The Smith Center Announces Sizzling Summer Lineup Featuring Award-Winning Broadway Musicals, Legendary Musicians and Stellar Speakers

 

THE SMITH CENTER ANNOUNCES SIZZLING SUMMER LINEUP FEATURING AWARD-WINNING BROADWAY MUSICALS, LEGENDARY MUSICIANS AND STELLAR SPEAKERS

Tickets on sale tomorrow, May 18, for performances by School of Rock, Dave Koz, Kenny G, Neil deGrasse Tyson and many more!

 

 Known for bringing top notch entertainment to Las Vegas spectators, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts is ushering in a dazzling summer lineup this June through September, featuring one-night-only signature performances, thrilling theatrical productions, spectacular speaking engagements and more. Tickets for individual performances are available tomorrow, May 18. For more information, please visit TheSmithCenter.com.

 

Boasting an extraordinary roster of unparalleled shows, The Smith Center is thrilled to announce its upcoming season, encouraging patrons to experience signature performances. In addition to Broadway smash hits, SCHOOL OF ROCK and ON YOUR FEET!, guests will enjoy special performances by legendary musician Jackson Browne, the sensational Dave Koz, Grammy and American Music Award-winning saxophonist Kenny G, world-renowned astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson and National Geographic Live!

 

Tickets may be purchased by visiting the box office at The Smith Center, by phone at 702.749.2000 or online at TheSmithCenter.com. For more information on this season’s performances, please see below.

 

Jackson Browne
Friday, July 13 at 8 p.m.
One of popular music’s greatest legends.
Through his five-decade career, Jackson Browne has written and performed many of popular music’s most cherished hits, just a few including “The Pretender,” “Running On Empty,” “Somebody’s Baby” and “Doctor My Eyes.” An inductee of both the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame, Browne is credited with defining a genre of songwriting charged with honesty, emotion and personal politics.

With several Gold, Platinum and Multi-Platinum albums to his name, Browne will take the stage with his bandmates of many years, including acclaimed musicians on bass, drums, guitar, keyboard and vocals. Audiences won’t forget this once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience Browne’s infectious hits live.

 

Dave Koz Summer Horns Featuring Gerald Albright, Rick Braun, Richard Elliot and Introducing Aubrey Logan
Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.
“A musician of unflappable rhythmic aplomb.” – The New York Times
Returning to The Smith Center by popular demand, nine-time Grammy nominee Dave Koz performs his electrifying jazz-saxophone stylings with a powerhouse lineup of brass masters, including Gerald Albright, Rick Braun, Richard Elliot and Aubrey Logan. Following Koz’s first two highly successful Summer Horns Tours, this year’s tour showcases the same high-energy delivery of swinging hits, including songs from the hotly anticipated new album, “Dave Koz and Friends Summer Horns.” The first “Summer Horns” release debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Current Contemporary Jazz Albums chart.

Saxophonist Albright is acclaimed for his solo recordings and performances with legends such as Anita Baker, Whitney Houston and The Temptations. Braun, a chart-topping trumpeter, has collaborated with leading artists including Rod Stewart, Sade and REO Speedwagon. Elliot, also on saxophone, has forged a successful solo career since first starting out with the renowned horn-driven R&B band Tower of Power.

Logan, a wildly talented pop and jazz singer and trombone soloist, captivates audiences with her wild talent and fresh originality. She has quickly made a name for herself as a featured artist with musical sensation Postmodern Jukebox, as her music videos with the group have accrued millions of views online.

The show also features guitarist Adam Hawley, named both Smooth Jazz News and JazzTrax Debut Artist of the Year. Hawley has performed and recorded with the likes of Natalie Cole, Jennifer Lopez and The Backstreet Boys.

Showcasing new songs from the forthcoming “Summer Horns” album, plus hits from these versatile artists’ own catalogues, this will be among the summer’s hottest shows.

 

 

SCHOOL OF ROCK
Tuesday, Aug. 7 – Sunday, Aug. 12
SCHOOL OF ROCK is a New York Times Critics’ Pick and “AN INSPIRING JOLT OF ENERGY, JOY AND MAD SKILLZ!” (Entertainment Weekly). Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. This high-octane smash features 14 new songs from ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER, all the original songs from the movie and musical theater’s first-ever kids rock band playing their instruments live on stage. Vanity Fair raves, “FISTS OF ALL AGES SHALL BE PUMPING!”

