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Bell Handles Double Duty in Orchestra Masterfully

The noted violinist does what he is known for, but also runs the show.

Joshua Bell doesn't wear a hat on stage. Not literally, anyway.

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Camp Broadway Officials Announce Kids' Programs

Camp Broadway Officials Announce Kids' Programs

Kids can learn songs and scenes from classic shows, taught by talented performers, this summer.

Camp Broadway announces its first session at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas with two signature programs: Camp Broadway for ages 10 through 17 and Shining Stars for ages 6 through 9.

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Theatre Company Looking for Non-Stop Shakespeare Readers

Theatre Company Looking for Non-Stop Shakespeare Readers

Brush up your Shakespeare: the Las Vegas Shakespeare Company is looking for people to help them read the Bard for 24 hours.

The Bard-A-Thon will start at midnight Sunday and last through 11:59 p.m. Monday at the Las Vegas Shakespeare Theatre, 821 Las Vegas Blvd North. The reading festival will commemorate William Shakespeare’s 448th birthday. No special skills are needed to read, just a love of the playwright and a desire to read.

The company is looking for more than 100 readers to keep the Shakespeare going for 24 hours. Besides the continual reading, there will also be films, music and workshops. Those interested in reading should contact Kimm Schwert through lvshakes.org, or by calling 220-5872 by Friday.

 

Las Vegas Philharmonic Falters in Pops Concert

Las Vegas Philharmonic Falters in Pops Concert

Reviewer: an OK concert that could have been much better.

Oh, that's right: Because it was a Las Vegas Philharmonic pops concert, it meant that Conductor/Music Director David Itkin would be wearing a white tuxedo jacket, leaving the black tails of a "formal" concert on the hangar.

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Full Season of Broadway Shows Announced for Smith Center

Full Season of Broadway Shows Announced for Smith Center

 

Touring companies of some of Broadway’s biggest hits will come to The Smith Center over the next 15 months.

Headlined by “Wicked” in August, eight shows will comprise the center’s first full-length Brodway season. Two additional “season shows” were added as well. Season subscriptions go on sale early April. For details, visit www.TheSmithCenter.com/BroadwayLasVegas.

Broadway Las Vegas season subscribers see all of the season shows with benefits including the best seats at the best prices, the ability to keep seats from season to season, flexibility to change tickets dates and benefits from partners of The Smith Center.

The Broadway Las Vegas eight-show package begins at $207. Season add-on specials  begin at $24 per ticket. Tickets for individual performances will go on sale at a later date.

Las Vegas Philharmonic Shows Up in Force During Smith Center Debut

Las Vegas Philharmonic Shows Up in Force During Smith Center Debut

Reviewer: Philharmonic lives up to grand new home with hearty performance.

The elephant in the room was the room. The Las Vegas Philharmonic had its inaugural performance in its new home Saturday night, and the "wow" factor of that home was most certainly part of the experience. The stunning surroundings of The Smith Center could easily have overwhelmed the orchestra by inspiring grandiose expectations, but the Philharmonic was up to the challenge.

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