Tickets to Fall Shows at The Smith Center on Sale to the Public August 23

August 9, 2013 by  

Salzburg Marionette Theater
The fall season at The Smith Center brings more than 20 distinct performances to Las Vegas, many for the first time, including the best of jazz, many Broadway legends, classical, family attractions, engaging lectures and more (Pictured: Salzburg Marionette Theater performs Nov. 14-17) . 

All four performance venues at The Smith Center will host audiences over the two-month season including Reynolds Hall, Cabaret Jazz, Troesh Studio Theater and Donald W. Reynolds Symphony Park.

Tickets for all shows go on sale to the public Friday, Aug. 23 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.

World Blues featuring Taj Mahal, Vusi Mahlasela and Deva Mahal with Fredericks Brown
Thursday, Oct. 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $26
Reynolds Hall

“World Blues” is a celebration of American blues music’s global influence, as seen from three very diverse points of view and three international points of origin. Anchored by iconic folk-blues legend Taj

Mahal, the evening will feature the soulful South African blues of guitarist and vocalist Vusi Mahlasela and the more modern rock and roll perspective of Fredericks Brown, and a band featuring Taj’s daughter, Deva Mahal, who hails from New Zealand.

Kronos Quartet: Kronos at 40
Monday, Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $26
Reynolds Hall
A spirit of fearless exploration separates the Kronos Quartet from all others as they don’t simply play music but create atmospheres of rich emotion. They conjure up powerful experiences that never quite fade from memory. The illustrious and Grammy-winning quartet will premiere a special new work from Philip Glass, alongside moving works from Laurie Anderson, Bryce Dessner of The National and composer Clint Mansell.

Audra McDonald in Concert
Tuesday, Oct. 22 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $26
Reynolds Hall
Broadway legend Audra McDonald returns to the concert stage after four seasons on the hit ABC television series “Private Practice” and after winning a record-tying fifth Tony Award for her unforgettable performance in “The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess.” Joined by a jazz ensemble, the two-time Grammy Award winner will perform an intimate evening of favorite show tunes, classic songs from the movies and original pieces written especially for this extraordinary artist who is at the height of her expressive powers. “Ravishing of voice and Olympian of stature, she’s an overwhelming presence,” The New York Times. 

Jazz Roots Presents “Ladies of Jazz” featuring Dee Dee Bridgewater and the Mosaic Project consisting of Terri Lyne Carrington, Esperanza Spalding, Gretchen Parlato, Gerri Allen and Tia Fuller
Wednesday, Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $26
Reynolds Hall

Dee Dee Bridgewater, the world’s most highly acclaimed female jazz vocalist and host of NPR’s award-winning “Jazzset with Dee Dee Bridgewater,” has gathered the finest female jazz musicians alive today to create an unparalleled musical collaboration. For one night, see the 2011 Grammy’s “Best New Artist” Esperanza Spalding, Grammy-winning drummer Terri Lyne Carrington, first place Thelonious Monk Vocal Competition winner Gretchen Parlato, Grammy-winning pianist, composer and educator Gerri Allen and sax star Tia Fuller.

Zoppé —An Italian Family Circus
Thursday, Oct. 31 and Friday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 2 at 2 and 7 p.m.; Sunday, Nov. 3 at 2 and 5 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $25
Donald W. Reynolds Symphony Park

In 1842, Napoleone and Ermengilda Zoppé founded Circo Zoppé near Venice, Italy and their vision lives on as Zoppé, a traditional one-ring European circus. The Zoppé family continues their journey of acrobatics, equestrian showmanship, canine capers, clowns and engaging audience participation. With no audience members more than 25 feet from the ring, Zoppé is an intimate and involving experience in a 600-seat tent outside in Symphony Park. 

Audi Speaker Series Presents Tony Hsieh
Tuesday, Nov. 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices begin at $24
Reynolds Hall

Culture is to a company as community is to a city: it’s about values, innovation, serendipity, participation, upward mobility and attraction of smart startups and the creative class. Hsieh is applying Zappos’ successful corporate culture model (recognized by Fortune magazine as one of the top 100 best places to work) to help build the most community-focused large city in the world in the place you would least expect: Downtown Las Vegas. With his new $350 million Downtown Project, Hsieh is creating a unique hybrid of corporation, community and city to drive productivity and innovation both for Zappos and the city itself.

Las Vegas Contemporary Dance Theater – Fall Concert Series 2013
Friday, Nov. 8 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices begin at $24
Reynolds Hall

The Las Vegas Contemporary Dance Theater (LVCDT) closes out its season of compelling performances with new works by contemporary dance’s most innovative choreographers. November’s program will include the world premiere of “Firebird” with music by Igor Stravinsky, choreographed by Founder/Artistic Director Bernard H. Gaddis; “Bad Blood” by the late, legendary Ulysses Dove; and “Crashing Through” by Hope Boykin, Principal Dancer with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Also included in the evening’s program will be “Solstice” choreographed by Gaddis.

