Broadway in the H.O.O.D is honored to announce the stellar lineup for our third season of locally produced Broadway productions at the beautiful Smith Center for the Performing Arts. Our “Resilience Personified” season is a dedication to those great pioneers who paved the way for Broadway in The H.O.O.D, and will serve as a testament to creating diverse, quality productions for the entire family.
We are ecstatic to kick off the 2017-2018 season with Broadway in the H.O.O.D’s very first benefit concert, “From Broadway with Love: Honoring The Shoulders We Stand On!” featuring local, national and international headliners, as well as Broadway performers from all over the world.
The fun continues with “Disney's The Jungle Book KIDS.” This classic for the young — and the young at heart — is a beautiful story of loyalty, courage, honor, persistence and integrity, brought to life on stage.
Lorraine Hansberry's “A Raisin in the Sun,” the heart-wrenching, three-time Tony winning play that changed American theater forever, makes its Smith Center debut in January 2018.
Broadway in The H.O.O.D is elated to wrap up our season with the world premiere of the smokin' hot, rip-roaring, original musical revue "The Moulin Rouge Las Vegas & All That Jazz," a celebration of integration that highlights the music, the movement and the greats who went in through the back door, entertained the masses and changed the world forever.
Join us for our "Resilience Personified" season! Get your season tickets today! Season tickets as low as $140 for all four shows.
From Broadway With Love
July 8, 2017
This show is huge, featuring 16 of our favorite songs from beloved Broadway musicals including: ”The Wiz,” “Wicked,” “The Lion King,” “A Chorus Line,” “Les Misérables,” “Cats,” and many more. The show offers more than 15 guest artists who have received a total of eight Grammy Awards, four Tony Awards, one Drama Desk Award, 10 American Music Awards and two NAACP Awards – plus one induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!
The Jungle Book
September 8 - 10, 2017
The jungle is jumpin' with a jazzy beat in “Disney's The Jungle Book KIDS.” Adapted from the classic Disney animated film, this show features a host of colorful characters and your favorite melodies from the movie. Broadway in The Hood is proud to bring to life the music, songs and the story like never before! Banished by the ferocious tiger, Shere Khan, a human boy named Mowgli and his panther friend, Bagheera, are on the run. On their journey, the two meet a sinister snake named Kaa, a herd of elephants and a giant bear named Baloo, who teaches them the swingin’ musical rhythms of the jungle. After surviving a dangerous encounter with a band of monkeys led by King Louie, Mowgli and Bagheera are forced to run for their lives. When Shere Khan returns, our heroes must rally their fellow animals into battle and restore peace throughout the jungle.
A Raisin in the Sun
January 12 - 14, 2018
“The play that changed American theater forever” (The New York Times), will make its way to The Smith Center in honor of the 2018 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. week celebration. Lorraine Hansberry’s play follows the Younger family yearning for a better life far from the cramped confines of their Chicago tenement. The story centers on the divergent dreams of three generations of the Younger family. The tensions and prejudice they face form this seminal American drama, and their heroic struggle to retain dignity in a harsh and changing world is a timeless portrayal of hope and inspiration.
The Moulin Rouge & All That Jazz
February 16 - 18, 2018
It’s 2:30 in the morning on June 20, 1955, and the third show is officially in full swing! Join Sarann Knight-Preddy, Lena Horn, Sammy Davis Jr., Louis Armstrong, Sarah Vaughan, Frank Sinatra, and many others as they celebrate making history on the cover of Time Magazine! This exuberant musical stroll down memory lane will have you singing the classics, and the uproarious audience participation will have you leaping out of your seat to join in the celebration! The Moulin Rouge Las Vegas helped to usher in the civil-rights movement in Las Vegas and throughout the country. For one-night only, relive the passion, the joy, the music and the legacy that was “The Moulin Rouge Las Vegas & All That Jazz!”