ANYTHING GOES, Las Vegas Phil, CIRCUS OZ, Clint Holmes and More Set for The Smith Center, Feb 2013

ANYTHING GOES, Las Vegas Phil, CIRCUS OZ, Clint Holmes and More Set for The Smith Center, Feb 2013

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts (361 Symphony Park Avenue, Las Vegas, NV) has announced its February 2013 lineup. Details below.

Call The Smith Center box office at 702-749-2000 or go online at www.TheSmithCenter.com for more information.

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 on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10:30 a.m. of the world-class campus 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, visit www.TheSmithCenter.com.

REYNOLDS HALL

KODO
Friday, Feb. 1 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $29
Reynolds Hall

KODO, the legendary taiko drummers from Japan, bring the latest iteration of their ever-evolving "One Earth Tour" to North America. Titled "Legend," the production was created under the direction of Japanese Living National Treasure Tamasaburo Bando - full of Japanese drums, music and stunning stagecraft. Called "musical perfection" by The Boston Globe, "KODO brings to life a unique culture, four powerful seasons and the great beauty of the natural world."

JAZZ ROOTS: A Tribute to Ella, Joe & Basie featuring Janis Siegel, Kevin Mahogany and the Count Basie Orchestra with Special Guests Nikki Yanofsky and Nicole Henry
Sunday, Feb. 3 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets prices start at $26
Reynolds Hall

In February, we celebrate Black History Month with a tribute to Ella, Joe and Basie. Count Basie's music, characterized by a blues-steeped jumping beat and contrapuntal piano accents, was a showcase for top-singers. The program honors two great singers whose performances with the Count have reached legendary proportions.

ANYTHING GOES
Tuesday-Saturday, Feb. 5-9 at 7:30 p.m.; Feb. 10 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $24
Reynolds Hall

All aboard for this saucy and splendid production of Roundabout Theatre Company's "ANYTHING GOES," winner of three 2011 Tony Awards including Best Musical Revival and Choreography. One of the greatest musicals in theater history, Cole Porter's first-class musical comedy is sailing to Las Vegas, while it continues a triumphant run on Broadway.

BBC Concert Orchestra
Monday, Feb. 11 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $39
Reynolds Hall

Led by conductor Keith Lockhart, also of the Boston Pops, the BBC Concert Orchestra has been entertaining audiences for an astonishing 60 years. Known for the world's longest-running music TV show, "Friday Night is Music Night," the BBC Concert Orchestra brings an evening of Walton, Haydn and Mendelssohn to Las Vegas. Renowned cellist Sophie Shao joins the orchestra to present an eloquent and powerful evening of musical inspiration.

Lewis and Roca LLP Presents Itzhak Perlman
Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $39
Reynolds Hall

A virtuoso of the violin, Itzhak Perlman enjoys superstar status rarely afforded a classical musician. Born in Israel and educated in New York, Perlman has earned respect worldwide for his charm and humanity, as well as his talent. Having a longstanding relationship with the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra and collaborations with composer John Williams on scores for films such as "Schindler's List" and "Memoirs of a Geisha," Perlman brings remarkable artistry and irrepressible joy to the City of Las Vegas along with accompanist Rohan De Silva.

Las Vegas Philharmonic - Pops III - Mardi Gras in Las Vegas
Saturday, Feb. 16 at 8 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $46
Reynolds Hall

The good times roll with the Las Vegas Philharmonic and a scorching hot night of New Orleans jazz. Just in time for Mardi Gras, the charismatic trumpeter and vocalist Byron Stripling will lead all your favorite Mardi Gras tunes such as "Down By the Riverside," a medley of songs made famous by Mahalia Jackson, and "Bourbon Street Parade." Stripling is joined by his drummer and special guest Bobby Floyd on the Hammond B3 organ.

"The Artistry of Gospel" Celebration Concert
Sunday, Feb. 17 at 5 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $23
Reynolds Hall

Six-time Grammy Award nominee, Richard Smallwood, will join together with the Las Vegas Philharmonic and VISION gospel choir for the first ever "The Artistry of Gospel" concert event. The program will feature inspirational songs written by Smallwood and rousing gospel classics. The concert will benefit the Unity Village Family Life Center, a non-profit social organization founded to educate, empower and enrich the lives of individuals, children and families in the Las Vegas community.

Paddy Maloney and the Chieftains
Monday, Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $29
Reynolds Hall

Six-time Grammy winners, The Chieftains are recognized for bringing traditional Irish music to the world's attention. They have performed with symphony and folk orchestras worldwide, and have collaborated with some of the biggest names in rock, pop and traditional music in Ireland and around the globe. After half a century, The Chieftains remain as fresh and relevant as when they first began. They make their triumphant debut at The Smith Center, continuing the celebration of their 50th Anniversary in support of their album, "Voice of Ages."

