Friday, October 21, 2016

Full Line-Up Of Performances Coming Up At The Smith Center

The Nutcracker
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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.

REYNOLDS HALL

Miranda Sings with Special Guest Colleen Ballinger – Reynolds Hall
Thursday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $25
International YouTube sensation Miranda Sings is bringing comedy, hit songs, magic tricks, dramatic readings of hate-mail, never-before-seen videos and more to The Smith Center for one night only! The quirky superstar has received more than 60 million views on YouTube and has performed her notorious one-woman show to sold-out crowds all over the world. You won’t want to miss this lipstick-wearing, epileptic eye-browed, crooked-smiling beauty live at The Smith Center.


Las Vegas Philharmonic: Home for the Holidays with Rita Moreno – Reynolds Hall
Saturday, Dec. 3 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 4 at 2 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $30
Las Vegas Philharmonic’s traditional holiday celebration sparkles even more brightly with legendary Emmy®, GRAMMY®, Oscar® and Tony® Award-winning actress, singer and dancer Rita Moreno as she lends her iconic voice to the narration of Sergei Prokofiev’s timeless classic, Peter and the Wolf. This festive, family-friendly concert begins with selections from Tchaikovsky’s beloved Nutcracker, capping off the merriment with an incredibly fun audience sing-a-long of holiday favorites, accompanied by this world-famous orchestra. Spend a cozy evening at Reynolds Hall this holiday season!
 
Nevada Ballet Theatre’s The Nutcracker – Reynolds Hall
Saturdays, Dec. 10 and Dec. 17 at 7:30 p.m.; Sundays, Dec. 11 and Dec. 18 at 1 p.m.; Fridays, Dec. 16 and Dec. 23 at 7:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Dec. 21 and Thursday, Dec. 22 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays, Dec. 17 and Dec. 24 at 2 p.m.; Sunday, Dec. 18 at 5:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $29
NBT’s holiday production of The Nutcracker is a festive, joyous Las Vegas tradition that keeps on growing. In 2016, NBT’s company artists will lead you through the wonder and sparkle of the season with 11 performances over three weekends. Come along on a journey from the warmth of Clara’s family home to a land of toy soldiers, mischievous rodents and exotic visitors from faraway lands. Glittering holiday cheer will fill the stage and Tchaikovsky’s beloved score will fill the theater as Clara and her Nutcracker Prince dance through a larger-than-life world filled with waltzing flowers, nimble fairies and moonlit snow.

FUN HOME – Reynolds Hall
Tuesday, Jan. 3 through Sunday, Jan. 8 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 7 and Sunday, Jan. 8 at 2 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $29
Every once in a while a Broadway musical comes along that surprises, moves and excites audiences in ways only a truly landmark musical can. The “groundbreaking,” “uplifting” and “exquisite” new musical FUN HOME was the event of the Broadway season, receiving rave reviews from critics and audiences alike, winning five 2015 Tony® Awards including “Best Musical,” and making history along the way.  Based on Alison Bechdel’s best-selling graphic memoir, FUN HOME introduces us to Alison at three different ages as she explores and unravels the many mysteries of her childhood. A refreshingly honest musical about seeing your parents through grown-up eyes, “FUN HOME is extraordinary – a rare beauty that pumps fresh air into Broadway” according to the New York Times.

Las Vegas Philharmonic: Cabrera Conducts Beethoven – Reynolds Hall
Saturday, Jan. 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $30
A Bucolic musical postcard marks the orchestra’s inaugural performances of three works spanning classical and modern eras.  Las Vegas resident and world-renowned composer Michael Torke has a reputation for “some of the most optimistic, joyful and thoroughly uplifting music to appear in recent years,” according to Gramophone. Hailed by the New York Times as “a master orchestrator whose shimmering timbral palette makes him the Ravel of his generation,” he has created a substantial body of works in virtually every genre. Joining him will be acclaimed Decca Classics recording artist Maria Radutu, who has performed throughout Europe and Asia and won more than 20 national and international awards.

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL – Reynolds Hall
Tuesday, Jan. 17 through Sunday, Jan. 22 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Jan. 21 and Sunday, Jan. 22 at 2 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $29
It went from being one man’s story, to everyone’s music, to now being one of the most celebrated musicals in Broadway history. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy, whose journey from featherweight boxer to heavyweight music mogul allowed him to launch the careers of legendary singers Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat. Featuring classic songs such as “My Girl” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” experience the story behind the music in this record-breaking smash hit musical.

DRUMline Live – Reynolds Hall
Thursday, Jan. 26 and Friday, Jan. 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $24
“DRUMline Live” is a show-stopping production created by the musical team behind the hit films Drumline and Drumline: A New Beat, based on the marching band tradition of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Incorporating original compositions and fresh interpretations of Top 40 hits, the show offers a musical showcase of synchronized ensemble performances, including athletic step routines, hot drum rhythms and adrenaline-pumping drumline cadences that will have audience members clapping along.

