The Smith Center Announces June – July 2017 Performance Listings


The Smith Center for the Performing Arts

June – July 2017 Performance Listings



Attractions / Tours


The Smith Center

Varies by week

Free to the public

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts offers free, guided walking tours of the world-class campus, 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




Wednesday, May 31 through Sunday, June 4; Thursday, June 1 at 2 p.m.; Tuesday, June 6 through Sunday, June 11 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, June 3 and 10 and Sundays, June 4 and 11 at 2 p.m.

Ticket prices start at $29

Cameron Mackintosh’s spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will come to Las Vegas as part of a brand new North American Tour. Critics are raving that this breathtaking production is “bigger and better than ever before,” featuring a brilliant new scenic design by Paul Brown, Tony Award®-winning original costume design by Maria Björnson, lighting design by Tony Award®-winner Paule Constable, new choreography by Scott Ambler, and new staging by director Laurence Connor. The production, overseen by Matthew Bourne and Cameron Mackintosh, boasts many exciting special effects including the show’s legendary chandelier. The beloved story and thrilling score – with songs like “Music of the Night,” “All I Ask of You,” and “Masquerade” – will be performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this PHANTOM one of the largest productions now on tour.



MOVE – BEYOND – LIVE ON TOUR – Reynolds Hall

Friday, June 16 at 7:30 p.m.

Ticket prices start at $39.50

The Hough siblings are offering fans their biggest and best show yet, with brand-new stage production inspired by the elements – earth, wind, fire and water – which the duo have infused into fresh, high-impact choreography that only they can deliver. The pair will be joined by the Move Company Dancers for group performances in styles ranging from ballroom and tap to salsa and hip-hop, and everything in between. The show will bring audiences on a journey of dance and music, taking inspiration directly from the four elements as an exploration of the human relationship with nature. Box Tier seats available after April 16th.


Break The Floor Presents Travis Wall’s SHAPING SOUND: After The Curtain – Reynolds Hall

Thursday, June 29 at 7:30 p.m.

Ticket prices start at $39

Through his Emmy Award-winning work on So You Think You Can Dance, Travis Wall has established himself as one of America’s favorite choreographers. His artistic direction of SHAPING SOUND has already produced one spell-binding show in Dance Reimagined, which has captivated audiences all across North America. Now, Travis and SHAPING SOUND are back with their brand new show, After the Curtain. These visual musicians continue to dazzle audiences as they tell the story of a man fighting to find his creative voice after the death of his one true love. Heart-wrenching, breathtaking and ultimately uplifting, this is one dance show that audiences will remember forever.



Broadway In The H.O.O.D. Presents – From Broadway with Love: Honoring the Shoulders We Stand On! – Reynolds Hall

Saturday, July 8 at 3 p.m.

Ticket prices start at $44

Audiences will enjoy more than 20 international guest performers from Broadway In The H.O.O.D, as well as more than 300 local actors, singers, dancers and musicians all on stage in Reynolds Hall at the beautiful Smith Center. This star-studded fundraiser will pay tribute to the greats who have paved the way for others to perform to sold-out crowds at The Smith Center, with a very special tribute to Mr. Sammy Davis Jr., starring world-renowned entertainers Clint Holmes, Bubba Knight, Earl Turner and Avree Walker.


Dave Damiani and Renee Olstead – Bending the Standard – Cabaret Jazz

Thursday, June 1 at 7 p.m.

Ticket prices start at $25

Dave Damiani and Renee Olstead perform their clever and fresh arrangements of the “American Songbook” and the “New American Songbook” with the hottest young orchestra in the country. Their new renditions of jazz, pop and original songs truly “bend the standard.”


Morgan James – Reckless Abandon Tour – Cabaret Jazz

Friday, June 2 at 7 p.m.

Ticket prices start at $39

With her music videos generating more than 800 million views online, Morgan James has earned widespread recognition as a world-class vocalist, songwriter and actress. Classically trained at Julliard, she has performed in numerous Broadway shows including THE ADDAMS FAMILY with Nathan Lane, Frank Wildhorn’s WONDERLAND and MOTOWN THE MUSICAL. Branching out as a solo artist, she has toured around the world performing at leading venues such as Feinstein’s /54 Below and has earned a strong following collaborating with world-renowned group Postmodern Jukebox. Don’t miss James’ powerhouse vocals as she performs unforgettable renditions of pop, jazz and soul hits – with a few surprises.


Frank LaSpina – Happy Days – Cabaret Jazz

Sunday, June 4 at 2 p.m.

Ticket prices start at $25

Based on the soundtrack of the smash TV sitcom, relive the magic of the music from the late ’50s and early ’60s from such iconic artists as Elvis, Ray Charles, Lesley Gore and the Everly Brothers. Featuring an all-star student cast from the Musical Arts Scholarship Program, you’ll learn the surprising stories behind these “oldies but goldies.” It’s a real blast from past. Be there – or be square.



David Perrico – Cabaret Jazz
Friday, June 9 at 8 p.m.

Ticket prices start at $20

David Perrico – Pop Evolution 20-piece band transforms poplar songs from all genres to produce a one-of-a-kind sound experience. Featuring Naomi Mauro on vocals and the finest musicians in Las Vegas, Perrico and Pop Evolution continue to delight fans and critics, while generating incredible media excitement; Las Vegas Review-Journal named David Perrico – Pop Evolution an editors’ choice “Best of Las Vegas 2013” award winner. They have headlined at The Palms, South Point and Stratosphere hotels.



G’Day Las Vegas starring Greg Bonham with special guest Ryan Ahern – Cabaret Jazz

Saturday, June 10 at 7 p.m.

