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Photo: The world premiere of William Shakespeare's
Photos: Teller’s ‘Tempest’ premiere is ‘pure brilliance’ and Broadway bound; more Shakespeare to come?
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
When our silent Rio headliner magician Teller decided to produce his vision of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” you knew that there’d be magic — and what incredible illusions he has created to weave naturally into the story that England’s preeminent dramatist envisioned in the 1600s.
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The unconventional percussion of Kenny Wollesen; boxer becomes a ‘sox’ symbol
Saturday, April 5, 2014
The instruments being used in “The Tempest” at Symphony Park are a mix of traditional music-making devices and such household items as coffee cans, hand cranks, shoes, wooden boxes, aged dress shoes and vacuum hoses ...
Photo: The Tempest by William Shakespeare.
Q+A: Teller reveals secrets of his William Shakespeare’s ‘The Tempest’ at Smith Center
Thursday, February 20, 2014
When the Smith Center unveiled its Season 3 of Broadway productions Tuesday night, magic master Teller dazzled attendees with an advance look at his upcoming version of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” which isn’t in the new nine-show lineup.
Photo: Myron Martin, president/CEO of the Smith Center fo
Q+A: Myron Martin reveals Smith Center’s Broadway Season 3, including three debut U.S. tours
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
In addition to the Tony Award darling “Kinky Boots,” the series includes other Tony-winning productions and celebrated new shows: “Ghost: The Musical,” “Pippin,” “Newsies,” “Cinderella” and more. Patrons who missed “Wicked” two seasons ago will get another chance to see it.
Local playwright Ernie Curcio talks reflecting Vegas onstage—and theater’s future here
Local playwright Ernie Curcio talks reflecting Vegas onstage—and theater’s future here
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Weekly Q&A:
It’s a constant uphill battle with theater in Las Vegas. I think it’s a constant uphill battle with theater anywhere. It’s almost like a defunct art form.
Photo: Cockroach Theater, a black-box style theater at Ar
Cockroach Theatre splits with artistic director Erik Amblad
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
“Opening the theater and getting our first season on its feet presented a lot more challenges than any of us could have ever anticipated.”
Photo: Toy soldier Paris Harman, 15, watches rehearsal fo
Photos: Nevada Ballet Theater ‘tightens the magic’ for second year of ‘Nutcracker’ at Smith Center
Friday, December 13, 2013
From planning to redesigns to marketing to fundraising, the elaborate holiday production is a daunting undertaking for any dance company, but Nevada Ballet Theater hopes to raise the bar in the production’s second year at Smith Center that opens Saturday.
Photo: Andrew Lloyd Webber's
Photos: Follow the yellow brick road to ‘The Wizard of Oz’ at Smith Center
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
“The Wizard of Oz,” the 113-year-old story by Frank L. Baum, might no longer hold the relevance it did decades ago, but the hard-working and enthusiastic cast sure proved that theater is alive and well and why the stage show is still a solid experience.
Photo: The musical
'Priscilla' and 500 drag queen costumes bus across the desert for nine-week run at the Venetian
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
The journey on Interstate 15 across the desert from Los Angeles to Las Vegas for the "Priscilla" musical touring company is as incredible an undertaking as the Australian outback drag-queen scripted adventure itself. The big, glitzy, colorful theatrical production complete with an on-stage cutaway bus takes nine trucks to transport — two of which are just for the wardrobe costumes and hair pieces! Cast and crew arrived Monday, and Tuesday morning, “Priscilla School” opened to teach hired Las Vegas locals how best to help the cast fast-change in and out of the myriad of outrageous outfits. "Priscilla Queen of the ...
Photo: A photo illustration of the exterior of the MGM Gr
Strip Scribbles: MGM to open its walls on the Strip so tourists can see into the casino; Reviv hangover spa opens next month
Tuesday, June 18, 2013
The front façade from the famous gold lion to the north end by M&M’s World is coming down.
Photo: Greg Kata, left, Robert Jarrett, Kristen Hertzenbe
Strip performers team up for Town Square production that proves the [show] must go on
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Stars of popular Strip show take to the Baobab Stage.
Photo: Rachel York, third from left, stars as Reno Sweene
Review: ‘Anything Goes’ navigates love’s stormy seas at The Smith Center
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Actress Rachel York has her work cut out for her in “Anything Goes” -- and not just because the vocally and physically demanding role ...
Photo: Seamstress Reyna Martinez of Las Vegas mends a cos
Photos: The wardrobe behind Cole Porter’s ‘Anything Goes’ at Smith Center
Wednesday, February 6, 2013
It’s hours before the debut of “Anything Goes” at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Downtown Las Vegas on Tuesday, and while the stage crew ...
Photo: Joey, the puppet horse from
Photos: Smith Center's new Broadway season includes 'Les Miserables,' 'Mormon,' 'War Horse,' 'Once'
Monday, February 4, 2013
"This is the first time that we have had the proper venue with the proper approach to bring the first-run touring Broadway shows to Las Vegas," Smith Center President and CEO Myron Martin says.
Photo: Jack O'Brien, Ramin Karimloo and Sierra Boggess at
Strip Scribbles: Sierra Boggess makes Broadway history; scandalous Grace Robbins book; and Huggies mom
Monday, January 21, 2013
The former star of The Venetian’s now-closed “Phantom -- the Las Vegas Spectacular,” Sierra Boggess joins the cast in New York ...

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