilled to announce that tickets for Disney’s THE LION KING go on sale to the public Friday, June 15, at 10 a.m. Disney’s THE LION KING will leap onto The Smith Center stage on Nov. 7 for a limited three week engagement through Nov. 25.

 

Beginning June 15, at 10 a.m., tickets will be available at The Smith Center box office, online at thesmithcenter.com and by phone at 702-749-2000. Orders for groups of ten (10) or more may be placed by calling 702-749-2000. VIP Ticket Packages, which include a prime seat location, a commemorative souvenir program and an exclusive merchandise item, are also available.

 

A special sensory-friendly performance of Disney’s THE LION KING will be presented on Saturday, November 17 at 2 p.m. for individuals with sensory sensitivities and other intellectual or developmental disabilities and their families. This marks the first-ever sensory-friendly performance of a touring Broadway show in Las Vegas, with support provided by Windsong Trust and other donors. For more information about this performance, please visit www.TheSmithCenter.com/sensoryfriendly

 

Ticket buyers are reminded that thesmithcenter.com is the only official retail ticket outlets for all performances. Ticket buyers who purchase tickets from a ticket broker or any third party should be aware that The Smith Center is unable to reprint or replace lost or stolen tickets and is unable to contact patrons with information regarding time changes or other pertinent updates regarding the performance.

 

The North American touring productions of THE LION KING have been seen by more than 19 million theatergoers.  Having already played more than 70 cities across North America, THE LION KING now proudly returns to Las Vegas.

 

Last performed at Mandalay Bay Theatre for over 1,000 performance from May 2009 – December 2011, this is THE LION KING’s premiere engagement at Las Vegas’ Smith Center.

ABOUT THE LION KING

After 20 landmark years on Broadway, THE LION KING continues ascendant as one of the most popular stage musicals in the world.  Since its premiere on November 13, 1997, 25 global productions have been seen by more than 95 million people.  Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions (under the direction of Thomas Schumacher), THE LION KING is the only show in history to generate six productions worldwide running 15 or more years.  Performed in eight different languages (Japanese, German, Korean, French, Dutch, Spanish, Mandarin and Portuguese), productions of THE LION KING can currently be seen on Broadway; London’s West End; Hamburg; Tokyo and Sapporo; Madrid; Scheveningen, Holland; Manila, Philippines; and on tour across North America, for a total of nine productions running concurrently across the globe.  Having played over 100 cities in 20 countries on every continent except Antarctica, THE LION KING’s worldwide gross exceeds that of any film, Broadway show or other entertainment title in box office history.

 

THE LION KING won six 1998 Tony Awards®:  Best Musical, Best Scenic Design (Richard Hudson), Best Costume Design (Julie Taymor), Best Lighting Design (Donald Holder), Best Choreography (Garth Fagan) and Best Direction of a Musical.  THE LION KING has also earned more than 70 major arts awards including the 1998 NY Drama Critics Circle Award for Best Musical, the 1999 Grammy® for Best Musical Show Album, the 1999 Evening Standard Award for Theatrical Event of the Year and the 1999 Laurence Olivier Awards for Best Choreography and Best Costume Design.

 

The show’s director, costume designer and mask co-designer Julie Taymor continues to play an integral part in the show’s ongoing success.  The first woman to win a Tony Award for Direction of a Musical, Taymor has in recent years supervised new productions of the show around the world.

 

The Broadway score features Elton John and Tim Rice’s music from The Lion King animated film along with three new songs by John and Rice; additional musical material by South African Lebo M, Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, Julie Taymor and Hans Zimmer; and music from “Rhythm of the Pride Lands,” an album inspired by the original music in the film, written by Lebo M, Mark Mancina and Hans Zimmer.  The resulting sound of THE LION KING is a fusion of Western popular music and the distinctive sounds and rhythms of Africa, ranging from the Academy Award®-winning song “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” to the haunting ballad “Shadowland.”

 

The book has been adapted by Roger Allers, who co-directed The Lion King animated feature, and Irene Mecchi, who co-wrote the film’s screenplay.  Other members of the creative team include:  Michael Curry, who designed the masks and puppets with Taymor, Steve Canyon Kennedy (sound design), Michael Ward (hair and makeup design), John Stefaniuk (associate director), Marey Griffith (associate choreographer), Clement Ishmael (music supervisor) and Doc Zorthian (production supervisor). Anne Quart serves as co-producer.

 

For more information worldwide, visit LionKing.com.

