At Las Vegas Little Theatre – The Show Must Go On!!! (despite all of the obstacles)

As we all know a lot of things have changed since the beginning of March.  The Strip closed down for two months and now reopened with restrictions.  Live plays with audiences have not come back yet.

But as they say in show business “the show must go on”.  In that spirit the Las Vegas Little Theatre is trying a bit of a new concept.  They have the stage set for a play however you will watch it via Zoom.

At the moment there are two performances left of The Quarantine Monologues.  I saw it last week and I recommend it.  You can see it on July 31 and August 2 online for only $15 per device.  For tickets, click https://bit.ly/3gYjQrt or contact the box office at 702-362-7996.  

On August 1 – there will be a live-streaming extravaganza (most likely via Zoom also however I would check with the box office); a benefit performance of Deception At The Disco!  Frannie Fabiano (Gillen Brey), LVLT’s new Event Coordinator has hired three acts to entertain: The Diva (Joy Demain), Vinnie Vegas (Michael Kaczurak) & the Vinnettes (Monica Johns and Melissa Riezler), and Troy Tritone (Glenn Heath). Everything is about to hit the fan when The Diva finds out she is not the only headliner for the evening and that her ex-fiancé and ex- backup group are also on the bill to perform. Tempers are raised and there are threats tossed around in this hilarious Who Dunnit. Someone is about to make their last appearance!

Oh, and the sleuth that’s gonna crack the case? It’s you! The audience!

It is so great to be able to write about something happening in the theatre community and hopefully there will be more to tell you about soon.

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2 Big Things Happening for Las Vegas Today (and another certainly worth mentioning)

First, Clark County School District is having an online Town-hall meeting today. This is supposed to begin at 4:30 and run for an hour; it’s all about the 2020-21 school year. The public is able to ask questions in advance. For details, click this link. If you have kids enrolled in a CCSD school, I’m sure you’ll want to watch this.

Second, The Vegas Golden Knights return to training camp today and NHL play is scheduled to start August 1 to potentially October 2. The hockey on television, with six games a day available early on in the process, will be an incredible spectacle. For more details, click this link.

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That’s my son and I at a game at T-Mobile arena

Notable; If you miss live theatre as much as I do, you will want to know that tonight, as well as Sunday 7/19 & Monday 7/20, the Las Vegas Little Theatre will present “The Quarantine Monologues”. It will only be presented on-line and is a collection of original monologues themed on the COVID-19 pandemic and its effect on our lives. There were almost 90 submissions from all over the country and 15 monologues were selected to be performed. The list of monologues being performed as well as how to enjoy it can be found right here.

Live Theatre returns to Las Vegas (or theater if you prefer)

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Local Theatre Highlight – The Spitfire Grill

The Spitfire Grill is an American musical with music and book by James Valcq and lyrics and book by Rachel Sheinkin. It is based on the 1996 film of the same name by Lee David Zlotoff. The Off-Broadway production by Playwrights Horizons began previews at the Duke Theatre on 42nd Street on September 7, 2001 and concluded its scheduled run on October 14, 2001. It won the Richard Rodgers Production Award, administered by The American Academy of Arts and Letters

A feisty parolee named Percy Talbott follows her dreams, based on a page from an old travel book, to a small (fictional) town in Wisconsin that one of its inhabitants calls “a place for leaving, not for coming to.”  Arriving in Gilead, Percy reports to the local Sheriff, Joe Sutter, who leads her through the deserted streets to a ramshackle diner called the Spitfire Grill, run by a crusty old widow, Hannah Ferguson, who has a bad hip and sharp tongue. Joe persuades Hannah to take Percy on board and give her work as a waitress.

In the face of all the gossip and Hannah’s constant haranguing, Percy begins to wonder whether she made a mistake in coming to Gilead, and soon finds herself, helping out the Spitfire. She is joined at the Spitfire by Caleb’s wife Shelby, an excellent cook. In the heat of the kitchen the two women are drawn together.

The Spitfire Grill has been for sale for ten years with no takers. Percy proposes a way for Hannah to get rid of the Spitfire and make some money at the same time. At first Hannah resists, but slowly, something about the craziness of the idea convinces her that it just might work.

