ANYTHING GOES, Las Vegas Phil, CIRCUS OZ, Clint Holmes and More Set for The Smith Center, Feb 2013
Paddy Maloney and the Chieftains
Monday, Feb. 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $29
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."
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
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
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."
Friday, Feb. 1 and Saturday, Feb. 2 at 8:30 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 3 at 2 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $35
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
"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
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
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
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.