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'Nutcracker' sizzles with special effects

It's a gift, to be sure - but one so resplendently wrapped that the contents can't possibly compete with the elaborate exterior packaging. That's Nevada Ballet Theatre's new edition of "The Nutcracker," which opened Saturday at The Smith Center and...

Skillful Buckley makes Broadway hymns hers

She's the man. Which is exactly how Betty Buckley wants it in "Ah, Men! The Boys of Broadway." Buckley's one-woman salute to Broadway classics, men's division - which continues tonight and Sunday at The Smith Center's Cabaret Jazz - ranks as a...

Tony winner Ebersole takes fans on a delightful journey

People used to call Lon Chaney the man of a thousand faces. Who knows if Christine Ebersole has a thousand voices. She might - but I was too busy basking in the glow of her "End of the World As We Know It Cabaret" to count. Ebersole, a two-time Tony...

Steve Martin peppers lively concert with humor

That Steve Martin sure can play. In more ways than one. The same holds true for the Steep Canyon Rangers, who joined Martin on Wednesday night at The Smith Center for a brisk, frisky romp through the bluegrass. Music, that is. Make no mistake,...