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December 22, 2014

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Photo: Stratosphere headliner Frankie Moreno performs dur
Celebrity preview: ‘Showstoppers,’ Moreno, Setzer, Pibbets, Meryl Davis + Charlie White
Friday, December 19, 2014
Las Vegas:
It’s the quietest entertainment weekend of the year as tourists stay away in droves and locals are frantically finishing shopping and wrapping chores. Make the most of the peace because next weekend it all explodes again in preparation for New Year’s Eve.
Photo: Steve Wynns Showstoppers at Encore Theater in Wynn
Q+A: Steve Wynn talks ‘Showstoppers’ ahead of Saturday grand opening
Thursday, December 18, 2014
Encore Theater:
Hotel tycoon Steve Wynn is the most excited he’s ever been in his life with the creation of his “Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers” spectacular that after previews has its official opening gala Saturday night at Encore Theater in Wynn Las Vegas.
Photo: Steven Goforth and Alissa Dale perform during a Ne
Review: ‘The Nutcracker’ by NBT offers adventure, invention and imagination
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
The Smith Center:
Betsy Lucas performs Clara’s innocence and exuberance with perfection. Alissa Dale (The Winter Fairy) and Steven Goforth (The Snow Prince) soar in their snow scene — the classic winter scene is their scene.
Photo: Nevada Ballet Theater's
A show in motion: Something old and new in NBT’s ‘The Nutcracker’
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
The Smith Center:
“Some of these kids have been with the production for three years now, and we want to keep them interested,” says James Canfield, artistic director. “As the show is evolving, so is the dancing.”
Photo: Kyle Dean Massey stars as Pippin in the American R
Review: I love Lucie in ‘Pippin’ revival at the Smith Center
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Lucie Arnaz is absolutely breathtaking as Pippin’s grandmother, Berthe, with her comedic timing — from whom did she inherit that? — and acting chops and at age 63 defies gravity (in body and skills) singing and performing acrobatic moves on a trapeze swing above the stage.
Photo: The American Repertory Theater production of Pippi
‘Pippin’ effectively takes flying leap into land of Cirque
Wednesday, November 26, 2014
“Pippin” is not a Cirque show, of course, but it is dropping into the epicenter of acrobatic-infused performance, with Cirque the city’s predominant production vehicle. And if the company is looking for a way to incorporate gymnastics with musical theater, look no further.
Broadway favorite ‘Pippin’ catches third wind on national tour
Broadway favorite ‘Pippin’ catches third wind on national tour
Friday, November 21, 2014
At The Smith Center, big names bring cachet to touring production of classic musical.
Photo: Willie Robertson, his wife Korie Robertson, Missy
Veteran Broadway team behind ‘Duck Dynasty’ musical; 14 original songs?
Thursday, November 13, 2014
The 90-minute production with actors playing members of the Robertson reality-TV show family will be a celebration of their rags-to-riches saga and is based on the family book written by Willie and Korie Robertson published in 2012.
Photo: Steve Wynn gives a keynote address during the Glob
‘Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers,’ a show full of encores, is headed to Encore Theater
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
The Kats Report:
Steve Wynn is standing and performs something akin to a jig, kicking his heels and pointing his elbows out to his sides. He sings along, in low and laughing voice. He happily beams like a kid on a farm, gazing off in the distance.
Photo: Steve Wynn is interviewed by John Katsilometes of
‘Steve Wynn’s Showstoppers,’ a show full of encores, is moving into Encore
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Steve Wynn is standing and performs something akin to a jig, kicking his heels and pointing his elbows out to his sides. He sings along, in low and laughing voice. He happily beams like a kid on a farm, gazing off ...
Photo: Iranda Dyer rides Nobilissimo in the Tournament of
Hot to Trot
Friday, October 31, 2014
Tournament of Kings gets even more pageantry with the addition of rider Iranda Dyer
Tournament of Kings rider changes up scenes of medieval mayhem with steed's sophisticated stepping.
Photo: Zombie Burlesque at V Theater in Miracle Mile Shop
Review: ‘Zombie Burlesque’ is dead-on fun, frivolity and flirtatiousness
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Planet Hollywood:
The hysterically funny songs, outrageous MC Enoch Scott and the mind-numbing contortionist Alonzo Jones (Turf) will keep you in a high-octane state during David Saxe’s “Zombie Burlesque” at his V Theater.
Photo: Wicked, starring Kim Zimmer as Madame Morrible, is
Time warp! ‘Wicked’ cast has double duty with ‘The Rocky Horror Picture Show’
Monday, October 27, 2014
Welcome to the one-night-only “The Wicked Rocky Horror Show” with soap-opera legend Kim Zimmer shedding her Madame Morrible character for the night to be the MC of this benefit performance for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.
Yellow-Brick Ode
Yellow-Brick Ode
Friday, October 17, 2014
Blockbuster musical Wicked brings Oz’s unknown story to light
Broadway favorite Wicked brings the broom back to Sin City for an extended flight.
Photo: Wicked, starring Emma Hunton as Elphaba, the Wicke
Message of ‘Wicked’ at the Smith Center resonates as strong as ever
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
The message of the Tony Award-winning musical “Wicked” — don’t judge a book by its cover — is timeless, resonating as strong as ever, and the life lesson was loud and clear last Thursday night at Reynolds Hall in the Smith Center.

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