The Smith Center Schedule

Thursday, 7:30 p.m.

Michael Feinstein — "The Sinatra Project"

Michael Feinstein, the multiplatinum-selling, five-time Grammy-nominated entertainer dubbed "The Ambassador of the Great American Songbook," is considered one of the premier interpreters of American standards.

Saturday, 7:30 p.m.

The Canadian Tenors

Four vocalists blend classical sensibilities with contemporary pop.

Saturday, 7 and 10 p.m. & Sunday, 2 p.m.

SF Jazz Collective: Music of Stevie Wonder

The critically acclaimed jazz musicians this year perform selections from Stevie Wonder, as well as original compositions from each member of the group.

March 20-21, 7:30 p.m.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater showcases the vision of new Artistic Director Robert Battle with programming that embraces the Ailey tradition and extends the legacy in new directions.

March 24

Las Vegas Philharmonic Masterworks IV

The Las Vegas Philharmonic makes its debut at The Smith Center with nearly 300 performers onstage.

March 25, 7 p.m.

Straight No Chaser

If the phrase "male a cappella group" conjures an image of students in blue blazers, ties and khakis singing traditional college songs on ivied campuses, think again. Straight No Chaser members are neither strait-laced nor straight faced, but neither are they vaudeville-style kitsch.

March 27, 7:30 p.m.

Savion Glover’s Bare Soundz

Under the direction of Savion Glover, Savion Glover’s Bare Soundz is a celebration of tap dance to sound and sound to dance.

March 29, 7 p.m.

Nevada Ballet Theatre presents "Words on Dance"

Nevada Ballet Theatre presents "Words on Dance," conversations and screenings with dance artists, featuring ballerina Cynthia Gregory and moderated by Donald Williams, "Phantom of the Opera" performer and former principal dancer with Dance Theater of Harlem.

March 30, 8 p.m.

The Pink Floyd Experience

Pink Floyd presents "Wish You Were Here" live in its entirety with a light and video show, full quadraphonic sound and six musicians.

March 31, 7:30 and 10 p.m.

Branford Marsalis

Three-time Grammy winner Branford Marsalis is one of the world’s most talented saxophonists, and he performs live inside the intimate Cabaret Jazz club.

April 1, 5 p.m.

"Golda’s Balcony"

A portrait of one of the great women of our time, Golda Meir, "Golda’s Balcony" is the latest work from Tony Award-winning playwright William Gibson ("The Miracle Worker," "Two for the Seesaw") and an award-winning play that, in 15 sold-out months on Broadway, set the record for the longest one-woman show in Broadway history.

April 3-6, 7:30 p.m. & April 7-8, 2 and 7:30 p.m.

"The Color Purple"

"The Color Purple" is a musical based on the classic Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker and the film by Steven Spielberg. It is the story of a woman named Celie, who finds her unique voice in the world.

First Friday & Saturday of every month beginning April 6, 8:30 p.m.

Clint Holmes

Singer Clint Holmes returns to Las Vegas to start an exclusive engagement at Cabaret Jazz.

April 1, 6:30 p.m.

Las Vegas Youth Orchestra Spring Concert

The Las Vegas Youth Orchestras (student musicians, ages 8-18) perform with its Percussion Ensemble. Also featured is the Youth Philharmonic’s Concerto Competition winner, soloing with the orchestra.

April 13, 7:30 p.m. & April 14, 2 and 7:30 p.m.

Women Fully Clothed

Their clothes stay on, but you might laugh your pants off. This sketch comedy show delves into the naked truth of everyday life.

April 13, 8:30 p.m. & April 14, 7 and 9:30 p.m.

Andrea Marcovicci — Marcovicci Sings Movies

With an array of movie songs from the 1930s through the 1940s and with a nod and a wink to silver screen legends, Andrea Marcovicci illuminates how movie music has scored our lives and loves.

April 14

Las Vegas Philharmonic Pops III

An evening of George Gershwin’s greatest hits, including "Rhapsody in Blue" and "American in Paris" and songs such as "S’wonderful" and "Summertime," with Broadway star Lisa Vroman and renowned jazz pianist David Loeb, who is director of jazz studies at UNLV.

April 15, 8:30 p.m. & April 16, 7 and 9:30 p.m.

Suzanne Vega and Duncan Sheik

Renowned singer-songwriters turned music-theater composers Suzanne Vega and Duncan Sheik team up to perform their most celebrated songs as well as new material based on their latest theatrical projects.

April 20, 7:30 p.m.

Momix presents "Botanica"

Dance company Momix’s newest creation, "Botanica," has played to packed houses around the world. Using light, shadow, larger-than-life props, humor and the human body, the group’s show transports audiences to a world of fantasy and beauty.

April 21, 7:30 p.m.

The Cleveland Orchestra

Under the leadership of Music Director Franz Welser-Most, The Cleveland Orchestra has become one of the most sought-after performing ensembles in the world.

April 20, 8:30 p.m. & April 21, 7 and 9:30 p.m.

Joey DeFrancesco Trio

Joey DeFrancesco officially emerged on the jazz scene in 1989 with the release of his first album on Columbia, titled "All Of Me."

April 24, 7:30 p.m.