 

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 Myron’s Cabaret Jazz club, the 220-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 Winners of its Sixth Annual Nevada High School Musical Theater Awards

 

THE SMITH CENTER ANNOUNCES WINNERS OF ITS SIXTH ANNUAL NEVADA HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATER AWARDS

Cole Duffy from Las Vegas Academy of the Arts and Ahnaleisa Hodges from Centennial High School to represent Nevada at the national Jimmy™ Awards on Broadway in New York City

 

Following talented performances by competitors on May 13, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts announced the winners of its sixth annual Nevada High School Musical Theater Awards as Cole Duffy from Las Vegas Academy of the Arts and Ahnaleisa Hodges from Centennial High School. The event, hosted in The Smith Center’s Reynolds Hall, showcased solo and ensemble performances by the top 24 musical theater students from 14 Nevada high schools.

 

The two winners received the Dr. Keith Boman Prize for Best Actor and Best Actress from Smith Center CEO and president Myron Martin. In recognition of their hard work and skill, both Duffy and Hodges will receive a complimentary 10-day trip this June to New York City, where they will perform on a Broadway stage to represent Nevada in the national Jimmy™ Awards (previously known as the National High School Musical Theatre Awards), named after legendary theater producer James M. Nederlander.

 

Duffy showcased powerful stage presence with his performance of “Come to a Party” from Dogfight.  Hodges demonstrated her show-stopping vocals while singing “All For You” from Seussical The Musical.

 

The winners’ upcoming trip will include complimentary housing at New York University, as well as coaching, master classes, rehearsals with renowned professionals, and attending a Broadway show where they will meet the cast. They will also receive opportunities for merit scholarships and professional advancement.

 

Duffy and Hodges will also experience the rare opportunity to perform at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway during the Jimmy™ Awards. A panel of industry experts will select two exceptional students from the nationwide participants to receive a Jimmy™ Award for Best Performance.

 

In addition, Gus Pappas from Silverado College Prep. & Career Technical High School and Grace Parker from Faith Lutheran High School each earned a Spotlight Award. They will serve as alternates at the national competition, if Duffy and Hodges are unable to attend.

 

This year’s Nevada High School Musical Theater Awards were emceed by Martin and Keith Thompson. Judges for the event included Punam Mathur, Torrey Russell, Norma Saldivar, Jasmine Trias, Andy Walmsley and Ray Winters.

 

For more information about the Nevada High School Musical Theater Awards and to learn how to participate in the 2018 – 2019 school year, please visit TheSmithCenter.com or call 702-749-2542.

 

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 250-seat Myron’s Cabaret Jazz club, the 240-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.

GRAMMY-Award Winning Saxophonist Kenny G Set to Perform at The Smith Center Sept. 29, 2018

 

GRAMMY-AWARD WINNING saxophonist KENNY G
SET TO PERFORM AT THE SMITH CENTER SEPT. 29, 2018
Tickets on sale Friday, May 18, 2018

 


In a recording career that spans almost three decades and 23 albums, GRAMMY-Award winning saxophonist Kenny G will appear at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts this fall for a one-night-only performance, Saturday, Sept. 29 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale next Friday, May 18 at 10 a.m. and start at $35. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.TheSmithCenter.com, by calling 702.749.2000 or in-person at The Smith Center box office.

 

Since the early ‘80s, Kenny G’s combination of unparalleled instrumental chops and indelible melodies has resulted in sales of more than 75 million records worldwide (45 million in the U.S. alone) and more than a dozen climbs to the top of Billboard’s contemporary jazz chart.

 

Other career highlights include Miracles, a 1994 holiday album that took him to the top of the Billboard chart for the first time and has since become the best-selling holiday album of all time. His two holiday albums since then – Faith in 1999 and Wishes in 2002 – have been similarly successful. At Last…The Duets Album, released in 2004, featured performances by Barbara Streisand, Burt Bacharach and LeAnn Rimes, along with a remake of Outkast’s “The Way You Move” with Earth, Wind and Fire.

 

Listen and enjoy the incomparable sounds and stylings of Kenny G live and in person during his Smith Center debut this Sept.


 

 

 

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 Myron’s Cabaret Jazz club, the 220-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.

 

About Live Nation Las Vegas
Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation & House of Blues Concerts, LN Media and Artist Nation Management.  Live Nation Las Vegas produces residency shows from Gwen Stefani, Jennifer Lopez, Lionel Richie, Backstreet Boys and Pitbull at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino; Bruno Mars, Ricky Martin and Queen + Adam Lambert at Park Theater at Park MGM; Mariah Carey at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace; Blink 182 at Pearl Concert Theater at the Palms; and Il Divo, Rascal Flatts, Styx & Don Felder, Chicago, ZZ TOP and Earth, Wind & Fire at The Venetian Las Vegas. Live Nation Las Vegas also brings other world-famous artists to many of the city’s other premier concert venues including T-Mobile Arena, Mandalay Bay Events Center, MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas Village, House of Blues, Downtown Las Vegas Events Center, The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, and more. For additional information, visit www.livenation.com. Find Live Nation Las Vegas on FacebookInstagram and follow us on Twitter.

