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THE SMITH CENTER ANNOUNCES SPECTACULAR SPRING LINEUP FEATURING GRAMMY® AWARD-WINNING SHOWSTOPPERS AND CELEBRATED PRODUCTIONS

Sensational performances include Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox, Peppa Pig Live!, David Byrne, Kurt Elling and many more!

 

 

LAS VEGAS – Recognized for showcasing exceptional world-class entertainment, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts welcomes an extraordinary spring lineup to Las Vegas this March through May, featuring one-night-only signature performances, acclaimed theatrical productions, spectacular ensembles and more. Tickets for individual performances are available now. 

 

Presenting entertainment in a top-of-the-line facility that includes three exquisite venues, The Smith Center will treat fans this spring with an exciting lineup of unparalleled musical talent inside Reynolds Hall, Myron’s Cabaret Jazz and Troesh Studio Theater. This season’s remarkable lineup includesScott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox, the family-friendly Peppa Pig Live!, GRAMMY® award-winning performer David Byrne, renowned jazz vocalist Kurt Elling and more. 

Tickets may be purchased by visiting the box office at The Smith Center. For more information on this season’s performances, please see below.

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Las Vegas Philharmonic – Gala Concert with Pink Martini – Reynolds Hall

Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 8 p.m. 

Ticket prices start at $30

Multilingual sensation Pink Martini returns to headline our annual gala, along with members of the Las Vegas Philharmonic, dazzling with their signature, seductive style that has won them fans all around the globe.  The twelve musician “little orchestra” fronted by China Forbes, one of their two beguiling chanteuses, will bring their intoxicating mix of international music styles and lush vocals to the concert hall in an experience that is uniquely part musical spectacle, part samba parade, part dance hall throwback, part sultry jazz club.  Get ready for the conga line! This electrifying concert is part of our annual gala experience and will be complemented by an evening of separately ticketed events including a cocktail reception, silent auction, elegant dinner on the 5th floor of The Smith Center and a live auction.

 

 

The Ten Tenors – Wish You Were Here - Reynolds Hall

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. 
Ticket prices start at $24

With over 700 sold-out shows across the U.S., six albums that have gone platinum and gold, and appearances on “Oprah” and “Today,” The TEN Tenors have won over audiences worldwide with its vocalists’ stratospheric voices and undeniable Aussie charm. Fresh off a successful 20th Anniversary World Tour, the group returns with its new show “Wish You Were Here,” a celebration of epic hits by musical legends lost before their time, including David Bowie, Prince, Freddie Mercury, Amy Winehouse, John Lennon and more. This highly acclaimed group promises to take audiences on a feel-good journey of classic rock anthems, current-day chart toppers, soaring arias of Verdi and other traditional favorites.

 

Mr. Popper’s Penguins - Reynolds Hall

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.

Ticket prices start at $14.95 

Based on the children’s classic by Richard and Florence Atwater, this delightful action-packed musical features adorable puppets by leading puppetry designer Nick Barnes. With a plot similar to the Hollywood film starring Jim Carrey, this show’s catchy songs and snappy lyrics tell the tale of Mr. Popper, a painter and decorator astounded to suddenly receive a packing crate full of penguins. The perfect 60-minute family treat for ages 4 – 104.

 

 

Jack Hanna’s Into the Wild Live! - Reynolds Hall

Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 7 p.m. 

Ticket prices start at $24 

Through the jungles of Rwanda to the savannas of Australia, Jungle Jack Hanna has explored the globe as one of the most visible and respected animal ambassadors. Now you can go on safari with Hanna at The Smith Center, where fans of all ages will enjoy footage and stories from his worldwide adventures, from brushing a hippo’s teeth to eating with wombats! Kids and adults alike will be amazed by Hanna’s array of live animals, such as cheetahs, kangaroos, penguins and many more.  Recognized around the country as America’s favorite zookeeper, Jack has made countless television appearances on shows such as “Good Morning America,” “The Late Show with David Letterman,” “The Late Late Show with James Corden,” and FOX and CNN news programs. In addition to his Emmy winning show, he also hosts “Jack Hanna’s Wild Countdown,” and serves as director emeritus of the famed Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and The Wilds. Best suited for ages 6 and up.

 

Love Never Dies - Reynolds Hall

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 through Friday, March 23, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, March 24, 2018 and Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Ticket prices start at $49 

The ultimate love story continues in LOVE NEVER DIES, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera. The year is 1907. It is 10 years after his disappearance from the Paris Opera House and the Phantom has escaped to a new life in New York where he lives amongst the screaming joy rides and freak shows of Coney Island. In this new, electrically charged world, he has finally found a place for his music to soar, but he has never stopped yearning for his one true love and musical protégée, Christine Daaé. Now one of the world’s finest sopranos, Christine accepts an invitation to travel from Paris to New York to perform at a renowned opera house. Christine’s marriage to Raoul is suffering at the hands of his drinking and gambling and they desperately need the financial rewards that America can give them. In a final bid to win back Christine’s love, the Phantom lures her, Raoul, and their young son Gustave, from Manhattan to the glittering and glorious world of Coney Island… not knowing what is in store for them…

 

 

An Intimate Evening with Michael Feinstein and Special Guest Liza Minnelli - Reynolds Hall

Friday, March 30, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. 

