RENT 20TH Anniversary Tour, Wynonna & The Big Noise, Paula Poundstone and More Take Center Stage at The Smith Center This Winter

RENT 20TH Anniversary Tour, Wynonna & The Big Noise, Paula Poundstone and More Take Center Stage at The Smith Center This Winter

Continuing to bring the best of music, theater and dance to Southern Nevada, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts announced today that single tickets are now on sale for dozens of winter shows, with additional titles going on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, November 10. This lineup of more than 60 shows includes Tony Award®-winning musicals and world-renowned entertainers, as well as acclaimed productions visiting Las Vegas for the very first time. For more information and the full lineup, visit TheSmithCenter.com.

Showcasing unparalleled talent and one-night-only signature performances in three world-class venues, The Smith Center is ushering in another season of exceptional performing arts inside Reynolds Hall, Myron's Cabaret Jazz and Troesh Studio Theater.

Beginning January 2018, revel in the RENT 20th Anniversary Tour, a Pulitzer Price and Tony Award®-winning classic with an inspirational message. A re-imagining of Puccini's La Bohème, RENT follows an unforgettable year in the lives of seven artists struggling to follow their dreams without selling out. Country music icon Wynonna Judd will grace the stage with her sultry vocals and high-energy personality, performing her latest album in nearly a decade accompanied by her four-piece bandThe Big Noise. Experience humor like never before as Paula Poundstone brings her unique and unscripted stand-up comedy T. Reynolds Hall. Then, rock out with six-time GRAMMY® award-winning classic Irish band The Chieftains while they surpass musical boundaries and embark on their 56th anniversary tour with an exhilarating concert at The Smith Center.

Tickets may be purchased by visiting the box office at The Smith Center, by phone at 702-749-2000 or online at TheSmithCenter.com. For more information on this season's productions, please see below.

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Las Vegas Philharmonic Musicians' Choice: Cabrera Conducts C.P.E. Bach, Debussy & Vaughn Williams

Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets start at $30

SPOTLIGHTING THE VIRTUOSITY of our esteemed musicians serves as inspiration for this robust program featuring pieces selected by members of your symphony orchestra. Our harpist, Kimberly Glennie shines on Claude Debussy's Danses sacrée et profane, which was premiered in 1904 and she says of the piece "These dances transport me to a mythical time and place. The opening movement is meditative bordering on the sacred, with a very emotional presence struggling to rise. The second is grace and joy and lovely movement, with a cadenza which speaks to me of another world, of yearning, and ends with a sense of soaring in flight. I love this piece because it gives voice to the magic and enchantment of the harp." Oboist Stephen Caplan demonstrates his command of his instrument in Vaughan Williams's Oboe Concerto composed in 1943. Caplan enthuses "This piece is one of my favorite works to play. It's the composer's highly personal response to World War II--beautiful, nostalgic, and intensely moving--the 1944 premier was delayed because of a threatened air raid. The three movements pay homage to the English pastoral tradition, but include searing virtuosic flourishes that seem to represent the intrusion of modern life on an earlier, more peaceful era." Cellist Andrew Smith solos on C.P.E. Bach's, Cello Concerto in A Major and shares, "The charming Cello Concerto in A Major, though rarely programmed, is worthy of having its place in the standard repertory. The second movement, marked "mesto" (sad), is especially notable, and is a good example of CPE Bach's use of Empfindsamer Stil (sensitive style)." Vaughan Williams's Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis ends the evening of music chosen by our gifted group of musicians. Featuring a rising, organ-like melody used to create sombre effect, the piece was used in the 2003 film, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World.

Paula Poundstone

Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets start at $33

Enjoy a night of clever wit and audience participation with a comedy great! Heralded as one of America's foremost comics, Paula Poundstone never gives the same show twice, applying her quick-witted, unscripted comedy to spontaneously interact with audience members and incorporate them into her standup. Beyond performing standup to packed audiences across the U.S., Poundstone has been featured with prominent roles in TV and feature films, including hit Disney/Pixar film "Inside Out." On top of performing standup comedy to packed audiences across the U.S., Poundstone kicks off an all-new satirical podcast this year on NPR, "Live From The Poundstone Institute," with weekly episodes taped in front of live audiences.

Wynonna & The Big Noise

Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets start at $29

Wynonna's rich and commanding voice has sold over 30-million albums worldwide spanning her remarkable 34-year career. As one-half of the legendary mother/daughter duo "The Judds," Wynonna was once dubbed by Rolling Stone as "the greatest female country singer since Patsy Cline." This iconic performer has received over 60 industry awards, with countless charting singles, including 20 No.1 hits such as "Mama He's Crazy," "Why Not me," and "Grandpa, (Tell Me 'Bout The Good Ole Days)." Wynonna and her band The Big Noise, led by her husband/drummer/producer, Cactus Moser, released their debut full-length album in February 2016 via Curb Records to critical acclaim. Wynonna has described the new sound as "vintage yet modern" and a "return to the well." It's a rootsy work encompassing country, Americana, blues, soul and rock.