The play is at the Las Vegas Little Theatre, 3920 Schiff Drive , 702-362-7996  and runs from now through  March 22, 2020  to purchase tickets go to http://bit.ly/2vkhVeB

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Men on Boats at the Art Square Theatre

Men on Boats is a comedy by Jaclyn Backhaus.  There are four boats and ten explorers in this true(ish) story of an 1869 expedition, when a one-armed captain and a crew of insane yet loyal volunteers set out to chart the course of the Colorado River. Masculinity and manifest destiny meet their gender-flipped match in this hilarious and highly physical show. 

In this retelling of Captain John Wesley Powell’s expedition the crewmen are always up for shooting the rapids, the breeze and edible wildlife. They hail from the United States of the mid-19th century, when assertive, unquestioning masculinity was something that stood tall and unchallenged.

Oh, and just so you know there isn’t a man in the 10-member cast of “Men on Boats,” at least not according to the strict anatomical definition. 

The fun begins on February 19 and runs through March 15 at the Art Square Theatre, 1025 S 1st St #110, Las Vegas NV 89101.  For more information call 725-222-9661.  Order tickets:  http://siteline.vendini.com/site/artsquaretheatre.com

February 19 ($15 Preview) 7:30pm

February 20 (Opening) 7:30pm

Fridays 7:30pm, Saturdays 2pm & 7:30pm, Sundays 5pm

(No show on the first Friday of the month.)

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The Rat Pack Lounge – Presented by Super Summer Theatre

Back in the day The Rat Pack was created here in Las Vegas and it included some of the greatest crooners ever – Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr., Joey Bishop and Peter Lawford and sometimes a few others.  They would get on stage together and sing, tell jokes and cause a bit of a ruckus as part of their performance. 

At that time it was THE show to see.  And now you can see a version of what it was like – get tickets to The Rat Pack Lounge presented by Super Summer Theatre. Performances take place at the studio theatre 4340 S. Valley View – do not go to the ranch. The show dates are March 5 to 22, 2020.  Click here for ticket information http://bit.ly/37Dcnd7  

The play starts out with Frank, Dean, and Sammy up in heaven, but God tells them they left some unfinished business back on Earth. It seems Frank made an unfulfilled promise to Vic, the owner of the Rat Pack Lounge. So now he and the boys have one night to make things right.  And you don’t want to miss this show, capiche!!

With over 30 hit songs, The Rat Pack Lounge will leave you singing and savoring the days of highballs and high rollers.  The following list is members of the cast.

Bobby Goldberg/Sammy Davis Jr. = Kelly Lee Williams

William Saunders/Frank Sinatra = Wayne Norton

Jorge Rodrigues/Dean Martin = Daniel Organista

Katherine Kerr/Angie = Meghan Elizabeth

Vic Candelino = Napoleon Buenrostro

God = Jay Joseph

God’s Secretary = Angela Marie

Director = Courtney Sheets

Musical Director = Dolly Coulter

Choreographer = Rommel Pacson

This is sure to be a fun show, so get a group of your friends together and get tickets for a wonderful evening.

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Tour De Force: A FREE Cirque Performance… with a message

This Cirque performance will be at the Summerlin Library on Friday, February 21, 2020 from 7:30PM – 8:45PM and a cannot miss for all family members.  Bullying is a real threat in today’s world – at school and in the workplace and to see a magical journey of self discovery can be so helpful to those that have been bullied at some point.

The best part – These is a free event and open to the public – seating is first come first served.

The anti-bullying musical cirque spectacle entertains the audience through acrobatics, contortion and high-flying aerials; as self-doubt and pain are transformed into power and unstoppable strength.

The thought-provoking performance will move, inspire, and engage the audience. The ensemble cast of Troupe Du Cirque, is headlined by a group of local youth artists who have been seen on television and graced some of the world’s largest stages.

Free2Luv, the producer of TOUR DE FORCE, is an award-winning youth empowerment nonprofit that transforms the bullied to brave, celebrates individuality, and saves lives through education, arts, and entertainment. To learn more about the producers of Tour De Force, visit Free2Luv.org.

The evening’s festivities will be hosted by special guest, Free2Luv Ambassador, and actor, Jason Drucker, star of Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Long Haul and the Transformers BumbleBee.

Teen actor Chris Edward Garcia, known for Legacy, Samoan Gold, and We All We Got, stars in Tour De Force as a young man struggling with bullying and depression.