Ticket prices start at $39

Experience a rare chance to get up close and personal with two of America’s most iconic entertainment legends! Join singer and pianist Michael Feinstein, “The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook” and founder of Feinstein’s/54 Below in New York City, as he gives an intimate retrospective with Oscar, Tony, Grammy and Emmy winner Liza Minnelli. Through stories and rarely seen video, each will share incredible moments from their dazzling careers with special performances backed by Feinstein’s versatile band.

 

Miranda Sings…Your Welcome - Reynolds Hall

Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 7 p.m. 

Ticket prices start at $25 

Now with two seasons of her Netflix show and amassing over 2 billion views on her YouTube channels, actress, comedian and singer Colleen Ballinger has become an international phenomenon performing as her hilarious original character Miranda Sings. Recently featured on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” Ballinger delivers stunning vocals and zany comedy in this one-woman variety show that has sold out around the world. Ballinger created the character Miranda, known for her overdrawn red lips, questionable advice and excessive self-confidence, in 2008 to parody over-the-top singers Ballinger often saw on YouTube. With 12 million devoted subscribers to her YouTube channels, Ballinger has gone on to launch successful national and international tours, and even co-hosted “The View.” She recently released a bestselling book “Self Help,” as well as a corresponding hour-long comedy special. Enjoy a night of hilarity and dazzling music with this versatile entertainer!

 

 

Scott Bradlee's Postmodern Jukebox – Reynolds Hall

Friday, April 6, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. 

Ticket prices start at $35

Founded by acclaimed arranger Scott Bradlee, Postmodern Jukebox has spent the past few years amassing over 690 million YouTube views, performing on “Good Morning America,” topping iTunes and Billboard charts and playing sold-out shows across the globe, including venues like Radio City Music Hall. Featuring a rotating collective of virtuosic vocalists with sizzling stage presence, Postmodern Jukebox performs pop music in a time machine, reimagining Top 40 hits by artists such as Beyoncé, Celine Dion, Radiohead and more with vintage, Gatsby-esque glam and a contagious energy that will have audience’s toes tapping. Don’t miss your chance to catch this musical phenomenon that has captivated audiences worldwide.

 

 

Peppa Pig Live! Peppa Pig’s Surprise! – Reynolds Hall

Sunday, April 8, 2018 at 12 p.m. and 4 p.m. 

Ticket prices start at $25.50 

Peppa Pig, the #1 Family show of 2016, is back with an action-packed live show featuring your favorite characters as life size puppets and costume characters in Peppa Pig’s Surprise! Come join Peppa, George, Mummy Pig, Daddy Pig and more in an all singing, all-dancing adventure full of songs, games and surprises!

 

 

 

Las Vegas Philharmonic Carmina Burana Cabrera Conducts Hindemith & Orff – Reynolds Hall

Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. 

Ticket prices start at $30

STORYTELLING THROUGH MUSIC, CHORAL WORK AND DANCE culminates in this vivid program beginning with Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes by Carl Maria von Weber, an orchestral work written by German composer Paul Hindemith in America in 1943. Although by its thematic material it belongs squarely in the European tradition, it was composed with the virtuosity of American symphony orchestras in mind.  The second half of the evening welcomes the Las Vegas Master Singers, our Chorus-In Residence, as well as the UNLV Concert Singers and Chamber Chorale to the stage for Carl Orff’s towering and beloved cantata Carmina Burana. Members of the UNLV Department of Dance will perform original choreography.  The piece, composed in the early 20th Century and based on 24 poems from the original medieval collection of the same name, explores a wide range of topics, as familiar in the 13th Century as they are today:  the fickleness of fortune and wealth, the ephemeral nature of life, the joy of the return of Spring, and the pleasures and perils of drinking, gluttony, gambling and lust.

 

 

 

David Byrne – American Utopia Tour – Reynolds Hall

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. 

Ticket prices start at $59 

Grammy and Oscar winning composer, songwriter and singer David Byrne attained legendary status as the founder and lead singer of Talking Heads – and now he is performing at The Smith Center as part of his extensive world tour, coinciding with the March 2018 release of his hotly anticipated new album “American Utopia.” Byrne has never ceased to shatter musical and artistic boundaries with his compositions for recording, theater, film and performance art. This Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee’s solo career has explored genres from new wave to pop to world rhythms. Don’t miss this rare chance to hear Byrne perform songs from his new album, classics from his solo career, plus iconic hits from his career with Talking Heads. A 12-piece band will also join Byrne on stage for a choreographed concert that he calls “the most ambitious show I’ve done since the shows that were filmed for (Talking Heads concert film) ‘Stop Making Sense.’”

 

 

TAO: Drum Heart – Reynolds Hall

Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. 

Ticket prices start at $26

Hailed as the greatest of all Japanese drum productions. Performing for more than 7 million people across the globe, TAO: Drum Heart is the latest production from TAO, an internationally acclaimed company of percussion artists. This edgy, contemporary production rewrites the story of traditional Japanese drumming, showcasing a collection of athletic dancers and fiery performers on drums, flute and shamisen (a traditional, three-stringed Japanese instrument). With riveting choreography incorporating a vast range of Japanese drums and dramatic, eye-popping costumes, this show delivers Japan’s most talented men and women performers who put their fresh, modern spin on ancient art forms. TAO: Drum recently gave an electrifying performance on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” and currently tours more than 400 cities worldwide. Don’t miss this high-energy show that captivates audiences of all ages.