Pilobolus Maximus - Beyond the Limits of Dance

Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets start at $24

For 45 years, Pilobolus has tested the limits of human physicality to explore the beauty and the power of connected bodies. They have created and toured over 120 pieces of repertory to more than 65 countries, and they perform for over 300,000 people each year. Recently, Pilobolus was featured on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, NBC's TODAY Show, MTV's Video Music Awards, The Harry Connick Show, ABC's The Chew, and the CW Network's Penn & Teller: Fool Us. Pilobolus has been recognized with many prestigious honors, including a TED Fellowship, a 2012 Grammy® Award Nomination, a Primetime Emmy® Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cultural Programming, and several Cannes Lion Awards at the International Festival of Creativity. In 2015, Pilobolus was named one of Dance Heritage Coalition's "Irreplaceable Dance Treasures".

The Piano Guys

Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Tickets start at $35

Creating visionary arrangements that compellingly blend classical and pop, The Piano Guys have propelled from viral music video sensation to launching several hit albums with Sony Music Masterworks. Building a global following with their strikingly original music videos, this standalone band has taken instrumental music to a surprising new level with an unprecedented approach to musicianship, from a 10-handed piano performance of One Direction's "What Makes You Beautiful" to discovering new percussive sounds on piano and cello.

The group includes accomplished pianist Jon Schmidt and cellist Steven Sharp Nelson, who have performed together for 20 years. Through the support of Paul Anderson and Al van der Beek with texturing and arranging, the group had rapidly become an internet sensation through its more than 65 self-made music videos showcasing dazzling and groundbreaking performances, garnering more than 5.4 million subscribers to the group's YouTube channel. Don't miss this group's electrifying performance that will redefine the genres of classical and pop.

RENT - 20th Anniversary Tour

Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018 through Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 and Sunday, Feb. 4, 2018 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Tickets start at $36

RENT, Jonathan Larson's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning masterpiece, returns to the stage in a vibrant 20th anniversary touring production. With its inspiring message of joy and hope in the face of fear, this timeless celebration of friendship and creativity reminds us to measure our lives with the only thing that truly matters-love.

How I Became a Pirate

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.

Tickets start at $14.95

AARRRGH! Sail off on a 60-minute swashbuckling musical excursion as young Jeremy Jacobs joins Captain Braid Beard's band of comical pirates to search for the perfect spot to bury their treasure. Based on the popular book by Melinda Long, this production reminds that home and family are treasures you can't find on any map! Kids are sure to enjoy this high-spirited show featuring hummable tunes with vivid set pieces and costuming. Best suited for ages 5 and older.

Las Vegas Philharmonic - Sound from Twilight (Torke, Schumann & Beethoven)

Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Ticket prices start at $30

TWILIGHT'S MAGICAL PROPERTIES and bittersweet marking of time resonate in this musical feast. Las Vegas resident and renowned composer Michael Torke's work returns this season with Sylvan. The piece, inspired by his summers spent in the Adirondacks harkens to the sites, smells and sounds forever imprinted on his memory. Comprised of three movements named in homage to the Eastern White Pine, Yellow Birch, and Red Spruce trees, he was intrigued by the notion that each of the three trees have their own distinct music. Alexi Kenney, who captivated all during a guest appearance in our 2015-16 season, returns to perform Robert Schumann's only Violin Concerto. Considered a significant composition from the twilight of his career, the concerto was written for acclaimed violinist, Joseph Joachim, and the finale is influenced in part by Schumann's acquaintance with a young Johannes Brahms. The work remained unknown to most for nearly 80 years. "Of the many great concerti available to violinists, Schumann's is an unjustly neglected jewel. Its intimate lyricism remains even in the most virtuosic passages, and its middle movement is one of the most heartbreakingly beautiful pieces I can think of. I'm so excited to be bringing this wonderful work to life in Las Vegas," expresses Alexi Kenney. Beethoven's Symphony No. 7, part of the composer's late symphonic output closes the performance on a familiar note. The second movement's theme is widely used in film and commercial productions. His contemporaries considered it one of his more inspirational symphonies and Beethoven agreed, stating it was one of his greatest works.

Nevada Ballet Theatre - Beauty and the Beast

Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 at 2 p.m.

