Tickets on sale Friday, October 13 at 10 a.m. @ TheSmithCenter.com
Nine exciting new shows have been added to the calendar at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, including a night of music and comedy featuring Seth MacFarlane and Liz Gillies, a matinee visit from author and astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson and performances by mesmerizing ensemble groups DRUMLine Live and Drum Tao.
Also coming to The Smith Center: Grammy-nominated classical/hip-hop act Black Violin, a Valentine’s Day Tony Bennett tribute from Michael Feinstein, Celtic music favorites The Irish Tenors, beloved tribute act MANIA: The ABBA Tribute and the hilarious, one-of-a-kind Dixie’s Tupperware Party
Tickets for all nine shows are set to go on sale Friday, October 13 at 10 a.m. at TheSmithCenter.com. Seats are sure to go fast, so don’t hesitate to reserve spots for you or get a group together.
Read on for details about all nine new shows headed for The Smith Center for the Performing Arts.
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An Evening with Seth MacFarlane & Liz Gillies
December 30 at 7:30 p.m.
Prepare for an evening of lush, orchestral jazz duets and comedy, bringing together the talents of two celebrated actors, vocalists and longtime friends and collaborators
MacFarlane is the five-time Emmy winner, five-time Grammy nominee and Academy Award nominee behind some of today’s most popular television, music and film content, including the animated Fox series Family Guy and the Hulu space adventure series The Orville: New Horizons. He has also released seven studio albums, with an eighth – We Wish You the Merriest, a holiday duet album with Liz Gillies – set for November 3.
Gillies launched her career on the cherished Nickelodeon series Victorious before starring on the popular FX series Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll as the scene-stealing Gigi.
Black Violin: The Experience Tour
January 30 at 7:30 p.m.
Showcasing two-time Grammy-nominated duo Black Violin – Kev Marcus and Wil Baptiste, fusing classical sounds and hip-hop beats – this performance boldly merges centuries of music and unites audiences with its message of hope and possibility. Fans will be immersed in a sound that transcends categories and celebrates ingenuity and ambition.
Joining Marcus (violin) and Baptiste (viola and vocals) onstage will be Nat Stokes on drums, DJ SPS on the turntable and Liston Gregory on keyboards. Together, they reconceptualize what a violin concert looks and sounds like, taking audiences to a place where Mozart, Marvin Gaye and Kendrick Lamar harmoniously coexist. Singer-songwriter Abraham Alexander will open the show.
Michael Feinstein: My Tribute to Tony Bennett
February 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Get ready for a multimedia musical experience when the incomparable Michael Feinstein pays heartfelt tribute to the legendary Tony Bennett. Backed by a sensational big band, Feinstein will bring iconic songs to life. including “Because of You,” “Rags to Riches,” “I Left My Heart in San Francisco,” “The Best Is Yet to Come” and “Cheek to Cheek.”
Feinstein’s dynamic interpretations, coupled with the grandeur of the band, will create a night of unforgettable performances to honor Tony Bennett in all his glory. It’s the perfect Valentine’s Day night out.
Dixie’s Tupperware Party
February 21-24 at 7:30 p.m.
February 24 at 3 p.m.
Troesh Studio Theater
Dixie Longate is the fast-talking, gum chewing, ginger-haired Alabama gal bringing your grandma’s Tupperware party into the 21st century. Audiences howl with laughter as Dixie demonstrates alternative uses for the plastic kitchen staple. Filled with funny tales, audience participation, empowerment and homespun wisdom, Dixie’s Tupperware Partyleaves your heart a little bigger … and your food a little fresher.
Dixie’s Tupperware Party contains adult content and is recommended for ages 16 and over.
February 27 at 7:30 p.m.
DRUMLine Live, created by the musical team behind the hit movies Drumline and Drumline: A New Beat, embodies the soulful, high-stepping style of the Historically Black College and University (HBCU) marching band experience. With its riveting rhythms, bold beats and ear-grabbing energy, DRUMLine Live is a high-octane ride incorporating original compositions and soul-infused interpretations of Top 40 hits
This will be a brand-new show, and the whole family is invited.
The Irish Tenors
March 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Celebrating their 25th anniversary, The Irish Tenors burst onto the scene in 1998 and have become known as the kings of Celtic music. With 10 best-selling albums to their credit, they have helped to open the door for countless Irish music groups to hit the United States through the years, but they remain the gold standard.
The Irish Tenors have performed all over the world, thrilling audiences with their enchanting Irish repertoire, comprising sweeping secular selections and dynamic holiday fare.
MANIA: The ABBA Tribute
March 13 at 7:30 p.m.
MANIA (formerly ABBA MANIA) launched in 1999 and has been selling out concert halls internationally ever since. This show has toured the world in its quest to bring the music of the treasured Swedish supergroup to millions of fans, old and new.
MANIA delivers two hours of uplifting, dance-inducing and sometimes heartbreaking songs, fully live with fantastic staging, lighting and effects. Hits performed include “Dancing Queen,” “Waterloo,” “Mamma Mia,” “Fernando” and “Take a Chance on Me.”
April 9 at 7:30 p.m.
Having recently celebrated its 30th anniversary, Drum Tao makes a highly anticipated return to The Smith Center to showcase the world’s foremost male and female performers in Japanese taiko drumming.
Drawing more than 9 million fans across the globe to its shows through the years, Drum Tao has been hailed for its fiery and athletic routines, performing with impeccable syncopation on a wide assortment of instruments, from handheld snare drums to Odaiko drums that can weigh up to three tons apiece. Spotlighting Japan’s many art forms, Drum Tao also incorporates flute, marimba, harp and more into its music.
Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson: Astronomy Bizarre
April 14 at 2 p.m.
World-renowned author and astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson, already scheduled to dazzle an audience at The Smith Center at 7 p.m. on April 14, has added a matinee appearance on the same day, providing a second opportunity to learn about the cosmos from a master.
His show, Astronomy Bizarre, focuses on the coolest things in the universe: black holes, dark matter, dark energy, diamond stars, gamma ray bursts, white holes, wormholes, multiverses and more. Prepare to have your mind bent as you discover more about the world around us.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit TheSmithCenter.com or call 702-749-2000. Box Office phone hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Please note that The Smith Center Box Office is open two hours prior to each performance.
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 244-seat Myron’s at The Smith Center, the 220-seat Troesh Studio Theater and the 1.7-acre Donald W. Reynolds Symphony Park for outdoor concerts.
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