Updated March Listings: The Smith Center for the Performing Arts

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The Smith Center for the Performing Arts

**March 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.

 

March Show Listings

As of March 11, 2014

 

REYNOLDS HALL

 

 

St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $39
Reynolds Hall
One of Russia’s, and the world’s, greatest orchestras. Founded in 1882, the St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra is Russia’s oldest symphonic ensemble and a beacon of the country’s passion for art and music. It was with this orchestra that Tchaikovsky chose to premiere his Symphony No. 6 (“Pathetique”). And it is with this orchestra that Russia shares its cultural spirit with the world. This performance will be rising Norwegian violinist, VildeFrang’s, first appearance in Las Vegas.

 

Las Vegas Philharmonic : Masterworks IV “Rising Star”
Saturday, March 8, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $25
Reynolds Hall
In recent years pianist, Alexander Schimpf has risen to prominence by winning a series of competitions including the 2008 German Music Competition – a distinction no pianist had earned for 14 years – First Prize at the 2009 International Beethoven Competition in Vienna and emerging as the first German pianist ever to win First Prize at the 2011 Cleveland International Piano Competition. His final round performance at Severance Hall with the renowned Cleveland Orchestra was given a standing ovation and additionally honored with the Audience Favorite Prize. Since winning these notable awards, Schimpf’s career has gained momentum with regular appearances at important music centers around the world. He makes his Las Vegas debut in March 2014.

 

One Night of Queen
Sunday, March 9, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $24
Reynolds Hall
In 2000, Gary Mullen was the grand final winner of ITV’s celebrity impersonation contest “Stars In Their Eyes,” with the largest number of votes ever received in the show’s history. Following the show’s success, Mullen began touring on his own and in 2002 formed a band ‘The Works’, to pay tribute to rock legends Queen. Since May 2002, ‘Gary Mullen and the Works’ have performed throughout the United States, Europe, South Africa and New Zealand to sold-out audiences. The group has also twice rocked the prestigious BBC Proms in the Park, in front of an enthusiastic crowd of 40,000. One Night of Queen is a spectacular live concert, recreating the look, sound, pomp and showmanship of arguably the greatest rock band of all time. This show will ROCK you!

 

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields with Joshua Bell, Director & Solo Violin
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $39
Reynolds Hall
Master violinist Joshua Bell commands and directs this brilliant chamber orchestra, known worldwide for its polished and refined sound. Formed in 1958, they have come to represent the pinnacle of musicianship. The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields is purity put to music, perfection played out loud, and every performance is a true treat for fellow performers and lovers of music everywhere.

 

PFX – The Pink Floyd Experience
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $24
Reynolds Hall
The English rock band that is world-renowned for its elaborate live shows and philosophical lyrics lives on through six outstanding musicians who are, The Pink Floyd Experience. The group will perform some of Pink Floyd’s greatest hits including favorites such as “Money,” “Wish You Were Here,” and “Comfortably Numb,” in addition to rarities not often heard. In keeping with tradition, The Pink Floyd Experience entertains every sense with interpretive videos and a one-of-a-kind light show that engulfs the audience in the musical experience.

 

Patti LuPone in “Far Away Places”
Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $39
Reynolds Hall
In her new, critically-acclaimed concert Far Away Places, two-time Tony Award® winner (Gypsy, Evita) Patti LuPone shares her penchant for wanderlust by taking audiences on a musical journey. At every turn, LuPone surprises with thrilling renditions of songs by an eclectic list of songwriters, which includes Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter, Willie Nelson, Kurt Weill, Edith Piaf, Frederick Hollander, and, even the BeeGees.

 

Jazz Roots “Satin & Soul” featuring David Sanborn and Jonathan Butler
Friday, March 21, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $26
Reynolds Hall
A concert as smooth and sexy as satin, and as deep and earthy as the roots of American music, this special performance brings together two award-winning stars to create a perfect blend of sounds that will touch your very soul. David Sanborn, the six-time Grammy® winner and multi-platinum alto sax star, will grace the stage alongside Jonathan Butler, the platinum-selling singer/guitarist and winner of the famed South African Sarie Award. This show is where Africa, America, Jazz and Soul finally come together.

 

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 23, 2014 at 2 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $26
Reynolds Hall
Under the artistic direction of Robert Battle, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater offers something for every taste: from the pulse-racing thrill of new works by some of the world’s best choreographers to the spirit-lifting joy of Ailey’s beloved classic, “Revelations.” The New Yorker declared “the company is dancing better than ever” and The New York Times proclaimed them “sleek, athletic masters of the universe.” Experience it for yourself as America’s most popular dance company returns for just two performances.

 

An Evening With Chris Botti
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $29
Reynolds Hall
With a sophisticated sound and a soaring musical imagination, Grammy winning trumpeter, Chris Botti, returns to The Smith Center for an evening that begins in jazz and expands beyond the limits of any single genre.

 

John Legend – The All of Me Tour: Intimate, Acoustic and Stripped Down
Tuesday, March 27, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $29
Singer-songwriter John Legend won his first Grammy Award with 2004’s Get Lifted. The album went platinum, thanks in part to the hit single “Ordinary People.”  To quote music industry pioneer Quincy Jones, the nine-time Grammy winner is simply, “a genius.”  Now, Legend, one of the industry’s most innovative artists, returns after five years with his much-anticipated fourth solo album, Love in the Future, which he brings a stripped-down acoustic version to The Smith Center.