Ticket prices start at $29

Venture into a colorful world of magic and enchantment with the time-honored tale of Beauty and the Beast. Set to a lyrical score by Tchaikovsky, this NBT Company Premiere is a visually spectacular production celebrating the transformative power of love. From the mysterious forest filled with leaping stags and lively nymphs, to the beastly, imposing castle and its cursed occupants, this ballet is a feast for the senses. First created for San Francisco Ballet by the legendary Lew Christensen, the performance proved so popular it was revived each year for a decade. A generation later, it remains one of the best loved stories of all time and a heartwarming fairy tale perfect for the entire family.

ABBA Mania

Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Ticket prices start at $29

Relive the uplifting, dance-inducing and heart-melting songs of music phenomenon ABBA - live, as they were meant to be experienced! Hailed as the world's No. 1 touring ABBA tribute concert, ABBA MANIA has toured the globe to bring the countless hits of this Swedish supergroup to its millions of fans. Featuring ABBA's beloved melodies like "Dancing Queen," "Mammia Mia," "Super Trouper" and more, this interactive show promises a high-energy thrill for both longtime fans and those discovering ABBA for the first time. This show arrives at The Smith Center at a very exciting time for all things ABBA, with talk of an ABBA reunion concert in 2018 and a sequel to the hit movie "Mamma Mia." The concert also showcases artists hailing from tremendous performance pedigrees, including Kirbi Jo Long, a Las Vegas resident previously featured in hit Vegas shows such as "Jubilee!" and "Vegas! The Show." She takes the stage alongside acclaimed performer Dean Balkwill, who has starred in "Rent" on Broadway, singer and multi-instrumentalist Jeff Pike, and vocalist Shelby Ringdahl, who has performed with the Cincinnati Pops Symphony and finished in the Top 12 at the Miss America competition. Be sure to "Take a Chance" on ABBA MANIA for an unforgettable night enjoying all the songs you know and love.

The Chieftains

Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Ticket prices start at $29

Six-time GRAMMY® winner The Chieftains is globally renowned for reinventing traditional Irish music on an international scale. Celebrating its 55th anniversary, the group's captivating blend of folk and contemporary music continues to capture a broad audience spanning all ages. Performing at the world's top venues such as Carnegie Hall, this beloved band pushes genre boundaries with acclaimed artists on vocals, guitar, flute, fiddle, bodhrán, tin whistle and uilleann pipes. Recognized as a cultural ambassador, The Chieftains' performances have been linked with seminal historic events, such as being the first Western musicians to perform on the Great Wall of China, participating in Roger Water's "The Wall" performance in Berlin in 1990, and being the first ensemble to perform a concert in the United States Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. In 2010, the group's experimental collaborations extended out of this world, when band member Paddy Moloney's whistle and Matt Molloy's flute travelled with NASA astronaut, Cady Coleman, to the International Space Station. After 55 years of making some of the most beautiful music in the world, The Chieftains' music remains as fresh and relevant as when the group first began.

Johnny Mathis - The Voice of Romance Tour

Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Ticket prices start at $33

Celebrating his 62nd year in the music industry, legendary singer Johnny Mathis is Columbia Records longest-signed artist. A sublime vocalist whose approach to pop music eclipses passing fads and trends, Mathis has performed songs in an incredible variety of styles and categories -- from music composed for stage and film to golden era jazz standards, contemporary pop hits, and holiday music, all of which has assured his reputation as one of the most enduring vocalists in music history. Best-known for his supremely popular hits like "Chances Are," "It's Not For Me To Say," and "Misty", Mathis has recorded more than 80 albums, six Christmas albums, and has sold millions of records worldwide. During his extensive career he has had 3 songs inducted into the GRAMMY® Hall of Fame, achieved 50 Hits on Billboard's Adult Contemporary Chart, and ranks as the all-time #6 album artist in the history of Billboard's pop album charts. He has received 5 GRAMMY® Nominations, and in 2003 he was given the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Come hear why Johnny will always be the Voice of Romance!

"One Night of Queen" starring Gary Mullen

Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Ticket prices start at $24

Experience once more the sensational look, sound, pomp and showmanship of the greatest rock band of all time. One Night of Queen delivers electrifying renditions of Queen staples like "Bohemian Rhapsody," "We Will Rock You" and "Fat Bottomed Girls" with such endless energy and artistry you will think you're watching the original band. Led by internationally acclaimed vocalist Gary Mullen, this phenomenal group sell outs concerts worldwide and is now on its 11th consecutive U.S. tour. Mullen gained worldwide prominence after winning ITV's "Stars In Their Eyes" live grand finale, during which he earned the highest number of votes in the singing competition's history. He went on to form the band The Works, and has led the group to perform in the world's leading concert venues, including twice performing during the BBC Proms in the Park renowned concert series.

From the Top

Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018 at 2 p.m.

