Archive for the ‘Theatre & Opera’

  • UNLV 50th Anniversary Celebration
    The 2007-2008 season of the UNLV Performing Arts Center presents the UNLV 50th Anniversary Celebration with two performances: Jan 26 – 8pm – Concert conducted by Itzhak Perlman May 03- 8pm - Hal Holbrook in “Mark Twain Tonight” For tickets and more info: Call the Performing Arts Box Office 702-895-2787 or go to pac.unlv.edu. Related UNLV New York...
    by at January 2nd, 2008 at 10:01 am
  • UNLV Charles Vanda Master Series
    The 2007-2008 season of the UNLV Performing Arts Center presents the Charles Vanda Master Series, with 7 guest performing artists or groups beginning Oct 26 and scheduled thru May 2. Oct 26 – 8 pm – Denyce Graves, Mezzo-Soprano Nov 27 – 8pm – Yefim Bronfman, Pianist Jan 23 – 8 pm – Itzhak Perlman, Violinist Feb 14 – 8 pm –...
    by at October 9th, 2007 at 07:10 am
  • UNLV Performing Arts 07-08 Season
    Single tickets are now on sale for this season of the UNLV Performing Arts Center. There are basically four groupings of performances: Charles Vanda Master Series, with 7 guest performing artists or groups beginning Oct 26 and scheduled thru May 2. First performer is Denyce Graves, Mezzo-Soprano. New York Stage & Beyond, with 7 guest performing artists or groups beginning...
    by at September 19th, 2007 at 12:09 am
  • “The Hot L Baltimore” by LV Little Theater
    Las Vegas Little Theater presents the comedy/drama “The Hot L Baltimore” Sep 14-30 with performances Thur-Sat @ 8 pm and Sun @ 2pm. This is a tale of the residents (including three prostitutes) of a rundown hotel meeting and talking in the lobby. On edge because the hotel is scheduled to be torn down, they dread their idiosyncratic family being dispersed. Tickets...
    by at September 18th, 2007 at 03:09 am
  • UNLV New York Stage & Beyond
    The 2007-2008 season of the UNLV Performing Arts Center presents the New York Stage & Beyond, with 7 guest performing artists or groups beginning Sep 14 thru Feb 23. Oct 13 – 8pm – Paul Taylor Dance Company Oct 20 – 8pm – The Broadway Divas Nov 08 – 8pm – Tango Buenos Aires Jan 20 – 8pm – Monterey Jazz Festival 50th Anniversary...
    by at September 16th, 2007 at 08:09 am
  • Summer of Love ’67 Pagliacci Opera
    Opera Las Vegas presents “Pagliacci” a new production set in the Summer of Love – 1967 with opening night festivities on Fri Sep 14 7:30 pm. Las Vegas’ own favorite son, Clint Holmes, is the guest “celebrity impresario.” Everyone is invited to the opening night no-host wine bar to “Meet and Greet the Artists.” Second performance...
    by at September 3rd, 2007 at 03:09 am
  • Popowich Pet Theatre – cancelled
    Another in the series of Young People’s Summer Concerts is the Popovich Comedy Pet Theatre with two performances 11am & 1pm on Thurs Aug 23. Gregory Popovich and his performing pets entertain with a blend of comedy and juggling. An “extravanganza of European-style clowns” and balancing acts. Tickets are $3. Buy early as these shows sell out. Tickets...
    by at August 3rd, 2007 at 01:08 pm
  • Utah Shakespearean (plus other) Festival
    Jun 21 started the annual season of the Utah Shakespearean Festival, which is not entirely Shakespeare. There are two performances every day at 2pm and 8pm, with Sundays & Mondays black. Wed & Sat are tours starting at 10:15 am. These four by the bard: “Twelfth Night” “Coriolanus” “King Lear” “The Tempest” Other...
    by at August 2nd, 2007 at 06:08 am
  • “Jesus Christ Superstar” Summer Theatre
    Super Summer Theatre presents “Jesus Christ Superstar,” a rock opera by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. The show opened in 1971 and highlights the political and interpersonal struggles of Jesus and Judas Iscariot following the last weeks of Jesus’s life. The opera was first released as an album, then produced at a high school in Southold, New York before...
    by at August 1st, 2007 at 01:08 am
  • Neil Simon Festival in Utah
    Utah seems to be the place for summer theatre. The Neil Simon Festival in Cedar City runs Jul 19-Aug 11 with 3 Simon plays: “Plaza Suite,” “The Prisoner of Second Avenue, ” and a female version of “The Odd Couple.” Some days have matinees and evening shows. Tickets are $20 with performances at the Heritage Center Theatre. Call 866-35-4666...
