Debbie Hall is a long-time resident of Las Vegas (40 years and counting) and has always loved entertainment. Whether attending touring Broadway shows or high school productions, she enjoys the play, the characters, the music and everything behind the scenes. She currently works as an editor-in-chief for several publications and is thrilled to share her experiences with live theater and other forms of entertainment with the audiences of both Broadway World and those supporting the arts.
When this musically talented mom discovered that her children were also gifted and loved to perform, Mama's Wranglers was literally as well as figuratively born with each child. Think the Partridge family or the Jackson 5 (and famous siblings) performing country and western music and preserving American traditions. The holiday season is here, and Mama's Wranglers are celebrating with a Honky Tonk Christmas at the Firelight Barn Dinner Theater Dec. 13-22.BWW Interview: Jonathan Butler of DAVE KOZ & FRIENDS CHRISTMAS TOUR 2018 at Red Rock Ballroom At Red Rock Casino December 11, 2018
South African guitarist/singer Jonathan Butler, after touring with Dave Koz for a decade, will join Koz as a headliner for the holiday season in the 21st annual Dave Koz & Friends Christmas Tour 2018. Other special guests include Mindi Abair, pop/blues saxophonist/singer who will be making her first Christmas Tour appearance; Japanese keyboard sensation Keiko Matsui; and new artist Shelea. The show will be presented in the Red Rock Ballroom at Red Rock Casino Resort & Spa on Dec. 14.BWW Feature: Travis Cloer is special guest in THE COCKTAIL CABARET at Cleopatra's Barge in Caesars Palace December 4, 2018
The holiday spirit has captured the "The Cocktail Cabaret," the intimate show celebrating the cocktail hour. After performing with the Las Vegas Philharmonic and headlining "Christmas at my House," special guest Travis Cloer will join the regular cast bringing his powerful vocals to Cleopatra's Barge in Caesars Palace Dec. 5-8.BWW Feature: CHRISTMAS AT MY PLACE at The Italian American Club November 30, 2018
After his triumphant tour in China, pianist Philip Fortenberry will bring his salute to Broadway to Las Vegas. Give My Regards, a one-night-only solo concert, will be performed in Myron's Cabaret Jazz showroom at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts on Oct. 22.BWW Feature: A MOB STORY at Plaza Showroom In The Plaza Las Vegas October 18, 2018
Suave and debonair, a gangster saunters onto the stage, sizes up his audience, and the tale of the story of how the mob helped to make Las Vegas bursts into the showroom. Along with commentary about the life of "The Prince of the Mafia" Michael Franzese, John 'Handsome Johnny' Roselli is captured by one of the leads-narrator and storyteller Marcel Forestieri. A cautionary tale with an ending of redemption, A Mob Story combines song and dance with recounting this fascinating story at the Plaza Showroom in the Plaza Las Vegas. October 18, 2018
When magician Mat Franco won NBC's America's Got Talent, he was given the opportunity to headline his own show in Vegas. Recently he celebrated the third anniversary of Matt Franco -Magic Reinvented Nightly performed in the Mat Franco Theater at The LINQ Hotel & Casino. Whether up close and personal or on stage, Mat amazes and delights audiences of all ages. He recently spoke with BroadwayWorld.com about this milestone in his life and continuing as a headliner on the Las Vegas Strip.BWW Feature: SERENADES OF LIFE - DOCTORS IN CONCERT at The Smith Center For The Performing Arts October 17, 2018
Physicians and other talented professionals of the Southern Nevada medical community will break out in song and music on stage to benefit the nonprofit Nathan Adelson Hospice. Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Peter Cetera will be joining them as the headliner for Serenades of Life - Doctors in Concert show at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts on Oct. 20.BWW Feature: BROADWAY LOVE SONGS, DANCES & BACKSTAGE STORIES at Windmill Library Theatre October 16, 2018
M&M American Dance Theatre celebrates musical theater with the founders, married song and dance team Michael Kessler and Melinda Jackson, when they perform in Broadway Love Songs, Dances & Backstage Stories at the Windmill Library Theatre on Oct. 19.BWW Feature: FRIENDS! THE MUSICAL PARODY at The D Las Vegas October 11, 2018
The television show Friends remains a perennial favorite beginning from its first broadcast in the 1990s to its rebroadcast on various streaming services, TBS and Paramount Network. FRIENDS! The Musical Parody, the live comedic production, brings the beloved show to a new audience with its debut at the D Las Vegas on Oct. 26.BWW Feature: CIRCUS COUTURE at Brooklyn Bowl October 10, 2018
This year, Circus Couture will combine immersive theater emphasizing the importance of space and design in an environment focusing on a personal experience for each guest. The artistic explosion Encompass will be held at the Brooklyn Bowl on Oct. 12.BWW Feature: EVERY BRILLIANT THING at Cockroach Theater September 26, 2018
Audiences can experience adventure on stage at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts National Geographic Live series. National Geographic's touring speaker series, a first for Southern Nevada, will first present "Spinosaurus: Lost Giant of the Cretaceous" with paleontologist Nizar Ibrahim on Sept. 28.BWW Feature: PIRATES OF PENZANCE at Spring Mountain Ranch September 11, 2018
Turning 21 years of age is a milestone, even in 1879 as young Frederic, a pirate in training, has fallen for the lovely Mabel. However, a big obstacle stands in the way of true love. What will Frederic do? Gilbert & Sullivan's The Pirates of Penzance showcases his quandary with musical, humor, and a timeless story as presented by Sin City Opera with Super Summer Theatre through Sept. 22.