 

 

The Color Purple – Reynolds Hall

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 through Friday, April 27, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, April 28, 2018 through Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Tickets on sale March 2, 2018 

THE COLOR PURPLE is the 2016 Tony Award® winner for Best Musical Revival! Hailed as “a direct hit to the heart” (The Hollywood Reporter), this joyous American classic has conquered Broadway in an all-new “ravishingly re-conceived production that is a glory to behold” (The New York Times) directed by Tony® winner John Doyle. With a soul-raising score of jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues, THE COLOR PURPLE gives an exhilarating new spirit to this Pulitzer Prize-winning story. Don’t miss this stunning re-imagining of an epic story about a young woman’s journey to love and triumph in the American South. The musical sensation that New York Magazine calls “one of the greatest revivals ever.” Experience the exhilarating power of this Tony®-winning triumph!

 

 

Nevada Ballet Theatre- Ballet & Broadway – Reynolds Hall

Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 2 p.m. 
Ticket prices start at $29

The Great White Way is synonymous with incredible dancing and NBT is proud to close its 2017-18 Season with two unforgettable pieces from Broadway and a World Premiere specially commissioned for NBT. The evening begins with Christopher Wheeldon’s Carousel (A Dance), a romantic, breathtaking distillation of the 1945 Richard Rodgers musical, which has become a sensation throughout the dance world since its debut with New York City Ballet on Rodgers’ Centennial. Wheeldon went on to win a Tony Award® for his choreography in An American in Paris after Carousel propelled him into the spotlight as the next great American ballet master. Following will be the return of NBT’s critically acclaimed performance of Slaughter on Tenth Avenue, choreographed by the legendary George Balanchine, from the Rodgers & Hart Broadway hit On Your Toes. This boisterous tale of jealously, forbidden love and the mob wowed audiences in 2015 and NBT is thrilled to share this crowd pleaser with Las Vegas once again. Closing the program will be a new work specially commissioned for Nevada Ballet Theatre. This World Premiere will be an exhilarating way to end a season filled with more, a season elevated to new heights. Prior to both performances, NBT will present Insights, an educational pre-performance discussion offering patrons an opportunity to further engage with the ballet, with special guests, multi-media presentations and more. Insights is free to all ticket holders and will take place in the Troesh Studio Theater, adjacent to Reynolds Hall, 45 minutes prior to curtain at 6:45pm on Saturday and 1:15pm on Sunday.

 

 

CAPEZIO DANCE AWARDS: 130 YEARS IN DANCE – Reynolds Hall

Monday, May 14, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. 

Ticket prices start at $26 

Capezio celebrates 130 years of excellence with this one-night only special event on Monday, May 14, 2018 at 7:30p.m. This glorious production will highlight some of the magical moments in time as Capezio reflects the history of dance in America. With numerous dance legends, and stars of stage and screen, the program of dance and song will present a plethora of dance genres, styles, and mediums of performance! The show is produced and directed by former Joffrey Ballerina, Ann Marie DeAngelo.  The Capezio Awards will go to a variety of artists in multiple-genre categories:  Debbie Allen  (Life Achievement), Wendy Whelan (Ballet), David Parsons (Modern), Michelle Dorrance (Tap), Steve "Mr. Wiggles" Clemente (Hip Hop). Performers and dance companies include: California All Stars, Cirque du Soleil, Dorrance Dance, Ephrat Asherie Dance, DNA from Jennifer Lopez’s World of Dance, Electric Boogaloos, Contemporary West Dance Theatre, Nevada Ballet Theatre, Parsons Dance Company, The Manson Trio from Pippin (by Bob Fosse), Desmond Richardson, Rock Steady Crew, Travis Wall’s Shaping Sound, Steven “Mr. Wiggles” Clemente, Wendy Whelan—Restless Creature, Twitch a work by La La Land’s choreographer Mandy Moore, and more! The Host for the event will be Nigel Lythgoe, and the evening will be benefiting The Actors Fund and Future Dance (a program sponsored by Nevada Ballet Theatre).

 

 

 

MAKS, VAL & PETA LIVE ON TOUR: CONFIDENTIAL – Reynolds Hall

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. 

Ticket prices start at $35.50 
Confidential is the all-new dance tour from the stars of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, Valentin Chmerkovskiy and Peta Murgatroyd. How do you follow up the smash hit Our Way national tour that was all about family? You make the family bigger! The greatest performances come from artists with deep emotional connections to their work. Confidential provides the deepest connection possible, with the cast able to draw upon their own family bonds, lives and love stories. Confidential will be their most honest show yet, revealing secrets, hopes and dreams. The show will inspire and delight, and by learning a little more about Maks, Val and Peta you might learn a little bit more about yourselves. You are invited to come and be part of the family for an evening, to celebrate dancing, love and life.

 

Las Vegas Philharmonic Season Finale – Cabrera Conducts Bernstein, Beethoven & Prokofiev – Reynolds Hall

Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. 
Ticket prices start at $30

IN HONOR OF internationally beloved American Composer Leonard Bernstein’s 100th birthday and to mark the second year of our American German Cultural Exchange Fellowship, we present an evening that begins with Bernstein’s Fancy Free Variations from the ballet about three sailors on shore-leave in New York City, which premiered to instant popularity in 1944.  Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 5, nicknamed “Emperor” is one of his most famous and the final piano concerto he wrote.  A colossal work, it amplifies the virtuosity demanded of the player.  Rising star Danae Dörken, one of the most sought-after soloists of her generation, will captivate with her breathtaking technique, profound musicality, and color-rich sound as part of our American German Cultural Exchange Fellowship, which promotes cultural unity through music.  After catching our breath from Germany’s “poet at the piano,” we launch into Sergei Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5, written in Soviet Russia in the span of one month in 1944 at the height of WWII. He intended it to be a hymn to the free and happy man.  It is a powerhouse symphony, which utilizes the full panoply of colors and textures of the orchestra in quintessential Russian style to convey the complete spectrum of the human condition.