Ticket prices start at $19

As heard weekly on Classical 89.7 KCNV. Recording live in Las Vegas for the first time ever, NPR's From the Top features five segments showcasing Las Vegas teen performers alongside some of America's best young musicians from across the nation. NPR's most popular music program, now in its 18th season, From the Top is America's largest national platform celebrating the stories and performances of extraordinarily talented, classically trained young musicians. Blending outstanding musical performances, inspiring and humorous interviews, and skits and games, this public radio show entertains and engages music lovers of all ages. This show is also ideal for introducing audience members' children to classical music and the joy of performing, especially watching accomplished musicians their own age take the spotlight. Recommended for ages 7 and up.

Las Vegas Philharmonic - Gala Concert with Pink Martini

Saturday, March 3, 2018 at 8 p.m.

Ticket prices start at $30

Multilingual sensation Pink Martini returns to headline our annual gala, along with members of the Las Vegas Philharmonic, dazzling with their signature, seductive style that has won them fans all around the globe. The twelve musician "little orchestra" fronted by China Forbes, one of their two beguiling chanteuses, will bring their intoxicating mix of international music styles and lush vocals to the concert hall in an experience that is uniquely part musical spectacle, part samba parade, part dance hall throwback, part sultry jazz club. Get ready for the conga line! This electrifying concert is part of our annual gala experience and will be complemented by an evening of separately ticketed events including a cocktail reception, silent auction, elegant dinner on the 5th floor of The Smith Center and a live auction.

The Ten Tenors - Wish You Were Here

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Ticket prices start at $24

With over 700 sold-out shows across the U.S., six albums that have gone platinum and gold, and appearances on "Oprah" and "Today," The TEN Tenors have won over audiences worldwide with its vocalists' stratospheric voices and undeniable Aussie charm. Fresh off a successful 20th Anniversary World Tour, the group returns with its new show "Wish You Were Here," a celebration of epic hits by musical legends lost before their time, including David Bowie, Prince, Freddie Mercury, Amy Winehouse, John Lennon and more. This highly acclaimed group promises to take audiences on a feel-good journey of classic rock anthems, current-day chart toppers, soaring arias of Verdi and other traditional favorites.

Mr. Popper's Penguins

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.

Ticket prices start at $14.95

Based on the children's classic by Richard and Florence Atwater, this delightful action-packed musical features adorable puppets by leading puppetry designer Nick Barnes. With a plot similar to the Hollywood film starring Jim Carrey, this show's catchy songs and snappy lyrics tell the tale of Mr. Popper, a painter and decorator astounded to suddenly receive a packing crate full of penguins. The perfect 60-minute family treat for ages 4 - 104.

Jack Hanna's Into the Wild Live!

Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 7 p.m.

Ticket prices start at $24

Through the jungles of Rwanda to the savannas of Australia, Jungle Jack Hanna has explored the globe as one of the most visible and respected animal ambassadors. Now you can go on safari with Hanna at The Smith Center, where fans of all ages will enjoy footage and stories from his worldwide adventures, from brushing a hippo's teeth to eating with wombats! Kids and adults alike will be amazed by Hanna's array of live animals, such as cheetahs, kangaroos, penguins and many more. Recognized around the country as America's favorite zookeeper, Jack has made countless television appearances on shows such as "Good Morning America," "The Late Show with David Letterman," "The Late Late Show with James Corden," and FOX and CNN news programs. In addition to his Emmy winning show, he also hosts "Jack Hanna's Wild Countdown," and serves as director emeritus of the famed Columbus Zoo and Aquarium and The Wilds. Best suited for ages 6 and up.

Love Never Dies

Tuesday, March 20 through Friday, March 23, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, March 24,2018 and Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Tickets on sale January 26, 2018

The ultimate love story continues in LOVE NEVER DIES, Andrew Lloyd Webber's spellbinding sequel to The Phantom of the Opera. The year is 1907. It is 10 years after his disappearance from the Paris Opera House and the Phantom has escaped to a new life in New York where he lives amongst the screaming joy rides and freak shows of Coney Island. In this new, electrically charged world, he has finally found a place for his music to soar, but he has never stopped yearning for his one true love and musical protégée, Christine Daaé. Now one of the world's finest sopranos, Christine accepts an invitation to travel from Paris to New York to perform at a renowned opera house. Christine's marriage to Raoul is suffering at the hands of his drinking and gambling and they desperately need the financial rewards that America can give them. In a final bid to win back Christine's love, the Phantom lures her, Raoul, and their young son Gustave, from Manhattan to the glittering and glorious world of Coney Island... not knowing what is in store for them...

Miranda Sings...You're Welcome

Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 7 p.m.

