Updated April Listings: The Smith Center for the Performing Arts

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The Smith Center for the Performing Arts

**April Performance Listings**


361 Symphony Park Avenue
Las Vegas, NV  89106

The Smith Center box office – 702-749-2000

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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


April Show Listings

As of March 4, 2014






Las Vegas Philharmonic: Pops Series IV “Love Vintage Las Vegas Style”
Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $25
Reynolds Hall
Fall in love vintage Las Vegas-style with a swinging evening featuring big band favorites made famous by Rat Packers Sammy Davis Jr. (“A Lot of Livin’ To Do,” “What Kind of Fool Am I”), Dean Martin (“Everybody Loves Somebody”,” That’s Amore”,” Standing On the Corner”) and the most famous crooner of them all, Frank Sinatra (“I’ve Got the World On A String”,” Night & Day”,” Moonlight In Vermont”).  Add some magic with signature songs by Louis Prima and Keely Smith (“That Old Black Magic”,” What Is This Thing Called Love?”) and you’ve got yourself one swell party. Conductor and vocalist Matt Catingub performs with guest vocalist Anita Hall and guest drummer Steve Moretti.

 Diana Krall

Diana Krall – Glad Rag Doll Tour
Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $39
Reynolds Hall
Diana Krall is celebrating her recently released second album, “Glad Rag Doll,” by filling Reynolds Hall with her newly-found sound. With the introduction of a solo guitar, a drum set, and a keyboard to her latest compositions, Krall’s piano and vocal talents shine brighter than ever before. Krall’s revamped performance treats listeners to ‘20s- and ‘30s-style songs imagined for the 21st century. Her fresh take on an aged musical genre blends swinging rock with feelings of sorrow to create a song and dance record that is different than anything she has ever done before.


Women Fully Clothed, Older and Hotter
Friday, April 11, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $35
Reynolds Hall
Women Fully Clothed, Older and Hotter adds hilarity to everyday life for an unparalleled evening of laughter.  Robin Duke (“Saturday Night Live”), Jayne Eastwood (“Hairspray”), Kathryn Greenwood (“Whose Line Is It Anyway?”), and Teresa Pavlinek (“The Jane Show”) have wowed audiences across North America with their uproarious sketches and songs. Eugene Levy says the show is “An evening with the funniest women in Canada.” “It is like an evening with good friends who make you laugh ‘til you cry.” The Globe and Mail states, “Women Fully Clothed leaves its audience fully satisfied.” There won’t be a dry seat in the house.


The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess
Tuesday, April 15 – Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, April 19, 2014 & Sunday, April 20, 2014 at 2 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $26
Reynolds Hall
See what Time magazine exclaims is, “A don’t miss theatre event!  The #1 Broadway musical of the Year.”  Winner of the 2012 Tony Award® for Best Revival of a Musical, “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess” is hitting the road with award-winning members of the Broadway cast in this stunning and stirring new staging. Accompanied by a lush 23-piece orchestra, this re-envisioned Broadway production includes such legendary songs as “Summertime,”“It Ain’t Necessarily So,” and “I Got Plenty of Nothing.”


Las Vegas Philharmonic: Masterworks V “Love Around the World”
Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $25
Reynolds Hall
Spanish guitarist Pablo Sáinz Villegas quickly established himself as one of the world’s leading classical guitarists by winning the Gold Medal at the first Christopher Parkening International Guitar Competition in May 2006. Sáinz Villegas’ prize-winning performance with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra has led to concerts in more than 30 countries. These include his four-performance debut with the New York Philharmonic under renowned conductor Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, and the success of these performances resulted in two subsequent engagements with the orchestra at Avery Fisher Hall. Sáinz Villegas made his debut with the Houston Symphony under conductor Alondra de la Parra, with whom he once again collaborated as a soloist for a Sony Classical recording with the Philharmonic Orchestra of the Americas and with whom he performs in Las Vegas.


Las Vegas Youth Orchestra & Symphonic Band – “Musical Montage”
Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $10
Reynolds Hall
Enjoy an evening of great music from the best of Southern Nevada’s young musicians! Student musicians, ages 8‐18 perform in the last of a series of family concerts for the season. Music selections to include: highlights from “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess”; “American Landscape” by Soon He Newbold; Gustav Holst’s “Brook Green Suite,” a Sammartini symphony; and Heikki Suolahti’s “Sinfonia Piccola.” Also featured is a Youth Philharmonic Soloist, Catherine Patton on violin, performing “Introduction & Rondo Capriccioso” by Saint-Saens.