 

 

 

Celtic Woman: HOMECOMING TOUR – Reynolds Hall

Sunday, May 20, 2018 at 3 p.m. 

Ticket prices start at $48 

Since its debut, global musical sensation Celtic Woman’s concerts continue to touch the hearts of a huge audience that spans the globe.  Both an accomplished recording ensemble and a world-class performing collective, Celtic Woman celebrates Ireland's rich musical and cultural heritage, while continuing its remarkable legacy of introducing some of Ireland's most talented singers and musicians onto the world stage. It’s a universal celebration of life. It’s traditional, it’s contemporary. It’s yesterday, today and tomorrow. Experience Celtic Woman on their worldwide Homecoming Tour. Celtic Woman continues to transcend national and cultural boundaries to celebrate the timeless emotion of Ireland's centuries-old heritage. A one-of-a-kind live act, Celtic Woman combines the country's finest musical talents with epic stage production to present a uniquely inspiring live experience.  Homecoming represents the next chapter of their extraordinary musical journey.

 

 

Bunker Dance Center 2018 Concerts “Follow the Farthest Star” – Reynolds Hall

Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 9 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 4 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Ticket prices start at $15 

Bunker Dance Center is poised to present their 24th annual dance concerts, “Follow the Farthest Star” on May 26, 2018. The 9am, 12:30pm, 4pm, and 7pm dance concerts will feature dancers from ages 3-18yrs performing works by the prestigious Bunker Dance Center faculty as well as an array of Emmy nominated guest choreographers. From the youngest dancers who steal the stage with their heartwarming antics to the accomplished pre-professional company dancers, the annual Bunker Dance concerts are a highlight in our community each year!

 

 

Hamilton – Reynolds Hall

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 through Friday, June 1, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, June 2, 2018 through Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Tuesday, June 5, 2018 through Friday, June 8, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, June 9, 2018 through Sunday, June 10, 2018 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Tuesday, June 12, 2018 through Friday, June 15, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, June 16, 2018 through Sunday, June 17, 2018 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Tuesday, June 19, 2018 through Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, June 22, 2018 through Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 2 p.m.

Tickets on sale Spring 2018 

HAMILTON is the story of America's Founding Father Alexander Hamilton, an immigrant from the West Indies who became George Washington's right-hand man during the Revolutionary War and was the new nation’s first Treasury Secretary. Featuring a score that blends hip-hop, jazz, blues, rap, R&B, and Broadway, HAMILTON is the story of America then, as told by America now. With book, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, direction by Thomas Kail, choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler and musical supervision and orchestrations by Alex LacamoireHAMILTON is based on Ron Chernow’s biography of Founding Father Alexander Hamilton.

 

 

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Frankie Moreno - Myron's Cabaret Jazz

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 8 p.m.; Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 8 p.m.

Ticket prices start at $30

Twice named Las Vegas Headliner of the Year, Frankie Moreno has been wowing audiences from coast to coast with his mix of rat pack glamour, original and classic hits and vintage funk-infused sounds. A piano prodigy and multi-instrumentalist, Moreno has performed with many greats, including award-winning classical violinist Joshua Bell, and in venues from European clubs to Carnegie Hall. Now, Moreno takes his sound more intimate and unbound with this special performance at Myron’s Cabaret Jazz.

 

 

Chadwick Johnson and Jonathan Karrant - Myron's Cabaret Jazz

Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 8 p.m. 

Ticket prices start at $25 

Song-stylists, Chadwick Johnson and Jonathan Karrant return to Myron’s Cabaret Jazz stage for an evening of musical expression. From Jonathan’s unique Jazz chops to Chadwick's soul stirring vocal stylings, these two singers share a rare musical synergy on stage that is unforgettable.

 

Masters of Hawaiian Music: George Kahumoku Jr., Led Kaapana & Jeff Peterson - Myron's Cabaret Jazz

Friday, March 9, 2018 and Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 7 p.m.

Ticket prices start at $35 

Kick back and escape with an evening of uplifting traditional Hawaiian music by the most acclaimed artists in the genre. Three Masters features four-time GRAMMY® winner and slack key guitarist George Kahumoku Jr., “Hawai‘i’s Renaissance Man” who returns to The Smith Center by popular demand. He is joined by National Heritage Fellow Led Kaapana, whose mastery of stringed instruments, exceptional picking style and extraordinary baritone-to -falsetto vocal range have made him a musical legend. The trio is complete with Jeff Peterson, an award-winning guitar virtuoso who dazzles with guitar riffs from slack key to jazz to classical. Three Masters has been showcased at Maui’s renowned Slack Key Show® and shares Hawai‘i’s unique guitar styles that originate from the early 19th century paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy) culture.

 

 

RUNA - Myron's Cabaret Jazz

Thursday, March 15, 2018 and Friday, March 16, 2018 at 7 p.m.

