List of Events at The Smith Center for July and August 2014
Check below for a list of events at The Smith Center for July and August 2014:
Attractions / Tours- The Smith Center
Wednesdays and Saturdays at 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.
July and August Show Listings
The Book of Mormon
Tuesday, July 1 - Friday, July 4, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.;
Saturday, July 5, 2014 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, July 6, 2014 at 1 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $39
Ben Brantley of The New York Times calls it "the best musical of this century." Entertainment Weekly says it's "the funniest musical of all time." From South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, it's The Book of Mormon, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical. Jon Stewart of The Daily Show calls it "a crowning achievement. So good it makes me angry." Contains explicit language.
Saturday, Aug. 2, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $29
When acclaimed saxophonists Dave Koz, Mindi Abair, Gerald Albright and Richard Elliot hit the road together last summer in support of their CD Dave Koz and Friends Summer Horns, they looked at it as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. But the four artists had such a blast that they are happily obliging requests for a return of the Summer Horns. The foursome, who received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Pop Instrumental Album, will tour North America this summer.
Ghost The Musical
Tuesday, Aug. 12 - Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.;
Saturday, Aug. 16 and Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014 at 2 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $28 - Single ticket sales begin Friday, June 27
Ghost The Musical delivers a visual experience unlike anything you've seen before. Relive the iconic and magical moments from the Oscar-winning movie in a brand-new Broadway musical that takes you on a thrilling adventure to the afterlife. You will be amazed to see inanimate objects take on a life of their own, a person walk through a solid door right before your eyes and other special effects that will astonish.
Ghost The Musical features an original pop score from multiple Grammy Award-winners Dave Stewart and Glen Ballard and is adapted from the hit film by its Academy Award-winning screenwriter Bruce Joel Rubin. Ghost follows Sam and Molly, a young couple whose connection takes a shocking turn after Sam's untimely death. Trapped between two worlds, Sam refuses to leave Molly when he learns she is in grave danger. Desperate to communicate with her, he turns to a storefront psychic who helps him protect Molly and avenge his death.
Clint Holmes - "This Thing Called Love
Friday, July 4, 8:30 p.m.; Saturday, July 5, 8:30 p.m.; Sunday, July 6, 2 p.m.
Tickets start at $35
The acclaimed singer named Las Vegas Entertainer of the Year three times, Singer of the Year four times and awarded the Sammy Davis Jr. Foundation award, performs a spellbinding evening of music that's both live and alive. In "This Thing Called Love," Holmes will perform the songs of Cole Porter and Paul Simon - two American song writers perfect for the July 4th weekend.
Ashton Zyer - "Rock the Glam"
Saturday, July 12, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $35
Ashton Zyer is back after last year's sold out show "Takin' Over Me." Directed by Bart Doerfler in partnership with Vegas magazine, "Rock the Glam" will benefit local charity the Shade Tree of Las Vegas, which assists victims of domestic violence and their pets with safe shelter. Expect a jazz and rock twist that Ashton is best known for along with special guest artists who will join her to "Rock the Glam" for this cause. All VIP tickets purchased will receive access to a pre-show cocktail hour hosted by Vegas magazine.
Soul on Fire with Cuba Gooding Sr. - "Spontaneous Combustion"
Saturday, July 26, 2014 at 8 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $49
Be a part of music history as Las Vegas super-band Soul on Fire joins forces with legendary recording artist, Cuba Gooding, Sr. to perform more than 90 minutes of original new material, including the new release of Everybody Plays the Fool. Originally nominated for "Best R&B Song" at the 1973 Grammy Awards, this new release marks the first time in music history where an original artist has re-recorded and re-released their own hit song more than 40 years after the original release.
Soul on Fire is a Las Vegas-based, all original, 12-piece super-band that masterfully blends soul, R&B, jazz, funk, pop and classical styles to create an exciting and inspiring musical experience for all ages. Other special guests will be in attendance to help celebrate this historic moment in music history.
The Composers Showcase of Las Vegas
Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014 at 10:30 p.m.
Ticket price $20, on sale tbd
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.
TROESH STUDIO THEATER
Sister's Summer School Catechism
Friday, Aug. 22 - Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014 at 7 p.m.;
Saturday, Aug. 23 and Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014 at 3 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $35
Troesh Studio Theater
The latest show in the sinfully funny Late Nite Catechism series, Sister's Summer School Catechism features one sister who is not happy. The diocese has decided to offer a summer school catechism course for students who weren't paying attention all year. Instead of three relaxing weeks at the motherhouse, Sister is stuck with her students this summer. And summer is already rough enough for Sister - try wearing 50 pounds of gabardine in 90-degree heat! Join Sister where she will discuss such questions as, "Did Jesus have to go to summer school?" or "What is an appropriate summer vacation for a practicing Catholic?"
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.