    by at July 19th, 2007 at 02:07 am
  • Utah Festival Opera
    1.5 hrs north of Salt Lake City, set in spectacular mountain scenery in Cache Valley is the Utah Festival Opera running from Jul 11 thru Aug 11. The festival takes place in Logan’s Ellen Eccles Theatre, a 1100-seat European-style edifice of neo-classical design. Built in 1923, it has been restored to state-of-the-art capability. This is their 15th Anniversary Season....
    by at July 19th, 2007 at 01:07 am
  • “Family Yarns” Storytellers Young People’s Concert
    Another in the series of Young People’s Summer Concerts is “Family Yarns” – Hand to Mouth Storytellers with two performances 11am & 1pm on Thur Aug 9. Storytellers Eric and Kristy Price will keep all ages enraptured with their skilled and colorful. Tickets are $3. Buy early as these shows sell out. Call 702-455-7340. Winchester Cultural Center...
    by at July 14th, 2007 at 05:07 am
  • “110 in the Shade” Summer Theatre
    Super Summer Theatre presents “110 in the Shade,” a musical adapted by N. Richard Nash from his play “The Rainmaker.” The music is composed by Harvey Schmidt with lyrics by Tom Hones. The show opened on Broadway in 1963 and includes the songs “Love, Don’t Turn Away,” “Poker Polka,” “Everything Beautiful Happens...
    by at July 11th, 2007 at 01:07 am
  • Dragon Arts Chinese Rod Puppet Show
    Another in the series of Young People’s Summer Concerts is “Dragon Arts Production: Images of China” with two performances 11am & 1pm on Thur July 12. A blend of puppetry, music, humor and special effects, this is a show to delight. Chinese rod puppetry is seldom seen here in the US and Yuqin Wang and Zhengli Xu are masters who have been honored...
    by at June 29th, 2007 at 08:06 am
  • Last performance of Ragtime – a musical
    Super Summer Theatre presents “Ragtime,” a musical interwining three stories of life in turn of the century America (20th that is.) The production runs Wed-Sat, Jun 13-Jun 30 at 8pm. Super Summer Theatre is a nonprofit organization presenting quality productions at prices everyone can afford. The outdoor theatre is located in Red Rock Canyon and the shows...
    by at June 22nd, 2007 at 08:06 am
  • Chejov’s “La Ahogada” in Spanish
    We’re used to Anton Chekhov in English which probably seems a bit silly to a Russian, so why not the classic Russian play in Spanish. The Tayrona Theatre Company presents “La Ahogada” Jun 22 & 23 at 7:30 pm. Tickets $7/$5 seniors & students. Call 702-455-7340. Winchester Cultural Center 3130 S. McLeod Las Vegas NV Related Spanish Speaking Theatre
    by at June 21st, 2007 at 10:06 pm
  • “Once Upon a Mattress” comedy
    The Rosel Seastrand Arts Foundation and James Seastrand Helping Hands of North Las Vegas present the comedy “Once Upon a Mattress” July 16-21. Pre-show activity begins at 6:30pm with curtain at 7pm. Tickets are $12/adults, $8/seniors & students. For more info go to website rsaf.net. Summerlin Library Performing Arts Center 1771 Inner Circle Dr Las Vegas...
    by at June 18th, 2007 at 08:06 am
  • Hudson Vagabond Puppet Show
    The Children’s Summer Concert Series presents the Hudson Vagabond Puppets in “Under the Sea with Silly Jelly Fish.” Larger-than-life-sized puppets tell the story of Jelly on a quest to help a dragon. He encounters several creatures from the deep. Tickets are $3 and go fast. Call specific venue. July 11 at 10:30 am & 2pm: 702-229-6383. Charleston...
    by at June 9th, 2007 at 02:06 am
  • Just Another Man – that’s Clint Holmes
    I didn’t have any particular expectations when I went to see Clint Holmes and "Just Another Man" last night at Bayley Theatre. I’d seen Clint perform; he’s a great singer and entertainer and that’s what I thought I would get out of the show – hear good music and be entertained. I was not prepared to be seized and drawn into a...
    by at June 3rd, 2007 at 10:06 am
  • Opera Don Pasquale in English
    The Whitney Theatre is the venue for the non-profit Academy for the Performing Artist performance of the Opera “Don Pasquale“. Composed by Gaetano Donizetti, the work is an opera buffa, or comic opera, presented Jun 13 in English @ 7pm. Cast includes Walter Hartman, Patricia Vital, Jorge Alexis Ortiz and Daniel Quintana. The music has been described as bright...