Ticket prices start at $37 

Quickly gaining recognition as one of Irish music’s new super-groups, RUNA has been enchanting audiences by pushing the boundaries of Irish folk music into the Americana and roots music genres since its formation in 2008. Interweaving the haunting melodies and exuberant tunes of Ireland and Scotland with the lush harmonies and intoxicating rhythms of jazz, bluegrass, flamenco and blues, the group offers a thrilling and redefining take on traditional music. Receiving enthusiastic acclaim for the recent release of its fifth album, RUNA consists of vocalist and step-dancer Shannon Lambert-Ryan of Philadelphia, Dublin-born guitarist Fionán de Barra, Cheryl Prashker of Canada on percussion, Dave Curley of Galway, Ireland on mandolin, vocals, bodhrán and step dancing, and Maggie White of Kentucky on the fiddle. Seeking to preserve and continue a traditional culture in a modern age, RUNA creates the backbone of its signature roots sound from the musical and geographical diversity of its individual band members. Their relentless striving for excellence and creativity blazes a trail for the future of folk music, earning them the reputation as one of the most innovative Irish folk groups of this generation. RUNA has been honored internationally, winning Top Group and Top Traditional Group in the Irish Music Awards, plus four Independent Music Awards including Best Live Album, Best World/Traditional Song and Best Bluegrass Song.

 

The Lon Bronson Band - Myron's Cabaret Jazz

Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 8 p.m.

Ticket prices start at $15

Emmy nominated Lon Bronson and his 14-piece iconic horn infused Rock, Soul & Funk band will perform a special St. Patrick’s night show. Featuring an All-Star ensemble of Vegas' most accomplished musicians, the Lon Bronson Band has been rocking Sin City now for 28 years! This show will be comprised of special guest stars, memorable horn band hits, classic rock, and absolutely no Irish or Celtic music whatsoever!  The music of Tower of Power, James Brown, Chicago, along with some Zappa & Hendrix will be in full play.  Enjoy a fun and safe alternative to the typical St. Paddy's Day tomfoolery! As Drew Carey once famously said of them: "This is a house band so good, you never want to leave the house."

 

Lucia Micarelli - Myron's Cabaret Jazz

Thursday, March 22, 2018 and Friday, March 23, 2018 at 7 p.m.

Ticket prices start at $39

Earning widespread recognition for her role on HBO’s “Treme,” acclaimed violinist Lucia Micarelli hails from an incredible musical pedigree, including classical training at Julliard and studying with classical titans such as Itzhak Perlman and Pinchas Zukerman. Through the years, she has expanded her dazzling musicianship far beyond the classical world to explore jazz, rock and pop. Audiences can now experience Micarelli performing an eclectic journey through her many musical influences, from classical to jazz to traditional fiddle music and Americana — all bound together by her trademark emotional stage presence and technical wizardry. Micarelli’s career has continued to soar over the past 10 years, including touring with Josh Groban, Barbra Streisand and Chris Botti. She was even featured in Botti’s PBS special “Live From Boston,” with the pair’s duet garnering more than 5 million views on YouTube. Micarelli has toured with Trans-Siberian Orchestra as a featured violinist and concertmaster, and performed in prominent international venues such as the Hollywood Bowl and Lincoln Center.

 

 

Paul Byrom sings The Great Irish Songbook and More! - Myron's Cabaret Jazz

Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 7 p.m. 

Ticket prices start at $39 

Original member of world-renowned show Celtic Thunder, Paul Byrom takes the stage at The Smith Center for his Las Vegas solo debut! Byrom has earned two No. 1 World Billboard albums and his own PBS special performing traditional songs he grew up singing in his homeland of Ireland. This acclaimed tenor offers much more than Irish ballads, however. Known for his deeply rich and emotional voice, Byrom enchants audiences singing famous Broadway melodies and tunes from the matinee era of the 1930s. Known for captivating audiences with his delightful sense of humor and storytelling, Byrom promises an entertaining show for longtime fans and new audiences alike.

 

 

Opera Las Vegas “Bravo, Bernstein!” - Myron's Cabaret Jazz

Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 3 p.m. 

Ticket prices start at $100

Leonard Bernstein is one of the most iconic and successful composers of the 20th Century.  “Bernstein’s Centennial” is being feted in a year-long celebration around the world. Some of OLV’s most accomplished singers will perform beloved hits from West Side Story and On the Town, as well as pieces from Trouble in Tahiti, A Quiet Place and the epic concert Mass that opened the Kennedy Center. Happy Birthday, Lenny!  Your musical legacy lives forever.

 

The Jazz Eclectic Concert Series (Vol. 2) - Myron's Cabaret Jazz

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 7 p.m.

Ticket prices start at $29

Café Society Entertainment and KUNV 91.5 The Source presents The Jazz Eclectic concert series founded by world-renowned trumpeter Bijon Watson, critically acclaimed singer/songwriter Niles Thomas, and jazz vixen Dame Madelyn. The Jazz Eclectic strives to increase the awareness and participation in diverse musical experiences, and enhancing the reputation of Las Vegas as a music entertainment capital. To this end, we present an eclectic blend of acclaimed artists and high quality live musical performances that are exciting, accessible and intimate.

Featured Artist: Jazz Eclectic presents GRAMMY® and Emmy-nominated recording artist John Beasley leads a smashing big band project MONK’estra. The feel and sound of MONK’estra captures the spirit of Thelonious Monk’s singular style with its off-beat melodies, humor, strange beauty and unbounded swing in fresh arrangements flavored with hints of New Orleans, hip-hop, Afro-Cuban, contemporary and atmospheric rhythms and colors. Beasley—a far-ranging pianist, composer, and arranger who has performed with Miles Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Dianne Reeves, Steely Dan, Marcus Miller, Christian McBride —is easily one of the most versatile musicians in jazz.