Circus Oz
Thursday, Feb. 21 and Friday, Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 23 at 2 and 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $24
Reynolds Hall

Circus Oz originated in Melbourne, Australia in 1978 and has since traveled to 26 countries across five continents sharing a rock 'n' roll, animal free circus for all to enjoy. Circus Oz bounds into Las Vegas to gleefully present its new show for audiences of all ages. With their infamous multi-skilled daredevilry and quirky antics, the cheeky but irresistible Circus Oz promises an adventurous Australian contemporary circus explosion. Power-packed aerialists, knockabout jugglers and live-wire musicians will astonish and delight you with inconceivable acts of gravity defying brilliance.

WEST SIDE STORY
Tuesday-Friday, Feb. 26-March 1 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, March 2 and Sunday, March 3 at 2 and 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $24
Reynolds Hall

More than fifty years ago one musical changed theater forever. Now it's back on stage and mesmerizing audiences once again. From the first note to the final breath, "WEST SIDE STORY" soars as the greatest love story of all time. "WEST SIDE STORY" remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The new Broadway cast album of "WEST SIDE STORY" recently won the 2010 Grammy Award for Best Musical Show Album. The Bernstein and Sondheim score is considered to be one of Broadway's finest and features such classics of the American musical theatre as "Something's Coming," "Tonight," "America," "I Feel Pretty" and "Somewhere."

CABARET JAZZ

Clint Holmes
Friday, Feb. 1 and Saturday, Feb. 2 at 8:30 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 3 at 2 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $35
Cabaret Jazz

A master entertainer, Clint Holmes never performs the same show twice. Instead, he features a constantly evolving kaleidoscope of music every single night, ranging from contemporary to jazz to Broadway. Showcasing the greatest songwriters from around the world, he creates a spellbinding evening of music that's both LIVE and alive.

The Composers Showcase
Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 10:30 p.m.
Tickets are $20
Cabaret Jazz

"Jersey Boys" conductor Keith Thompson hosts this monthly musical showcase that features original music from some of Las Vegas' best composers and songwriters, and performed by some of the most well-known performers and musicians from the Las Vegas entertainment and theatrical communities. The informal showcase is always diverse, eclectic and entertaining, featuring a high caliber of musicianship and artistry.

Kurt Elling Quartet
Friday, Feb. 8 and Saturday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $39
Cabaret Jazz

Among the world's foremost jazz vocalists, Kurt Elling has been the DownBeat Critics Poll "Male Jazz Vocalist of the Year" for the past thirteen years. Elling has received countless Grammy nominations, has been declared a "standout male vocalist of our time" by The New York Times. His repertoire includes original compositions and modern interpretations of standards, all of which are springboards for improvisation, scatting, spoken word and poetry.

An Evening with the Yellowjackets
Friday, Feb. 15 and Saturday, Feb. 16 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $36
Cabaret Jazz

Multi Grammy-winning, legendary jazz group, the Yellowjackets, celebrate 32 years as one of jazz's greatest bands. Performing all original compositions from their catalogue of over 24 albums, band members Russell Ferrante, William Kennedy, Bob Mintzer and Felix bring their beloved, eclectic electro-acoustic jazz to Las Vegas.

Just the Two of Us: Kevin Eubanks & Stanley Jordan
Friday, Feb. 22 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $36
Cabaret Jazz

Beginning his career in 1985, Stanley Jordan is best known as the leader of Jay Leno's orchestra on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno." In 2010, Kevin Eubanks set out on a new chapter of his life, hoping to one day showcase his own creative talent. On Feb. 22 and 23, guitar virtuosos Jordan and Eubanks will perform their collaboration, "Just the Two of Us," turning an already incredible show into an all out celebration.

Located in downtown's 61-acre urban development, Symphony Park, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts is a public/private partnership that is the new centerpiece of cultural life in Las Vegas, offering a blend of performances by resident companies, as well as first-run touring attractions. The five-acre cultural campus features three performance spaces, the 2,050-seat main performance area in Reynolds Hall and Boman Pavilion's 258-seat Cabaret Jazz and 250-seat Troesh Studio Theater. In addition it is home to a 1.7 acre park, which can be used for outdoor concerts. Additionally, the campus will be the new location of the Discovery Children's Museum. The Smith Center is the cultural center for Las Vegas - a place that educates, entertains and excites the citizens of the Las Vegas community. For more information about The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, visit www.thesmithcenter.com.

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