    by at June 2nd, 2007 at 04:06 am
  • Winchester Theater Boot Camp
    Founded by Broadway performer Susan Swanson, the Winchester Players are an amateur theater group spanning all ages centered in the Winchester Cultural Center. This summer is the second Winchester Theater Boot Camp for youth ages 5-18 who have the serious desire to hone their skills in drama, voice and dance. The camp is from Mon-Fri, all day for two months, so it is...
    by at June 1st, 2007 at 06:06 am
  • Opera Las Vegas Luncheon
    Support the fledgling culture in our city and attend this fundraising luncheon on May 27 12:30 for the Opera Las Vegas. The non-profit promotes the Young Artist Program which encourages and educates young artists while giving them opportunities to perform. Tickets to the luncheon are $85 and must be reserved by May 24. Call 702-878-5340. Venue is the Four Seasons Hotel...
    by at May 21st, 2007 at 05:05 pm
  • Rainbow Co Theatre “The Land of the Dragon”
    Youth Theatre by the Rainbow Company presents a Chinese-inspired play “The Land of the Dragon” with Eastern intrigue and a pet dragon. This play was first produced in 1946 and continues its popular family appeal today. Performances are Jun 1-10. Tickets are $7 adults/$5 teens & seniors/ $3 children 12 & under. Call 702-229-6383. Charleston Heights...
    by at May 20th, 2007 at 01:05 pm
  • The Monodrama Project by NCT UNLV
    Billed as part of a series of productions by the Nevada Conservatory Theatre, The Monodrama Project is posted on the Performing Arts Website but without any specifics other than dates and times. Go to gerontology.unlv.edu for pdf brochure and domino3.nevada.edu for info on the Project which started in the fall semester of 2006. This year’s presentation by the...
    by at May 17th, 2007 at 08:05 am
  • Clint Holmes in “Just Another Man”
    The long awaited and much talked about production by Las Vegas celebrity Clint Holmes premieres June 1 and runs thru June 24 at the Judy Bayley Theatre. Beginning in 1944, the story of the life of Clint Holmes and his parents is followed for sixty years. Holmes is the son of a black jazz singer and a British opera star, the autobiographical musical deals with the biracial...
    by at May 14th, 2007 at 01:05 pm
  • Registration Begins for Summer “Cultural Arts Classes”
    Lumped together under the broad category of “cultural arts classes” is a variety of wonderful activities sponsored by the City of Las Vegas. Check out website www.lasvegasparksandrec.com or call specific Center. May 12-24 registration. Reed Whipple Cultural Center: pottery for all levels, youth certamics; ballet, hip hop, hula; private flute, guitar, piano....
    by at May 11th, 2007 at 07:05 am
  • “Children of Eden” Musical
    The Red Mountain Music Company presents on May 17 and 18 @ 7 pm a musical “Children of Eden” based on the Old Testament Genesis and the story of Noah’s Ark. Music and Lyrics are by Stephen Schwartz in this humorous portrayal of the “age-old conflict between parents and children.” Tickets are $35/$25/$15. Available at UNLV Box Office 702-895-2787...
    by at May 9th, 2007 at 09:05 am
  • “Peter Pan” by Nevada Ballet Theater
    This is the final show of the season. The performances are held on Mother’s Day weekend, a great idea for wholesome and cultural family gatherings. Choreographer Bruce Steivel’s “Peter Pan” with music by Thomas Semanski will play at UNLV’s Judy Bayley Theater May 11- May 13. Tickets are $29, $49, $69. Performances are expected to sell out...
    by at May 2nd, 2007 at 01:05 pm
  • Elmo Makes Music
    A great weekend for family theater with “Elmo Makes Music” at the Cox Pavilion. This is Sesame Street Live with all the favorite characters several generations of Americans have grown to love. Tickets are $16-$30. CAll 702-739-3267. There are 3 performances on Sat Apr 28 and 2 on Sun Apr 30. Cox Pavilion Tropicana and Swenson St Las Vegas NV Related Berenstain...
    by at April 27th, 2007 at 07:04 pm
  • Berenstain Bears Musical
    Worthy entertainment for families with smaller children is a new musical by Stan and Jan Berenstain Sat Apr 28 @ 7 pm. The show is based on the Berenstain Bears books, a frequent bedtime pleasure for parents and kids. Tickets are $10-$15. Call 702-267-4849. Henderson Pavilion 200 S. Green Valley Pkwy Henderson NV. Related Elmo Makes Music
    by at April 27th, 2007 at 07:04 pm