 

Elisa Fiorillo – The Lady I Am - Myron's Cabaret Jazz

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 at 7 p.m. 

Ticket prices start at $20 

Join Elisa Fiorillo as she remembers her musical journey in her new show, “The Lady I Am.” From her first talent pageant at age eleven, appearing on Broadway at fifteen, securing a record deal at seventeen, to being a member of Prince’s Royal Court twice, audiences will enjoy a medley of music ranging from Streisand to Prince; including performances of her two hit pop songs “Who Found Who” and “On The Way Up”.

 

Arturo Sandoval - Myron's Cabaret Jazz

Friday, March 30, 2018 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Ticket prices start at $39 

Ten-time GRAMMY® winner Arturo Sandoval is hailed as one of the most brilliant and multifaceted musicians today. A renowned virtuoso of jazz trumpet and flugelhorn, he is just as dynamic and vivacious on the piano, timbales, vocals and keyboard. He delights in presenting a diverse and exhilarating show featuring Afro-Cuban Jazz, Be Bop, Straight-Ahead Jazz and so much more. Sandoval remains by far one of the world’s foremost entertainers. Millions have seen him perform live at the Oscars, the Grammys, the White House, and the industry’s most esteemed performing arts centers and festivals. His exuberant performing and groundbreaking compositions have earned him six Billboard Awards, an Emmy, the Hispanic Heritage Award, the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Obama, plus an honorary Doctorate in Fine Arts from the prestigious Notre-Dame University. Experience this unparalleled artist performing a lively and eclectic array of original compositions spanning the musical spectrum.

Frankie Moreno – Myron’s Cabaret Jazz

Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at 8 p.m.; Tuesday, April 17, 2018 at 8 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $30

Twice named Las Vegas Headliner of the Year, Frankie Moreno has been wowing audiences from coast to coast with his mix of rat pack glamour, original and classic hits and vintage funk-infused sounds. A piano prodigy and multi-instrumentalist, Moreno has performed with many greats, including award-winning classical violinist Joshua Bell, and in venues from European clubs to Carnegie Hall. Now, Moreno takes his sound more intimate and unbound with this special performance at Cabaret Jazz.

 

Composers Showcase – Myron’s Cabaret Jazz

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 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 Reve), 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.

 

Jake Shimabukuro – Myron’s Cabaret Jazz

Friday, April 6, 2018 through Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 7 p.m. 
Ticket prices start at $39 

Hailed for reviving global interest in the ukulele, Jake Shimabukuro performs a fiery blend of rock, pop, classical and jazz with virtuosity compared to Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis. A lifelong performer, he has topped Billboard charts and sold out performances at the world’s most renowned venues, including Lincoln Center and Sydney Opera House. His adventurous playing style has even featured in collaborations with legends like Yo-Yo Ma, Jimmy Buffet and Bette Midler.

 

Bruce Harper Big Band with Elisa Fiorillo – Live in Living Color - Myron’s Cabaret Jazz

Monday, April 9, 2018 at 7 p.m. 

Ticket prices start at $20 

Enjoy a night of jazz standards and American Songbook classics with world-class jazz vocalist Elisa Fiorillo and prolific recording artist Bruce Harper. Backed by a talented 19-piece big band of Las Vegas’ finest musicians, this high-energy show highlights the works of acclaimed composer Allen Imbach. Over his decades-long career, Harper has performed with celebrated entertainers such as Chuck Berry. Fiorillio has not only performed on Broadway, but also recorded with Prince for many years.

 

Albert Cummings with Special Guest John “Greyhound” Maxwell - Myron’s Cabaret Jazz

Friday, April 13, 2018 through Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 7 p.m.

Ticket prices start at $39 

Two guitar virtuosos converge for a night of old-school jamming that blues and jazz enthusiasts will long remember. Building his name touring alongside blues legends like B.B King, Johnny Winter and Buddy Guy, musician and singer Albert Cummings delivers sizzling guitar wizardry on fiery originals and wailing covers alike. Hailed for his electrifying charisma on stage, Cummings will flex his musical muscles alongside fellow guitar savant John Maxwell, a blues artist who gained renown opening for Roy Rogers and performing with greats such as Chris Isaac. A master of acoustic fingerstyle and bottleneck slide guitar, Maxwell’s groundbreaking instrumental compositions have been featured in multiple movies, including the documentary “Shifting Sands” that showed at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. On top of touring, Maxwell taught slide guitar at the prestigious Port Townsend Acoustic Blues Festival in 2017. Don’t miss this rare evening with two blistering masters of guitar.

Conversations with Norm - Myron’s Cabaret Jazz

Sunday, April 15, 2018 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.