Judy Collins
Sunday, Nov. 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $37
Reynolds Hall

Collins is an award-winning singer and songwriter, esteemed for her imaginative interpretations of traditional and contemporary folk standards and her own poetically poignant original compositions. She inspires audiences with sublime vocals and boldly vulnerable songwriting. Onstage, her luminescent presence shines brightly as new generations bask in the glow of her iconic 50-album body of work and heed inspiration from her spiritual discipline to thrive in the music industry for half a century. Throughout the ‘60s, ‘70s, ‘80s, ‘90s and the present, she has remained a vital artist, enriching her catalog with critically acclaimed albums while balancing a robust touring schedule.

Mariza World Tour 2013
Monday, Nov.  11 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $26
Reynolds Hall

With thunderous vocals and soul-stirring voice lyric, Mariza, one of the most beloved fado singers today, is described by The New York Times as “The Sade of Fado.” The Portuguese native, widely acclaimed as one of the most important singers in modern world music, infuses her own unique style and personality with the music of her homeland, leaving an everlasting sense of admiration with all who hear it.

Salzburg Marionette Theater
Thursday, Nov. 14 and Friday, Nov. 15 at 6 p.m.; Saturday, Nov. 16 and Sunday, Nov. 17 at 2 and 6 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $25
Troesh Studio Theater

The Salzburg Marionette Theater—the world’s most renowned puppeteers—has performed to audiences of all ages for the last century, appearing in the great halls of North America, South America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. To celebrate its 100th anniversary, the Salzburg Marionette Theater is undertaking an extensive tour of North America bringing their unique and historically informed technique to eager audiences from coast to coast.

Michael Feinstein: The Gershwins and Me Sponsored by Lexus
Saturday, Nov. 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $39
Reynolds Hall

This April Feinstein released a new CD, in collaboration with legendary composer-conductor-pianist Andre Previn, with an album celebrating Previn’s repertoire from his catalog of pop songs. Previn’s work is highlighted with four Oscars and 11 Grammy Awards. Gershwin’s influence provided a solid base upon which Feinstein evolved into a captivating performer, composer and arranger of his own original music. Feinstein has received three honorary doctorates. Through his live performances, recordings, film and television appearances, and his songwriting, Feinstein is an all-star force in American music.

Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra Sponsored by Lexus
Sunday, Nov. 17 at 5 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $39
Reynolds Hall
“America’s Orchestra” brings a delightful range of the world’s first and most famous Pops orchestra to experience the majesty of Dvorak and Copland, swing with Ellington and Gershwin, get a little crazy with Queen  and soar with the film music of John Williams. In addition, audience-favorite Michael Chertock joins the Pops for a performance of Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue.” It’s music for the ages – and for all ages – that the whole family will treasure.

Jazz Roots Presents “The Blues” featuring Keb Mo and Shemekia Copeland
Monday, Nov. 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Ticket prices start at $26
Reynolds Hall
Without the blues, there would be no jazz, R&B, rock ‘n roll or hip hop. Blues is the link that ties modern music together. It is the sound of the American experience, raw and untamed and something worth celebrating. This November, two generations of blues stars will take the stage. Keb Mo, a living link to the delta blues and a three-time Grammy-winning singer/guitarist, will showcase the blues in all its heartfelt glory alongside acclaimed vocalist Shemekia Copeland, the daughter of guitar legend Johnny Copeland.

In addition, the lineup inside Cabaret Jazz brings together an eclectic and celebrated roster of singers including two distinct shows from resident headliner Clint Holmes the first weekend of October and November; Jim Caruso’s famed Cast Party with Billy Stritch returns on Oct. 9; America’s favorite “Dragapella” beauty shop quartette, The Kinsey Sicks, Oct. 11 – 13; “Soul Men” starring Spectrum on Oct. 18 and 19; acclaimed pianist Danny Wright in “Reflections” on Oct. 20; Tony Award-winning Broadway icon, Betty Buckley, performing in “The Vixens on Broadway” Oct. 25 – 27; Chris Mann from NBC’s “The Voice” Nov.8 and 9; jazz singer James Tormé returns on Nov. 15 and 16; the Brubeck Brothers Quartet, the gifted sons of legendary jazz musician Dave Brubeck, on Nov. 22 and 23; and Sister’s Christmas Catechism “The Mystery of The Magi’s Gold” Nov. 29 – Dec. 1.

For information on all Cabaret Jazz dates, visit

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