NEWSIES……Summerlin Library…..April 2-27 2019

Read all about it!   NEWSIES the play that was adapted for the stage from the popu­lar Disney film. Based on the 1899 true story of a courageous group of scrappy newsboys who become unlikely heroes when they rally forces to fight an unscrupulous newspaper tycoon, NEWSIES features a book by Harvey Fierstein, lyrics by Jack Feldman, and music by legendary composer Alan Menken. With its exciting score, fun choreography, and defy-all-odds inspirational story, Disney’s NEWSIES will have you cheering — and The Summerlin Library is the place to see it.

The play takes place in turn-of-the century New York City – Newsies is the boisterous story of Jack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a band of teenaged newsies. When titans of publishing raise distribution prices at the newsboys’ expense, Jack rallies newsies from across the city to strike against the unfair conditions and fight for what’s right!

Signature Productions began in 1989 as a nonprofit community theatre company by Dr. Karl M. Larsen a local Optometrist, and attorney Victor J. Austin. Originally, the company moved into a 3500 sq. ft. storefront unit at the corner of Charleston and Decatur where they built a small 200 seat theatre. Currently, they are housed in the Summerlin Library and Performing Arts Center, where they rent the space for each production.

The goal of Signature Productions is to provide a venue for young performers, designers and technicians to grow and develop their natural abilities while veteran performers, designers and technicians teach and inspire! The company has 2-3 major productions per year, usually musicals, which require approximately 4 months per production. The auditions have drawn as many as 350 aspiring artists to audition.

The Summerlin Library Theatre has 284 seats and every seat has a great view of the stage.  This is a great place to see a show.  Tickets cost $30, and offers a senior (60 and over) discount as well as student discount of $28 per ticket and children tickets are $20.

For tickets and more information go to https://www.showtix4u.com/events/2

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Super Summer Theater is NOT going away… despite what you may have heard

Many of us have heard the news that Bonnie Springs Ranch has been sold and will have new owners very shortly.  The intent is to develop a high-end housing community. However, a lot of people are confused and think that means the Outdoor Theater run by Super Summer Theatre is closing as well……Not true.  Super Summer Theater is at Spring Mountain Ranch, which is next door to Bonnie Springs. It is a different entity entirely and is alive and well and hopefully will continue to be around for long, long time.

Spring Mountain Ranch State Park with beautiful views of the Las Vegas Valley is between Bonnie Springs & the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation. In addition to the theatre, visitors can explore some of the oldest buildings in Nevada, a 1860s blacksmith shop, the Sandstone Cabin that was home to the founding family and the ranch house. Hiking trails throughout the park, in addition to tree-shaded picnic sites with tables and grills, make day trips to the park a family favorite.

For over 40 years, Super Summer Theatre at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park has offered a variety of outdoor shows to enjoy. The venue is exactly 10 miles west of the 215/West Charleston intersection.  June, July & August performances run Wednesday –Saturday and September’s production runs Thursday – Saturday).

A couple of interesting facts about Bonnie Springs- The “Bonnie” in Bonnie Springs Ranch comes from Bonnie McGaugh, the woman who purchased the ranch in 1952.  McGaugh, a one-time dancer and showgirl, passed away in 2016.

While she purchased the ranch in 1952, the ranch’s history dates back to 1840.  The zoo at Bonnie Springs Ranch started when the owner took in two pygmy goats from (wait for it) Wayne Newton.

We surely will miss Bonnie Springs Ranch with its “wild west” feel and are thrilled to say Spring Mountain Ranch will still be open for many different activities especially the Super Summer Theatre.

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Two plays… just one ticket!

Here are two one act plays, being performed together, that you don’t want to miss, brought to us by the Speeding Theatre & Super Summer Theatre’s Off-season series. “Any Body For Tea” and “The Omelet Murder Case” can be seen on March 7,8,9,14,15,16 | 7:00PM and March 10 & 17 | 2:00PM at Super Summer Theatre’s indoor studios located near “The Strip” at 4340 S Valley View Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89103.(these are not being performed at their outdoor stage at Spring Mountain Ranch)

“Any Body For Tea” is the first one act and I am in this show as homicide detective Dennis O’Finn! (Did you know I was a thespian?)  This is a comedy about six “mature” single ladies that notice a handsome younger man living across the street.  The group decides they have to get his attention somehow.  When they find out he is a homicide detective they execute a plan to meet him and then flirt with him while he tries to figure out “who dunnit”.  Then, the connivers raise the stakes when O’finn begins to ignore their gestures of hospitality.

The second one-act is “The Omelet Murder Case”. This play imagines what would happen if the tragedy of Hamlet were played like a story in a trashy detective novel. Shy on poetry but loaded with poetic license (and laughter) “The Omelet Murder Case” introduces Chicago’s number one private investigator and hack writer, “Shake” Speare. You’ll find references to plenty of the Bard’s other works sprinkled throughout the spoof as well!

 

Both of these plays are set in the 1950s in Chicago – what a coincidence!

For more information you can phone (702) 332-9246 or go online to https://supersummertheatre.org/shows/ to get tickets.

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Can’t miss local theater – “Never Too Late”

For those who love Super Summer Theatre (and who doesn’t) and can’t wait to go up to the outdoor theatre at Spring Mountain Ranch, I have some great news.  The Super Summer Theatre Studios (their indoor theater near the Palms hotel) at 4340 S. Valley View Blvd #204 has a few shows coming up before the outdoor season starts.

