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March 2, 2015

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Photo: Keith Thompson hosts Composers Showcase at Smith C
Las Vegas comedy musical gem ‘Idaho’ to be rooted at the Smith Center
Saturday, February 28, 2015
Keith Thompson has never stayed a night in the Gem State. “I’ve driven through it,” says the music director of “Jersey Boys” at Paris Las Vegas and the host of the monthly Composers Showcase at Smith Center. “But I have to say, I’ve not spent a night in …
Photo: Menopause The Musical
‘Menopause the Musical’ makes a big change
Friday, February 27, 2015
Longtime favorite brings parodies, comedy and positive messages about that time of life to Harrah's.
Photo: Simon Morley and David Friend of Puppetry of the P
Q+A: Simon Morley of ‘Puppetry of the Penis’ talks path to Las Vegas
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Adult Entertainment:
It’s one of the most unique and unusual shows ever brought to Las Vegas, and because it involves male nudity, it won’t be staged in a Strip casino hotel. Vegas DeLuxe has the “below the belt” exclusive.
Photo: Nice Work If You Can Get It starring Matthew Brode
Review: Brilliant, laugh-out-loud ‘Nice Work If You Can Get It’
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
The Smith Center:
What a joyous comedic romp with the George and Ira Gershwin musical “Nice Work If You Can Get It” at the Smith Center on Tuesday night. I’ve never seen or heard the normally staid main hall come alive with so much out-loud laughter.
Photo: Nice Work If You Can Get It starring Matthew Brode
Preview: ‘Nice Work If You Can Get It’ at the Smith Center
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Theater:
It’s the madcap and riotous song-and-dance spectacular with a cast of outrageous characters. It begins with a birthday celebration for a wealthy playboy who meets and falls in love with a bubbly and feisty bootlegger who melts his heart.
Photo: Myron Martin during ENTSpeaks at Inspire Theater o
Q+A: Myron Martin — Broadway season at Smith Center ‘a win, win, win’ for everybody
Monday, February 23, 2015
Theater:
I talked at length with the Smith Center for the Performing Arts President Myron Martin as he was about to announce the new 2015-16 Broadway Season 3 today in downtown Las Vegas.
Photo: The Book of Mormon.
Smith Center’s new Broadway Season 3 includes ‘Cabaret,’ ‘Beauty and the Beast,’ ‘Book of Mormon’
Monday, February 23, 2015
Theater:
It will be another blockbuster year for the Smith Center for the Performing Arts with its third Broadway season of timeless classics, contemporary musicals and the launch of an all-new, Las Vegas-conceived production.
Photo: Director Philip William McKinley, Andrea Wynn, Ste
A ‘proponent of spectacle,’ director Philip William McKinley goes organic in ‘Showstoppers’
Monday, February 23, 2015
The vast majority of audience members who file out of Encore Theater say that they would recommend “Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers” to their family and friends, and the recommendation here, too, is to check out this talent-laden effort.
Photo: Nice Work If You Can Get It
Touring hit brings Gershwins’ musical magic to Vegas
Friday, February 20, 2015
'Nice Work If You Can Get It' introduces Smith Center's modern audiences to classic hits.
Photo: Who needs a plot? 'Glen or Glenda' is about laughs
The exuberant camp of 'Glen or Glenda' is partly an audience creation
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
John Tomasello’s latest so-bad-it’s-good offering is a fantastically funny, cathartic—and interactive—experience.
Photo: Dixie Longate in Dixies Tupperware Party.
A must-see: Funny and dirty ‘Dixie’s Tupperware Party’ at Smith Center
Friday, February 13, 2015
Theater:
“Dixie’s Tupperware Party” is funny and silly and a laugh riot, and there are four performances remaining through Sunday. See it, buy it, love it. Here is our chat with the darling Miss Dixie.
Photo: Matt Snyder, exhibition general manager, and Alex
‘Titanic’ displays a long-lost piece; Sammy Shore splashes down at Laugh Factory
Friday, February 6, 2015
A rarity among rarities has been installed at “Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition” at Luxor. A cherub that was one of two such pieces flanking the grand staircase leading to the ship’s first-class deck has been restored …
Photo: Dixie Longate in Dixies Tupperware Party.
Preview: ‘Dixie’s Tupperware Party’ offers laughs, plastic storage containers at Smith Center
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Theater:
This is not your grandmother’s Tupperware party, and, as you read on, it also is not your grandfather’s. In fact, “Dixie’s Tupperware Party” at the Smith Center through Feb. 15, is such a laugh riot, you will not care one dot about the identity confusion.
Photo: Paige OHara.
Q+A: Paige O’Hara talks ‘Menopause the Musical’ moving to Harrah’s
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Theater:
Today, another major change as “Menopause the Musical” gets a new home at the Improv in Harrah’s, moving up the Strip from the Luxor. Previews with an expanded stage, upgraded sound and lighting, a fresh set and new costumes start tonight.
Photo: Mark Shunock
Vegas shows’ scene stealers command the spotlight
Friday, January 30, 2015
Some of the biggest personalities on the stages of the Strip have supporting roles.

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