 

Kat Edmonson - Myron’s Cabaret Jazz

Friday, April 20, 2018 at 7 p.m. 
Ticket prices start at $37

A critically acclaimed vintage-pop and jazz vocalist, Kat Edmonson brings her ethereal vocals to Myron’s Cabaret Jazz just in time for the April 27 release of her highly anticipated fourth album, “Old Fashioned Gal,” featuring all-new originals written entirely by the talented songstress. Be among the first to hear Edmonson’s fresh new melodies from this album that NPR hails as “a handsome showcase for her songwriting, which has grown ever more confident over the last decade, nostalgic in tone but clear-eyed in the application.” With two albums reaching No. 1 on U.S. Billboard charts, and touring with greats such as Lyle Lovett, Edmonson’s singular performance style effortlessly captures the classic essence of old cinema glamour and the charm of the Great American Songbook. This classy resonance, combined with her Texan roots and a dazzling spirit, defines her as a leading jazz artist today. Be carried away by Edmonson’s enchanting compositions that incorporate traditional and chamber pop, early rock 'n' roll, blues, bossa nova, country, folk, as well as traditional jazz and swing styling.

 

An Evening with Rhonda Vincent and the Rage - Myron’s Cabaret Jazz

Saturday, April 21, 2018 through Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 7 p.m.

Ticket prices start at $39 

Experience a firecracker of talent that powers one of the hottest shows in any genre of music! Award-winning singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Rhonda Vincent promises a breathtaking, must-see show exploring the roots of bluegrass, mixed with a contemporary flair. Two-time Grammy nominee Vincent defies acoustic stereotypes by taking the stage in designer gowns and stiletto heels to wow her audiences, all while showing off her chops as the genre’s finest vocalist and playing break-neck riffs on the mandolin. Vincent’s raw vocal talent is the centerpiece, surrounded by the toe-tapping rhythms of each instrument performed by The Rage’s world-class musicians. This band’s talent is unmatched, with each member capable of singing every part and playing every instrument. The most award-winning band in bluegrass music history, The Rage’s depth of skill sets the stage for the highest level of professionalism in every performance.

 

 

Bronson, Brody & Steely Dan – Reelin’ In The Years - Myron’s Cabaret Jazz

Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 7 p.m. 

Ticket prices start at $15 

Calling all Steely Dan fans – this show is for you.  The Lon Bronson Band will join forces once again with iconic singer Brody Dolyniuk, of Yellow Brick Road & Symphonic Rock Show fame.  This time for an evening of Steely Dan music:  Hey 19, Don’t Take Me Alive, Rikki, Black Friday and many more hits from this seminal band will be faithfully recreated on the Cab Jazz stage.   Walter Becker and Donald Fagen formed Steely Dan in 1972.  Blending elements of jazz, Pop, R&B and state of the art studio production along with cryptic and ironic lyrics, the band enjoyed critical and commercial success, and were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2001.  With the passing of Becker last year, this will be a timely and poignant performance of their timeless music – after all, ‘Any major dude will tell you’. 

 

Brubeck Brothers Quartet - Myron’s Cabaret Jazz

Friday, April 27, 2018 through Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 7 p.m.

Ticket prices start at $39 

Jazz enthusiasts will revel in a masterful exploration of Straight-Ahead Jazz infused with funk, blues and world music by this versatile quartet with a career spanning half a century. Performing around the world and topping jazz radio charts, the Brubeck Brothers Quartet is celebrated for its creativity, technique and improvisation in its uncompromising music, reflecting the artists’ dedication to melody, rhythm, culture and the spontaneous spirit of jazz. Comprised of multi-instrumentalist Chris Brubeck and drummer Dan Brubeck – sons of jazz giant Dave Brubeck – alongside guitarist Mike DeMicco and pianist Chuck Lamb, this dynamic quartet has collaborated with renowned groups including the Philadelphia Orchestra and the Russian National Symphony Orchestra. The quartet’s latest album landed on Jazz Week Radio’s Top 10 list as one of the most played jazz recordings of the year.

Frankie Moreno - Myron’s Cabaret Jazz

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 8 p.m.; Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 8 p.m.

Ticket prices start at $30 

Twice named Las Vegas Headliner of the Year, Frankie Moreno has been wowing audiences from coast to coast with his mix of rat pack glamour, original and classic hits and vintage funk-infused sounds. A piano prodigy and multi-instrumentalist, Moreno has performed with many greats, including award-winning classical violinist Joshua Bell, and in venues from European clubs to Carnegie Hall. Now, Moreno takes his sound more intimate and unbound with this special performance at Cabaret Jazz.

 

Kurt Elling - Myron’s Cabaret Jazz

Friday, May 4, 2018 through Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 7 p.m.

Ticket prices start at $39

Grammy winner Kurt Elling remains one of the world’s foremost jazz vocalists. Renowned for his rich baritone spanning four octaves, his performances across the globe showcase astonishing technical mastery and emotional depth. Elling makes his anticipated return to The Smith Center to perform from his diverse repertoire, including original compositions and modern interpretations of standards, all springboards for Elling’s inspired improvisation, scatting, spoken word and poetry. Offering a commanding stage presence, Elling has won every DownBeat Critics Poll for the last 13 years and has been named “Male Singer of the Year” by the Jazz Journalists Association eight times in that same span. Every one of Elling’s nine albums has been nominated for a Grammy. He is also a lauded master of vocalese, the writing and performing of words over recorded improvised jazz solos.

 

Composers Showcase - Myron’s Cabaret Jazz

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 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 Reve), 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.

 

David Perrico – Pop Strings Orchestra: “The Music of Disney” - Myron’s Cabaret Jazz

Friday, May 11, 2018 at 8 p.m. 
Ticket prices start at $25

David Perrico - Award winning (Best of Las Vegas 2013-Review Journal) trumpeter, composer and conductor returns to Myron’s Cabaret Jazz with his Pop Strings Orchestra to perform “The Music of Disney.” The evening will feature songs from some of your favorite Disney classics including – The Lion King, The Little Mermaid, Mary Poppins, Cinderella, Lady and The Tramp, Beauty & The Beast, Aladdin, Pinocchio, and Snow White.  Featuring vocalists Lauren Fraser, Michelle Johnson, Francesca Camus, Lily Arce, Fletch Walcott, and Autumn Grayce.

