Performances and Artists
There’s no place like home for the holidays, as the old song goes. That’s especially true this year amidst the pandemic as most families will gather individually at home instead of venturing out for large gatherings.
While the holidays may look a lot different this season, The Smith Center offers you this list of ways to help you be merry and celebrate your holidays at home:
Resident company Nevada Ballet Theatre will be bring The Nutcracker directly into the homes of Southern Nevada residents this year with NBT’s “The Nutcracker: Home for the Holidays,” a delightful, family-friendly three-part television series that will take viewers inside the world of The Nutcracker with new commentary, never-before-seen footage and, of course, all of the beautifully iconic scenes from Las Vegas' favorite holiday tradition. NBT’s “The Nutcracker: Home for the Holidays” will premiere Tuesday, December 1, 8 and 15, with two re-airings each week. A marathon showing of all three episodes will air December 22, 23 and on Christmas Eve. For more information, visit nevadaballet.org.
The Las Vegas Philharmonic is offering a digital livestream Spotlight Concert on Thursday, December 17, at 6pm presented at The Space with Las Vegas Philharmonic’s Tom Wright (trumpet), Joe Durk (trumpet), Bill Bernatis (horn), Nathan Tanouye (trombone) and Zachary Jackson (tuba). The program will feature favorite holiday classics and Christmas carols including “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “‘Twas the Night Before Christmas,” “Bach’s Choral No. 64 from Christmas Oratorio,” and the beloved “Hanukkah Suite.” Tickets are $30. For more information, visit lvphil.org.
Grammy nominated songwriter and piano sensation Jim Brickman, a regular at Myron’s Cabaret Jazz, will continue his Christmas holiday tradition with a "Comfort & Joy at Home" live concert to benefit The Smith Center on Friday, December 4, at 7:30pm PST. Brickman will bring the live concert experience up close and personal by blending yuletide memories and holiday carols with his own hit songs such as, “The Gift,” “Sending You A Little Christmas,” “Angel Eyes” and “If You Believe.” Ticket prices range from $40 and $125, with options to include an interactive Zoom Room, an after-show party and a stocking full of Christmas gifts delivered to the purchaser’s doorstep. A portion of each ticket will be donated to The Smith Center. To purchase tickets, click here.
Multiplatinum jazz icon Dave Koz, who has graced The Smith Center’s Reynolds Hall stage, will present a one-night only virtual concert event, “The Greatest Hits of Christmas,” on Saturday, December 12, at 5pm PST in lieu of his annual in-person Dave Koz and Friends Christmas Tour. Dave will be joined on the virtual stage by superstars Jonathan Butler, Rick Braun, Richard Elliot, Peter White, David Benoit and vocalist Rebecca Jade. Tickets are $35, a portion of which will be donated to The Smith Center. To purchase tickets, click here.
Or, if you’re looking for a meaningful gift idea, consider giving a Smith Center gift card. Good for music, theater and dance productions, a Smith Center gift card will delight both avid theater goers and those waiting for an opportunity to enter our doors. Smith Center gift cards never expire, so you can buy with total confidence. And, best of all, you’ll be offering vital support while our stages remain dark. Click here to purchase.
Happy Holidays from The Smith Center!