Starting February 14 and running through February 24 the comedy play Never Too Late will be performed.  This comedy is the inspiration for the TV series All in the Family.

About the show- Fifty-something Edith Lambert is thrilled to find out that she’s going to have a baby. Her husband Harry, however, is less enthusiastic. Middle-aged Harry lives comfortably with his wife Edith and his daughter and her husband. Though rather sour and a bit mean, he is in fact content. So when Edith finds she is pregnant again he is anything but overjoyed. Apart from the changes it will mean, he is now seen as some sort of older superman in town. Meanwhile his daughter (also pregnant)  sees child bearing as a way out of the extra housework she is having to do, the achievement of which starts to put pressure on her increasingly tired husband.

The play is quite funny and a good family activity.  If you go to the box office in advance, tickets are $15 cash and $17.50 if you are using a credit card.  You can also buy tickets on line for $17.50.  If you pay at the door (seating is limited) the price in cash is $25 or by credit card $27.50.

For more information or to buy tickets go to https://supersummertheatre.org/off-season-shows/ 

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Las Vegas Little Theatre will be showing Assassins January 19 through February 3

Assassins is a historical “revusical” with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and the book by John Weidman.  The play explores the dark side of the Americas assassins from John Wilkes Booth to Lee Harvey Oswald and others from different periods from our historic past.

 This play takes the audience on a scary roller coaster ride where these assassins and would be assassins from different historical periods meet, interact and encourage each other to do disturbing acts in the name of the American Dream. This is a darkly humorous musical review that depicts nine misfit men and women who attempted (four of them successfully) to assassinate American Presidents.

Las Vegas Little Theatre is theatre by the community, for the community. It is an amateur theatre company founded in 1978 by Jack Bell and Jack Nicholson and was launched in a converted storefront with an initial seating capacity of 48.

The Las Vegas Little Theatre’s mission has always been: To increase the awareness of theatre arts in Southern Nevada, provide quality productions, and to offer educational, hands-on opportunities in all facets of theatre production.

The current home was renovated with the help of professional design services, donations from patrons and local businesses, and countless hours of sweat and of dedicated volunteers. The long-range goal is to secure a permanent, LVLT-owned facility in which to stage our productions and offer increased services to the community.

​This project is funded in part by a grant from the Nevada Arts Council, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

For tickets go to: http://www.lvlt.org/contact

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Concerts at the Encore Theater are more than just a concert!

 

If you have not seen one of the concerts the Wynn puts on in their intimate little 1,500 seat Encore Theater, you are missing out on a wonderful show. I’ve now seen Garth Brooks, Billy Joel & John Fogarty there… When I saw Billy Joel, I was enthralled by the stories he told between songs. He talked about his journey through music as if he were talking to Barbara Walters… (I thought maybe she was in the audience). Now, I have seen Billy Joel 4 other times in concert, however, I enjoyed this one the most (by far…) but I just thought he was choosing a different approach, and I felt lucky to have experienced it.

A few months later I was invited to see Garth Brooks perform there, and although I’m not a real big fan of his music, I always love a good concert and figured he would be very entertaining. He opened the show talking about the music played in his home growing up, and (again) took the audience through his journey in a way that made me feel like we had become friends. Of course, he played plenty of music, but it was more than a concert; it was like we were in his living room.

And again, a few months later I took the opportunity to go see John Fogarty at the Wynn… I’ve always loved CCR and just never saw him perform previously. It was not until my 3rd show at the same venue that I realized that the Wynn was approaching concerts very differently. Of course I’ve been to a couple of shows where the artist spouted some political point of view about guns or war or Apartheid or whatever was the hot topic at the time, and many artists will pepper their show with brief anecdotes. But John told a captivating tale about his first guitar… and how much it meant to him… and why he gave it to a poor musician who showed promise… He talked about the honor of having certain other musicians “cover” his music, and various other stories, and he was so human… once again I left there feeling like we had really connected.

What I eventually decided was that these concerts were more than concerts. They were intimate gatherings with real people, who have great stories to tell, and since at least pre-school, I have loved story-time and I have loved great music. John Fogarty is performing there again in April and Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson & Sarah McLaughlan all have 2019 dates there. Go to https://www.wynnlasvegas.com/Entertainment for details and get tickets. I’m betting you’ll have a concert experience unlike any you’ve had before. And you may even run into me in the refreshments line.

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Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka is coming to Las Vegas

Well, you know the holidays are upon us when Santa is in town and Willy Wonka is on stage.  A great show to take the whole family to see will be at the Charleston Heights Art Center at 800 Brush Street 89107.  The dates for the show are December 7, 8, 14, 15 @ 7 p.m. and December 9, 15, 16 @ 2 p.m. Tickets are just $6 and can be purchased at www.rainbowcompany.org for tickets.

This delicious adventure is experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory.  The stage lights up light up in this enchanting adaptation of Roald Dahl’s captivating story.  The play follows the mysterious candy manufacturer, Willy Wonka, as he stages a contest by hiding golden tickets in five of his scrumptious candy bars.  Whoever comes up with these tickets will win a free tour of the Wonka factory, as well as a lifetime supply of candy!  Four of the five winning children are not the nicest of kids– however the fifth is a likeable young lad named Charlie, who takes the tour along with his very likeable grandfather.  The children must learn to follow Mr. Wonka’s rules in the factory… or suffer the consequences.  This is a timeless musical story of the world-famous candy man and his quest to find an heir comes to chocolate covered life for a fun-filled holiday family treat for all.

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