SOMETHING ROTTEN! is Coming to Las Vegas Aug. 8 – 13, 2017 at The Smith Center; Tickets on Sale June 16!

IS COMING TO LAS VEGAS
OPENING AUG. 8 – 13, 2017 AT THE SMITH CENTER
TICKETS ON SALE JUNE 16, 2017

“A DELIRIOUSLY ENTERTAINING new musical comedy that brings down the house!”
–New York Post

“FRESH, IRREVERENT and HYSTERICAL!”
Associated Press

 The completely original new musical SOMETHING ROTTEN!, directed and choreographed by Tony® Award winner Casey Nicholaw (THE BOOK OF MORMON, ALADDIN), with music and lyrics by GRAMMY® Award winner and Tony® Award nominee Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award and Tony® Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Tony® Award nominees Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O’Farrell, opens at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts Aug. 8 – 13, 2017. Book your tickets online at www.TheSmithCenter.com, call 702.749.2000 or visit The Smith Center box office.

Nominated for 10 Tony® Awards including “Best Musical,” SOMETHING ROTTEN! comes to Las Vegas with three principal cast members directly from Broadway: Rob McClure as “Nick Bottom,” Adam Pascal as “Shakespeare” and Josh Grisetti as “Nigel Bottom.” The touring cast also features Maggie Lakis as “Bea,” Blake Hammond as “Nostradamus,” Autumn Hurlbert as “Portia,” Scott Cote as “Brother Jeremiah” and Jeff Brooks as “Shylock.”

 

The award-winning design team of Broadway veterans includes Scott Pask (scenic design), Gregg Barnes (costume design), Jeff Croiter (lighting design), Peter Hylenski (sound design), Josh Marquette (hair design), Phil Reno (music direction/conductor), Glen Kelly (arrangements), Larry Hochman (orchestrations), Steve Bebout (associate director) and casting by Telsey + Company/Bethany Knox, CSA.

 

From the director of ALADDIN, co-director of THE BOOK OF MORMON and the producer of RENT, AVENUE Q and IN THE HEIGHTS, this hilarious new musical comedy tells the story of brothers Nick and Nigel Bottom, two playwrights stuck in the shadow of that Renaissance rockstar Will Shakespeare. When a soothsayer foretells the next big thing in theatre involves singing, dancing and acting at the same time, the Bottom brothers set out to write the world’s very first MUSICAL! With the most singing, the most dancing and the most gut-busting laughs on Broadway, it’s something wonderful… something for everyone… It’s SOMETHING ROTTEN! – “the funniest musical comedy in at least 400 years” (Time Out New York)!

 

With its heart on its ruffled sleeve and sequins in its soul, SOMETHING ROTTEN! is an uproarious dose of pure Broadway fun and an irresistible ode to musicals — those dazzling creations that entertain us, inspire us and remind us that everything’s better with an exclamation point!

 

Follow SOMETHING ROTTEN! on Twitter: @RottenBroadway, Facebook, and Instagram.

 

ABOUT THE SMITH CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
The hallmark of downtown Las Vegas’ 61-acre urban development known as Symphony Park, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts is a public-private partnership that opened in March 2012. Heralded as the city’s Heart of the Arts®, The Smith Center is an architectural triumph and long-awaited cultural achievement that educates and entertains the citizens of Southern Nevada. The $470 million world-class performing arts center offers a blend of performances by resident companies, first-run touring attractions, lectures and internationally-acclaimed performers in music, theater and dance. The five-acre campus features four performance spaces including the 2,050-seat Reynolds Hall, the 244-seat Cabaret Jazz club, the 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.

Greg Bonham Returns to the Smith Center with his sizzling trumpet skills

Greg Bonham Returns to The Smith Center With G’Day Las Vegas

 

Australian entertainer Greg Bonham returns to Las Vegas and the stage at the Cabaret Jazz room inside The Smith Center on Saturday, June 10 at 7 p.m. with “G’Day Las Vegas.” As his third return to the entertainment capital of the world, Bonham will capture audiences with his soulful voice and sizzling trumpet skills, performing songs from Maynard Ferguson to U2 and Eric Clapton, with classic hits including “Hallelujah” alongside Bonham’s emotionally charged original songs.

Accompanied by his eight-piece superstar band, and award-winning pianist, Ryan Ahern who will open the show and perform renditions of famous tunes by Jerry Lee Lewis, Boogie-Woogie, Queen and Ray Charles.

Before America came calling, Bonham was a farm boy from Australia who rose to fame from Australian and UK television appearances and selling more than 14 million records in Russia. He now performs all across the United States and is excited to return to The Smith Center in Las Vegas.

“This year’s show will have a new format and will feature many styles of music,” said Bonham. “Get ready for the ride of your life Las Vegas, Ryan and I are ready to leave it all on the stage.”

Tickets range from $30-$40 and are on sale now at The Smith Center Box Office, located at 361 Symphony Park Avenue, by phone at 702.749.2000 or online at TheSmithCenter.com.

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS ANNOUNCES FULL CASTING FOR THE SMITH CENTER ENGAGEMENT

 

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
THE MOST AWARDED MUSICAL OF 2015
ANNOUNCES FULL CASTING FOR
THE SMITH CENTER ENGAGEMENT

 

 AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, the most awarded new musical of 2015 and winner of four Tony Awards®, will play Las Vegas’ The Smith Center for a one week engagement April 11 – April 16, 2017.

 

Jerry Mulligan and Lise Dassin will be played by Garen Scribner and Sara Esty, who performed these leading roles on Broadway. Joining them are Etai Benson (Wicked) as Adam Hochberg; Emily Ferranti (Wicked, Dreamgirls) as Milo Davenport; Gayton Scott (Gypsy, The Women) as Madame Baurel; and Nick Spangler (The Book of Mormon, Rogers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella) as Henri Baurel.

 

Leigh-Ann Esty (Miami City Ballet) and Ryan Steele (Newsies, Matilda) join the cast as the Lise and Jerry alternates. Rounding out the ensemble are: Karolina Blonski, Brittany Bohn, Stephen Brower, Randy Castillo, Jessica Cohen, Jace Coronado, Barton Cowperthwaite, Alexa De Barr, Ashlee Dupré, Erika Hebron, Christopher M. Howard, Colby Q. Lindeman, Nathalie Marrable, Tom Mattingly, Caitlin Meighan, Alida Michal, Don Noble, Sayiga Eugene Peabody, Alexandra Pernice, David Prottas, Danielle Santos, Lucas Segovia, Kyle Vaughn, Laurie Wells, Dana Winkle, Erica Wong and Blake Zelesnikar.

 

Inspired by the Academy-Award winning film, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is the romantic story about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. Directed and choreographed by 2015 Tony Award-winner Christopher Wheeldon, the show features the music and lyrics of George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin, and a book by Craig Lucas.

The creative team is also comprised of Tony Award-winners Bob Crowley (set and costume designer) and Natasha Katz (lighting designer); Jon Weston (sound designer); 59 Productions (projection designer); Rob Fisher (musical score adaption, arrangement and supervision); Todd Ellison (musical supervisor); David Andrews Rogers (musical director/conductor); Christopher Austin and Bill Elliott (orchestrations); Sam Davis (dance arrangements); Telsey + Company/Rachel Hoffman, C.S.A. (casting); Rick Steiger (production supervisor); Dontee Kiehn (associate director); and Sean Kelly (associate choreographer).

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS won four 2015 Tony Awards, four Drama Desk Awards, four Outer Critics Circle Awards, the Drama League Award for Best Musical, three Fred and Adele Astaire Awards, and two Theatre World Awards. The musical was included on the Year’s Best lists of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Entertainment Weekly, The New Yorker, the Associated Press, The Hollywood Reporter, and The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The Masterworks Broadway Original Broadway Cast recording of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS was nominated for the Best Musical Theater Album Grammy Award.

The score of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS includes the songs “I Got Rhythm,” “Liza,” “‘’S Wonderful,” “But Not For Me,” “I’ll Build a Stairway to Paradise,” and orchestral music including “Concerto in F,” “Second Prelude,” “Second Rhapsody/Cuban Overture” and “An American In Paris.”

 

The production opened to widespread critical acclaim at the Palace Theatre on Broadway in April 2015 after its world premiere at the Théâtre du Châtelet in Paris. The New York production closed in October, 2016 after playing more than 600 performances.  A West End production of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS opens in March 2017 at the Dominion Theatre.

 

The producing team includes Stuart Oken, Van Kaplan and Roy Furman by special arrangement with Elephant Eye Theatrical, Pittsburgh CLO and Théâtre du Châtelet.

 

For more information, visit AnAmericanInParisBroadway.com or 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 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.

CELEBRATED CAMP BROADWAY RETURNS TO THE SMITH CENTER THIS JULY WITH SHINING STARS JULY 10 – 14 & MAINSTAGE JULY 17 – 21

CELEBRATED CAMP BROADWAY RETURNS TO
THE SMITH CENTER THIS JULY WITH
Shining Stars July 10 – 14 & Mainstage July 17 – 21

 

Enrollment for Both Programs Now Open!

Following five successful years of programming in Las Vegas, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts is proud to announce the return of Camp Broadway for a highly-anticipated sixth year. Featuring two signature programs, Camp Broadway places students ages six to 17 in the spotlight center stage. For more information, visit TheSmithCenter.com/CampBroadway.

 

Developed to boost confidence, character and presentation skills through ensemble performance, the immersive week-long programs provide a well-rounded experience of musical theater and drama presented in an enlightening and joyous format. Activities include acting technique workshops, exposure to the Broadway movement and music rehearsal process, and performance opportunities led by trained Broadway professionals. Inspired by Broadway’s cherished works and steeped in its grand traditions, campers work together as a team to create works of art that will be performed in the Family Finale.

 

Shining Stars, for students ages six to nine, features five half days – with a choice of morning or afternoon sessions – of musical-theater creative play from July 10 to 14 for $450. This summer, Shining Stars will step into “a world of pure imagination” where they will learn songs, create original choreography, design sets and construct costumes based on the beloved musical: “Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka!” Mainstage, for students ages 10 to 17, features five full days of musical theater programming from July 17 to 21 for $695. Both programs are led by trained Broadway professionals who will instruct students through the process of learning scenes, songs, choreography and staging from Broadway’s most renowned productions. This season two productions will be featured for Mainstage. The younger campers’ track will tell the classic story of Peter Pan, and the older campers’ track will travel to a land far, far away in “Shrek – The Musical.”

 

Program prices at The Smith Center are set at $450 for Shining Stars and at $695 for Mainstage Camp. Both camps are open to students of all skill levels; no previous experience is necessary. Children are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis and space is limited. For more information, visit TheSmithCenter.com/CampBroadway.

About The Smith Center for the Performing Arts
The hallmark of downtown Las Vegas’ 61-acre urban development known as Symphony Park, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts is a public-private partnership that opened in March 2012. Heralded as the city’s Heart of the Arts®, The Smith Center is an architectural triumph and long-awaited cultural achievement that educates and entertains the citizens of Southern Nevada. The $470 million world-class performing arts center offers a blend of performances by resident companies, first-run touring attractions, lectures and internationally-acclaimed performers in music, theater and dance. The five-acre campus features four performance spaces including the 2,050-seat Reynolds Hall, the 244-seat Cabaret Jazz club, the 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 Camp Broadway
CAMP BROADWAY® LLC was founded in 1995 and is recognized as Broadway’s “original” summer camp. The company’s mission is to make theatre arts an accessible and relevant way for creative children to build confidence, hone presentation skills and discover their unique talents at every stage of their lives. Camp Broadway is now a respected industry leader in audience engagement and a trusted source for parents or teachers seeking quality year-round enrichment programs, experiential events and educational workshops. Every year, thousands of children and students from around the world travel to New York City to attend Camp Broadway’s annual musical theater camp on Broadway and participate in its pre-show workshops offered to enhance their theatergoing at many Broadway shows. Camp Broadway’s touring camp is presented by partner theaters in Atlanta, Buffalo, Greenville, Jacksonville, Las Vegas, Miami, Pittsburgh, Providence, San Antonio, Tempe and Westhampton Beach. The Camp Broadway Kids are featured frequently in special appearances at Carnegie Hall, Madison Square Garden, the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and other premier entertainment venues. In 2016, Camp Broadway was honored with a Special Drama Desk Award for “introducing young people to the magic of theater and for playing a crucial role in creating tomorrow’s audiences for over 20 years.”  To learn more, visit www.campbroadway.com.