Ticket prices start at $25

Poised to shoot a second season of her hit Netflix show and amassing over 2 billion views on her YouTube channels, actress, comedian and singer Colleen Ballinger has become an international phenomenon performing as her hilarious original character Miranda Sings. Recently featured on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon," Ballinger delivers stunning vocals and zany comedy in this one-woman variety show that has sold out around the world. Ballinger created the character Miranda, known for her overdrawn red lips, questionable advice and excessive self-confidence, in 2008 to parody over-the-top singers Ballinger often saw on YouTube. With 12 million devoted subscribers to her YouTube channels, Ballinger has gone on to launch successful national and international tours, and even co-hosted "The View." She recently released a bestselling book "Self Help," as well as a corresponding hour-long comedy special. Enjoy a night of hilarity and dazzling music with this versatile entertainer!

Postmodern Jukebox

Friday, April 6, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Ticket prices start at $35

Founded by acclaimed arranger Scott Bradlee, Postmodern Jukebox has spent the past few years amassing over 690 million YouTube views, performing on "Good Morning America," topping iTunes and Billboard charts and playing sold-out shows across the globe, including venues like Radio City Music Hall. Featuring a rotating collective of virtuosic vocalists with sizzling stage presence, Postmodern Jukebox performs pop music in a time machine, reimagining Top 40 hits by artists such as Beyoncé, Celine Dion, Radiohead and more with vintage, Gatsby-esque glam and a contagious energy that will have audience's toes tapping.

BRAIN CANDY LIVE!

Monday, April 9, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.

Ticket prices start at $35

Adam Savage, one of television's most loved personalities from hit show "MythBusters," has joined forces with Michael Stevens, one of YouTube's biggest stars. Coming soon to The Smith Center, they're bringing along their crazy toys, incredible tools and mind-blowing demonstrations for a celebration of curiosity that's an interactive, hands-on, minds-on theatrical experience like no other. Savage and Stevens can't wait to unleash their collective sense of wonder, curiosity and fun - and they're inviting you and your friends and family to join-in and get your minds messy. Savage and Stevens' "Brain Candy Live" experience is like a two-hour play date with Walt Disney, Willy Wonka and Albert Einstein. Smart is the new superpower, and two of this planet's most entertaining, everyday heroes are coming to Las Vegas. Join them as they use their secret recipe of fun, surprise, excitement and just a pinch of danger to cook up a giant batch of magical brain candy for every mind in the audience.

The Color Purple

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 through Friday, April 27, 2018 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, April 28, 2018 and Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Tickets on sale March 2, 2018

THE COLOR PURPLE is the 2016 Tony Award® winner for Best Musical Revival! Hailed as "a direct hit to the heart" (The Hollywood Reporter), this joyous American classic has conquered Broadway in an all-new "ravishingly re-conceived production that is a glory to behold" (The New York Times) directed by Tony® winner J.H. Doyle. With a soul-raising score of jazz, gospel, ragtime and blues, THE COLOR PURPLE gives an exhilarating new spirit to this Pulitzer Prize-winning story. Don't miss this stunning re-imagining of an epic story about a young woman's journey to love and triumph in the American South. The musical sensation that New York Magazine calls "one of the greatest revivals ever." Experience the exhilarating power of this Tony®-winning triumph!

MYRON'S CABARET JAZZ

Music of the Classic Horn Bands with the Lon Bronson Band

Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 at 8 p.m.

Ticket prices start at $15

The iconic Lon Bronson Band return to their roots once again with an entire concert of classic horn band favorites: Blood, Sweat & Tears, Tower Of Power, James Brown, Chicago, Edgar Winter, and many more classic horn groups will be faithfully recreated by this venerable 14 piece band. Featuring an All-Star ensemble of Vegas' most accomplished musicians, the Lon Bronson Band have been headlining Sin City now for a record 28 years! As Drew Carey once famously said of them on their HBO Special: "This is a house band so good, you never want to leave the house.

Frankie Moreno

Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018 at 8 p.m.

Ticket prices start at $30

Twice named Las Vegas Headliner of the Year, Frankie Moreno has been wowing audiences from coast to coast with his mix of rat pack glamour, original and classic hits and vintage funk-infused sounds. A piano prodigy and multi-instrumentalist, Moreno has performed with many greats, including award-winning classical violinist Joshua Bell, and in venues from European clubs to Carnegie Hall. Now, Moreno takes his sound more intimate and unbound with this special performance at Myron's Cabaret Jazz.

Ms. Lisa Fischer & Grand Baton

Friday, Jan. 12, 2018 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 13 at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m.

