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Nevada Ballet Theatre: Classic Americana

The Wild West to The Andrews Sisters!

The American Experience has been a boundless source of inspiration for art in all its forms. This Veterans Day weekend NBT celebrates that history with three dynamic pieces of Classic Americana. The program will begin with George Balanchine’s Serenade, his first ballet choreographed in America and one of his most visually arresting and emotionally stirring. Set to Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings, Balanchine’s lyrical, ethereal choreography will leave you breathless.

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Taj Express

Taj Express explodes with the sounds of India and Bollywood, capturing the vibrant, expressive spirit of the world of Bollywood movies that have been entertaining billions of people in India for generations. Through a fusion of film, dance, and music, this dazzling international sensation takes audiences on a live cinematic journey through modern Indian culture and society. The production is a high energy celebration of new India’s pop music, Bollywood culture, and deep traditions featuring colorful costumes, joyful dance, and thrilling live music.

Ms. Vaibhavi Merchant (Director of Choreography) has been the Director of Choreography for over 75 Bollywood films and is known for her smash hits such as Dhol Baaje, Jhoom Barabar, Kajra Re, Kamli, and Dhoom3. She has received numerous awards for her choreography, including the prestigious National Award for Choreography, IIFA, and the American Choreography Award. More information can be found on

Shruti Merchant, (Director/Producer) is also amongst the top choreographers in the industry. Last year she was a judge on India’s leading dance reality show “Dance India Dance Season 4”. More information can be found on

Nevada Ballet Theatre The Nutcracker

Las Vegas’ Favorite Holiday Tradition!

NBT’s holiday production of The Nutcracker is a festive, joyous Las Vegas tradition that keeps on growing. In 2016, NBT’s company artists will lead you through the wonder and sparkle of the season with eleven performances over three weekends. Come along on a journey from the warmth of Clara’s family home to a land of toy soldiers, mischievous rodents and exotic visitors from faraway lands. Glittering holiday cheer will fill the stage and Tchaikovsky’s beloved score will fill the theater as Clara and her Nutcracker Prince dance through a larger than life world filled with waltzing flowers, nimble fairies, and moonlit snow.

Arrive early to The Smith Center and get your photo taken on the Red Carpet with The Nutcracker, and enjoy some holiday shopping at our festive Nutcracker Boutique.

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Nevada Ballet Theatre’s The Sleeping Beauty

The Sleeping Beauty
Music by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Choreography after Marius Petipa
The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, Reynolds Hall
Saturday, October 22, 2016 at 7:30pm
Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 2:00pm

Nevada Ballet Theatre`s 45th Season opens with A Smith Center Premiere, the full-length production of The Sleeping Beauty. A vengeful fairy, a beautiful princess and a delicate pierce of her finger lead to a 100 year slumber for an entire kingdom, breakable only by the kiss of a handsome prince. Set to a lyrical score by Tchaikovsky, a bounty of ethereal fairies and courtly splendor fills this enchanted land. As the power of true love`s kiss triumphs, characters from across the land arrive to celebrate, each with a joyful dance worthy of this happy ending. The Sleeping Beauty is a fairy tale the entire family will enjoy.

Prior to both performances, NBT will present Insights, an educational pre-performance discussion offering patrons an opportunity to further engage with the ballet, with special guests, multi-media presentations and more. Insights is free to all ticket holders and will take place in the Troesh Studio Theater, adjacent to Reynolds Hall, 45 minutes prior to curtain at 6:45 pm on Saturday and 1:15 pm on Sunday.

Have a group of 10 or more? Contact NBT Group Sales at (702) 243-2623 for information on priority seating, special discounts and exclusive experiences.

As a courtesy to our ticket holders, no children under 5 years of age are admitted to the performances.

Jack Jones in Concert

Jack Jones with Christian Jacob, Kendall Kay & Chris Colangelo

The New York Times raves, “he is arguably the most technically accomplished male pop singer…”. With over 50 recorded albums (17 of them charting Billboard’s Top 20) and two Grammys, Jack Jones continues to charm audiences with his wit, sensitivity and vocal power. Jones’ professional debut was a stint as part of his father, Allan Jones’ act at the Thunderbird Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas when he was just 19 years old. Admirers of Jones’ talent include artists who influenced him as a young singer: Sinatra who said, “Jack is one of the major singers of our time.” In addition to a successful recording career, Jones’ credits include film and television roles; he has also performed and recorded popular theme songs for film and TV (“Love with a Proper Stranger”, “The Love Boat”). Today, Jack can be found performing concerts to sold-out audiences around the globe at performing arts centers, casinos, symphony halls and even intimate cabarets.

Conversations with Norm: Clint Holmes & Kelly Clinton

“Conversations with Norm” is a quarterly interview presentation hosted by longtime Review-Journal man-about-town columnist Norm Clarke, who covered the celebrity scene until his recent retirement.

His September 25 guests will be one of Las Vegas’ favorite entertainment couples, Clint Holmes and his multi-talented wife Kelly Clinton. Holmes has returned to the Strip with a new show titled “Between the Lines” at the Palazzo Theatre.

Announcing the event will be Shawn Tempesta of KTNV-TV, Channel 13. Shawn is a New England Emmy Award nominated television host (and radio host) currently living in Las Vegas as the co-host of “The Morning Blend” on KTNV-TV (ABC) and top-rated afternoon host on Mix 94.1 KMXB-FM.

Originally from Boston, Shawn has always been involved with media in one way or another. What began as an infatuation with local newscasts and national game shows turned into a career in the industry.

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AMANDLA…Power to US!

The community is invited to a free performance of “AMANDLA…Power to US!” at The Smith Center for Performing Arts Saturday, Aug. 20, at 7 p.m. Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Performing & Visual Arts Summer Camp for Kids, the youth participating in this summer’s camp at the West Las Vegas Arts Center will perform the show. Appropriate for all ages, admission is free, but a ticket is required to attend the performance. Call (702) 749-2000 for tickets. The Smith Center for the Performing Arts is located at 361 Symphony Park Ave.

Written by Trinity Smith and Lablaque Williams, this musical production of “Amandla… Power to Us!”, performed by youth and for youth, delves into the minds of young people in search of social justice and personal truths through dance, music and spoken word, focusing on the events of the 1976 youth uprising in Soweto, South Africa. The performance is sponsored by the Las Vegas-Clark County Library District and the Las Vegas Library District Foundation, and is made possible, in part, by a Clark County Outside Agency Grant, the NV Energy Foundation and community support. For more information, call (702) 229-4800.

Conversations with Norm – Shecky Greene

Conversations With Norm presents A 90th Birthday Celebration with comedic icon Shecky Greene

“Conversations With Norm” is a quarterly interview presentation hosted by man-about-town columnist Norm Clarke, who has been covering the celebrity scene for the Las Vegas Review-Journal since 1999.

Greene was at the epicenter of the lounge era explosion that turned Las Vegas into a 24-hour party town. To many he’s considered the best of ‘em all, the king of wild tangents. High on Norm’s list of questions: Shecky’s account of the night he drove his car into the fountains at Caesars Palace.

The event will be announced by Shawn Tempesta from KTNV, Channel 13.

Proceeds will benefit the Education and Outreach Programs of The Smith Center.

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