The Smith Center Hosts Celebration of Any Given Child’s Fifth Anniversary, Oct. 4

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The Smith Center Hosts Celebration of Any Given Child’s Fifth Anniversary

Elaine Wynn, Mayor Carolyn Goodman among attendees recognizing program for arts in education


To celebrate the fifth anniversary of Ensuring the Arts for Any Given Child Southern Nevada, The Smith Center hosted an event yesterday, Oct. 4 that recognized all parties involved with successfully launching the national program at a local level. Provided by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Any Given Child assists communities in creating strategic plans to ensure access and equity to quality arts education for local students.

 

Event attendees included Mayor Carolyn Goodman, Elaine Wynn, Clark County School District (CCSD) Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky, and Mario Rossero, Senior Vice President of Education at the Kennedy Center. Representatives were also present from the many organizations on the Community Arts Team that helped launch the Southern Nevada program.

 

“The Kennedy Center created something really special that we get to be a part of,” said Smith Center CEO and President, Myron Martin. “Las Vegas was an early city to take this on, so we’re proud of that.”

 

In Dec. 2010, Las Vegas became the fourth city nationwide to participate in Any Given Child. To roll out this initiative, the Community Arts Team comprised of local arts and education-related organizations collected a year of data and formed a corresponding strategy.

 

The program has since expanded to 23 cities, Rossero said, but Las Vegas remains the largest Any Given Child program in the U.S. Rossero lauded the efforts of Candy Schneider, President of Education and Outreach at The Smith Center, as well as the Community Arts Team in making the program successful.

 

“This is a big deal,” said Rossero. “This fifth anniversary really means a lot and you’ve accomplished a lot.”

 

In the 2011-12 fiscal year, the Southern Nevada program kicked off with 26 pilot CCSD schools and approximately 18,000 students being served with arts resources, as well as 85 teachers participating in arts-integrated professional development workshops. By the 2015-16 fiscal year, this had expanded to approximately 143,000 students from 356 CCSD, charter and private schools being served with arts resources, and 884 teachers participating in professional development workshops.

 

The arts resources schools have enjoyed include: field trips to venues throughout the community, artist residencies and in-school performances, and professional development for teachers to integrate the arts into math, science, language arts and social studies. Community organizations have provided all of these resources free of charge.

 

Speaking in her role as president of the Nevada State Board of Education, Wynn praised the success of the program and how it plants seeds of inspiration among local children.

 

“Maybe (Southern Nevada Any Given Child) will serve as a blueprint for other places as it continues to unfold,” said Wynn.

 

Recalling how much he was impacted by seeing theatrical productions as a child, Skorkowsky said the program has helped develop CCSD into a leader in fine arts education.

 

“We have to build that passion in our children and expose them to those opportunities,” said Skorkowsky.

 

Mayor Goodman lauded how organizations across the community have come together to bring the arts to local students of many age groups.

 

“I can assure you the city is fully supportive of and behind the arts,” she said. “Especially this program.”

 

Organizations on the Community Arts Team behind the program include: After-School All Stars, CCSD, the city of Henderson, the Las Vegas Office of Cultural Affairs, Clark County Parks and Recreation, Discovery Children’s Museum, Las Vegas Arts Commission, Las Vegas Youth Orchestras, Metro Arts Council of Southern Nevada, Nevada Ballet Theatre, Nevada School of the Arts, The Public Education Foundation, The Rainbow Company Youth Theatre, West Las Vegas Arts Center, The Smith Center, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, The Kennedy Center, the Nevada Arts Council and principal leadership from CVT Gilbert and Frank Lamping elementary schools.

 

Thelma Davis, principal of Robert Lunt Elementary School in Las Vegas, said Any Given Child has provided students at her school with access to the arts they wouldn’t otherwise have. Teachers have also informed her that they have completely changed their teaching styles as a result of professional development to integrate the arts across curriculum areas.

 

“Without the Southern Nevada Ensuring the Arts for Any Given Child initiative, this opportunity (for arts integration) would be just out of reach,” said Davis.

 

For more information about Any Given Child, visit http://www.thesmithcenter.com/education/ensuring-the-arts-for-any-given-child/.

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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 258-seat 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.

Legendary Singer Jack Jones to Perform at The Smith Center’s Cabaret Jazz October 17-18

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Legendary Singer Jack Jones to Perform at The Smith Center’s
Cabaret Jazz October 17-18

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Two-time Grammy Award winner and Emmy winner, Jack Jones, will perform at Cabaret Jazz at The Smith Center on October 17-18 at 7 p.m. Jones will be accompanied by pianist Christian Jacob, bassist Chris Colangelo and drummer Kendall Kay during this performance inside the intimate venue. Ticket pricing starts at $39 and can be purchased online at www.TheSmithCenter.com or by calling 702-749-2000.

With over 50 recorded albums (17 of them charting Billboard’s Top 20) and two Grammys, Jack Jones continues to charm audiences with his wit, sensitivity and vocal power. Jones made his professional debut when he was just 19 years old during a stint as part of his father, Allan Jones’ act at the Thunderbird Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Jones is widely known for his recordings of “Wives and Lovers” and “Lollipops and Roses.” In addition to a successful recording career, Jones’ credits include film and television roles; he has also performed and recorded popular theme songs for film and TV such as “Love with a Proper Stranger” and “The Love Boat.”

“It is an honor to have the opportunity to return to the city that started it all for me and perform with an immensely talented trio of musicians,” said Jack Jones. “I am looking forward to getting the chance to really connect and engage with the audience in an intimate setting at The Smith Center.”

Jones’ newest album, Seriously Frank, celebrates the life of a man who he not only deeply admired but developed a close and long-standing friendship. Seriously Frank is a collection of songs selected by Jones that he feels accurately reflects the life, times and career of Frank Sinatra. The album features a 22-piece band with arrangements by the great Patrick Williams, one of the great arrangers of our time.

From his peers, such compliments as “A Singer’s Singer” and “He pours his heart into every song – there is an obvious joy in every performance” are commonplace. Just before he retired, Sinatra publicly said, “Jack Jones is the next major singer in show business.” Frank Sinatra, Jr. and his dad gave Jones two of the greatest compliments of his life. “One of the major singers of our time,” said Frank Sinatra. “He has the best voice, and he has made the best use of that voice… Jack has always been an excellent singer and is probably the best of all of us,” said Frank Sinatra, Jr.

The New York Times raves, “He is arguably the most technically accomplished male pop singer”. Smooth Jazz Magazine hailed, “To take songs from one of the greatest performers of the 20th century, and craft them into a proper tribute is not an easy task, but Jack Jones truly delivered”. The LA Jazz Scene raved, “The audience stood and cheered the artistry of Jack Jones and his fine backing musicians. It was one of the best evenings I ever spent in Catalina’s. Jack Jones delivered an exciting, well-paced program of fine classic tunes. Bravo!”

For more information on Jones, please visit www.JackJones.org.

About Jack Jones
A double Grammy winner, Jack Jones performs around the globe to sold-out audiences in venues ranging from Jazz clubs to the London Palladium. Jones’ talent and commitment to his art earned him two Grammy’s for “Best Pop Male Vocal Performance” with his singles “Lollipops and Roses” by Anthony Velona and Bacharach/ David’s “Wives and Lovers”. With over 50 recorded albums (17 of them charting Billboard’s Top 20) and consistently sold-out world tours, Jack Jones continues to charm audiences with his wit, sensitivity and vocal power. In addition to a successful recording career, Jones’ impressive credits include film and television roles; an internationally syndicated TV variety show; performances at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, and the White House. He has also performed and later recorded popular theme songs for film and TV (Love with a Proper Stranger, The Love Boat). Today, Jack can be found performing concerts to sold-out audiences around the globe at performing arts centers, casinos, symphony halls and even intimate cabarets.

THE SMITH CENTER LAUNCHES NEW FANFARE! NETWORKING GROUP

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The Smith Center Launches New FANFARE!

Networking Group


 The Smith Center for the Performing Arts introduced a new initiative to connect with young professionals who love the arts on Aug. 17, when the performing arts complex hosted a launch event for its FANFARE! networking and affinity group. Created for rising professionals ages 21 to 40, the group provides a broad network of community members passionate about the arts, with a variety of benefits for members.

 

Encouraging young professional leaders to build a relationship with The Smith Center, FANFARE! offers an insider’s experience of the world-class performing arts center, along with ongoing networking opportunities. The group’s activities include seasonal events exploring the arts and culture scene in Las Vegas, allowing members to rub elbows with fellow arts aficionados and experience special access to cultural hot spots across the community.

 

Alisa Nave-Worth, a member of The Smith Center President’s Advisory Council, played a key role in developing the new group. She felt inspired to connect young business leaders with The Smith Center as a result of her own rewarding experiences with supporting the arts in Las Vegas, she said.

 

“FANFARE! is a new resource for the young professional leaders in Las Vegas to get a behind-the-scenes understanding of The Smith Center and all that it brings to our community,” Nave-Worth said. “It is going to be a unique opportunity to begin a lifelong relationship with the cultural heart of the Valley and to become a future leader of The Smith Center.”

 

The group’s name derives from the multicolored Pipe Dreams sculpture at The Smith Center that was inspired by Aaron Copland’s “Fanfare for the Common Man,” reflecting The Smith Center’s mission to serve the common man.

 

The launch event for FANFARE! included a happy hour and exclusive backstage tour. The group’s upcoming activities this year include a Broadway Series event, plus special access to The Smith Center’s Cabaret Jazz venue. Membership is required to attend all of the group’s events.

 

The full benefits of FANFARE! membership include:

 

  • Quarterly events highlighting the arts and culture scene in Las Vegas
  • Special offers, discounts and advance notice of select shows and performances
  • All of the benefits of membership with The Smith Center, depending on the level of support, such as backstage tours, cast meet-and-greets and more
  • Networking with other young professionals and The Smith Center’s leadership

 

Members also enjoy the unique role of serving as ambassadors for The Smith Center in their personal networks and on social media.

 

FANFARE! membership requires a minimum contribution of $20.84 per month or $250 annually. To learn more or to join, visit www.thesmithcenter.com/support-us/fanfare/.

 

THE SMITH CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS HOSTS FOURTH ANNUAL NEVADA HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATER AWARDS, MAY 29

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THE SMITH CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS HOSTS FOURTH ANNUAL NEVADA HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATER AWARDS, MAY 29

Competition awards outstanding youth for musical theater excellence

 

 

In a continued effort to nurture the artistic expression and development of Nevada’s high school theater students, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts will host the fourth annual Nevada High School Musical Theater Awards, concluding the 2015 – 2016 school year with a competition that will culminate in a final performance on Sunday, May 29 inside Reynolds Hall. Tickets for the event are $10 and may be purchased in-person at The Smith Center or online at TheSmithCenter.com.

 

The awards show will feature 19 nominees who were selected by these high schools. Two students will be recognized with the Dr. Keith Boman prize for “Best Performance by an Actor” and “Best Performance by an Actress” award from among the 19 Nevada nominees. The two selected nominees will receive a complimentary 10-day trip to New York City to represent Nevada in the National High School Musical Theatre Awards, they will enjoy private coaching, master classes and rehearsals with renowned professionals, followed by a panel of industry experts selecting two exceptional students for The Jimmy™ Award for “Best Performance.” Participants will receive opportunities for merit scholarships and professional advancement, as well as the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to perform on the Minskoff stage on Broadway.

 

“Last year, it was magical to watch these kids blossom from their school theater productions, to taking the stage here at The Smith Center, to having an opportunity to learn and perform on a world-famous stage in the heart of Broadway,” said President and CEO of The Smith Center Myron Martin. “I can’t wait to see what’s in store for this year’s performances and to announce this year’s winners.”

 

The Nevada High School Musical Theater Awards welcomes public, private, charter and non-profit high schools across the state to nominate two students from their respective school. In order to qualify, students must have played a leading role in an eligible, full-length musical production on their high school campus during the school year.

 

For more information about the Nevada High School Musical Theater Awards and to learn how to participate in the 2016 – 2017 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 258-seat 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.