Tickets start at $39

After four decades of singing background for icons like the Rolling Stones, Tina Turner, Chaka Khan and Nine Inch Nails, two-time GRAMMY® winner Ms. Lisa Fischer has stepped into her own spotlight at last, accompanied by her inventive band Grand Baton. Receiving national attention after being prominently featured in Oscar-winning documentary "Twenty Feet from Stardom," Fischer has headlined across the nation and collaborated with renowned artists such as YoYo Ma and Gregory Porter.

Audiences will be mesmerized by Fischer's legendary vocal range and her uncanny ability to touch the hearts of listeners with her powerful delivery. Join Fischer as she draws from an eclectic palette of influences, putting her stamp on Led Zeppelin and Little Willie John, and recasting rock anthems from her tours with the Stones and Tina Turner. Grand Baton's organic fusion of African, Middle Eastern and Caribbean rhythms, as well as psychedelic soul and progressive rock, ignites Lisa's versatility and freedom of expression.

Composer's Showcase of Las Vegas

Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018 at 10:30 p.m.

Ticket prices start at $20

The Composers Showcase of Las Vegas is an entertainment forum that allows local composers and songwriters the opportunity to present original musical material to a supportive audience in an informal cabaret-style setting. Founded and hosted by Keith Thompson (JERSEY BOYS) and Michael Brennan (Le Rêve), the showcase focuses on uniting the theatre community of Las Vegas, giving creative spirits an outlet for artistic expression, laughing a lot and having a great time. The Composers Showcase is not "open mic." Each presentation is carefully planned. Composers and material are screened in order to provide the best and highest quality of entertainment.

Legends: Keola Beamer & Henry Kapono

Saturday, Jan. 20, 2018 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Tickets start at $37

Audiences have a rare opportunity to experience the masterful stylings of Hawaiian music icons Keola Beamer and Henry Kapono. For more than four decades, these innovative artists have served as the creative forefront of reinventing Hawaiian music. One of Hawaii's premier singer-songwriters, Beamer is among the first to create contemporary music with Hawaiian slack key techniques, with his musical genius featured on the soundtrack of George Clooney film "The Descendants." Hailed as one of the greatest island songwriters of his generation, Kapono forged the sound of '70s Hawaiian light rock as part of the wildly popular Cecilio & Kapono Hawaiian pop duo.

Frankie Moreno

Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018 at 8 p.m.

Ticket prices start at $30

Twice named Las Vegas Headliner of the Year, Frankie Moreno has been wowing audiences from coast to coast with his mix of rat pack glamour, original and classic hits and vintage funk-infused sounds. A piano prodigy and multi-instrumentalist, Moreno has performed with many greats, including award-winning classical violinist Joshua Bell, and in venues from European clubs to Carnegie Hall. Now, Moreno takes his sound more intimate and unbound with this special performance at Myron's Cabaret Jazz.

Steve Smith and Vital Information NYC Edition

Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 and Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 at 7 p.m.

Tickets start at $39

Now in their 35th year of touring and recording since their initial 1983 release, Steve Smith and Vital Information has become a formidable jazz/fusion juggernaut whose longevity has surpassed most major fusion groups. The latest lineup is called Vital Information NYC Edition.

The Skivvies: Vegas Stripped

Friday, Jan. 26, 2018 and Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018 at 7 p.m.

Tickets start at $39

Award-winning Broadway performers Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley return to The Smith Center with the most outrageous, feel good "undie-rock" concert of the year. This acclaimed duo of singer/musicians performs clever genre-hopping musical arrangements that showcase the artists' soaring voices and tight harmonies - all with a minimalist dress code to reflect their stripped-down musical style! Expect ukulele, electric cello and an array of zany instruments. Special guest stars to be announced.

Elisa Fiorillo: The Lady I Am

Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018 at 7 p.m.

Tickets start at $20

Join Elisa Fiorillo as she remembers her musical journey in her new show, "The Lady I Am." From her first talent pageant at age eleven, appearing on Broadway at fifteen, securing a record deal at seventeen, to being a member of Prince's Royal Court twice, audiences will enjoy a medley of music ranging from Streisand to Prince; including performances of her two hit pop songs "Who Found Who" and "On The Way Up."

Time for Three

Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 and Saturday, Feb. 3, 2018 at 7 p.m.

Ticket prices start at $39

The category-shattering trio Time for Three (Tf3) transcends traditional classification, with elements of classical, country western, gypsy and jazz idioms forming a blend all its own. The standalone group's members - violinists Nicolas Kendall and Charles Yang, and bassist Ranaan Meyer - carry a passion for improvisation, composing and arranging, all prime elements of the ensemble's playing. Tf3's high-energy performances are free of conventional practices, drawing instead from the members' diverse musical backgrounds. Audiences will be enchanted with the trio's unique arrangements of traditional repertoire alongside Meyer's groundbreaking original compositions to complement the trio's offerings. To date, the group has performed a wide range of engagements, including sold-out concerts at the BBC Proms, residencies at the Kennedy Center and Sun Valley Summer Symphony, and performing at the birthday party of Christoph Eschenbach, director of the National Symphony Orchestra. TV performances include ABC's "Dancing with The Stars," and an Emmy-winning show "Time for Three in Concert," premiered by PBS.