“So You Think You Can Dance” Finalists Kiki & Koko Join “Maks, Val & Peta Live on Tour: Confidentail” at The Smith Center May 16

 

“So You Think You Can Dance” Finalists Kiki & Koko Join
“Maks, Val & Peta Live on Tour: Confidential”
Tour Stop at The Smith Center on May 16, 2018

 

Two of the hottest stars from 2017’s “So You Think You Can Dance,” FOX’s hit summer competition series, are joining Maks, Val & Peta, the sensations from ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars” on their brand-new tour, “Maks, Val & Peta Live On Tour: Confidential.” The tour will stop at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas on May 16. Tickets start at just $35.50 with a limited number of prime seating VIP meet and greet tickets available.

 

Chris “Kiki” Nyemchek and Koine “Koko” Iwasaki, finalists from Season 14 of the Emmy Award-winning “So You Think You Can Dance,” are hitting the stage with Maks Chmerkovskiy, Val Chmerkovskiy, Peta Murgatroyd and a dazzling cast of the industry’s best dancers in this highly anticipated new show, “Maks, Val & Peta Live on Tour: Confidential.”

 

The tour, launching March 19, will see this extraordinary group conquer 49 cities in America, with a spectacular dance show, driven by a narrative of true love, family and stories that up until now, have remained confidential.

 

Kiki Nyemcheck, 26, first started training with Maks and Val at the age of seven, and has continued to learn and perform with them ever since. “After finishing an amazing season on ‘So You Think You Can Dance,’ where I finished top four, I am super stoked to be on this tour,” said Kiki. “I was lucky enough to do ‘Our Way,’ and feel very privileged to be joining them again.”

 

Koko Iwasaki added; “I first worked with Val last year on ‘So You Think You Can Dance,’ where he taught me to salsa. It was one of my favorite dances on the show. I’m honored that Val is trusting me to be on the team and learning a whole new style of dance for the tour is very exciting.”

 

“Maks, Val & Peta Live On Tour: Confidential” is being co-created by Maksim and Valentin Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd. “Confidential” is produced by Faculty Productions.

 

“So You Think You Can Dance” returns this summer on FOX.

 

Tickets and VIP packages are available now through TheSmithCenter.com.

 

Artists: Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Valentin Chmerkovskiy & Peta Murgatroyd

Tour Name: Maks, Val & Peta Live On Tour: Confidential
Website: www.maksandvaltour.com
Performing at The Smith Center: Wednesday, May 16
Full Cast: Maks Chmerkovskiy, Val Chmerkovskiy, Peta Murgatroyd, Chris “Kiki” Nyemcheck, Koine “Koko” Iwasaki, Emily Crouch, Janaya French, Taylor Banks, Teddy Coffey, Ivan Paulovich, Vlad Kvartin, Sofia Ghavami.

Legendary Vocalist Johnny Mathis Returns to The Smith Center with ‘The Voice of Romance’ Tour, Feb. 23, 2018

 

LEGENDARY VOCALIST JOHNNY MATHIS RETURNS TO THE SMITH CENTER WITH ‘THE VOICE OF ROMANCE’ TOUR

FEB. 23, 2018
Tickets on sale Friday, Oct. 20


GRAMMY® Hall of Fame inductee and beloved singer-songwriter, Johnny Mathis, returns to The Smith Center for the Performing Arts for an unforgettable night of music with his “Voice of Romance” tour on February 23, 2018.  Fans of the timeless performer can purchase tickets beginning Friday, Oct. 20 at TheSmithCenter.com. For more information, please visit TheSmithCenter.com.


Recognized for his classic ballads and smooth voice, Mathis brings ‘The Voice of Romance’ tour to Las Vegas for a one-night-only performance of his greatest hits and personal favorites. Celebrating his 62nd year in the music industry, Mathis is Columbia Records longest-signed 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,” “Misty,” “Too Much, Too Little, Too Late” and more, Mathis has recorded close to 80 albums, six Christmas albums and has sold millions of records worldwide. During his extensive career, he’s had three songs inducted into the GRAMMY® Hall of Fame, achieved 50 hits on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary Chart and ranks as the all-time #6 album artist in the history of Billboard’s pop album charts.  In 2003, Mathis was given the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences.

 

Returning for the first time since his legendary 60th anniversary concert tour in 2016, Mathis brings decades of musicality and passion to The Smith Center. Tickets for Johnny Mathis go on sale Friday, Oct. 20, start at $34 and can be purchased online at TheSmithCenter.com.

 

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 Myron’s Cabaret Jazz club, the 220-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.