Season Tickets for Unparalleled 2016-2017 Broadway Las Vegas Season at The Smith Center On Sale May 2

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SEASON TICKETS FOR UNPARALLELED 2016-2017

BROADWAY LAS VEGAS SEASON AT THE SMITH CENTER ON SALE MAY 2
ENJOY SEVEN SHOWS OF YOUR CHOICE STARTING AT JUST $203

Season tickets for the highly anticipated 2016-2017 Broadway Las Vegas season at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts will be available for purchase beginning Monday, May 2. Sponsored by Southern Nevada Ford Stores, the season will feature Tony Award®-winning productions, Broadway smashes and first-ever national tours. For more information visit TheSmithCenter.com.
The nine-show series will feature Broadway sensations like BEAUTIFUL – THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, FUN HOME, MATILDA THE MUSICAL, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA and others. Patrons have the flexibility when scheduling their season to choose a nine, eight, or seven show series. The seven show series starts at $203.
Season ticket holders will also receive first priority for tickets to the smash-hit musical HAMILTON and the best way to guarantee tickets to the production is to purchase a subscription for the 2016-2017 season.  Subscribers who renew their subscription for the 2017-2018 season will be able to guarantee their seats for the premiere Las Vegas engagement of HAMILTON before tickets become available to the general public.

 

Season ticket orders may be purchased by visiting TheSmithCenter.com/Broadway, by phone at 702-749-2VIP (2847) or 808-326-6868 (TTY) and at the Box Office located at 361 Symphony Park Ave. For preferred seating and special rates for groups of 10 or more, contact 702-749-2348.

 

For more information on this season’s productions, please see below.

 

THE SOUND OF MUSIC

Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2016 – Sunday, Aug. 14, 2016

THE HILLS ARE ALIVE! A brand new production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award® winner Jack O’Brien, is coming to The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. The beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will once again thrill audiences with its Tony®, Grammy® and Academy Award®-winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Edelweiss” and the title song. THE SOUND OF MUSIC enjoyed extraordinary success as a live television production when “The Sound of Music Live!” aired on NBC in December, 2013 and was seen by over 44 million people. 2015 marked the 50th anniversary of the film version, which continues to be the most successful movie musical in history.

 

BEAUTIFUL – THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL

Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2016 – Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016

BEAUTIFUL – THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL tells the Tony® and Grammy® Award-winning inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music, she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.

 

IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS

Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016 – Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016

The timeless movie “White Christmas” is adapted for the stage in a lavish new production that the New York Times says to “put on your wish list.” IRVING BERLIN’S WHITE CHRISTMAS tells the story of a song-and-dance team putting on a show in a magical Vermont inn and falling for a stunning sister act in the process. This merry and bright holiday musical is full of dancing, laughter and some of the greatest songs ever written!

 

FUN HOME

Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017 – Sunday, Jan. 8, 2017

Every once in a while a Broadway musical comes along that surprises, moves and excites audiences in ways only a truly landmark musical can.  The groundbreaking, uplifting and exquisite new musical FUN HOME was the event of the Broadway season, receiving raves from critics and audiences alike, winning five 2015 Tony® Awards including BEST MUSICAL and making history along the way. Based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir, FUN HOME introduces us to Alison at three different ages as she explores and unravels the many mysteries of her childhood. A refreshingly honest musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes, FUN HOME is extraordinary, a rare beauty that pumps fresh air into Broadway.

 

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL

Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017 – Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017

It began as one man’s story… became everyone’s music… and is now Broadway’s musical. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat. Featuring classic songs such as “My Girl” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” experience the story behind the music in the record-breaking smash hit MOTOWN THE MUSICAL!

 

FINDING NEVERLAND

Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017 – Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017

FINDING NEVERLAND is Broadway’s biggest new hit and the winner of Broadway.com’s Audience Choice Award for BEST MUSICAL! This breathtaking smash “captures the kid-at-heart” (Time Magazine). Vogue cheers, “it’s a must-see you’ll remember for years to come!”Directed by visionary Tony® winner Diane Paulus, FINDING NEVERLAND tells the incredible story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters: Peter Pan.  Playwright J.M. Barrie struggles to find inspiration until he meets four young brothers and their beautiful widowed mother. Spellbound by the boys’ enchanting make-believe adventures, he sets out to write a play that will astound London theatergoers.  With a little bit of pixie dust and a lot of faith, Barrie takes this monumental leap, leaving his old world behind for Neverland where nothing is impossible and the wonder of childhood lasts forever. The magic of Barrie’s classic tale springs spectacularly to life in this heartwarming theatrical event. FINDING NEVERLAND is “far andaway the best musical of the year!” (NPR).

 

MATILDA THE MUSICAL

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 – Sunday, March 19, 2017

Time Magazine’s #1 Show of the Year! Winner of 50 international awards, including four Tony Awards®, MATILDA THE MUSICAL is the story of an extraordinary girl who, armed with a vivid imagination and a sharp mind, dares to take a stand and change her own destiny. Based on the beloved novel by Roald Dahl, MATILDA continues to thrill sold-out audiences of all ages on Broadway, in London’s West End, and in Sydney, Australia. The Wall Street Journal says, “The makers of MATILDA have done the impossible – triumphantly! It is smart, sweet, zany and stupendous fun.”

 

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 – Sunday, April 16, 2017

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is the new Tony Award®-winning musical about an American soldier, a mysterious French girl and an indomitable European city, each yearning for a new beginning in the aftermath of war. Acclaimed director/choreographer and 2015 Tony Award® winner Christopher Wheeldon brings the magic and romance of Paris into the perfect harmony with unforgettable songs from George and Ira Gershwin in the show that earned more awards than any other musical in the 2014-2015 season!

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THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 – Sunday, June 11, 2017

Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will come to The Smith Center for the Performing Arts as part of a brand new North American Tour. Hailed by critics as “bigger and better than ever before,” this production boasts many exciting special effects including the show’s legendary chandelier, new scenic and lighting designs, new staging and choreography. The beloved story and thrilling score will be performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this PHANTOM one of the largest productions now on tour.

 

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 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.

 

TV Star Miles “Baby Boogaloo” Brown Joins Cast of Fourth Edition of One Night for ONE DROP

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TV STAR MILES “BABY BOOGALOO” BROWN JOINS CAST OF FOURTH EDITION OF ONE NIGHT FOR ONE DROP

Star-studded benefit will debut at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, March 18

 

TV star Miles “Baby Boogaloo” Brown will make his highly anticipated debut in the fourth edition of One Night for ONE DROP imagined by Cirque du Soleil® on Friday, March 18. Known for his key role as “Jack Johnson” in ABC’s Blackish, Brown will tell the childhood story of this year’s artistic director Hassan El Hajjami as he journeys on a quest for water in this completely original, one-night-only production. Presented by MGM Resorts International, McLaren Automotive and Zappos, One Night for ONE DROP is an annual celebration to raise funds and awareness for critical water issues worldwide.

“I’ve never been more excited!” said Brown. “This is my first time ever performing with Cirque du Soleil and I still can’t believe that it’s happening. It’s a dream come true!”

 

“Back in Morocco, my grandmother and I had to walk for water every day because she didn’t have any in her village,” said El Hajjami. “When I was chosen to create this year’s One Night for ONE DROP, I immediately thought of my good friend Miles and knew he would be the perfect representation of my younger self. We are grateful for his evident enthusiasm and willingness to star in this show.”

 

Known as one of television’s most unforgettable young stars, Miles “Baby Boogaloo” Brown currently stars as “Jack Johnson” in ABC’s hit show Blackish, performing alongside renowned actors Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross. Brown previously appeared on Drunk History, The Thundermans, Shameless and Raising Hope and was also heard as the voice of “Jack” in Disney Junior’s Goldie and Bear. The 11-year-old actor, dancer and rapper has been featured on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, America’s Got Talent, Yo Gabba Gabba, Justin Bieber’s “Believe” and Battlefield America, and will soon make his debut in the global masterpiece One Night for ONE DROP imagined by Cirque du Soleil.

 

All proceeds will benefit ONE DROP’s global initiatives, along with innovative educational programming in Nevada through a partnership with the Las Vegas Springs Preserve. Individual, tax-deductible VIP tickets, which include the post-show extravaganza and after-party, are available for $3,000, with show-only tickets starting at $100. Sponsorship packages and individual tickets are available at www.onedrop.org/onenight or by calling 1.844.33.WATER. In addition to the show, packages will include pre-and-post-show parties complete with live performances, breathtaking attractions, Cirque du Soleil artists, delectable hors d’oeuvres, celebratory cocktails and more.

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About ONE DROP™

ONE DROP™ is an international non-profit organization created by Cirque du Soleil® founder Guy Laliberté. At the core of our mission is water as a transformative force to improve living conditions, as well as give communities the ability to care for themselves and their family. We believe in the combined power of safe water for consumption and production while inspiring behavioral change towards water and proper hygiene practices by creating a lasting understanding through social arts. To do this, ONE DROP has developed the unique A∙B∙C for Sustainability™ intervention approach, a winning combination of strategic and operational initiatives designed to address access to safe water. To learn more about ONE DROP, visit www.ONEDROP.org.

 

About Cirque du Soleil®

Cirque du Soleil® is a Québec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. Since its beginnings in 1984, over 160 million spectators in 400 cities and 60 countries have been thrilled by Cirque du Soleil. In 2015, 18 shows will simultaneously be presented around the world. Cirque du Soleil has been the recipient of many prestigious awards, including the Emmy, Drama Desk, Bambi, ACE, Gémeaux, Félix and Rose d’Or de Montreux.

 

In Las Vegas, Cirque du Soleil has eight permanent resident shows. These productions include Mystère at Treasure Island, “O” at Bellagio Resort & Casino, Zumanity at New York-New York Hotel & Casino, KÀ at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, The Beatles™ LOVE™ at The Mirage Hotel & Casino, CRISS ANGEL Believe at Luxor Hotel & Casino, Zarkana at ARIA Resort & Casino and Michael Jackson ONE at Mandalay Bay.

 

For more information, visit the Cirque du Soleil website at https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/las-vegas. Like us on Facebook or Tweet us: @Cirque.

UPDATED LISTING: El Cortez Hotel & Casino January Promotions and Events

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El Cortez Hotel & Casino January Promotions and Events

 

 

New Gaming Promotions

 

Free Play Frenzy for Jackpot Winners in January
Throughout January, Club Cortez players who win a $200 jackpot or higher on a slot machine, video poker five-cent machine, lower domination machine or live keno will received free play. Club Cortez players who win a $300 jackpot or more on video poker ten-cent or high denomination machine will receive free play. For additional information or to redeem tickets, please visit Club Cortez.

 

New Casino Events

 

UFC Viewing Party – Saturday, Jan. 2
Catch all the face smashing action of the UFC fight on Saturday, Jan. 2 in the El Cortez Fiesta Room from 5 to 10 p.m. Stadium fare and drink specials will be available for purchase in addition to a cash bar. General admission is $20 and half-price admission is offered for all Club Cortez members, UFC Fight Club members and Zappos employees. As part of the entry fee, guests will receive one complimentary drink. Tickets will be available at the casino cage from now until 4 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 1. Guests may still purchase tickets after 4 p.m. at the door of the viewing party.

 

Weekly Entertainment Inside The Parlour Bar
Beginning Friday, Jan. 8, Joey Ugarte brings dynamic Jazz sounds to The Parlour Bar stage performing every Friday at 7 p.m.

 

Ongoing Casino Events

 

Saturday Point Fever – The 1,000,000 Point Giveaway at El Cortez
Club Cortez will give away one million points every Saturday throughout January. Ten Club Cortez members will be randomly selected for the opportunity to win 100,000 points every Saturday. Players will receive one virtual drawing ticket for every 200 points earned each day during the week. Club Cortez members can also earn entry multipliers at the kiosks every day with Metal Horse Race. Players must activate their virtual drawing tickets at the kiosks beginning at 10 a.m., each Saturday.

