Billy Elliot the Musical has been described as a modern-day fairy tale. It is the heartwarming story of a young boy whose life is changed forever when he discovers an unexpected passion for dance.
May 14-19, 2013
May 20, 2013, 7:00
Join us for a celebration of local high school musical theater on the main stage of Reynolds Hall. The Smith Center will present the Nevada High School Musical Theater Awards recognizing nominees for Best Lead Actor and Actress from this year’s local high school musical theater productions.
May 21, 2013, 7:30pm
ROSE by Martin Sherman
A remarkable life that began in a tiny Russian village, moved on to Warsaw’s ghettos and ship called The Exodus, and finally to the boardwalks of Atlantic City, the Arizona Canyons and salsa-flavored nights in Miami Beach.
May 26, 2013, 2:00pm & 7:00pm
Under the distinct musical direction of Emmy-nominated music producer, David Downes, this spectacular musical experience features Celtic Woman performing classic Irish tunes, such as “The Water Is Wide,” “Green Grow the Rushes,” and “The Parting Glass;” timeless pop anthems such as “Bridge Over Troubled Water” and “Sailing” and inspirational songs including “You’ll Never Walk Alone” and “Ave Maria,” all with the signature Celtic Woman sound.
May 30, 2013, 7:30p.m.
The notorious imposter and trickster who inspired the award-winning movie and Broadway musical, Catch Me If You Can, comes to The Smith Center. Frank Abagnale, known as America’s most gifted con man, takes audiences on a roller coaster ride as he tells his story of impersonating a pilot, pediatrician, stockbroker, college professor and even an assistant attorney general, all while cashing $2.5 million dollars in forged checks.
May 31, 2013, 7:30p.m.
Two beloved bands. Two different genres. Together at last. The hot and happy music of authentic New Orleans jazz finally meets the lonesome sounds of the Appalachians as the Preservation Hall Jazz Band shares the stage with the world-class bluegrass ensemble, The Del McCoury Band. It’s a rare meeting that has already delighted audiences around the country.
June 2, 2013, 7:30pm
In their short career, The Tenors have performed on The Oprah Winfrey Show (with Celine Dion), for Her Majesty The Queen, the live broadcast of the 2011 Emmy Awards, at the opening ceremonies of Vancouver’s 2010 Olympics and for the NBA, MLB, and NHL All-Star Games. They have been hailed as musical ambassadors and Canada’s national treasure.
June 6, 2013, 7:30p.m.
Don’t miss this intimate solo acoustic performance. Jewel is an acclaimed American singer, songwriter, actress, poet, painter, philanthropist & daughter to an Alaskan cowboy singer-songwriter. From the remote ranch of her Alaskan youth to the triumph of international stardom, the three-time Grammy® nominee, hailed by The New York Times as a “songwriter bursting with talents,” has enjoyed career longevity rare among her generation of artists.
June 11-16, 2013
Direct from Broadway, the smash-hit musical AMERICAN IDIOT tells the story of three lifelong friends forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia. Based on Green Day’s Grammy Award-winning multiplatinum album and featuring the hits “Boulevard of Broken Dreams,” “21 Guns,” “Wake Me Up When September Ends,” “Holiday,” and the blockbuster title track, AMERICAN IDIOT boldly takes the American musical where it’s never gone before.
June 18-23, 2013
Based on the hit DreamWorks film and the incredible true story that inspired it, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN is the high-flying, splashy new Broadway musical that tells the story of Frank W. Abagnale, Jr., a teenager who runs away from home in search of the glamorous life. With nothing more than his boyish charm, a big imagination and millions of dollars in forged checks, Frank successfully poses as a pilot, a doctor and a lawyer — living the high life and winning the girl of his dreams. But when Frank’s lies catch the attention of FBI agent Carl Hanratty, Carl chases Frank to the end…and finds something he never expected.