 

Zeppelin USA – An American Tribute to Led Zeppelin
Friday, August 17
Zeppelin USA, fronted by Vegas veteran Brody Dolyniuk returns to Reynolds Hall with their sonically accurate, visually exciting tribute to the greatest rock band of all time, Led Zeppelin. The 2-hour show will include hits like Black Dog, Kashmir, Whole Lotta Love and Stairway to Heaven, with fully synchronized lighting, video and lasers. A must see for any Led Zeppelin fan….

 

 

ON YOUR FEET!
Tuesday, Sept. 4 – Sunday, Sept. 9
From their humble beginnings in Cuba, Emilio and Gloria Estefan came to America and
broke through all barriers to become a crossover sensation at the very top of the pop music
world. But just when they thought they had it all, they almost lost everything.

 

ON YOUR FEET! takes you behind the music and inside the real story of this record-making and groundbreaking couple who, in the face of adversity, found a way to end up on their feet.

 

Directed by two-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots), with choreography
by Olivier Award winner Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys) and an original book by Academy
Award® winner Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman), ON YOUR FEET! features some of the most
iconic songs of the past quarter-century — and one of the most inspiring stories in music
history.

 

Kenny G
Saturday, Sept. 29
One of the most iconic and best-selling instrumental musicians of all time.
With a prolific career spanning three decades and 23 albums, Grammy and American Music Award-winning saxophonist Kenny G has sold over 75 million records worldwide with his signature fusion of R&B, pop and Latin with a jazz foundation. As the premier artist in contemporary jazz, the multi-platinum artist has enchanted audiences across the globe with his chart-topping melodies like “Songbird,” “Silhouette” and “The Moment.” Kenny G has collaborated with pop music greats like Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin and Frank Sinatra, and his concerts remain wildly popular today.

Performing smooth melodies on the soprano, alto and tenor saxophones, Kenny G is hailed for creating a singular sound all his own and is hailed as an international superstar.

Reaffirming his enduring place in popular music, Kenny G takes the stage to deliver his greatest hits that will leave audiences energized and renewed.

 

Neil DeGrasse Tyson
Thursday, Sept. 27
Renowned host of FOX docuseries “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey.”
Inquisitive minds of all ages won’t want to miss this rare chance to hear world-renowned astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, author of 10 bestselling books, host of FOX’s hit docuseries “Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey” and consummate expert on the cosmos. Tyson will give a riveting, multi-media presentation for the whole family that brings the expanses of modern science direct to audience members.

Tyson will even engage audiences in a lively Q&A that will rival the presentation itself. Often taking questions from children to foster their interest in science, he is happy to answer questions about everything from television appearances and space elevators to parenting advice.

Also director of the Hayden Planetarium, Tyson previously hosted PBS-NOVA series “NOVA ScienceNOW” for five seasons, which provided an accessible look at the scientific frontier that shapes our understanding of the universe.

He has also given interviews with myriad national television shows, including “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” “The Today Show” and “The Daily Show,” and has even guest starred on hit CBS show “The Big Bang Theory.”

The recipient of 18 honorary doctorates and the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal, Tyson was appointed by NASA to serve on its prestigious Advisory Council to help guide the agency’s ongoing ambitious vision. He has also been appointed to federal commissions to study the U.S. aerospace industry and the implementation of new U.S. space exploration policy.

Experience Tyson’s daunting genius and curiosity for yourself at this fascinating live show.