 

Touch Screen Kiosks for Club Cortez Members

In an effort to continue providing innovative ways for Club Cortez members to access account information, El Cortez offers four new touch screen kiosks throughout the casino floor. Members can use the kiosks to find promotional offers and play exciting kiosks games. El Cortez is currently offering four promotions at the new kiosks:

 

  • New Players Sign Up: Earn 500 slot points in a day and receive $5 in Free Slot Play.
  • Spin N’ Win Promotion: Earn 100 slot points in a day and have a chance to spin the virtual prize wheel at one of the MGT kiosks. Club Cortez members who spin the wheel have the opportunity to win one of eight great prizes, including $50 in Free Slot Play. Everyone is guaranteed a winner! Voucher expires seven days after issue date; limit one spin per day.
  • Sizzle, Smoke & Sub: Earn 1,500 points in a day and receive your choice of a free pack of cigarettes, a free Jackie Burger Special or a $6 Subway voucher. Voucher expires in 24 hours of issuance; limit of one redemption per day.
  • Birthday Revealer: Direct mail free slot play offer for qualified Club Cortez members.

 

Personalized Website Feature for Club Cortez Members
El Cortez offers a personalized URL website, provided by High Impact Direct, a leader in micro player marketing, for players to keep track of various earned offers and promotions. The feature allows Club Cortez members a fast, simple and easy way to check on earned benefits.

 

Don’t Miss Instant Action at the El Cortez
Instant Action allows players to turn earned points into free play without ever having to leave the machines.  Instant Action also allows players to activate promotional free play without having to visit the slot club.

 

Weekly High Noon “Wheel and Deal” Drawing
Club Cortez players have an opportunity to win $500, $300, $200 or $100 in promotional chips during Wheel and Deal drawings every Saturday at 12 p.m. The giveaway offers two $100 prizes offered in total for fourth and fifth place. Throughout the week, drawing entries can be earned during blackjack, roulette and baccarat. During blackjack, tickets are distributed to players when the dealer receives a blackjack; during roulette, tickets are distributed to players when a 0 or 00 is hit; and during baccarat, players receive a ticket every time a winning “tie” hand is dealt. Promotional chips may be placed on any even money bet on blackjack, roulette or baccarat. Players will earn double the number of drawing entry tickets every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Players can only win one prize per drawing. There is no limit to the number of entries a player may submit. Winners have two minutes to redeem their prize. Please see Club Cortez for additional details.

 

El Cortez News

 

Increase Room Savings with Extended Stays
Receive up to 35 percent off hotel rooms when booking for extended stay dates. Discount rates will be based on the length of the stay, for a maximum of seven nights. Blackout dates apply. Please call 702.385.5200 for details and reservations.

 

Friends of The Smith Center Enjoy Benefits at El Cortez
El Cortez Hotel & Casino welcomes friends of The Smith Center for the Performing Arts to downtown Las Vegas by extending on-property benefits to show-goers. Individuals who show an official “Friends of the Smith Center” card or Smith Center show tickets and stubs on the same date as a performance can receive 25 percent off an entire meal at Siegel’s 1941 and a complimentary additional night’s stay after booking a one-night stay at El Cortez.

 

New Food and Beverage Promotions

 

Drink of the Month – $5 French 75
Throughout January, El Cortez guests can indulge in a specialty cocktail dubbed the French 75, a classic cocktail of Champagne, Gin, Lemon and Rock Candy Syrup, the perfect cocktail to celebrate the property’s 75th anniversary. The French 75 is available at all casino bars for $5.

 

New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day Menu
El Cortez guests and football fanatics can enjoy a special New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day menu for $47.50 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Beginning the dining experience, guests can enjoy a cocktail of choice and the option of Lobster Bisque Soup or Spinach Salad, with wild and exotic mushrooms topped with a warm bacon vinaigrette. For the main course, the menu will feature a Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon, served with a bordelaise sauce, truffled and whipped potatoes and fresh asparagus. In addition, the menu will include coffee and assorted petit fours.

 

Fresh Stone Crab is back at El Cortez Hotel & Casino
Siegel’s 1941 welcomes the weekly return of the ever-popular fresh jumbo stone crab dinner special throughout January. Stone crab is flown in fresh from Florida every week for the Friday and Saturday dinner special.

 

Ongoing Food and Beverage Promotions

 

Express Lunch Menu
El Cortez guests looking for a quick and delicious dining experience can now enjoy the property’s 30-minute Express Lunch Menu. Guests can enjoy regular menu items including ($13.50) 7 Layer Lasagna Bolognese; ($12.50) Spaghetti and Meatballs; ($10) Cup of Soup Du Jour and Half of a Deli Sandwich with the choice of fries, chips or Cole slaw; ($9.50) Iceberg Lettuce Wedge Salad with bacon, tomato and bleu cheese dressing; or ($9) Carolina Pulled Pork Sandwich with a choice of fries, chips or Cole slaw.

 

The Breakfast Muffin Supreme
El Cortez offers guest a daily English Muffin Sandwich and cup of coffee special for $5 from 11 p.m. to 11 a.m. The English muffin sandwich includes Canadian bacon, smokey bacon, fried egg topped with cheddar and jack cheeses

 

$10.95 “Morning, Noon & Night” Prime Rib Special
El Cortez guest can satisfy that steak craving with a savory Prime Rib dinner including seasonal vegetables and baked potato for $10.95. The Prime Rib special is available from dusk-to-dawn, 24 hours, seven days a week at Siegel’s 1941.

 

Daily Double Happy Hour at The Parlour Bar
Happy Hour enthusiasts can now add The Parlour Bar to the list of downtown hotspots with a new daily happy hour available from 4 to 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. Guests can throwback two-for-one cocktails, $3 Crafthaus pints and half buck (50 cent) wings.

 

Late Night $6 Jackie Burger and Beer Special
El Cortez guests can enjoy a $6 Jackie Burger, including chips and a 12-ounce domestic draft beer. The Jackie Burger special is available late night from 11 p.m. to 6 a.m., unless you have a voucher from the MGT kiosk.

 

Meal Deals
Every Wednesday at El Cortez diners ages 50 and up get 50 percent off orders from the restaurant’s special menu. Age brings wisdom but wisdom is better with a side of fries. Available for dine-in only.

 

Half-Off Wine Thursdays
Every Thursday guests who purchase two entrees can receive 50 percent off any bottle of wine.

 

Champagne Thursdays in The Parlour Bar
Every Thursday guests can raise a glass and enjoy $5 French champagne inside The Parlour Bar.

 

Game-side Dining Available at El Cortez Hotel & Casino
El Cortez players can enjoy the luxury of Gambling Gourmet, game-side dining, which allows guests to no longer worry about deciding between dinner and winning. Guests can enjoy the great food El Cortez has to offer without ever leaving the casino floor. Gambling Gourmet is available everyday from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

 

The Parlour Bar Offers Exclusive Dining Menu

El Cortez serves a special nightly dining menu exclusively available at The Parlour Bar from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.

  • Steak Fries ($6), house-seasoned thick-cut fries served with chipotle ranch dressing.
  • Artichoke Spinach Dip ($7), spinach, marinated artichoke hearts mixed with melted cheddar and jack cheeses topped with seasoned bread crumbs and served with fresh crostini.
  • Fish Tacos ($8), fried cod filets served on flour tortillas and topped with shredded lettuce and Crème Fraiche.
  • Lollipop Wings ($8), fried chicken drumettes served with bleu cheese dressing.
  • Pulled Pork Slider ($9), slow-braised pork shoulder served on a dollar roll with Creole mayo.
  • Barbecue Chicken Slider ($9), served with fresh coleslaw and Jack Daniel’s barbecue sauce
  • Parlour Melt ($9), grilled hamburger patty with Swiss cheese and grilled onions served on a dollar roll.
  • Grilled Shrimp ($11), seasonal grilled Gulf shrimp served with a spicy teriyaki sauce.

 

Free Ice Cream Bars for Club Cortez Players
El Cortez Hotel & Casino is helping Club Cortez members satisfy their sweet tooth by serving free ice cream bars for players who hit a jackpot of $25 or more every Wednesday.

 

About El Cortez Hotel & Casino:
El Cortez Hotel & Casino is the longest continuously operating hotel-casino in Las Vegas and celebrates its 74th year of operation in 2015. The iconic property can be found in historic downtown Las Vegas at 600 East Fremont St. and is the only casino in the city’s burgeoning Fremont East Entertainment District.  With 300 remodeled hotel rooms, including 10 uniquely themed suites that resulted from the 2010-2011 Design A Suite Downtown Contest, El Cortez offers some of the best accommodations in downtown Las Vegas. In May 2009, the property opened the El Cortez Cabana Suites, a 64-room boutique hotel offering vintage South Beach style in the heart of downtown. In February 2013, the historic hotel was named to the National Register of Historic Places.

 

The El Cortez casino features full-pay 3-2 single deck blackjack, 10 times odds on craps, state-of-the-art roulette and more than 1,000 slot machines.  El Cortez also offers a full range of sports betting options and is proudly affiliated with the Station Casinos Sports Book. The Las Vegas Review-Journal voted El Cortez “Best Video Poker” in 2008 and 2014, “Best Keno in Las Vegas” from 2008-2014, “Best Locals Hotel” and “Best Locals Casino” in 2014.  Dining options at El Cortez include: Siegel’s 1941 and The Parlour, featuring an exclusive “Morning Noon and Night” menu and live entertainment.  The property’s other amenities include: Subway featuring Seattle’s Best Coffee,  El Cortez Gift Shop, a full-service beauty salon and a barber shop.  For more information, please call 1-800-634-6703 or 702-385-5200, or visit http://www.elcortezhotelcasino.com/.

 

Stay up to date with El Cortez Hotel & Casino events and specials on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

 

ONE DROP Unveils Fourth Edition of ‘One Night for ONE DROP’ at The Smith Center, March 18

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ONE DROP™ UNVEILS FOURTH EDITION OF ‘ONE NIGHT FOR ONE DROP’ AT THE SMITH CENTER, MARCH 18

Tickets to the most captivating philanthropic experience in Las Vegas are now on sale

 

 

Tickets are now on sale for the fourth annual One Night for ONE DROP charity gala, an extraordinary, one-night-only experience created to raise funds and awareness for critical water issues. Presented by MGM Resorts International, the star-studded benefit will make its debut at The Smith Center on Friday, March 18, as artists from all eight Cirque du Soleil® shows in Las Vegas come together to present a completely original production alongside world-renowned guest performers.

 

Individual, tax-deductible VIP tickets, which include the post-show extravaganza and after-party, are available for $3,000, with show-only tickets starting at $100. Sponsorship packages and individual tickets are available at onedrop.org/onenight or by calling 1.844.33.WATER. In addition to the show, packages will include exclusive backstage experiences and pre-and-post-show parties complete with live performances, breathtaking attractions, Cirque du Soleil artists, delectable hors d’oeuvres, celebratory cocktails and more.

 

One Night for ONE DROP 2016 is a never-before-seen production created and directed by Hassan El Hajjami. Proceeds from the event will benefit ONE DROP as it continues to sustainably provide safe water to people across the globe, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Las Vegas Springs Preserve.

 

About ONE DROP™

ONE DROP™ is an international non-profit organization created by Cirque du Soleil® founder Guy Laliberté. At the core of our mission is water as a transformative force to improve living conditions, as well as give communities the ability to care for themselves and their family. We believe in the combined power of safe water for consumption and production while inspiring behavioral change towards water and proper hygiene practices by creating a lasting understanding through social arts. To do this, ONE DROP has developed the unique A∙B∙C for Sustainability™ intervention approach, a winning combination of strategic and operational initiatives designed to address access to safe water. To learn more about ONE DROP, visit www.ONEDROP.org.

About Cirque du Soleil®

Cirque du Soleil® is a Québec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. Since its beginnings in 1984, over 160 million spectators in 400 cities and 60 countries have been thrilled by Cirque du Soleil. In 2015, 18 shows will simultaneously be presented around the world. Cirque du Soleil has been the recipient of many prestigious awards, including the Emmy, Drama Desk, Bambi, ACE, Gémeaux, Félix and Rose d’Or de Montreux.

In Las Vegas, Cirque du Soleil has eight permanent resident shows. These productions include Mystère at Treasure Island, “O” at Bellagio Resort & Casino, Zumanity at New York-New York Hotel & Casino, KÀ at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, The Beatles™ LOVE™ at The Mirage Hotel & Casino, CRISS ANGEL Believe at Luxor Hotel & Casino, Zarkana at ARIA Resort & Casino and Michael Jackson ONE at Mandalay Bay.

For more information, visit the Cirque du Soleil website at https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/las-vegas. Like us on Facebook or Tweet us: @Cirque.

