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Nutcracker wrapping up Smith Center run Sunday

Updated: Dec 18, 2013 10:59am
The Nevada Ballet Theater, resident ballet troupe of the Smith Center, is engaging in a production...
<p>PHOTO BY PILAR ALVAREZ</p>

REFUSING SILENCE

Updated: Oct 09, 2013 5:11pm
Cellist Elizabeth Marshall is surprised that what started off as an idea to merge music...

ACTION JACKSON

Sep 19, 2013 9:39am
Forget Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett. For a coonskin, branchwater and blood-trail-...
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.

BLOODY GOOD FUN

Updated: Sep 19, 2013 9:50am
Of all the questions raised by the opening of the Broadway rock musical Bloody, Bloody...

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May 08, 2013 5:12pm
[THEATER] FRIDAY, MAY 10Screenwriter Dustin Lance Black, who scripted the Academy Award-winning feature film Milk, uses the actual words from trial transcripts and other sources to dramatize the...
<p>Aaron Oetting, left, Ernie Curcio, center, and Joe Basso rehearse a scene from &amp;#8220;Death of a Salesman&amp;#8221; at Cockroach Theatre. PHOTO: BILL HUGHES</p>

With new technology, Cockroach Theatre dusts off classic “Death of a Salesman”

Updated: May 01, 2013 7:51pm
At 7:30 on a Monday night, Art Square Theatre’s dressing room inhales and exhales actors. It’s days from opening night of Cockroach Theatre’s Death of a Salesman, Arthur Miller’s Pulitzer-winning...

Shakespeare Company facility opening delayed

Apr 17, 2013 5:49pm
The venue formerly known as the Reed Whipple Cultural Center faces a transformation, though ground on the 50-year-old property has yet to be broken for construction.Back in September, CityLife...

Review: Gothic goof-spoof ‘Irma Vep’ will make you laugh

Apr 03, 2013 4:38pm
A smidge of Keats, a smattering of Poe, a splash of John Waters and you’ve got The Mystery of Irma Vep, Charles Ludlam’s campy gothic “thriller” performed by two actors as six characters in three...
<p>Maximiliano Miranda, left, and Jos&amp;#233; Anthony (PHOTO: JEFERSON APPLEGATE)</p>

Two actors give Latinos greater visibility in the local theater community

Updated: Mar 14, 2013 5:44pm
Broadway was nicknamed “The Great White Way” for the bright lights and big marquees that marked New York City’s biggest playhouses. You could apply that same phrase to Vegas’ theater scene as well —...

Neigh-sayers: The controversies of ‘Equus’

Mar 06, 2013 6:01pm
If you harbor pre-conceived notions about the play Equus, you’re not alone. Peter Shaffer’s 1973 play still manages to raise eyebrows some 40 years after its London premiere, earning its...
<p>PHOTO: RYAN REASON</p>

‘Gruesome Playground Injuries’ is just the Valentine’s Day alternative we need

Updated: Feb 20, 2013 4:33pm
Granting new meaning to the phrase “I’ll show you mine if you show me yours,” Cockroach Theatre’s production of Gruesome Playground Injuries not only lives up to its name, it also offers a heartfelt...
<p>Cast members from &amp;#8220;For the Joy of the Sting.&amp;#8221; Courtesy: REBECCA SCHOOF</p>

Very-Shakespearian, very-long ‘For the Joy of the Sting’ is original and clever

Updated: Feb 13, 2013 2:14pm
Modernized or playfully tweaked versions of the Bard’s classics come a dime a dozen — an all-female telling of King Lear, Hamlet’s Claudius cast as a corporate CEO, anything starring Leonardo...
<p>Courtesy: RICHARD BRUSKY</p>

A Clockwork Orange at the Onyx is ambitious, imperfect

Updated: Feb 06, 2013 3:00pm
Friday night’s sold-out Onyx Theatre crowd was ready for a night of horror-show ultraviolence at the Korova Milkbar, anxious to see how A Clockwork Orange: A Play With Music would work on the stage....

Review: Humor and humanity at the heart of anti-corporatist play ‘The Proletariat’

Jan 16, 2013 5:31pm
You probably already know this as a Nevada worker, but according to a recent Economic Policy Institute study, workers in right-to-work (RTW) states like ours make an average of 3.2 percent less than...