Winter Season at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, Including Joffrey Ballet, Natalie Merchant and More, Goes On Sale 11/16

After a star-studded opening lineup with more than 125 shows in Reynolds Hall and nearly 250,000 patrons that have walked across the Fior de Pesco marble in the Grand Lobby, The Smith Center is proud to announce the anticipated lineup for the Winter Season running December through February.

The extensive roster of programming will boast many internationally acclaimed acts and Las Vegas firsts comprised of classical concerts, lectures, dance and various special attractions.

Tickets for individual shows begin at $18 and are on sale beginning Nov. 16 at The Smith Center Box Office, located at 361 Symphony Park Avenue, by phone at 702-749-2000 or 808- 326-6868 (TTY) and online at For preferred seating and special rates for groups of 10 or more, contact 702-749-2348.

More information on the Winter Season below.

Danny Wright: Home for the Holidays
Reynolds Hall
Sunday, Dec. 2 at 2 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $18
Danny Wright and special guests ring in the holiday season in the most spectacular way. The internationally-renowned artist performs favorites from his broad repertoire of traditional Christmas songs, classical works and music from Broadway & film on a nine-foot Steinway grand piano. Wright is one of few pianists who have mastered such a diverse range of styles and combined them with heartwarming grace.

JAZZ ROOTS: Vocalese featuring The Manhattan Transfer, New York Voices and Special Guest Jon Hendricks
Thursday, Jan. 17 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets prices start at $26
Reynolds Hall
Vocalese takes some of the best-known, most complex and sophisticated instrumental solos in jazz and treats them as melodies with swinging, poetic lyrics. This show brings together, for the first time, living legend Jon Hendricks, the originator of the Vocalese style, with the eight-time Grammy®-winning vocal group The Manhattan Transfer and New York Voices, an award-winning vocal ensemble known as one of the most important vocal groups in jazz today.

Friday, Jan. 18 and Saturday, Jan. 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $24
Reynolds Hall
DRUMLINE LIVE brings its fourth U.S. tour and energetic cast to The Smith Center in January 2013. The cast has honed its precision and percussion with years of training in marching bands across the southern U.S. The versatile group of musicians and dancers brings explosive beats and athleticism to the stage, expanding the marching band experience to audiences across the country. The group awes with contemporary hip hop, R&B, classic Motown and brass tradition.

The Joffrey Ballet Co-Presented by Nevada Ballet Theatre and The Smith Center
Tuesday, Jan. 22 and Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $22
Reynolds Hall
Founded in 1956 by visionary director and teacher Robert Joffrey and celebrated choreographer Gerald Arpino, The Joffrey Ballet proudly reflects the diversity of America with its varied repertoire and remains one of the most revered and recognizable arts organizations in the U.S. and around the globe. Now under the direction of Artistic Director Ashley C. Wheater and Executive Director Christopher Clinton Conway, The Joffrey Ballet presents “Le Sacre du Printemps” (The Rite of Spring) and other unique works at The Smith Center, exclusively sponsored by the E.L. Wiegand Foundation, bringing a world-class dance experience to Las Vegas.

Audi Speaker Series Presents Ray Kurzweil “How to Create a Mind”
Sunday, Jan. 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $24
Reynolds Hall
Ray Kurzweil has been described as “the restless genius” by the Wall Street Journal and “the ultimate thinking machine” by Forbes. A leading inventor of our time, he was the principal developer of the first CCD flat-bed scanner, the first omni-font optical character recognition, the first print-to-speech reading machine for the blind, the first text-to-speech synthesizer, the first music synthesizer capable of recreating the grand piano and other orchestral instruments, and the first commercially marketed large-vocabulary speech recognition. Kurzweil will discuss all this and his latest book, “How to Create a Mind, The Secret of Human Thought Revealed.” Open-captioning is scheduled for this event. Tickets in the captioned section can be purchased online or by contacting the box office 702-749-2000 (voice) or 808- 326-6868 (TTY).

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