 

National Geographic Live!  The Show Series
Nizar Ibrahim – Spinosaurus: Lost Giant of the Cretaceous (9/28) – single ticket on sale July 13
Kara Cooney – When Women Ruled the World (2/1/19)
Steve Winter – On the Trail of Big Cats (6/14/19)
Enjoy a three show series for just $99 (must purchase prior to July 13)
National Geographic LIVE! will present several independent and unique lectures in its three-part series hitting The Smith Center starting in Sept. 2018. Witness Nizar Ibrahim, a vertebrate paleontologist and comparative anatomist, as he explains the almost forgotten Spinosaurus of the lost world’s cretaceous-era in Spinosaurus: Lost Giant of the Cretaceous. From prehistoric time to ancient Egypt, Kara Cooney, Egypotologist and archaeologist, reviews women’s roles thousands of years ago when women ruled in When Women Ruled the World. Finally, go in search of big cats with Steve Winter, wildlife photojournalist, as he explores the Asian jungles to the Himalaya home of the rare snow leopard in On the Trail of Big Cats. The three-part series can be purchased independently or as a package where guests can receive the educational experience of a lifetime.

ABOUT THE SMITH CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS

The hallmark of downtown Las Vegas’ 61-acre urban development known as Symphony Park, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts is a public-private partnership that opened in March 2012. Heralded as the city’s Heart of the Arts®, The Smith Center is an architectural triumph and long-awaited cultural achievement that educates and entertains the citizens of Southern Nevada. The $470 million world-class performing arts center offers a blend of performances by resident companies, first-run touring attractions, lectures and internationally-acclaimed performers in music, theater and dance. The five-acre campus features four performance spaces including the 2,050-seat Reynolds Hall, the 244-seat Myron’s Cabaret Jazz club, the 220-seat Troesh Studio Theater and the 1.7-acre Donald W. Reynolds Symphony Park for outdoor concerts. Additionally, the campus is home to the Discovery Children’s Museum that opened in March 2013. For more information about The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, please visit www.TheSmithCenter.com. Keep up with news and events on Facebook and follow The Smith Center on Twitter at @SmithCenterLV.

Updated February Listings: The Smith Center for the Performing Arts

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The Smith Center for the Performing Arts

**February Performance Listings**

 

Address:             
361 Symphony Park Avenue
Las Vegas, NV  89106

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

Website Address:
www.TheSmithCenter.com

 

Attractions / Tours

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

 

February Show Listings

As of January 7, 2014

 

 

REYNOLDS HALL

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

CABARET JAZZ

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

Tickets to the Second Winter Season at The Smith Center On Sale Saturday, Oct. 26

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Tickets to the Second Winter Season at The Smith Center On Sale Saturday, Oct. 26

Tickets for the 2013-2014 winter season at The Smith Center go on sale to the public beginning Saturday, October 26. Tickets for individual shows begin at $24 and can be purchased 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.

 

More information on the winter season below.

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

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

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

New Year’s Eve Concert with Kristin Chenoweth
Tuesday, Dec. 31 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $49
Reynolds Hall

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

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

“Forever Tango”
Tuesday, Jan. 21-22 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $26
Reynolds Hall
Luis Bravo’s “Forever Tango,” is the internationally celebrated entertainment event that has played to great acclaim in Europe, Canada, Asia, Mexico and throughout the U.S. and most recently enjoyed its third run on Broadway. The show was voted Best Touring Musical by Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle in San Francisco. The New York Times called “Forever Tango” “A must-see!” And USA Today said, “Forever Tango shows that the style is more than steamy – it’s smart, even funny… a sensuous, seductive, pleasure.”

“Zeppelin USA – An American Tribute to Led Zeppelin”
Friday, Feb. 7 at 8 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $24
Reynolds Hall
“Zeppelin USA” is an over the top production show featuring a full performance of “The Led Zeppelin IV” album, plus a bonus set of various hits. There will be special guest performers, state-of-the-art sound, lighting, laser and special effects displays.

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

“An Intimate Evening Clint Black”
Thursday, Feb. 13, at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $29
Reynolds Hall
“An intimate evening with Clint Black” has Critics from coast to coast calling Black’s shows the ones to remember. From “Killin’ Time” to “Taillights,” Clint Black is part of the sound track of country music.

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

The Ten Tenors
Monday, Feb. 17, at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $26
Reynolds Hall
Classical comes to life when The Ten Tenors take the stage. Their wild blend of rock and classical music has astounded audiences and powered The Ten Tenors into stardom. Now, ever evolving and always entertaining, the tenors have crafted a special, limited-run performance featuring their favorite Broadway hits. Come see ten of Australia’s hottest tenors and enjoy an evening of raw power, soothing beauty and the very best Broadway has to offer.