CABARET JAZZ

Hymns of Hawai’i with George Kahumoku Jr., Uncle Richard Ho’op’i and Kawika Kahiapo – Cabaret Jazz
Friday, Dec. 2 and Saturday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $35
Three award-winning Hawaiian music masters, who are also ordained kahu (ministers), share their deep love of Hawaiian hymn traditions for the holidays. Four-time GRAMMY® Award winner and master slack key guitarist George Kahumoku Jr. will join National Heritage Fellow Uncle Richard Ho’op’i, who is famous for ‘ukulele and leo ki`eki`e (Hawaiian falsetto), as well as multi-award-winning slack key guitarist Kawika Kahiapo. Together, they will mix Hawaiian music favorites with hymns that are distinctly Hawaiian, with roots in famous church songs that audiences will recognize. Many himeni hark back to an earlier era, learned in childhood singing with parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Benjamin D. Hale and Zach Ryan Present ‘Wild, Restless and Blue’ – Cabaret Jazz
Friday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $25
Ben Hale and Zach Ryan present Wild, Restless and Blue, a show that explores the tall tales and dark corners of American roots music and ‘50s Rock ‘n’ Roll. They will be backed by an amazing and uniquely gifted four-piece band, as well as lovely female vocalists. Together they will take audiences on an unforgettable journey through haunting melodies, Latin rhythms and rowdy guitar riffs. Both Ben and Zach have lived in Las Vegas once before, garnering a large and loyal following both in Las Vegas and beyond. Wild, Restless and Blue is one unforgettable experience you won’t want to miss this holiday season.


Frankie Moreno: With Plenty of Mistletoe – Cabaret Jazz
Saturday, Dec. 10 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $30
Make this season bright by enjoying your favorite festive hits at Frankie Moreno’s special holiday show, “Frankie Moreno: With Plenty of Mistletoe.” Incorporating his classic showmanship, flare and vintage flavor, Moreno will perform a fun mix of seasonal tunes with style in The Smith Center’s intimate Cabaret Jazz venue. Spend a cozy evening at The Smith Center this holiday season with one of Vegas’ favorite stars!

The Composers Showcase of Las Vegas – Cabaret Jazz
Wednesday, Dec. 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 theatrical community of Las Vegas, giving creative spirits an outlet for artistic expression, laughing a lot and having a great time. Each presentation is carefully planned, with composers and material screened in advance to provide entertainment of the highest caliber.

Frank LaSpina: The Christmas Concert featuring an All-Star Student Cast from The Musical Arts Scholarship Program – Cabaret Jazz
Sunday, Dec. 18 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 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.

Trina Johnson Finn: LipStick Diva! Born to Sing – Cabaret Jazz
Saturday, Jan. 7 at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $25
This exotic and beautiful singer, actress and producer is a rare diamond that shines like a star. Trina is no stranger to the entertainment industry and has already accomplished many of her goals, performing all over the world and now heading to The Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Vegas. Hailing from Kansas City, Missouri, where she studied Voice Performance and Theater at the UMKC Conservatory of Music, Trina has appeared on shows like The GRAMMYs®, Oprah, the MTV Music Video Awards, the BET Awards and more. Catch her this January for one night only at Cabaret Jazz.

More Music of the Classic Horn Bands with the Lon Bronson Band – Cabaret Jazz
Friday, Jan. 13 at 8 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $15
The iconic Lon Bronson Band return to their roots once again with an entire concert of classic horn band favorites: Blood, Sweat & Tears, Tower of Power, Chase, Chicago and many more classic horn groups will be faithfully recreated by this venerable 14-piece All Star Band. Now in their 27th year as Vegas headliners, the Lon Bronson Band always deliver a memorable show!

The Composers Showcase of Las Vegas – Cabaret Jazz
Wednesday, Jan. 18 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 theatrical community of Las Vegas, giving creative spirits an outlet for artistic expression, laughing a lot and having a great time. Each presentation is carefully planned, with composers and material screened in advance to provide entertainment of the highest caliber.

George Winston – Cabaret Jazz
Friday, Jan. 20 and Saturday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $35
Hailing from Montana, world-famous musician George Winston has performed all over the world and released more than 10 solo albums to date. Presently immersed in his live performances including solo guitar concerts, harmonica gigs and piano dances, Winston boasts a wide variety of skills including slack key guitar, blending his love for R&B, jazz, blues and rock with the distinctly ambient sounds of Hawaii. Catch him at The Smith Center for an evening of pure musical bliss.

Storm Large: Stormy Love – Cabaret Jazz
Friday, Jan. 27 and Saturday, Jan. 28 at 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $39
Storm made her debut as a guest vocalist with Pink Martini in April 2011, singing four sold-out concerts with the national symphony orchestra at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. She continues to perform with the band, touring nationally and internationally, and was featured on their CD, Get Happy. In 2013, Storm made her Carnegie Hall debut, with the New York Times calling her “sensational” for her outstanding musical performance. This January, catch the starlet as she makes her way to The Smith Center for a limited time only.

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