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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...


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


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.


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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Q and A: Ernest Hemmings, writer/director of ‘The Proletariat’

Updated: Jan 16, 2013 6:16pm
So, does one invite their co-workers to something like this?Abso-fucking-lutely! When we did the first read-through, everyone in the room ended up recounting these really horrific stories of being...
<p>Breon Janay and Glenn Heath in &amp;#8220;Oleanna&amp;#8221; / Courtesy: DARIN GAROUETTE</p>

A tale of two lists: Favorite stage performances of 2012

Dec 26, 2012 5:51pm
We began 2012 with David McKee as CityLife’s theater critic and — because David went from reviewer to thespian this summer — end it with Kelle Schillaci picking up reviewing duties after a five-year...

Review: A reunion finds the perfect balance between tension and levity in ‘Tape’

Dec 19, 2012 3:42pm
Chaos Theatre’s production of Tape, now playing at Las Vegas Little Theatre’s Black Box, is totally watchable and, at moments, downright entertaining — as long as you don’t let the whole rape thing...

“Love Song” is a surprisingly emotional play

Updated: Dec 19, 2012 3:07pm
John Kolvenbach’s Love Song, presented by Cockroach Theatre, is a heartbreaking and funny tale of love, awakening and impenetrable human suffering — just right for the holiday season.The play centers...
Angela Janas, left, Melissa Ritz and Jordan Bondurant in the Nevada Conservatory Theatre production of &amp;quot;Arcadia&amp;quot; at the Judy Bayley Theatre

Review: Our ailing critic tries to make sense of Nevada Conservatory Theatre’s heady Arcadia

Dec 05, 2012 5:39pm
I warned audiences back in September that Nevada Conservatory Theatre’s go at Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia would be a heady affair. That said, going into it in a post-tooth-extraction, hydrocodone-fueled...
<p>Kristin Maki, left, and Shane Cullum in &amp;#8220;Boom.&amp;#8221; PHOTO COURTESY: RICHARD BRUSKY</p>

The end is nigh in sharply funny, postapocalyptic “Boom”

Updated: Dec 05, 2012 4:28pm
Assuming the Mayans had it right, we’ve got just more than three weeks before the end of the world as we know it. What better time than this weekend, then, to grab a date, a friend, or a casual...

Review: Ah, Wilderness is sweet-tooth nostalgia

Nov 14, 2012 4:10pm
If the threat of being thrust back several generations by the Republican Party didn’t give you enough of a scare, you now have the chance to travel even further back in time, to the saccharine-sweet...

Review: A familiar divisiveness colors The Mineola Twins

Nov 07, 2012 3:39pm
The good thing about seeing a play a week into its production is it can give the director and actors time to make adjustments and get into their groove. The not-so-great thing, at least for Cockroach...

Women as jerks: The ladies have a go at Glengarry Glen Ross

Oct 31, 2012 5:41pm
In an intro screenwriting class, a professor’s often fervent only on a few rules, usually careful not to spurn or dehydrate creative juices. Most of the rules can be found in 2002’s Adaptation, in...
<p>Martin McDonagh. Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP</p>

Talking with the director of Martin McDonagh’s “The Pillowman”

Oct 17, 2012 6:25pm
Director Lysander Abadia is enjoying a serendipitous turn of events, as his production (with Poor Richard’s Players) of Martin McDonagh’s chilling 2003 play The Pillowman opens at Las Vegas Little...