 

About MGM Resorts International

MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is one of the world’s leading global hospitality companies, operating a portfolio of destination resort brands including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. The Company is in the process of developing MGM National Harbor in Maryland and MGM Springfield in Massachusetts. The Company also owns 51 percent of MGM China Holdings Limited, which owns the MGM Macau resort and casino and is developing a gaming resort in Cotai, and 50 percent of CityCenter in Las Vegas, which features ARIA Resort & Casino. For more information about MGM Resorts International, visit the Company’s website at www.mgmresorts.com.

 

The Smith Center announces 2016 winter/spring season

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts 
Announces 2016 Winter/Spring Season

 

The superior lineup includes the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Kristin Chenoweth, Yanni, The Tenors, Engelbert Humperdinck The Cat in the Hat and more

 

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts welcomes world-renowned performers, family programming and returning favorites as part of the 2016 winter/spring season.

 

Tickets for shows in Reynolds Hall will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 13, and tickets for shows in Cabaret Jazz and Troesh Studio Theater are on sale now available at The Smith Center Box Office, located at 361 Symphony Park Avenue, by phone at 702-749-2000 or 808-326-6868 (TTY) and online at www.TheSmithCenter.com. For preferred seating and special rates for groups of 10 or more, contact 702-749-2348.

 

In addition, single tickets for previously announced Broadway Las Vegas series shows that fall within the 2016 winter/spring  season will also be available starting Nov. 13. These shows include Riverdance (Jan. 26-31), The Bridges of Madison County (Feb. 23-28), A Gentlemen’s Guide to Love & Murder (March 8-13) and Disney’s Beauty and the Beast (April 8-17)

 

Show information for the winter/spring season may be found below.

 

REYNOLDS HALL

 

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Featuring Pinchas Zukerman
Sunday, Jan. 17, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $39
Reynolds Hall
In a world crowded with string virtuosos, there is no one quite like Pinchas Zukerman. Violinist, violist, chamber musician, conductor, teacher – for almost a half-century, he has been an evergreen phenomenon in the world of music. Since 2009, Zukerman has held the post of principal guest conductor of London’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, which is thought of as one of the world’s most prestigious symphonic orchestras. With his direction, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will perform a program from musical masters Mozart, Elgar and Tchaikovsky.

 

The Symphonic Rockshow Presents the Best of British Rock
Friday, Feb. 5, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $29
Reynolds Hall
The Symphonic Rockshow returns to Reynolds Hall with a powerful tribute to the biggest British rock bands. The music of Pink Floyd, The Who, Queen and Led Zeppelin will be highlighted in this high-energy rock symphonic. Fronted by singer/producer Brody Dolyniuk, the rock band will join forces once again with a 21-piece orchestra led by Vegas veteran Lon Bronson, and accompanied by violin wizard Nina DiGregorio. The show incorporates stunning visuals, from state-of-the-art lighting and lasers, to video imagery and up-close camera feeds of the group. A dynamic performance any classic rock fan should not miss.

 

The Cat in the Hat
Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $14.95
Reynolds Hall
From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears at their door, Sally and her brother know that the Cat in the Hat is the most mischievous cat they will ever meet. Suddenly the rainy afternoon is transformed by Cat and his antics. Will their house ever be the same? Can the kids clean up before mom comes home? With some tricks (and a fish) and Thing Two and Thing One, the fun’s never done!

 

Elephant & Piggie’s We Are in a Play
Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $14.95
Reynolds Hall
Elephant Gerald is a lumbering, formally attired, prone to melancholy elephant. Piggie is (what else!) a piggie thatis perky, smiley and full of fun. Total opposites? No way! In Mo Willems’s beloved, award-winning, best-selling children’s books, Elephant Gerald and Piggie are best friends!

 

In We Are in a Play, a brand-new vaudevillian romp of a musical, Elephant Gerald and Piggie sing and dance their way through plenty of pachydermal peril and swiney suspense–facing fundamental questions like, what do you wear to a fancy pool costume party? Should you share your ice cream? And how can two friends play with one toy? Backed by nutty back-up singers The Squirrelles, the duo even gets the audience involved in the action.

 

The Tenors
Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $24
Reynolds Hall
Blending classical music and contemporary pop, these singing sensations have achieved international success, showcasing their undeniable charm and diverse vocal styles. The music of The Tenors is rich and soulful, with compelling anthems and beautiful melodies.

 

The singers have performed in venues from Bangkok to London, including Windsor Castle, and have been seen in the broadcast of the 2011 Emmy Awards, at the opening ceremonies of Vancouver’s 2010 Olympics, on The Oprah Winfrey Show and the opening of The Smith Center.

 

Engelbert Humperdinck
Saturday, March 19, 2016 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 is returning to The Smith Center. His name comes from the 19th-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 will please audiences and “Humperdinckers” alike with music from his vast catalogue, including hits such as, Quando, Quando, Quando, Release Me, The Last Waltz, Spanish Eyes and many more tender ballads.

 

Yanni
Monday, March 21, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $29
Reynolds Hall
Yanni’s world tour coming to The Smith Center will feature an all new show for 2016. Yanni and his world-renowned orchestra will perform audience favorites from throughout his career as well as newly reworked arrangements of the classics.

 

As a true global ambassador for peace, compassion, and understanding, Yanni is one of the world’s most recognizable composers and performers. He is a musical phenomenon — a rare artist whose music transcends geographical borders and touches people of all races and nations.

 

Kristin Chenoweth
Friday, March 25, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $29
Reynolds Hall
Emmy and Tony Award-winning actress and singer Kristin Chenoweth’s spectacular career has effortlessly spanned film, television, voiceover and stage. In her live show, the acclaimed star brings iconic songs from her best known shows like Wicked, Glee and On the Twentieth Century—as well as popular standards and classics from Broadway, Hollywood and beyond. For Chenoweth’s triumphant return to Las Vegas, she promises a very fun evening with new songs and some exciting surprises.

 

Alan Parson’s Live Project
Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 8 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $35
Reynolds Hall
Performing his greatest hits on tour, Parsons amazes audiences worldwide with his contributions to engineering and performing. From his beginnings with The Beatles and other megastars to his groundbreaking recording techniques on Dark Side of the Moon, Parsons is a true Renaissance Man with his multi-platinum albums by The Alan Parsons Project. Audiences can expect to hear greatest hits including Sirius, Eye in the Sky, Time, Damned If I Do, Don’t Answer Me and more.

 

Clifford the Big Red Dog Live!
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 6:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $14.95
Reynolds Hall
It only takes a little to BE BIG! The ‘big red dog,’ a character beloved for generations, comes to life on stage in a BIG way in this interactive musical Join Clifford, Emily Elizabeth and all their friends from Birdwell Island as they embark on an adventure filled with singing, dancing and more. Share in the timeless values of Clifford’s BIG ideas – share, play fair, have respect, work together, be responsible, be truthful, be kind, believe in yourself, be a good friend and help others – with this musical experience the whole family will love!

 

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Tuesday, April 19 and Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $26
Reynolds Hall
Be inspired by Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater’s incomparable dancers as they bring you the pulse-racing thrill of contemporary favorites and the spirit-lifting joy of such classics as Alvin Ailey’s masterpiece, Revelations.

 

“Unbelievable. Go see Ailey. It’s change-your-life good,” praised NBC’s Today Show. Experience the power of Ailey and see for yourself why this extraordinary company is hailed as America’s cultural ambassador to the world.

 

Chick Corea & Béla Fleck
Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $29
Reynolds Hall
Chick Corea & Béla Fleck, two master songwriters, musicians and band leaders, meet in a historic duet of piano and banjo. The Grammy-winning duet will combine Corea and Fleck’s most recognizable tunes with the music from their Latin Grammy-winning album The Enchantment.

 

Classicalite claims “…Corea and Fleck are in the running for being possibly the best living exemplars in the world today of piano and banjo, respectively. They’re absolutely brilliant.” With a mix of jazz and pop standards, crossing a myriad of genres, from jazz, bluegrass, rock, flamenco and gospel, this will be a casual, intimate evening with two legends from different musical worlds.

 

Liza Minnelli
Friday, April 29, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $39
Reynolds Hall
In her new show, Great Day, the legendary Liza Minnelli will perform with her septet and sing favorite American standards including New York, New York and Cabaret. The performance will be conducted by Billy Stritch and feature Cortés Alexander and Jim Caruso.

 

Having earned critical acclaim for her work in film, on stage and on television, Minnelli has amassed a multitude of fans and garnered recognition from her show business peers, giving a new dimension and credibility to the word “superstar.”

 

The Beach Boys
Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $29
Reynolds Hall
The Beach Boys have birthed a torrent of hit singles and sold albums by the tens of millions. But their greater significance lies in the fact that they changed the musical landscape so profoundly that every pop act since has been in their debt.

 

The Beach Boys are led by Mike Love and Bruce Johnston, who along with Jeffery Foskett, Randell Kirsch, Tim Bonhomme, John Cowsill and Scott Totten continue the legacy of the iconic American band.

 

Mariachi Sol de Mexico
Friday, May 6, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $26
Reynolds Hall
Mariachi Master Jóse Hernàndez and his Sol de Mexico have a biography and history as rich and colorful as mariachi music itself. A proud fifth generation mariachi musician, Hernàndez’ roots trace back to 1879 to the birthplace of mariachi in Jalisco, Mexico. Under the leadership of Hernàndez, Sol de Mexico is one of a few mariachi bands in the world that perform in the classical music circuit.

 

No one else on the mariachi music scene navigates the warm waters of classical, pop, jazz, swing and Broadway tunes with such grace. To listeners weaned on traditional mariachi sounds, Hernàndez’ organic, irreverent renditions are becoming instant classics.

 

CABARET JAZZ

 

Susan Anton – Already Home
Friday, Jan. 8 and Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016 at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $35
Cabaret Jazz
Anton and her Los Angeles-based band of more than 35 years reprise their highly acclaimed show Already Home. The show is an evening of diverse music that celebrates relationships and world events that have shaped our lives. Anton has chosen an inspired and thought provoking selection of material from the talents of Marc Cohen, John Mayer, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, James Brown, India Arie, Stevie Wonder, Joan Osborn and many others. She is currently touring with her talented band and is excited to bring this show to Las Vegas for her debut performance in Cabaret Jazz.

 

Lucie Arnaz – Latin Roots
Friday, Jan. 15 and Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016 at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $39
Cabaret Jazz
Latin Roots is an eclectic Latin-American mix in English and Spanish highlighting songs from Cole Porter, Irving Berlin and Johnny Mercer alongside tunes by Dan Fogelberg, Agustín Lara, Rafael Hernandez, Margarita Lecuona and Desi Arnaz. Critics raved saying, “Latin Roots sizzles with sophistication and sassy spice.”

 

Bronson, Brody and The Beatles – A Hard Day’s Night of Legendary Music
Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016 at 8 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $15
Cabaret Jazz
Emmy-nominated Lon Bronson and his iconic horn-infused, 14-piece All-Star Band, will perform an evening of The Beatles selections, featuring guest vocalist Brody Dolyniuk. Dolyniuk is world-renowned for his amazing vocal artistry as former lead singer of Yellow Brick Road and creator of The Symphonic Rock Show. Don’t miss this explosive tribute to the most famous and beloved band of all time.

 

Christine Ebersole – Big Noise from Winnetka
Friday, Jan. 22 and Saturday, Jan. 23, 2016 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $39
Cabaret Jazz
Two-time Tony Award winner for 42nd Street and Grey Gardens, Ebersole headlines performing arts centers and symphonies throughout the country, from Carnegie Hall to the Kennedy Center. The Smith Center is proud to welcome Christine Ebersole.

 

Her new concert Big Noise from Winnetka premiered in fall 2014 to great acclaim, and she was recently seen on two PBS specials, one of which was Live From the Rainbow Room with Michael Feinstein (a TSC alum). Her TBS comedy series, Sullivan and Son concluded its third season and now she is appearing on Royal Pains. Her latest CD is Strings Attached.

 

Legends: Keola Beamer & Henry Kapono with Moanalani Beamer
Friday, Jan. 29 and Saturday, Jan. 30, 2016 at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $37
Cabaret Jazz
Keola Beamer, one of Hawaii’s premier singer-songwriters, arrangers, composers and guitar masters, helped launch the ’70s statewide revival of slack-key guitar and released the top-selling song Honolulu City Lights.