Frankie Moreno

Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018 at 8 p.m.

Ticket prices start at $30

Twice named Las Vegas Headliner of the Year, Frankie Moreno has been wowing audiences from coast to coast with his mix of rat pack glamour, original and classic hits and vintage funk-infused sounds. A piano prodigy and multi-instrumentalist, Moreno has performed with many greats, including award-winning classical violinist Joshua Bell, and in venues from European clubs to Carnegie Hall. Now, Moreno takes his sound more intimate and unbound with this special performance at Myron's Cabaret Jazz.

The Lao Tizer Band

Friday, Feb. 9, 2018 and Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 at 7 p.m.

Ticket prices start at $39

"Jazz Group of the Year" nominee The Lao Tizer Band returns by strong demand to Las Vegas' finest venue for live jazz, in conjunction with its highly anticipated, early 2018 album and film release, "Songs From The Swinghouse." This all-star collection of musicians is led by pianist, keyboardist and composer Lao Tizer, nominated for a "Best New Jazz Artist" National Smooth Jazz Award, who will be joined by GRAMMY® nominated bassist Ric Fierabracci (Chick Corea, Blood Sweat & Tears), GRAMMY® nominated drummer Gene Coye (Larry Carlton, Terrence Blanchard), percussion legend Munyungo Jackson (Miles Davis, Stevie Wonder), and multi-instrumentalist Steve Nieves (Loggins & Messina). This group will take you on a musical journey through a diversity of styles and influences all encompassed in the cohesive shell of Tizer's compositions. Please join us for a memorable evening of live music not to be missed!

Soul Men starring Spectrum

Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018 at 7 p.m.

Ticket prices start at $42

Spectrum, Las Vegas' own award-winning soul and R&B quartet returns to Cabaret Jazz. The group boasts four incredible singers, who combine their voices and dexterity to create the angelic harmonies and deft choreography that has become their trademark. They were voted Best of Las Vegas in 2005 and 2006, received the Las Vegas Living Legends Award in 2009 and were awarded a star on Las Vegas' Walk of Stars in 2012. The look, class, style, choreography, harmonies and costuming are captured as only Spectrum can. Internationally acclaimed, they will leave you wanting more with stirring renditions of classic hits by The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Miracles, The Jackson 5 and more.

Remembering Luther: "The Night I Fell in Love" - Broadway in the H.O.O.D

Friday, Feb. 16, 2018 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 18, 2018 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Ticket prices start at $40

The incomparable music of eight-time GRAMMY® winner Luther Vandross shattered barriers, shaped lives and made fans nationwide believe in the "Power of Love." Now you can experience his greatest hits live in "Remembering Luther: The Night I Fell In Love," starring Abraham McDonald, winner of Oprah Winfrey's nationwide singing competition "Karaoke Challenge." This exhilarating, up-tempo musical revue relives the songs that made Vandross a household name and a permanent fixture in the Great American Songbook, including chart-topping hits like "Never Too Much" and "Power of Love/Love Power," plus classic covers like "If This World Were Mine" and "A House Is Not A Home." Join us as we look back on how many of your favorite love songs came to be. Hailed for his silky vocals and incredible range, McDonald has performed sold-out concerts and released his debut single since taking the top prize at Oprah's national competition. Vandross remains one of the most successful and celebrated singers in music history. Don't miss this unforgettable evening that will carry audiences back to the night they fell in love with the king of the R&B ballad.

Herb Alpert & Lani Hall

Friday, Feb. 23, 2018 and Saturday, Feb. 24, 2018 at 7 p.m.

Ticket prices start at $39

Nine-time GRAMMY® winning trumpet player Herb Alpert and GRAMMY® winning vocalist Lani Hall have sold out shows since they began touring in 2006. Performing classic songs in concert throughout the years, and Alpert's Tijuana Brass numerous hit singles "Rise," "A Taste of Honey" and "What Now My Love."