 

 

Jimmy Hopper Rocks Las Vegas featuring The Jimmy Hopper Band - Myron’s Cabaret Jazz

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 7 p.m. 

Ticket prices start at $29 

Jimmy Hopper returns to Myron’s Cabaret Jazz with a vengeance, complete with his powerhouse all-star band. Jimmy will cover classic rock songs from Aerosmith to Zeppelin, McCartney to Queen and everything in between! You will not want to miss what promises to be a memorable evening from Las Vegas favorite Jimmy Hopper!

 

Aaron Tveit - Myron’s Cabaret Jazz

Friday, May 18, 2018 through Saturday, May 19, 2018 at 7 p.m.

Ticket prices start at $39 

With a national following as the lead in hit CBS comic-thriller “Braindead,” stage-and-screen star Aaron Tveit has been hailed as a sensation for his electric performance style and stunning vocals, which he showcased for millions starring as Danny Zuko opposite Julianne Hough in FOX’s televised special “GREASE: LIVE.” Tveit has also received critical acclaim for his starring roles in numerous Broadway shows, including “Wicked,” “Hairspray,” “Catch Me If You Can” and “Next to Normal,” which he helped develop for its Broadway debut. Tveit has been featured in hit films such as “Les Misérables” with Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman, “Ghost Town” with Ricky Gervais and “Premium Rush” with Joseph Gordon-Levitt. He has also guest starred in popular TV shows such as “The Good Wife,” “Ugly Betty” and “Law and Order: SVU.” Tveit will enchant audiences as he performs all of his favorite showtunes! Enjoy this unforgettable evening with one of Broadway’s finest.

 

Lon Bronson Band - Myron’s Cabaret Jazz

Friday, May 25, 2018 at 8 p.m. 

Ticket prices start at $15 

Emmy nominated Lon Bronson and his 14-piece iconic horn infused funk, rock & soul band return to the Myron’s Cabaret Jazz stage.  Featuring an All-Star ensemble of Vegas' most accomplished musicians, the Lon Bronson Band has been headlining Sin City now for a record 28 years!  The music of B,S &T, Chicago, Tower of Power and all manner of classic horn band hits will be faithfully recreated.  As Drew Carey once famously said of them: "This is a house band so good, you never want to leave the house."

 

An Evening with Madeleine Peyroux - Myron’s Cabaret Jazz

Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 6 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. 

Ticket prices start at $39 

Just in time for the fall release of her hotly anticipated new album, acclaimed chanteuse Madeleine Peyroux brings her sultry and swinging style to Myron’s Cabaret Jazz. Performing fresh originals from her new album, Peyroux delivers powerful melodies that paint a vivid picture of the challenges our times present for someone holding on to hope, heart and optimism. Evoking the pure essence of jazz, Peyroux has been likened to legends like Billie Holiday with her purring smoke-and-whisky vocals. Performing around the world at leading venues like the Blue Note in New York City, Peyroux has built a global following with her distinctive original songs. She now brings her captivating stage presence to Myron’s Cabaret Jazz to perform her addictive originals, alongside jazz, blues and even folk classics that she makes her own.

 

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Las Vegas Philharmonic - Spotlight 2: A Little Romance - Troesh Studio Theater

Thursday, March 15, 2018 

Ticket prices start at $70

As we celebrate our 3rd season of Spotlight performances, don’t miss this unique opportunity to see and hear first-hand the musical stories shared by members of our orchestra as they perform their favorite pieces for small ensembles!

 

Rob Torres in Room to Play - Troesh Studio Theater

Thursday, March 22, 2018 and Friday, March 23, 2018 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 3 p.m.

Ticket prices start at $35 

With the nuance of Charlie Chaplin and the showmanship of a circus clown, comic artist Rob Torres elicits laughter from audiences of all ages and languages with his hilarious slapstick, clever staging and thrilling tricks. Masterfully blending his formal training in theater, circus arts and pantomime, Torres has created genuinely fun and memorable acts. Without saying a word, Torres creates contagious fun from simply taking a photo, setting the table or trying to win an audience member’s heart. Audiences young and old will enjoy this evening of delightful comedy, with plenty of audience interaction! Professionally trained at Barnum and Bailey Clown College and the Research Studio of Pantomime-Theatre, Torres has traveled to over 50 countries performing in theaters, circuses, variety shows, events and even on TV and film. His extensive entertainment career includes performing with Clyde Beatty Cole Bros. Circus national tours, the Budapest International Circus and Walt Disney Resorts. Torres’ worldwide performances have won him numerous awards, but more than that, laughter and love from his audiences! From the moment he walks on stage, into the ring, or on the streets, Torres steps into the hearts of audience members and keeps them laughing long after he's gone.

 

Las Vegas Philharmonic Spotlight Concert – Windsongs – Troesh Studio Theater

Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. 

Ticket prices start at $70

As we celebrate our 3rd season of Spotlight performances, don’t miss this unique opportunity to see and hear first-hand the musical stories shared by members of our orchestra as they perform their favorite pieces for small ensembles!

 

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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 Myron’s 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.

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