Henry Kapono, a Grammy-nominated and award-winning singer and songwriter, forged the sound of ’70s Hawaiian music as part of the wildly popular, laidback contemporary Hawaiian music. Together they have continued to lead the way for more than four decades.

Beamer and Kapono will be accompanied on stage by hula master Moanalani Beamer.

 

Clint Holmes
Thursday, Feb. 4, 2016 at 7 p.m.; Friday, Feb. 5 and Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 at 8:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $37
Cabaret Jazz
The acclaimed singer named Las Vegas Entertainer of the Year three times, Singer of the Year four times and awarded the Sammy Davis, Jr. Foundation Award, performs a spellbinding evening of music that’s both live and alive.

 

Lisa Fisher
Friday, Feb. 19, 2016 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016 at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $37
Cabaret Jazz
Grammy Award winner Lisa Fischer is finally in the spotlight. She’s toured and recorded with an impressive list of music legends, including the Rolling Stones, Sting, Tina Turner, Beyoncé, Aretha Franklin and many, many more, and she was also recently featured in the Oscar-winning documentary Twenty Feet From Stardom. Now, it’s her name that’s at the top of the marquee. She’s bringing her incredible voice and stellar backing band to Cabaret Jazz for three intimate and sure-to-be-spectacular performances.

 

Esteban with Teresa Joy
Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $45
Cabaret Jazz
Guitarist Esteban’s passion and explosive style of playing is a must-see live performance; each concert is truly a unique experience. Together with his daughter, violinist Teresa Joy, they weave a beautiful mosaic of music that ranges from classical and flamenco to the golden age of rock and roll.

 

Lucy Woodward
Friday, Feb. 26 and Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016 at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $39
Cabaret Jazz
London-born and Bronx-raised, Lucy Woodward is a singer-songwriter who effortlessly crosses genres, blending elements of dreamy retro British pop, vintage jazz, swing, R&B, and Latin rhythms into songs that have earned her numerous awards and critical acclaim. In her live performances she brings a “sultry intensity” and a “scorching sensuality” to the stage, leading one reviewer to describe a Lucy Woodward show as a “jaw-dropping listening experience.”

 

The Ronnie Foster Organ Trio
Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 2 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $19
Cabaret Jazz
In addition to Ronnie Foster, the trio includes Jake Langley on guitar and Jess Gopen on drums. Ronnie Foster is the music director for “Smokey Robinson Presents Human Nature” at the Venetian, but he emerged in the ‘70s as a jazz organist with albums on Blue Note’s label and as a sideman on seven of George Benson’s most popular albums, including Breezin’.

 

Langley held the guitar chair with the great organist Joey de Francesco for five years, so he is not only an excellent musician, but saturated in the style required for an organ trio. Gopen is Foster’s go-to drummer, a veteran Las Vegas performer who has backed such performers as Clint Holmes and works in New York, San Francisco and other cities.

 

Cheyenne Jackson – Music of the Mad Men Era
Friday, March 11, 2016 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $39
Cabaret Jazz
Cabaret Jazz welcomes multi-talented actor, singer and songwriter Cheyenne Jackson, along with long-time musical director Ben Toth. The show will include original songs from Jackson’s new album I’m Blue, Skies, as well as classics from his acclaimed one-man show Music of the Mad Men Era, which sold out Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.

 

Lon Bronson Band
Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 8 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $15
Cabaret Jazz
Emmy-nominated Lon Bronson triumphantly returns to Cabaret Jazz featuring his iconic horn-infused, 14-piece All-Star Band for an evening of rock, funk, original compositions, and as always, surprise guest stars. As Drew Carey once said of them, “This is a house band so good, you never want to leave the house.”

 

Tony Desare – From Sinatra to Prince
Friday, March 25 and Saturday, March 26, 2016 at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $39
Cabaret Jazz
Nobody loves a piano like Tony DeSare. The jazzy singer-songwriter-pianist has a postmodern style that’s all his own, and his enthusiasm for music is infectious. From Sinatra to Prince, from Mercer to McCartney, DeSare mixes it up handling every genre with a jaunty grace, unleashing just enough surprises to keep his audience on their toes.

 

Lao Tizer
Friday, April 1 and Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $39
Cabaret Jazz
This multi-cultural group is led by pianist, keyboardist, composer and former “Best New Jazz Artist” nominee, Lao Tizer. Tizer will be joined by an all-star cast of musicians including Grammy-winning Cuban drum phenom Raul Pineda (Chucho Valdes), bass legend Ric Fierabracci (Chick Corea, Billy Cobham), multi-instrumentalist Steve Nieves (Kenny Loggins) and Cuban master percussionist Jesus Diaz (Dave Matthews Band, Stevie Wonder). Tizer will take you on a musical journey with an array of musical flavors incorporating jazz, funk, Afro-Cuban, classical and rock influences. Don’t miss this electrifying group live at The Smith Center.

 

Clint Holmes
Friday, April 8 and Saturday, April 9, 2016 at 8:30 p.m.; Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 2 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $37
Cabaret Jazz
The acclaimed singer named Las Vegas Entertainer of the Year three times, Singer of the Year four times and awarded the Sammy Davis, Jr. Foundation Award, performs a spellbinding evening of music that’s both live and alive.

 

Julie Budd – Remembering Mr. Sinatra
Friday, April 15 and Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $39
Cabaret Jazz
Hailed by The New York Times as “the consummate performer,” legendary recording artist and actress Julie Budd will be bringing her acclaimed live act to Cabaret Jazz. Julie has appeared on Broadway in a number of critically acclaimed and award-winning shows, she’s starred in films, recorded several movie soundtracks and theme songs and regularly appears as a guest vocalist with leading symphony orchestras across the country. She’s also performed solo at Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center. Her most recent release, They Wrote the Songs, which takes a fresh look at songs by contemporary composers, has been hailed as her best recording work to date.

 

Arturo Sandoval
Friday, April 22, 2016 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, April 23, 2016 at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $42
Cabaret Jazz
One of the most dynamic and vivacious live performers of our time, 10-time Grammy Award winner Sandoval returns to The Smith Center. The show will feature original compositions by Sandoval as well as a tribute to the late, great Dizzy Gillespie.

 

Erich Bergen Live!
Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30, 2016 at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $39
Cabaret Jazz
With his dry wit and smooth vocals, Bergen is a star on a meteoric rise. Bergen is best known for his award-winning portrayal of Bob Gaudio of the Four Seasons in the Clint Eastwood directed film Jersey Boys (reprising the role he played onstage in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Las Vegas) and for starring as Blake Moran on the hit CBS drama Madam Secretary.

 

Bergen recently sold out concerts at New York City’s legendary Birdland and Hollywood’s storied Catalina Jazz Club. His scintillating show features songs and hilarious behind-the-scenes stories from his dazzling career and original music from his two solo albums, with musical direction by American Idol‘s Michael Orland.

 

Makana and Paula Fuga – The Soul Slack Tour
Friday, May 6 and Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $35
Cabaret Jazz
“He’s lean, young, expressive, with impressive stage presence and jewel box precision…He is a master…,” expressed the Honolulu Advertiser about Makana. Virtuosic and versatile, Makana’s guitar mastery and engaging voice take you on an exhilarating ride thru the breadth of Hawaiian slack-key, folk, bluegrass and more.

 

“She possesses an uncommonly gorgeous voice and holds notes that wrap around a listener like a mother’s embrace,” said Variety about Fuga. Called modern Hawaiian soul, Fuga’s exquisite vocals, powerful lyrics and gorgeous melodies have earned her widespread praise and a dedicated fan base.

 

Soul Men Starring Spectrum
Sunday, May 8, 2016 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $37
Cabaret Jazz
Spectrum, Las Vegas’ own award-winning soul and R&B quartet returns to Cabaret Jazz. The group boasts four incredible singers, who combine their voices and dexterity to create the angelic harmonies and deft choreography that has become their trademark.

Internationally acclaimed, they will leave you wanting more with stirring renditions of classic hits by The Temptations, The Supremes, The Four Tops, The Marvelettes, Vandellas, The Miracles, The Stylistics, Donna Summer and more.

 

Monty Alexander – A Night at Jilly’s, Sinatra at 100
Friday, May 13 and Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $39
Cabaret Jazz
In 1962, while performing in Miami at the age of 18, Alexander caught the attention of Frank Sinatra and Jilly Rizzo who invited him to be the house pianist at Jilly’s nightclub in New York City. Jilly’s was a frequent hangout spot for Sinatra as well as legendary figures including Count Basie, Erroll Garner, Judy Garland, Johnny Carson and Miles Davis.

A Night at Jilly’s recalls the atmosphere of those thrilling times, with world-renowned jazz pianist Alexander performing interpretations of songs by Sinatra and sharing personal memorable anecdotes.

 

The Doo-Wopp Hall of Fame of America Gala Concert
Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $39
Cabaret Jazz
The Doo-Wopp Hall of Fame of America brings two nights of music, memories and the passion of the 1950s and 1960s to Cabaret Jazz with a concert featuring Rock ‘n Roll and Doo-Wopp Hall Of Fame Of America inductee Billy Davis, joined on stage with Bobby Wilson (the son of Jackie Wilson). This revue will feature the songs Jackie and Davis recorded while growing up together in Detroit, and a salute to The Platters with former long-time leader of Herb Reed’s The Platters Tony Funches. Experience the never-to-be forgotten hits such as Higher and Higher, Lonely Teardrops, The Great Pretender, Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, Only You and so many more.

 

 

TROESH STUDIO THEATER

 

Panties in a Twist
Tuesday, Feb. 2 through Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016 at 2 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $35
Troesh Studio Theater
From the creators of the Norfolk Comedy Festival and the team that brought you Cuff Me! The Fifty Shades of Grey Musical Parody comes Panties in a Twist, an all-female sketch comedy show.

This jam packed, high-energy 90-minute set will feature a dozen of the funniest sketches you’ve ever seen, plus a few wild and racy musical parodies and a healthy dose of hysterical audience interaction.

With a hilarious cast of comediennes, including Alba Woolard (The Pushers improv group), Sonya Carter (Girls Night: The Musical), Kerry Kruk, Courtney Wolter Grilli, Mary Veverka and Andrea Bourguignon, it’s an all-female written, directed and starring production—but don’t worry, men will love it, too! Consider it a show with broad appeal.

 

Steve Solomon’s My Mother’s Italian, My Father’s Jewish and I’m Still in Therapy
Thursday, April 21 through Sunday, April 24, 2016
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. In this hysterical prequel, we go back with Steve from his baby years with his twin sister right up to the present. Audiences will meet Uncle Willie, stuttering cousin Bob, demented cousin Kenny, Steve’s new therapist, cousin Sal (and Sal’s parole officer) and a myriad of astounding characters we know, love and tolerate from our own families; each one brought to life on stage by Steve using his gift for creating voices, dialects and wacky sound effects that only add to the hilarity of each story.

 

Dixie’s Tupperware Party
Tuesday, May 17 through Saturday, May 21, 2016 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22, 2016 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 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. Loaded with laughs, heart and hilarious fun.

Dixie’s Tupperware Party contains adult innuendo. May not be suitable for children under 16.

 

 

About The Smith Center for the Performing Arts
The hallmark of downtown Las Vegas’ 61-acre urban development known as Symphony Park, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts is a public-private partnership that opened in March 2012. Heralded as the city’s Heart of the Arts®, The Smith Center is an architectural triumph and long-awaited cultural achievement that educates and entertains the citizens of Southern Nevada. The $470 million world-class performing arts center offers a blend of performances by resident companies, first-run touring attractions, lectures and internationally-acclaimed performers in music, theater and dance. The five-acre campus features four performance spaces including the 2,050-seat Reynolds Hall, the 244-seat Cabaret Jazz club, the 250-seat Troesh Studio Theater and the 1.7-acre Donald W. Reynolds Symphony Park for outdoor concerts. Additionally, the campus is home to the Discovery Children’s Museum that opened in March 2013. For more information about The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, please visit www.TheSmithCenter.com. Keep up with news and events on Facebook and follow The Smith Center on Twitter at @SmithCenterLV.