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

Jazz Roots: Georgia On My Mind – Celebrating Ray Charles featuring Take 6, Nnenna Freelon, Clint Holmes, Kirk Whalum, Shelly Berg, Raelettes, the UNLV Singers and Orchestra conducted by Mr. David Loeb
Friday, Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $29
Reynolds Hall

Frank Sinatra called him “the only true genius in show business.” Ray Charles transcended racism, faced cultural upheavals head on and helped bring jazz, blues and soul to the rest of the world. In honor of Black History Month, an all-star cast of performers will celebrate Ray’s life, music and undeniable spirit. The lineup includes ten-time Grammy® winners Take 6, Cabaret Jazz resident artist own Clint Holmes, Vocalist of the Year Nnenna Freelon, Grammy-winning saxophonist Kirk Whalum, music director Shelly Berg, and the UNLV Singers and Orchestra conducted by David Loeb as they honor the beloved genius from Georgia.

In addition to the lineup inside Reynolds Hall, Cabaret Jazz will host an esteemed roster of entertainers including resident artist Clint Holmes the first weekend of December, second weekend in January and first weekend in February; comedian Tom Dressen in “An Evening of Laughter and Stories of Sinatra” on Friday, Dec. 13 and Saturday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m.; pianist Danny Wright on Sunday, Dec. 15 at 2 and 6 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 23 at 2 and 6 p.m.; singer-songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway on Friday, Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 18 at 4 and 7 p.m.; world-renowned jazz guitarist and singer John Pizzarelli on Saturday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 16 at 3 and 7 p.m.; and singer and pianist Michael Cavanaugh on Friday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 22 at 3 and 7 p.m.

GEORGIA ON MY MIND

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

 

Our Town for Newtown – A Concert for Sandy Hook Elementary School

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Our Town for Newtown – A Concert for Sandy Hook Elementary School

Las Vegas entertainers come together to raise money for the families of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims

Sunday, January 6 at 8 p.m.

Brody Dolyniuk, former Las Vegas resident and entertainer, in conjunction with The Maddux Foundation and Station Casinos, are proud to host Our Town for Newtown – A Concert for Sandy Hook Elementary School on Sunday, Jan. 6 at The Railhead inside Boulder Station from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Featuring a host of local bands, Las Vegas headliners and solo artists, all proceeds from the event will be channeled via The (Greg & Kathy) Maddux Foundation and directed into an existing account set up in Newtown, CT by the United Way. The concert will feature performances by Beatles tribute The Fab, Lon Bronson All-Star Band, Rick Duarte of Strung Out Sessions, Paul Shortino of Quiet Riot and Rough Cut, Bella Electric Strings, Zowie Bowie, Elisa Furr of iCandy, The Las Vegas Tenors, Lorena Peril of Fantasy, Michelle Johnson of The Platters, Brent Muscat of Faster Pussycat and the Sin City Sinners, Michael Cavanaugh from Broadway’s “Movin’ Out,” Yellow Brick Road and Zeppelin USA, among others.

Admission is a minimum donation of $10 at the door. Further donations will be accepted inside the showroom or via the United Way’s website at https://newtown.uwwesternct.org/. Guests under 21 years must be accompanied by an adult.

About Station Casinos entertainment
Station Casinos’ concert and entertainment lounge venues include: The Railhead at Boulder Station, a 650-seat venue; Grand Events Center, a 2,000-seat venue, and The Backyard, a poolside venue accommodating up to 4,000 guests, at Green Valley Ranch; Club Tequila at Fiesta Rancho, a 380-seat venue; Louie Anderson Theater at Palace Station, a 200-seat venue; Rocks Lounge, a 350-seat venue, The Sandbar, a poolside venue accommodating 4,000 guests at Red Rock Resort; Chrome Showroom at Santa Fe Station, a 550-seat venue; Club Madrid, a 500-seat venue, and Sunset Amphitheater, an outdoor venue accommodating up to 5,000 guests, at Sunset Station and Dallas Events Center, a 1,800-seat venue and South Padre, a 300-seat venue, at Texas Station. For up-to-the-minute news, connect with Station Casinos on Facebook or follow on twitter @stationcasinos.