Tickets prices start at $30

Aussie powerhouse entertainer Greg Bonham, with his rich voice and sizzling trumpet, returns to Cabaret Jazz. Before the USA came calling, this “boy from the farm” made numerous television appearances in his native home of Australia, scored his own television special in the UK and sold over 14 million records in Russia. He storms the stage with music from Maynard Ferguson to U2, his show-stopping originals, plus classics, including “Hallelujah.”

Greg’s special guest, award-winning pianist and entertainer, Ryan Ahern is beyond compare. His exciting performance includes the music of Jerry Lee Lewis, Boogie-Woogie, Queen and Ray Charles. Backed by Greg’s superstar band, this “feel good” concert will steal your heart and take you for the ride of your life.


Jonathan Karrant – Cabaret Jazz

Tuesday, June 13 at 8 p.m.

Tickets prices start at $20

“Jonathan Karrant is one hip jazz vocalist, born to sing and swing with style.” Jazz Corner Jonathan’s album, “On and On” hit #4 on jazz charts. He has received honors throughout the states including: the New York City Jazz Cabaret Honors, “Best Singer” for the Bravo California Awards and was named one of the top 12 rising jazz vocalists in New York by the NYC Jazz Record. “A voice, romantic without being cloying, warm but not forced, Jonathan carries songs with an emotional weight that reaches your soul. At the same time he can swing with the kind of jazz suave that was patented by Mel Torme.” Cabaret scenes from classic selections of the American Songbook to bringing his own jazzy twist to contemporary songs; you’ll be thrilled by this engaging young singer.



Composers Showcase of Las Vegas – Cabaret Jazz

Wednesday, June 14 at 10:30 p.m.

Ticket prices start at $20

The Composers Showcase of Las Vegas is an entertainment forum that allows local composers and songwriters the opportunity to present original musical material to a supportive audience in an informal cabaret-style setting. Founded and hosted by Keith Thompson (JERSEY BOYS) and Michael Brennan (Le Rêve), the showcase focuses on uniting the theatre community of Las Vegas, giving creative spirits an outlet for artistic expression, laughing a lot and having a great time.  The Composers Showcase is not “open mic.”  Each presentation is carefully planned.  Composers and material are screened in order to provide the best and highest quality of entertainment.


Diane Schuur – Cabaret Jazz

Friday, June 16 and Saturday, June 17 at 7 p.m.

Ticket prices start at $39

One of contemporary jazz’s leading vocalists, Diane Schuur is as eclectic as she is brilliant. With a distinguished recording career spanning three decades, the two-time Grammy® winner explores every corner of the classic American songbook with her talented quartet. Though blind from birth, she is gifted with perfect pitch and is known for her pure, resonant voice and humorous engagement with audiences during every show. Schuur shares the stage with fellow two-time Grammy® winner saxophonist Ernie Watts, who has performed worldwide and been featured on more than 500 recordings with leading musical artists including Frank Zappa.


Lon Bronson – Cabaret Jazz

Saturday, June 24 at 8 p.m.

Ticket prices start at $15

Emmy® nominated Lon Bronson and his iconic horn-infused, 14-piece All-Star Band are returning to the Cabaret Jazz stage. Now in their 27th year as Vegas headliners, the Lon Bronson Band always delivers a memorable show!


Conversations with Norm – Cabaret Jazz

Sunday, June 25 at 2 p.m.

Ticket prices start at $25

“Conversations with Norm” is a quarterly interview presentation hosted by former Review-Journal “man-about-town” columnist Norm Clarke, who covered the celebrity scene. Proceeds will benefit the education and outreach programs at The Smith Center.


Michelle Johnson – Strictly Taboo – Cabaret Jazz

Saturday, July 15 at 8 p.m.

Ticket prices start at $22

Michelle Johnson presents her new production of “Strictly Taboo!” Enjoy the hits of Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan, Billie Holiday, Eartha Kitt, Peggy Lee, Nina Simone, Dinah Washington, Bessie Smith, Etta James and more in this fast-paced musical revue featuring the music and fascinating, little known backstories of some of the world’s greatest female jazz artists.  Scandals, love stories, triumphs, tragedies, gowns, gloves, feathers …. and all of that fabulous music! Featuring the Strictly Taboo Orchestra, a 17-piece big band under the direction of arranger and conductor Joe Escriba, dancers and more. Starring Michelle Johnson with several special surprise guest vocalists. Go back in time and be swept away!


Serpentine Fire: Earth, Wind & Fire Tribute – Cabaret Jazz

Friday, July 21 at 7 p.m.

Ticket prices start at $22

Serpentine Fire is an exciting tribute act to one of the most famous bands in the world – Earth, Wind & Fire, which pays honor to a band with great style and music that stood the test of time. Serpentine Fire brings the sound of EWF to you like no other. They will bring you classic hits like “September,” “After The Love Is Gone,” “Let’s Groove,” “Reasons” and many more. Fronted by Tyriq Johnson’s smooth falsetto, this band is something you would truly enjoy.


Frank LaSpina – Cabaret Jazz

Sunday, July 23 at 2 p.m.

Ticket prices start at $25

Frank LaSpina has performed across the nation with his one-of-a-kind musical biography shows, paying tribute to legends such as Bobby Darin, Frank Sinatra, Neil Diamond, Nat King Cole and Karen Carpenter. Often backed by his talented music students, LaSpina performs hits the entertainers are most known for, interspersed with anecdotes and rare clips of the original star’s interviews and performances. A professional performer since his teens, LaSpina has also toured the country as a nightclub performer and gained a prominent reputation as a sought-after singing teacher. His career further includes years of success as a radio and TV talk show host. LaSpina’s shows in Las Vegas always benefit the charity he co-founded, the Musical Arts Scholarship Program.



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 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 June - July 2017 Performance Listings
The Smith Center Announces June - July 2017 Performance Listings