 

Reckless in Vegas Hosts Costume Party Performance, October 30

Reckless in Vegas

RECKLESS IN VEGAS HOSTS RAT-PACK-INSPIRED COSTUME PARTY, CONCERT AT THE SMITH CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS,
FRIDAY, OCT. 30

Acclaimed Band, Reckless in Vegas, to Perform Alt-Rock Renditions of Rat Pack-Era Classics

 On the heels of its first, sold-out engagement at Cabaret Jazz at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, Reckless In Vegas announces its next Cabaret Jazz show. On Friday, Oct. 30, at 8 p.m., the unique power trio invites the public to don its best 1950s and 60s-era fashions for a spirited costume contest to take place throughout the evening’s performance.

Deirdre Clemente, fashion history expert and associate director, public history program, University of Nevada, Las Vegas will judge the contest. The first-place winner will receive $250, the second-place winner will receive $150 and the third-place winner will receive a Reckless In Vegas swag bag.

Reckless In Vegas combines the imagery, banter and classic music from the 1960s “glory days” of Las Vegas with a contemporary rock band aesthetic. It’s not just a band—members Michael Shapiro (band founder, lead vocals, guitar), Ryan Low, aka Dr. Fu (drums, vocals) and Chris Nichols (bass, vocals) have created an exciting show that incorporates their live performances of modern versions of songs by artists such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Elvis, Sonny & Cher, Frankie Valli, Neil Diamond, Johnny Cash and Bobby Darin with dynamic production-show elements. Whether you remember the swinging Vegas lounge era days or were born later, Reckless In Vegas has something for everyone. Video montages, dialogue, humor, modern hard-rocking grooves and tender moments of balladry combine to create a truly original take on this classic genre. Think The Rat Pack meets Green Day.

“Playing Cabaret Jazz at The Smith Center for the first time is a thrill for us,” says Shapiro. “Its classic showroom vibe complements our show perfectly—we can’t wait to see our fans and make new ones in such a distinctive environment.”

About Michael Shapiro
Shapiro was raised in Las Vegas and, after a stint in California, came back to his old hometown earlier this year. He picked up his first guitar at age 13 and trained hard in guitar, vocals, piano and trumpet, attuning his ear to classical opera as well as rock. A chance encounter with a family friend struck the right chord and paved Shapiro’s way into music. At age 16, he had the opportunity to jam with Bruce Springsteen. The rocker’s energetic marathon performances spurred Shapiro to develop a taste for a raucous stage presence. After stints in various cover bands in his teens, Shapiro formed the band Trip, released a few CD’s and toured. Being part of the VH1 Rock Across America Tour, Trip opened for such artists as Edwin McCain, Duncan Sheik, The Romantics and Cheap Trick. It was during an ill-fated gig opening for Great White when a tragic fire struck, that moved Shapiro to deeply reflect on life’s vagaries and whims.

He bounced back, releasing his first solo album, Somehow, Someway, and toured nationally, opening for the band Live. After moving to San Rafael, Calif., he formed the power trio, Reckless in Vegas.

Shapiro’s style yields insight into his influences: Jimi Hendrix’s relentless guitar riffs, Journey’s Neal Schon, Carlos Santana and the melodic and powerful vocal styling of U2′s Bono. In fact, it is “Hendrix’s bluesy style” and wild “manipulation of the guitar” that Shapiro credits as a major early influence.

About Ryan Low
Born in Chinatown, San Francisco, Low is a high visibility drummer who is remarkable not only for his showmanship, distinctive and varying styles and driving rhythm, but also for how often he is seen playing with various artists. Low’s unique approach and explosive energy onstage brings him to the forefront of Reckless In Vegas’ performances. Besides being a performer and session player, Low is a committed teacher of drums and music. He applies his classical music training to his teaching, along with his love and passion for drumming. Although Low is a true lover of rock and funk drumming, he has explored a variety of musical styles from hip-hop to country, Latin jazz to R&B. He is always up for a challenge to expand his musical repertoire. Over the last 20 years, Low has performed everywhere west of the Rockies, and remains a solid Bay Area performer. He also has extensive recording experience, with almost 13 records under his belt to date. He has expanded his drumming credentials by working as co-producer on one of his recent projects.

About Chris Nichols
Born in Newark, Ohio, as the son of a piano teacher, Nichols studied the piano, cello, guitar, drums and bass.  His early years led him to Nashville where he toured with several artists throughout the nation. His desire to “Go West” led him to Las Vegas when the mob still owned the town. He saw the Sands and the Dunes casinos fall to their demise. Since moving to Sin City, he has recorded on several records both as an artist and an engineer.  Nichols actually shared the stage with Shapiro in Trip as they ascended to the height of that band’s career. With the help of several bands, he has also shared stages with Willie Nelson, Chris Isaak, Toto, Peter Frampton, Rick James and Lifehouse, to name just a few.

Tickets for “An Evening with Reckless In Vegas” start at $35 and are available at The Smith Center Box Office, located at 361 Symphony Park Avenue, by phone at (702) 749-2000 or (808) 326-6868 (TTY) and online at www.TheSmithCenter.com. For preferred seating and special rates for groups of 10 or more, contact 702-749-2348. For more information about Reckless In Vegas, visit www.RecklessInVegas.com or like them on Facebook.

 

Four-Show Family Series Includes The Cat in the Hat, Clifford the Big Red Dog and more – on sale Friday, Aug. 7

Four-Show Family Series Includes Timeless Classics Such as Cat in the Hat and Clifford the Big Red Dog as well as new Favorites Room on the Broom and Elephant & Piggie

 

The Smith Center is excited to present an all-new four-show family series that is sure to thrill kids and parents alike this season. From timeless classics The Cat in the Hat and Clifford the Big Red Dog to new favorites Room on the Broom and Elephant & Piggie, families can enjoy all four of these fun-filled performances for just $50 per person. Sponsored by stage production specialists PRG, the series will take place in Reynolds Hall.

 

Just in time for Halloween on Wednesday, Oct. 21, Room on the Broom is a magical, musical delight for children adapted from the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. The witch and her cat are flying happily along on their broomstick when a stormy wind blows the witch’s hat, bow and wand away into the night. With the help of a daft dog, a beautiful bird and a friendly frog, her belongings are retrieved. But this broomstick’s not meant for five and – CRACK! – it snaps in two! When a hungry dragon appears, who will save the poor witch? And will there ever be room on the broom for everyone?

 

From the moment his tall, red-and-white-striped hat appears at their door, Sally and her brother know that the Cat in the Hat is the most mischievous cat they will ever meet. Suddenly the rainy afternoon is transformed by the Cat and his antics. Will their house ever be the same? Can the kids clean up before mom comes home? With some tricks (and a fish) and Thing Two and Thing One, with the Cat in The Hat, the fun’s never done! Share the timeless story The Cat in the Hat on Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016.

 

Elephant Gerald is an elephant: lumbering, formally attired, prone to melancholy. Piggie is (what else!) a piggie: perky, smiley, full of fun. Total opposites? No way! In Mo Willems’s beloved, award-winning, best-selling children’s books, Elephant Gerald and Piggie are best friends and on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016, in Elephant & Piggies We Are in a Play, Elephant Gerald and Piggie sing and dance their way through plenty of pachydermal peril and swiney suspense. Along the way they will face fundamental questions like, what do you wear to a fancy pool costume party? Should you share your ice cream? And how can two friends play with one toy? Backed by nutty back-up singers The Squirrelles, the duo even gets the audience involved in the action.

 

It only takes a little to BE BIG! The ‘big red dog,’ a character beloved for generations, comes to life on stage in a BIG way in Clifford The Big Red Dog Live! Join Clifford, Emily Elizabeth and all their friends from Birdwell Island as they embark on an adventure filled with singing, dancing and more. Share in the timeless values of Clifford’s BIG Ideas: Share, Play Fair, Have Respect, Work Together, Be Responsible, Be Truthful, Be Kind, Believe In Yourself, Be A Good Friend and Help Others – with this musical experience the whole family will love on Wednesday, March 30, 2016.

 

Tickets for the four-show series go on sale Friday, Aug. 7 at 10 a.m. at The Smith Center Box Office, located at 361 Symphony Park Avenue, by phone at 702-749-2000 or 808-326-6868 (TTY) and online at www.TheSmithCenter.com. For preferred seating and special rates for groups of 10 or more, contact 702-749-2348.

 

 

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Production photographs for Room on The Broom,KW & NB Ltd, October 2014
Production photographs for Room on The Broom,KW & NB Ltd, October 2014

About The Smith Center for the Performing Arts

The hallmark of downtown Las Vegas’ 61-acre urban development known as Symphony Park, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts is a public-private partnership that opened in March 2012. Heralded as the city’s Heart of the Arts®, The Smith Center is an architectural triumph and long-awaited cultural achievement that educates and entertains the citizens of Southern Nevada. The $470 million world-class performing arts center offers a blend of performances by resident companies, first-run touring attractions, lectures and internationally acclaimed performers in music, theater and dance. The five-acre campus features four performance spaces including the 2,050-seat Reynolds Hall, the 244-seat Cabaret Jazz club, the 250-seat Troesh Studio Theater and the 1.7-acre Donald W. Reynolds Symphony Park for outdoor concerts. Additionally, the campus is home to the Discovery Children’s Museum that opened in March 2013. For more information about The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, please visit www.TheSmithCenter.com. Keep up with news and events on Facebook and follow The Smith Center on Twitter at @SmithCenterLV.

The Smith Center to welcome socially conscious Lula Washington Dance Theatre with Kamasi Washington and Marcus Miller Sept. 16

The Smith Center Welcomes Lula Washington Dance Theatre With Kamasi Washington and Marcus L. Miller To Reynold Hall Sept. 16 for Las Vegas Show 

Tickets On Sale Friday, July 17

 

 

The Smith Center is excited to present a one-night only evening that welcomes one dynamic dance company and two phenomenal jazz bands to Reynolds Hall. On Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 7:30 p.m., Lula Washington Dance Theatre with Kamasi Washington and Marcus L. Miller will bring together inspiring movement and music.

 

Lula Washington Dance Theatre, celebrating its 35th anniversary, brings to The Smith Center its explosive blend of modern dance, ballet, and Afrocentric rhythms in a powerful, high-energy performance The New York Times says “displays a sure theatricality that is captivating.” Helmed by co-founder Lula Washington, the choreography arises from themes, ideas and issues that bear upon Washington. Known for innovative and provocative choreography, her deliberate movements create striking images.

 

The program will include the stylish and defiant works for which the company has come to be known for: the poignant “Beautiful Venus and Serena,” the trademark “We Wore The Mask,” the romantic “Random Thoughts,” the bouncy “Reign,” and the socially-conscious “Search For Humanism.”

 

The company’s performance will have an added level of excitement with musical guests Kamasi Washington and backing band Next Step as well as Marcus L. Miller and his Freedom Jazz Movement band. Kamasi Washington, a saxophonist, is one of the brightest young jazz musicians in the world today. He has performed with headliners such as Snoop Dogg, Lauryn Hill and Kendrick Lamar. His recently released album, The Epic, has already topped the charts. Miller is a multi-talented artist/percussionist. He serves as the dance company’s musical director as well as founder of Freedom Jazz Movement. As a professional drummer, Marcus has recorded, toured and performed with many other artists including Ben Harper & the Innocent Criminals, Bennie Maupin, Trevor Hall, Ozomatli, Ashanti and more.

LULA WASHINGTON DANCE

Tickets start at $19 and go on sale Friday, July 17 at 10 a.m. at The Smith Center Box Office, located at 361 Symphony Park Avenue, by phone at 702-749-2000 or 808-326-6868 (TTY) and online at www.TheSmithCenter.com. For preferred seating and special rates for groups of 10 or more, contact 702-749-2348.

Frankie Moreno Extended for Another 10 Shows at Cabaret Jazz – starting July 1

Frankie Moreno Cabaret Jazz Residency at The Smith Center Extended for Another 10 Shows

Limited-Engagement Run to Start July 14-Sept. 29

 

Following a successful 12-show, limited-engagement residency, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts is pleased to announce that Frankie Moreno will return for another 10 shows beginning next month. Starting July 14 and running through Sept. 29, dark July 28 and Aug. 4, Moreno will perform on Tuesday evenings in Cabaret Jazz at 8 p.m.

 

Moreno was first introduced to American audiences at the age of ten with his debut on CBS’s “Star Search.” Since then he hasn’t stopped. Named Best Strip Headliner by the Las Vegas Weekly and Best All Around Performer by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Moreno has been wowing audiences from coast-to- coast with his mix of rat pack glamour, original and classic hits and vintage funk-infused sounds. A piano prodigy and multi-instrumentalist, Moreno has performed with many greats, including award-winning classical violinist Joshua Bell, and graced such prestigious stages as the Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.