Clint Holmes – New York Old Friend
Friday, April 4, 2014 and Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 8:30 p.m.; Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 2 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $25
Cabaret Jazz        
Award-winning singer and The Smith Center resident performer, Clint Holmes returns to Cabaret Jazz with New York Old Frienda new show celebrating the relationship that people have with New York City. Throughout the New York journey, Holmes leads an all-star cast including Kristen Hertzenberg and Fifth Avenue, with songs by Billy Joel, Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter, Vernon Duke, Kander & Ebb, and introducing an exciting new body of music by New York composer and lyricist Ken Laub.


Preservation Hall Jazz Band
Friday, April 11, 2014 and Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $39
Cabaret Jazz        
The Preservation Hall Jazz Band derives its name from their venerable music venue located in New Orleans’ French Quarter, which was founded in 1961 by Allan and Sandra Jaffe. Now celebrating their 50th anniversary, the band has traveled worldwide spreading their mission to nurture and perpetuate the art form of New Orleans Jazz. Whether performing at Carnegie Hall or Lincoln Center, for British Royalty or the King of Thailand, this music embodies a joyful, timeless spirit. Under the auspices of current director Ben Jaffe, the son of founders Allan and Sandra, Preservation Hall continues with a deep reverence and consciousness of its greatest attributes in the modern day as a venue, band and record label.


The Composers Showcase of Las Vegas
Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 10:30 p.m.
Ticket price $20
Cabaret Jazz
Keith Thompson, conductor of the hit musical “Jersey Boys,” hosts this monthly showcase that features original music from some of Las Vegas’ best composers and songwriters, and performed by some of the best performers and musicians from the Las Vegas entertainment and theatrical communities. The informal showcase is always diverse, eclectic and extremely entertaining and features a very high caliber of musicianship and artistry.


Storm Large – Taken by Storm
Friday, April 18, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $39
Cabaret Jazz
Storm Large is a performer whose star is seriously on the rise. As the new singer in Pink Martini, as a finalist in the reality show “Rock Star Supernova,” and as a critically-acclaimed performer with The Detroit Symphony or on the stage at Carnegie Hall, Ms. Large is an incredible talent. Large and her band will bring a program of American song book classics, Broadway tear-jerkers and rock anthems with a fierce emotional commitment and a wicked sense of humor. Large will love you, leave you, delight and abuse you, yet you’ll keep coming back for more.


Laura Taylor – It Might As Well Be Spring
Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $28
Cabaret Jazz
Singer, recording artist and award-winning songwriter Laura Taylor and her talented group of musicians return to Cabaret Jazz, performing a mixture of favorite spring songs and originals. The evening will feature special guest and a great guitarist, Joe Lano, with whom Laura has recorded four CDs. Meet and greet these world-class talents after the performance, where signed CDs will be available.

 Morgan Bray

Soul Men starring Spectrum – A Tribute to Soul, R&B and Motown
Saturday, April 26, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $34
Cabaret Jazz
Spectrum, Las Vegas’ own award-winning Soul/R&B vocal group, returns home from national and international touring schedules for one of their rare hometown appearances. The group boasts four incredible singers, each with the voice of a solo artist, who combine their voices and vocal dexterity to create the angelic harmonies and deft choreography that have become trademarks of Spectrum. They were voted Best of Las Vegas in 2005 and 2006, received the Las Vegas Living Legends Award in 2009 and were awarded a star on Las Vegas’ Walk of Stars in 2012.







The Tempest
Previews: Tuesday, April 1, 2014 through Friday, April 4, 2014 at 8 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $25
Opening Night Celebration: Saturday, April 5, 2014 at 8 p.m.
Tickets priced at $150
Show Run: Tuesday, April 6 through Sunday, April 20, 2014 (dark Mondays) at 8 p.m.; matinee performances Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30 p.m.
Donald W. Reynolds Symphony Park
Come get caught in the storm as “The Tempest” makes its world debut in Las Vegas, right here in Symphony Park. Enter an untamed world of phantoms, monsters, madmen and lovers with this wild adaptation of Shakespeare’s final play. This timeless tale of love, loss, virtue and vengeance is destined to leave you breathless, bewitched and begging for more. Co-produced by The Smith Center and American Repertory Theater, the production adapted by Teller (of Penn & Teller with Aaron Posner, magic by Teller, music by Tom Waits and Kathleen Brennan, movement by Pilobolus and Tom Nelis as Prospero.


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 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 Keep up with news and events on Facebook and follow The Smith Center on Twitter at @SmithCenterLV


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