Together they perform their greatest hits, backed by their high-voltage band featuring some of the country's most sought-after musicians, who have worked with legendary artists such as Justin Timberlake, the Black Eyed Peas, Phil Collins and Elton John. An inductee in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Alpert's extraordinary musicianship has earned him five No. 1 hits, 14 gold albums, 15 platinum albums and more than 72 million record sales. Performing for more than 40 years, he has continued to remain fresh and relevant, receiving his most recent Grammy in 2014 for his album "Steppin' Out." Prior to touring with Alpert, Hall led a prolific solo career performing around the world and recording more than 20 albums in three different languages. She launched her career as lead singer with the Sergio Mendes' breakthrough group Brasil '66, winning her Grammy in 1986 for "Es Facile Amor." Enjoy an unforgettable evening with two legends showcasing their love for music and each other.

Composers Showcase

Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018 at 10:30 p.m.

Ticket prices start at $20

The Composers Showcase of Las Vegas is an entertainment forum that allows local composers and songwriters the opportunity to present original musical material to a supportive audience in an informal cabaret-style setting. Founded and hosted by Keith Thompson (JERSEY BOYS) and Michael Brennan (Le Rêve), the showcase focuses on uniting the theatre community of Las Vegas, giving creative spirits an outlet for artistic expression, laughing a lot and having a great time. The Composers Showcase is not "open mic." Each presentation is carefully planned. Composers and material are screened in order to provide the best and highest quality of entertainment.

Frankie Moreno

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at 8 p.m.

Ticket prices start at $30

Twice named Las Vegas Headliner of the Year, Frankie Moreno has been wowing audiences from coast to coast with his mix of rat pack glamour, original and classic hits and vintage funk-infused sounds. A piano prodigy and multi-instrumentalist, Moreno has performed with many greats, including award-winning classical violinist Joshua Bell, and in venues from European clubs to Carnegie Hall. Now, Moreno takes his sound more intimate and unbound with this special performance at Myron's Cabaret Jazz.

Masters of Hawaiian Music: Georg Kahumoku Jr, Led Kaapana & Jeff Peterson

Friday, March 9, 2018 and Saturday, March 10, 2018 at 7 p.m.

Ticket prices start at $35

Kick back and escape with an evening of uplifting traditional Hawaiian music by the most acclaimed artists in the genre. Three Masters features four-time GRAMMY® winner and slack key guitarist George Kahumoku Jr., "Hawai'i's Renaissance Man" who returns to The Smith Center by popular demand. He is joined by National Heritage Fellow Led Kaapana, whose mastery of stringed instruments, exceptional picking style and extraordinary baritone-to -falsetto vocal range have made him a musical legend. The trio is complete with Jeff Peterson, an award-winning guitar virtuoso who dazzles with guitar riffs from slack key to jazz to classical. Three Masters has been showcased at Maui's renowned Slack Key Show® and shares Hawai'i's unique guitar styles that originate from the early 19th century paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy) culture.

RUNA

Thursday, March 15, 2018 and Friday, March 16, 2018 at 7 p.m.

Ticket prices start at $37

Quickly gaining recognition as one of Irish music's new super-groups, RUNA has been enchanting audiences by pushing the boundaries of Irish folk music into the Americana and roots music genres since its formation in 2008. Interweaving the haunting melodies and exuberant tunes of Ireland and Scotland with the lush harmonies and intoxicating rhythms of jazz, bluegrass, flamenco and blues, the group offers a thrilling and redefining take on traditional music. Receiving enthusiastic acclaim for the recent release of its fifth album, RUNA consists of vocalist and step-dancer Shannon Lambert-Ryan of Philadelphia, Dublin-born guitarist Fionaìn de Barra, Cheryl Prashker of Canada on percussion, Dave Curley of Galway, Ireland on mandolin, vocals, bodhraìn and step dancing, and Maggie White of Kentucky on the fiddle. Seeking to preserve and continue a traditional culture in a modern age, RUNA creates the backbone of its signature roots sound from the musical and geographical diversity of its individual band members. Their relentless striving for excellence and creativity blazes a trail for the future of folk music, earning them the reputation as one of the most innovative Irish folk groups of this generation. RUNA has been honored internationally, winning Top Group and Top Traditional Group in the Irish Music Awards, plus four Independent Music Awards including Best Live Album, Best World/Traditional Song and Best Bluegrass Song.

The Lon Bronson Band

Saturday, March 17, 2018 at 8 p.m.

Ticket prices start at $15

Emmy nominated Lon Bronson and his 14-piece iconic horn infused funk, rock & soul band return to the Cabaret Jazz stage. Featuring an All-Star ensemble of Vegas' most accomplished musicians, the Lon Bronson Band has been headlining Sin City now for a record 27 years! The music of BS&T, Chicago, Tower of Power and all manner of classic horn band hits will be faithfully recreated. As Drew Carey once famously said of them: "This is a house band so good, you never want to leave the house".

Frankie Moreno

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 8 p.m.

Ticket prices start at $30

Twice named Las Vegas Headliner of the Year,


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