Yo-Yo Ma and Kathryn Stott with the Assad Brothers

Cello master Yo-Yo Ma, winner of more than 15 Grammys, will be joined by the guitarist duo The Assad Brothers and British pianist Kathryn Stott.

April 25, 7:30 p.m.

Paco de Lucia

An innovative and influential flamenco artist, de Lucia’s flamenco recordings infuse new life into the art form, bringing it worldwide attention.

April 26, 7:30 p.m.

An Evening with David Sedaris

With sardonic wit and incisive social critiques, David Sedaris has become one of America’s pre-eminent humor writers.

April 27, 7:30 p.m.

Jazz Roots

Featuring Al Jarreau and Ramsey Lewis

Jazz Roots presents an evening of music born out of the African-American experience, celebrating the blend of jazz, blues, gospel and R&B. "Jazz and Soul" spotlights two celebrated stars who took jazz, merged it with soul and made the result their own signature sounds.

May 12

Las Vegas Philharmonic Masterworks V

The Las Vegas Philharmonic concludes its season with Dvorak’s "New World," which captures the American spirit, Beethoven’s "Consecration of the House," originally composed to celebrate the reopening of the Josefsradt Theater in Vienna, and the celebratory "Pines of Rome" featuring brass players in the house as well as onstage.

April 28, 7:30 p.m.

Academy of St. Martin in the Fields with Joshua Bell

With the addition of acclaimed violinist Joshua Bell, the ensemble plans to perform an all-Beethoven program that, according to The Times of London, can "pierce the soul."

April 29, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.

Celtic Woman "Believe"

Celtic Woman performs its new live show, "Believe,"  celebrating a new studio album and companion live concert DVD of the same name.

May 5, 7 p.m.

Nevada Ballet Theatre’s 40th Anniversary Gala

Nevada Ballet Theatre’s 40th Anniversary Gala is the company’s official debut at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts.

May 9, 7:30 p.m.

SweeT Honey in the Rock

Using only their voices and an occasional hand-percussion instrument, these six African-American women capture the complex sounds of blues, spirituals, rap, reggae, African chants and jazz improvisation.

May 11, 8:30 p.m. & May 12, 7 and 9:30 p.m.

James Gavin’s "Stormy Weather: The Lena Horne Project"

Starring Mary Wilson of the Supremes, "Stormy Weather: The Lena Horne Project" follows Horne’s reign at MGM’s "dream factory" to a fabled nightclub seductress and civil rights icon.

May 11, 7 p.m. & May 12, 3 and 7 p.m.

Alan Safier as George Burns in "Say Goodnight Gracie"

This hit Broadway play invites you to spend an evening in the company of comedian George Burns.

May 13, 2 p.m.

Lily Tomlin

Get together for a day of fun with comedian Lily Tomlin.

May 15-16, 7:30 p.m.

PSY by 7 Fingers

Created and performed by the masters of circus nouveau, 7 Fingers.

May 18-19, 8 and 10 p.m.

Jane Monheit

Vocalist Jane Monheit has captivated both the jazz and cabaret worlds.

May 19, 8 p.m.

Buddy Guy with Quinn Sullivan

With his trademark, tortured vocals and rip-roaring fretwork, Buddy Guy has become one of the biggest names in blues history. For this performance, he is joined by Quinn Sullivan, the 12-year-old blues phenomenon featured on "Oprah" and "The Ellen Degeneres Show."

May 22-25, 7:30 p.m. & May 26-27, 2 and 7:30 p.m.

"Mary Poppins"

"Mary Poppins" is bringing its own brand of Broadway magic to theaters across the country. Featuring the story and songs from one of the most popular Disney films of all time.

May 24-26, 8 p.m. & May 27, 3 p.m.

Barbara Cook

Considered "Broadway’s favorite ingenue" during the heyday of the Broadway musical, Barbara Cook then launched a second career as a concert and recording artist.

June 8-9, 7 p.m.

Emily Bergl — "Kidding on the Square"

Emily Bergl is best known for her role on "Desperate Housewives," but this recent show received raves from sold-out Oak Room audiences and The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Bloomberg News.  "Kidding on the Square" is vintage entertainment told from the perspective of a modern girl.

June 12-15, 7:30 p.m. & June 16-17, 2 and 7:30 p.m.

"Million Dollar Quartet"

"Million Dollar Quartet" is the hit Broadway musical inspired by the true story of the famed recording session where Sam Philips, the "Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll," brought together icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for one unforgettable night.

June 15-16, 8:30 p.m.

Lucy Woodward

Lucy Woodward’s 12-song album, emotional depth, organic musicality and song craft will come as a revelation to listeners who are only familiar with Woodward via her 2003 pop hit "Dumb Girls."

June 29-30, 7 and 9:30 p.m.

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band derives its name from their venerable music venue located in New Orleans’ French Quarter, founded in 1961 by Allan and Sandra Jaffe. Now celebrating its 50th anniversary, the band has traveled worldwide to nurture and perpetuate the art form of New Orleans Jazz.

July 18-20, 7:30 p.m. & July 21-22, 2 and 7:30 p.m.


From the underground dance clubs of 1950s Memphis, Tenn., comes this new Broadway musical with dancing, songs and a tale of fame and forbidden love. Winner of four 2010 Tony Awards, including best musical.

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