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Nutcracker wrapping up Smith Center run Sunday

Dec 18, 2013 10:12am
The Nevada Ballet Theater, resident ballet troupe of the Smith Center, is engaging in a production of a Christmas standard, The Nutcracker. This is the second year of the production, and one of the...


Oct 09, 2013 5:10pm
Cellist Elizabeth Marshall is surprised that what started off as an idea to merge music and silent film together as an interesting - and very personal - experiment in sound design, has now become a...


Sep 19, 2013 9:09am
Forget Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett. For a coonskin, branchwater and blood-trail-blazing American hero, you can’t surpass Andrew Jackson, a self-appointed marauding militia general who shot his way...
Troy Heard, director of "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson," center, poses with cast members Brenna Folger and Cory Goble at the Onyx Theatre at 953 E. Sahara Ave. in Las Vegas on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013.


Sep 19, 2013 9:09am
Of all the questions raised by the opening of the Broadway rock musical Bloody, Bloody Andrew Jackson, presented by Table 8 Productions and Off-Strip Productions, a couple pop immediately to mind:...
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Beat it: Why the new Michael Jackson Cirque show trumps the arena version

Jul 10, 2013 2:07pm
NOT ONLY DOES the new Cirque resident show Michael Jackson One completely differ from Immortal, it improves upon the larger, touring production, too. Let us count the ways.1. CIRQUE CURBS THE...
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Drag-themed Priscilla Queen of the Desert is this season’s must-see show

Jul 03, 2013 2:07pm
When it comes to seminal movies for young gay men these days, they lean toward the sassy and the sing-y: Mean Girls, The Devil Wears Prada, Pitch Perfect. But go back a generation, and the...

Our favorite bons mots from Bill Maher’s Palms resident show

Jun 12, 2013 5:06pm
On Sarah Palin: “She’s definitely a MILF — a Moron I’d Like to Forget.”On the two big political parties: “Are both sides bought off? Yes, but I’d rather be bought by the teachers union than the NRA...

Review: Green Day’s ‘American Idiot’ bumbles

Jun 12, 2013 4:06pm
AS MORBID AS it sounds, I was hoping for a big character fatality about two-thirds into the stage adaptation of Green Day’s 2004 rock opera, American Idiot. Would it be Tunney (Thomas Hettrick), who’...

Review: Fringe plays offer the good, the so-so and the frankly puzzling

Jun 05, 2013 4:06pm
Las Vegas Little Theatre opened its fourth annual Fringe Festival last weekend, with the city’s entire theater community converging in one space at one time. When not taking on their own roles,...

Face to face: Writer Kris Saknussemm interviews playwright Kris Saknussemm about his Fringe Festival play

May 29, 2013 5:05pm
Didn’t you start your writing career as a playwright 3 million years ago? What made you stop?I won a major playwriting contest when I was 17 and thought I was going to become rich and famous...