Many of Las Vegas’ finest entertainers will join hearts and voices at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts for one performance only of the hit musical theatre concert God lives In Glass in Reynolds Hall on Sunday, Nov. 15 at 3 p.m. to benefit the center’s education and outreach programs (Pictured: Kristen Hertzenberg, Tristan Sanchez and Jimmy Locket).
The popular concert features a funny, powerful, emotionally uplifting, and original score written by Jersey Boys conductor and Composer’s Showcase founder/host Keith Thompson with musical styles ranging from pop to gospel, classical to blues, and reggae to R&B. Inspired by Dr. Robert J. Landy’s book “God Lives in Glass: Reflections of God Through the Eyes of a Child,” which features drawings and stories of children from all over the world, God Lives in Glass is great entertainment for the entire family.
Thompson will conduct a live 20-piece orchestra while Philip Fortenberry’s virtuoso piano stylings take us through a wide variety of musical genres to create a truly remarkable musical theatre experience. Cast members from some of Las Vegas’ best Broadway and production shows will join a 60-voice choir and a 14-member dance ensemble to create this superb musical and theatrical concert with a special appearance by the talented kids from Broadway in the Hood.
Landy’s engaging book that inspired this musical examines the notion of God through the eyes and words of children from all over the world; from many different cultures, races, religions, and nationalities. The insights and visions of these young spiritual thinkers are funny, moving, provocative, entertaining, and often enlightening.
“This concert is all about fun, inspirational and uplifting music being served up by some of Vegas’ finest musical and theatrical talents,” said composer Keith Thompson. “Contrary to what the title suggests, ‘God Lives in Glass’ is not a religious musical or a piece of children’s theatre. It does take a whimsical look at religion and different ideas about who or what God might be as seen through the eyes of young people from all over the planet. The musical never attempts to instruct or promote any ideology or doctrine. It merely holds up the ‘glass’ as a mirror that allows us to glimpse a reflection of ourselves, and also as a window that lets us view the world with wonder, humor, and imagination, as seen through the eyes of a child.”
Tickets start at $19 and are on sale 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 www.TheSmithCenter.com. Proceeds will benefit the education and outreach programs of The Smith Center, which service students, teachers and communities with workshops, camps, access to student matiness and high-quality arts experiences.