 

Moreno has played a nation-wide tour with Grammy-nominated artist Billy Currington and country superstars Sugarland. In 2009, multi-platinum artists Air Supply recruited Moreno to join them as their musical director for their world tour. He wrote their latest radio single “Dance with Me,” which reached the Top 40 on the Billboard Charts. Moreno has twice collaborated with Bell with both records reaching the top ten on the Billboard Charts.

 

In 2013, Moreno performed his hit “Tangerine Honey” on ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars.” This led to many other TV shows, magazine profiles and sold-out concerts including a performance that was filmed for his national PBS special, “Frankie Moreno in Concert.”

 

Moreno, who is managed by Roc Nation, is collaborating on new music with producer, engineer and guitar legend Pat Thrall (Katy Perry, Christina Aguilera, Beyoncé, Justin Bieber).

 

Tickets start at $25 for single show tickets and $250 for the 10-show series, plus applicable tax and fees, and will be available to the public Friday, June 12, at 10 a.m. at The Smith Center Box Office, located at 361 Symphony Park Avenue, by phone at 702-749-2000 or 808-326-6868 (TTY) and online at www.TheSmithCenter.com. For Preferred seating and special rates for groups of 10 or more, contact 702-749-2348.

 

 

Frankie Moreno

About Cabaret Jazz

Another side to The Smith Center, Cabaret Jazz is an intimate and stylish venue where you can grab a bite, lift a glass and enjoy a true cabaret-style experience. An elegant yet easygoing club where one can be entertained by the finest musicians from across the country. Located across from Reynolds Hall inside the Boman Pavilion, the two-story, 244-seat space is ideal for jazz, cabaret and other events best seen and heard in an intimate setting – it’s the kind of place where live music truly comes alive. Keep up with the groove on social media, use #CabaretJazz.

 

About The Smith Center for the Performing Arts

The hallmark of downtown Las Vegas’ 61-acre urban development known as Symphony Park, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts is a public-private partnership that opened in March 2012. Heralded as the city’s Heart of the Arts®, The Smith Center is an architectural triumph and long-awaited cultural achievement that educates and entertains the citizens of Southern Nevada. The $470 million world-class performing arts center offers a blend of performances by resident companies, first-run touring attractions, lectures and internationally acclaimed performers in music, theater and dance. The five-acre campus features four performance spaces including the 2,050-seat Reynolds Hall, the 244-seat Cabaret Jazz club, the 250-seat Troesh Studio Theater and the 1.7-acre Donald W. Reynolds Symphony Park for outdoor concerts. Additionally, the campus is home to the Discovery Children’s Museum that opened in March 2013. For more information about The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, please visit www.TheSmithCenter.com. Keep up with news and events on Facebook and follow The Smith Center on Twitter at @SmithCenterLV.

 

The Smith Center’s June/July show listings

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The Smith Center for the Performing Arts
June – July Performance Listings

Address:             
361 Symphony Park Avenue
Las Vegas, NV  89106

Phone:
The Smith Center box office – 702-749-2000

Website Address:
www.TheSmithCenter.com

 

Attractions / Tours

The Smith Center
Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.
Free to the public
The Smith Center for the Performing Arts offers free, guided walking tours of the world-class campus on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. highlighting its architectural accomplishments, artwork and historic overview. Tours last approximately 60 minutes and are limited to 20 patrons per tour. To register for a tour, please visit www.TheSmithCenter.com.

 


REYNOLDS HALL
 

 

Simply Ella – Celebrating the Era of Jazz
This show was originally slated for June 12 and is now rescheduled for Friday, Nov. 13, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $35
Reynolds Hall
The Las Vegas Contemporary Dance Theater will present a very special performance celebrating the music and life of the legendary Ella Fitzgerald. The evening’s program will include “Mood Azul,” “Take 5,” “Simply Ella” and “Feeling Good,” a very special duet performed by Las Vegas’ headliner of the Year Clint Holmes and powerhouse vocalist Reva Rice from Vegas! The Show, and danced by founder and artistic director Bernard H. Gaddis.

 Frank Sinatra Jr.

Frank Sinatra Jr. – “Sinatra Sings Sinatra – The Centennial Celebration”
Saturday, June 20, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $29
Reynolds Hall
Sinatra Sings Sinatra – The Centennial Celebration is a one-of-a-kind, multi-media experience that pays tribute to the 100th anniversary of the birth and legacy of Frank Sinatra. In stories, photos, videos and songs, Frank Sinatra Jr. delivers first-hand recollections of life on and off stage with his iconic father.

The Sinatra legend began growing from the first hits with the big bands of Harry James and Tommy Dorsey to the Voice, as he became known in 1946 that made the bobbysoxers swoon. In later years he became known as The Chairman of the Board and eventually, Ol’ Blue Eyes, but who was the man?

This show explains it all with excerpts from his films, rare family photos and insights into the world’s greatest entertainer that can only come from his son.

Above all, this evening is about the music of Sinatra. Come Fly With Me; New York, New York; Strangers in the Night, and of course My Way, plus many more will be backed by a wonderful orchestra/big band featuring many members who played with Sinatra Sr.

 

Miss Nevada
Friday, June 26, 2015, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, June 27, 2015, at 2 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $25
Reynolds Hall
The Miss Nevada competition serves as a preliminary to the prestigious Miss America pageant. The Miss Nevada Scholarship Organization’s purpose is to change lives and positively influence Nevada’s young women. The organization proudly offers academic and community service-based scholarships for undergraduate and graduate studies, provides a forum for young women to showcase their talents, encourages civic-mindedness and eloquence, supports STEM initiatives and empowers young women to strive for excellence. Holding themselves to the highest standards, contestants inspire others and serve as positive role models throughout their communities.

The Miss America Organization is one of the largest providers of scholarships to women in the world. Each year the organization offers millions of dollars in scholarships to its contestants and is honored to promote what the four points of the Miss Nevada and Miss America crowns symbolize: style, scholarship, service and success.

 

Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage
Tuesday, July 14 through Sunday, July 19, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.;
Saturday, July 18 and Sunday July 19, 2015, at 2:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $29
Reynolds Hall
Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story on Stage is an unprecedented live experience exploding with heart-pounding music, passionate romance and sensational dancing. Seen by millions across the globe, this worldwide smash hit tells the classic story of Baby and Johnny, two fiercely independent young spirits from different worlds who come together in what will be the most challenging and triumphant summer of their lives. Featuring the hit songs, “Hungry Eyes,” “Hey Baby,” ” Do You Love Me?” and the heart-stopping “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life.” Don’t miss your chance to see this record-breaking theatre sensation. You’ll have the time of your life!

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An Evening with Lyle Lovett and His Large Band
Saturday, July 25, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $25
Reynolds Hall
A singer, composer and actor, Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums.  Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers.  Lovett has appeared in 13 feature films, and on stage and television.  Among his many accolades, besides the four Grammy Awards, he was given the Americana Music Association’s inaugural Trailblazer Award, and was recently named the Texas State Musician.

Lovett has been touring in support of Release Me, which is quintessential Lyle – a smart mix of originals and songs written by some of his favorite songwriters that show not only the breadth of this Texas legend’s deep talents, but also the diversity of his influences, making him one of the most infectious and fascinating musicians in popular music.

 Johnny Mathis

Johnny Mathis
Friday, July 31, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $29
Reynolds Hall
Celebrating his 59th year in the music industry, Johnny Mathis is Columbia Records’ longest-running artist. A sublime vocalist whose approach to pop music eclipses passing fads and trends, Mathis has performed songs in an incredible variety of styles and categories — from music composed for stage and film to golden era jazz standards, contemporary pop hits, and holiday music, all of which has assured his reputation as one of the most enduring vocalists in music history.

Best-known for his supremely popular hits like “Chances Are”, “It’s Not For Me To Say”, “Wonderful, Wonderful”, and “Misty”, Mathis has recorded more than 80 albums and 6 Christmas albums. During his extensive career he has had 3 songs inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame, achieved 50 Hits on Billboard’s Adult Contemporary Chart, and in 2003 Mathis was given the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Join Mathis as he performs some of his greatest hits and personal favorites.

 


CABARET JAZZ

 

 

Clint Holmes: Billy, Burt and The Beatles
Friday, June 5 and Saturday, June 6, 2015, at 8:30 p.m.; Sunday, June 7, 2015, at 2 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $37
Cabaret Jazz
For his final show of the season, three-time Las Vegas Entertainer of the Year winner Clint Holmes salutes the timeless classics of Billy Joel, Burt Bacharach and the Beatles in a spellbinding evening of music that’s both live and alive.

 

Steve Tyrell
Friday, June 12 and Saturday, June 13, 2015, at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $39
Cabaret Jazz
This time around, Steve Tyrell is singing standards of another kind, those written by Carole King, Burt Bacharach, Leiber and Stoller, Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, and Jeff Barry—songs made famous by The Drifters, The Ronettes, the Righteous Brothers and Ben E. King, just to name a few.

 

Samba Exotica – The Assad Brothers with Romero Lubambo and Special Guest Clarice Assad
Friday, June 19 and Saturday, June 20, 2015, at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $35
Cabaret Jazz
An exotic Latin flair takes the stage when the Assad Brothers, Brazil’s most celebrated classical guitarists, join with jazz guitar virtuoso Romero Lubambo and Clarice Assad for “Samba Exótico.” An exploration of samba and choros, a popular 19th-century genre that blossomed in Rio de Janeiro, the style has roots in Africa and unique fermentation in the coastal city of Bahia.

 

Conversations with Norm Presents “Remembering Sinatra” Featuring Bob Anderson, Pia Zadora and Vince Falcone
Sunday, June 21, 2015, at 2 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $25
Cabaret Jazz
Conversations with Norm is a quarterly interview presentation hosted by man-about-town columnist Norm Clarke, who has been covering the celebrity scene for the Las Vegas Review-Journal since 1999.

In this installation, Norm will be talking to three of Sinatra’s longtime friends, Bob Anderson (Frank: The Man. The Music.), Vince Falcone (Sinatra and Anderson’s musical director) and Pia Zadora (Sinatra’s opening act and her mentor), as they share their personal stories of the legendary entertainer.

The event will include emcee Shawn Tempesta of KTNV’s The Morning Blend. Proceeds will benefit the Education and Outreach Programming of The Smith Center.

 

Annaleigh Ashford: Lost in the Stars
Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 7 p.m.; Sunday, June 28, 2015, at 2 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $49
Cabaret Jazz
Annaleigh Ashford comes to Las Vegas with an evening of song, story and sequins in her critically acclaimed cabaret show, Lost in the Stars. With songwriter and music director Will Van Dyke and the Whiskey 5 band, Lost in the Stars celebrates the classic cabaret with an eclectic mix of music from the disco days of Donna Summer to a sing-along of Alanis Morrisette. After this glossy and glittery evening, you will be sure to get lost in the stars.


TROESH STUDIO THEATER

 

Panties in a Twist
Tuesday, July 14 through Saturday, July 18, 2015, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, July 18, 2015, at 2 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $35
Troesh Studio Theater
Panties in a Twist, a jam-packed, high-energy 90-minute set features 12 of the funniest female sketches. A hilarious cast of comediennes perform the sketches, including a few musical parodies, and features audience interaction.

 

About The Smith Center for the Performing Arts
The hallmark of downtown Las Vegas’ 61-acre urban development known as Symphony Park, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts is a public-private partnership that opened in March 2012. Heralded as the city’s Heart of the Arts®, The Smith Center is an architectural triumph and long-awaited cultural achievement that educates and entertains the citizens of Southern Nevada. The $470 million world-class performing arts center offers a blend of performances by resident companies, first-run touring attractions, lectures and internationally acclaimed performers in music, theater and dance. The five-acre campus features four performance spaces including the 2,050-seat Reynolds Hall, the 244-seat Cabaret Jazz club, the 250-seat Troesh Studio Theater and the 1.7-acre Donald W. Reynolds Symphony Park for outdoor concerts. Additionally, the campus is home to the Discovery Children’s Museum that opened in March 2013. For more information about The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, please visit www.TheSmithCenter.com. Keep up with news and events on Facebook and follow The Smith Center on Twitter at @SmithCenterLV.