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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.

 

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

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