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.

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