Miah Green is an aerialist, actress, and model from Las Vegas, Nevada who has performed aerials all over the U.S. For the past 3 years, Miah has walked the runway at NYFW and LAFW, including modeling for major clothing brands.

Jocelyn Hunt is a 12 year old award winning circus artist from Las Vegas, Nevada. She has performed with Cirque Du Soleil’s One Night for One Drop, Free2Luv’s Tour Du Force, and Utah Film Awards, and is soon to be a part of Circus Couture’s 10 year anniversary charity event.

We are so lucky to live in Las Vegas and have a community that takes on difficult issues like bullying in an artistic way.

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A Christmas Tradition – The Nutcracker

The ladies in my home have been attending this show annually for over 10 years. I have attended myself a couple of time. The Nutcracker Ballet is based on the story “The Nutcracker and the King of Mice” written by E.T.A. Hoffman.  Although what is seen on the stage today is different in detail from the original story, the basic plot remains the same. The story of a young German girl who dreams of a Nutcracker Prince and a fierce battle against a Mouse King with seven heads.

It is Christmas Eve at the Stahlbaum house — A large and grand house with the most beautiful tree imaginable.  The Stahlbaums are hosting their annual Christmas party, welcoming the arrival of their family and friends.  The children, Clara and Fritz, are dancing and playing as they welcome their friends too.

The party grows festive with music and dance as godfather Drosselmeyer arrives.  He is a skilled clock and toy maker and always full of surprises. Drosselmeyer draws everyone’s attention as he presents two life-size dolls.  They are the delight of the party, each taking a turn to dance.

The children begin to open gifts when Drosselmeyer presents his to Clara and Fritz.  Although his gift to Fritz is quite nice, he gives Clara a beautiful Nutcracker that  becomes the hit of the party.  Fritz becomes jealous and, having a lot of spunk he grabs the nutcracker from Clara and promptly breaks it.  Clara is heartbroken looking on as Drosselmeyer quickly repairs the Nutcracker with a handkerchief he magically draws from the air.

As the evening grows late, the guests depart and the Stahlbaum family retires for the evening.  Clara, worried about her beloved Nutcracker, sneaks back to the tree to check on him, falling asleep with him in her arms.

As the clock strikes midnight strange things begin to happen.  Clara begins shrinking as her beautiful Christmas tree grows high above her.  The toys around the tree come to life while the room fills with an army of mice, led by the fierce Mouse King.  As the Nutcracker awakens, he leads his army of toy soldiers into battle with the mice.  The Mouse King corners the Nutcracker and battles him one-on-one.  The Nutcracker seems to be no match for the Mouse King.

The Nutcracker and his army can go on no longer and are captured by the mice and their King.  Clara in a final daring charge throwing her slipper at the Mouse King, hitting him square on the head.  The Mouse King drops to the floor and the mice run away, carrying off their leader’s lifeless body.

Then begins the dream sequences – The Nutcracker turns into a Prince and takes Clara on a journey to the Land of Snow, an enchanted forest wonderland  where they are welcomed by dancing snowflakes.  After the Land of Snow, Clara and the Prince go to the Land of Sweets where they are greeted by the Sugar Plum Fairy.  The Prince tells her about their daring battle with the army of mice and she rewards them with a celebration of dances. At a finale, the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Cavalier dance a beautiful Pas De Deux.

The Nevada Ballet Theatre version is choreographed by James Canfield is a magical trip through a larger than life world filled with waltzing flowers, nimble fairies, and moonlit snow.   The music is by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky.  The ballet is at the Smith Center from December 13, – December 24, 2019.  For tickets click here http://bit.ly/344KPdR

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Community Theatre Update: “Holmes and Watson” will have you on the edge of your seat

Sherlock Holmes has not been seen for more than three years and is presumed dead following his confrontation with Moriarty at Reichenbach Falls. Dr. Watson has been called in to disprove the many frauds, fakes and charlatans who have popped up claiming to be Holmes. All of a sudden a newspaper clipping arrives! A remote mental institution on an island off the coast of Scotland reports that three patients have been recently admitted, each claiming to be the late detective.  Now Watson must discover if one of the mad men is the real Sherlock Holmes.