 

John Anderson and Tracy Lawrence –Acoustic, Up Close & Personal
Friday, March 28, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $29
Reynolds Hall
In Country music, it may be the songwriters that build the engine, but it is the singers that drive the train. It could be argued that in no other genre of music does the singer’s role become more important. An ineffective vocal can kill a song, but the right vocal can mean the difference between simply hearing a song or having it rip your heart out. Country’s best singers impart joy, pain, love, sorrow, regret, success, and failure, sometimes within the same song. Spend an acoustic evening, enjoying hit after hit, from two of the most distinct voices in country music, John Anderson and Tracy Lawrence, as they perform songs such as “Seminole Wind,” “Time Marches On,” “Straight Tequila Night,” “Paint Me A Birmingham” and many more.

 

Doc Severinsen & His Big Band with Mary Wilson
Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $26
Reynolds Hall
Doc Severinsen, leader of Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show Band for more than 25 years, is hitting the road with his own big band in “Once More with Feeling” named after his best-selling recording. Severinsen’s playing is as sharp and powerful as ever and he’s sure to blow the roof off The Smith Center with his fierce trumpet solos and super tight band.  The show features the legendary Mary Wilson of The Supremes in an evening of classic big band tunes that defined the golden era of television.

 

 

CABARET JAZZ

 

Lainie Kazan
Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $39
Cabaret Jazz
Tony and Golden Globe nominee Lainie Kazan is the embodiment of the word entertainer.  Her acclaimed cabaret show, for which The New York Times labeled her “THE Torch Song Diva,” takes audiences on a journey through her nearly five decades-long career.

 

Tony Sacca
Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 2 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $33
Cabaret Jazz
Showman Tony Sacca presents a captivating musical journey featuring a 10-piece ensemble with strings, rhythm section and horns along with two female singers.  His riveting personal song exploration will be sprinkled with his hometown sounds of Philly, tributes to Barry Manilow, The Four Seasons, Doo Wop, his original Vegas songs and a touch of Broadway. This is a compelling opportunity to see Tony like you’ve never seen him before presenting laughter, song and dance for all to enjoy.

 

The Composers Showcase of Las Vegas
Wednesday, March 5, 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.

 

Jimmy Mulidore and his N.Y. City Jazz Band – Jazz for the Ages
Friday and Saturday, March 7-8, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $36
Cabaret Jazz
The term Renaissance man is used traditionally to describe a person whose expertise spans a significant number of different subject areas. After listening to Jimmy Mulidore’s recent CD release, “Jazz For The Ages,” it is clear that Mulidore fits that definition. A generous compilation of time-honored compositions and originals, “Jazz for the Ages” spans a wide interpretive range of the jazz music genre. What makes the epithet “Renaissance man” come to mind is the prolific technique and command that Mulidore displays on all his instruments—including saxophone, clarinet and flute. Never content to rely on familiar constructs, Jimmy Mulidore looks every day to explore new musical realms.

 

Jim Caruso’s Cast Party
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 9:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $20
Cabaret Jazz
Jim Caruso’s Cast Party is a wildly popular soiree that mixes a sprinkle of Broadway glitz with a dash of urbane wit. It’s a cool cabaret night-out enlivened by a hilariously impromptu variety show. Showbiz superstars hit the stage alongside up-and-comers, serving up jaw-dropping music and general razzle-dazzle. The buoyant, sharp and charming Caruso guides the entire affair like a bubbly cruise director, musical genius Billy Stritch holds court at the ivories, and the audience is invited to participate in the festivities! It’s the bash that would happen if somehow David Letterman and Ed Sullivan threw a hip house-party around the nine-foot concert grand piano. Somewhere between “There’s No Business Like Show Business” and “There’s No Place Like Home,” you’ll find Jim Caruso’s Cast Party!

 

Jon Batiste and Stay Human
*These performances have been postponed.  Please contact the Patron Services department at 702-749-2000 for details.*
Friday and Saturday, March 14-15, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $42
Cabaret Jazz
Jon Batiste and Stay Human kick off springtime at The Smith Center with a showcase of their first studio album, “Social Music.” A favorite among the likes of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, this crossover artist smoothly blends his Louisiana jazz roots with funk, soul, and pop styles for two nights of thigh-slapping, foot-stomping performances. Renowned for his unique voice, virtuosic piano chops, and ensemble of talented musicians, Batiste redefines the live music experience.

 

Lon Bronson Band
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 9 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $15
Cabaret Jazz
Emmy-nominated Lon Bronson triumphantly returns to Cabaret Jazz with his iconic, horn-infused 14-piece All-Star Band. Formed in 1990, the group holds the record for the longest-running band in Las Vegas history. The high-energy show features world class musicians delivering industrial strength R&B, rock, soul and funk.

 

Girls Night: The Musical
Thursday and Friday, March 20-21, 2014 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Sunday, March 23 at 2 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $35
Cabaret Jazz
Girls Night: The Musical has been thrilling audiences and earning raves from critics throughout North America since it began touring after its sensational off-Broadway debut. This touching and hilarious “tell-it-like-it-is” musical takes audiences on a journey into the lives of a group of female friends. Audience members can’t help but laugh, cry and even sing and dance in the aisles to some of the most popular hit songs of the 80s and 90s. Follow five friends as they relive their past, celebrate their present, and look to the future on a wild and hilarious night out… and you’ll recognize a bit of yourselves in each one of them.

 

Roslyn Kind in Concert
Friday and Saturday, March 28-29, 2014 at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $39
Cabaret Jazz
A quote from The Los Angeles Times reads, “Forget that Roslyn Kind is Barbra Streisand’s kid sister. She’s too good and too special to have to worry about comparisons,” and that statement couldn’t be truer. This vibrant musical artist has forged a successful career in all facets of entertainment. With the combination of her lush, smooth tones and the charm of her humor and personal stories, Roslyn Kind is able to captivate any audience as she takes them along on a musical journey.

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

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