This play by Jeffrey Hatcher is an ingenious new thriller and this is its Las Vegas premiere in a boldly atmospheric production with the Vegas Theatre Company. Located inside the Art Square is the 80 seat black box theatre at 1025 S 1st St #110

Las Vegas NV 89101 (725) 222-9661.  Click here for tickets; http://bit.ly/33OU02F

Showtime schedule is November 13 – December 8

November 13 ($15 Preview) 7:30pm

November 14 (Opening) 7:30pm

Fridays 7:30pm, Saturdays 2pm & 7:30pm, Sundays 5pm

(No show on the first Friday of the month.)

Critics agree that this play is “the most elaborate and riveting game of What’s My Line ever…The Jeffrey Hatcher play…is tight and clever and full of suspense—and has enough red herrings to feed a family of 40.” — “[HOLMES AND WATSON] is a truly smashing play full of twists and turns that will keep you on the edge of your seat…Hatcher has crafted an intelligent mystery thriller…”

Vegas Theatre Company began with the name Cockroach Theatre Company which was established in 2003 as a live theatre production company performing at various locations in and around southern Nevada. It has continuously operated since, establishing residency in its current home – the 80-seat black box theater inside Art Square in the City of Las Vegas Arts District – in 2013. At this location, it has produced, co-produced, facilitated and offered its venue for the production of plays, adult acting workshops, children’s theatre camps, opera, novelty acts, improv, and theatre festivals. It is run by an all-volunteer staff and a corps of dozens of volunteers; cast and crew for each production are paid a stipend on a contract basis.

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The Speeding Theatre presents “House of Tomorrow”

“House of Tomorrow” at the Super Summer Theatre Studio weaves together humorous, yet poignant, stories about seniors taking strength from their yesterdays, pursuing the passions of their tomorrows, opening the doors and windows of their lives (AKA their houses) to remodeling and keeping their dreams big and their hopes high! “House of Tomorrow” by Susan Shear will be presented by The Speeding Theatre!

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You’ll meet seniors navigating the uncharted waters of online dating, trying in vain to order a refill from a mail order pharmacy, responding to adult children concerned about driving safety, experiencing the stresses of forced downsizing— and see how  one senior’s view of a weekend together differs hilariously from her daughter’s take on it—as  well as other fun stories about seniors undaunted by the challenges life keeps throwing at them!

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Performance Dates: December 5th – 15th, 2019

Performances will take place at the Studio Theatre:
4340 S Valley View Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89103 (do not go to the Ranch)

To purchase tickets, go to:  www.purplepass.com/houseoftomorrow

 

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Six Degrees of Separation at the Little Theatre

Six Degrees of Separation is a wonderful play written by playwright John Guare that premiered in 1990 – first in Lincoln Center and later that year on Broadway. The play was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama and was nominated for the Tony Award for Best Play.

The play explores the premise that everyone in the world is connected to everyone else in the world by a chain of no more than six acquaintances, thus, “six degrees of separation“.

Inspired by a true story, it follows the trail of a young black con man, Paul, who inserts himself into the lives of a wealthy New York couple, claiming he knows their kids at college. Paul tells them he is the son of actor Sidney Poitier, and that he has just been mugged and all his money is gone. Captivated by Paul’s intelligence and his fascinating conversation (and the possibility of appearing in a new Sidney Poitier movie), they invite him to stay overnight…But in the morning they discover him in bed with a young male hustler from the streets, and the picture begins to change.

After kicking him out, Ouisa and Flan discover that friends of theirs have had a similar run-in with the brash con artist. Intrigued, they turn detective and piece together the connections that gave Paul access to their lives. Meanwhile, Paul’s cons unexpectedly lead him into darker territory and his lies begin to catch up with him. As the final events of the play unfold Ouisa suddenly finds herself caring for Paul, feeling that he gave them far more than he took and that her once idyllic life was not what it seemed to be.

**PLEASE NOTE: This play contains nudity. No one under 18 will be admitted.

 Dates: October 18 – November 3, 2019 – 3920 Schiff Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89103

For Tickets Call (702) 362-7996

Las Vegas Little Theater is a community theater in Las Vegas, Nevada that was founded in 1978 by Jack Bell and Jack Nickolson. (Acting classes are available too.) It is the oldest operating small theater in the valley.

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