- Treat your family without breaking the bank!"THE MOST VISUALLY BEAUTIFUL PRODUCTIONEVER STAGED IN REYNOLDS HALL."- Las Vegas SunTips for Great Savings on The NutcrackerNBT's The Nutcracker has taken the stage again this holiday season to bring joy to all of Las Vegas. Now, you can enjoy this spectacular show and get great value. Just follow any of the tips below to make the most of your Nutcracker experience!Tip #1: Grab newly released "Sweet Spot" priced seats for the Saturday, December 16 7:30pm performance. A new allotment of main floor orchestra seats have just been released for as little as $79!Tip #2: See The Nutcracker on one of our Value Priced performance dates. You'll enjoy the same great performance and get the best pricing of the season.Value Priced Performances:Wednesday, December 20 at 7:30pmThursday, December 21 at 7:30pmFriday, December 22 at 7:30pm
Tip #3: Book your Red Carpet Photo in advance and save $6. This one-of-a-kind Nutcracker souvenir photo, taken on the red carpet with our charming Nutcracker Mascot, is the ideal way to commemorate your magical journey with Clara and her Nutcracker Prince.Choreographed by James Canfield, NBT's The Nutcracker is a magical tour through the wonder and sparkle of the season, featuring a cast of nearly 100 dancers in a larger than life world filled with waltzing flowers, moonlight snow and exotic visitors from faraway lands. So come along on a magical journey with Clara and her handsome Nutcracker Prince and celebrate Las Vegas' favorite holiday tradition on stage at The Smith Center through December 24th only!Through December 24th Only!The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, Reynolds Hall2017 Presenting Sponsor
Sunday, December 10, 2017
WHAT IS THIS ?
THERE LIES THE QUESTION !
IT IS SOME SORT OF BIG PRODUCTION RECREATING THEMES FROM SOME OTHER
MAJOR PRODUCTIONS....MOULIN ROUGE...ROMEO AND JULIET ...GREAT GADSBY..
THEY DID NOT DELIVER THIS INFORMATION TO ME !
IN THAT I HAVE SEEN OVER 10,000 LAS VEGAS SHOWS IN 33 YEARS MY
REACTION IS THAT IT IS THEM.....NOT ME !
IT IS NOT MY MISSION TO RAIN ON ANYBODYS PARADE....ONLY TO GIVE YOU
MY PERSONAL REACTION TO WHAT WE SAW !
HERE................... RANDON THOUGHTS AND REACTIONS TO THE SHOW..
DID NOT LIKE IT BIG TIME !
CAN'T REMEBER THE LAST TIME I DID A NEGATIVE REVIEW....MUST BE THEM !
FIRST .....IT STARTED LATE.....SECOND WE DID NOT GET THE MESSAGE....THIRD
IT WAS COLASSOLY TOO LOUD....NOT UNLIKE EVERYTHING.
ALWAYS A MINUTE OFF THE SCORE FOR EVERY MINUTE LATE...(DO NOT DO
LATE).....SO THEY ARE AT 95 BEFORE KICKOFF.
OF THE MAJOR ERRORS IN ALL PRODUCTIONS IS THE BEATING OF DRUMS
OVERPOWERING LYRICS WHICH MAKE THE LYRICS USELSS WHEN YOU CANNOT
UNDERSTAND THEM OR HEAR THEM CLEARLY....THIS IS NOT A UNIQUE THEME
WHICH OCCURS IN MANY PLACES.....FORTUNATELY I ALREADY KNOW THE
WORDS TO YESTERDAY....PENNY LANE AND STRAWBERRY FIELDS !
EVERY SONG .....WE WERE NOT ABLE TO HEAR THE LYRICS....A MAJOR FLAW.
SOME IN THE AUDIENCE APPLAUDED THE SINGING !
THEY SEATED 12 PEOPLE ON STAGE WHICH AGAIN OFFERS OPPORTUNITES FOR
UNSCHEDULED EVENTS TO TRANSPIRE....NONE DID !
ALWAYS ASTOUNDS ME WHY MAJOR DOLLARS AND TALENTS ARE PUT INTO
ANYTHING WITH THIS RESULT !
THERE WAS SOME EXCELLENT DANCING....THANKS ....SOME GREAT PAIRS.....
LIKED THAT.....THE CAST CONSTANTLY RACED UP AND DOWN THE AISLES
CAUSING ME IN MY USUAL (WHAT GO WRONG HERE THEME) POSSIBLES FOR
UNPLANED INTERREACTION WITH LEAVERS AND PEE'ERS AND WAITRESS'S.
LIKE IN A MOVIE YOU LIKE OR DISLIKE CHARACTERS.....ONLY ONE BRAIDED HAIR
DANCED TURNED UP ON THE PLUS SIDE FOR ME !
BAZ.....THEIR AD...."BAZ-A MUSICAL MASH-UP' 7PM TUE-SUN IN THE THEATRE
AT PALAZZO $59.50-$169. 702 414 9000.......
AS WRITE THIS ON 10 DEC 17 I CALLED THEM TO SEE IF THE SHOW IS RUNNING..
MUCH TO MY GREAT PLEASURE ANNA ANSWERED THE PHONE ON THE FIRST RING
WITH NO VOICEMAIL....AND TOLD THE SHOW IS STILL GOING..
WISH THEM THE BEST
ED BRUCE email@example.com
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
NEVADA BALLET THEATRE NAMES EMMY AWARD-WINNING CHEF, TELEVISION PERSONALITY, PRODUCER, BEST-SELLING AUTHOR, RESTAURATEUR AND PHILANTHROPIST
GIADA DE LAURENTIIS
AS ITS 2018 “WOMAN OF THE YEAR” FOR THE 34TH ANNUAL BLACK & WHITE BALL
Saturday, January 27, 2018 ● Wynn Resorts
Dinner Chairs: Stella & Rob Roy and Jessica & Maurice Wooden
Major Support Provided by:
LAS VEGAS, NV (Tuesday, December 5, 2017) Nevada Ballet Theatre (NBT) is pleased to announce that internationally acclaimed chef, television personality, best-selling author and philanthropist Giada De Laurentiis will be honored as its “Woman of the Year” for the 34th Annual Black & White Ball. De Laurentiis’ numerous achievements in the culinary arts and dedication to national and international charitable causes will be celebrated on Saturday, January 27, 2018 at Wynn Resorts during the 46 year-old ballet company’s largest annual fundraiser and one of the city’s preeminent society and fashion events.
From her early beginnings as a Le Cordon Bleu classically-trained chef and food stylist, Giada De Laurentiis has risen to stardom as one of the world’s most beloved television personalities. As a New York Times best-selling author, Daytime Emmy Award-winner and Culinary Hall of Fame inductee, De Laurentiis has made an indelible mark on modern day culture through her Food Network shows, television appearances, cook books, product lines and more.
“For over 30 years, NBT has feted powerful female icons for their artistry, strength, leadership and philanthropy,” said NBT Co-Founder and Board Co-Chair Nancy Houssels. “Hailing from a performing arts family, Giada De Laurentiis is a strong female leader and educator who has earned worldwide acclaim for her culinary artistry. As a non-profit performing arts organization, we champion artistic achievements of all kinds, as they play a key role in shaping our culture, while inspiring future generations to cultivate their own artistic talents, in whatever form that takes. We also applaud Giada’s deep commitment to fighting chronic hunger and poverty through global organizations like Oxfam and initiatives such as “No Kid Hungry” and we look forward to celebrating her talent, commitment to children and her contributions to our great city.”
De Laurentiis arrived in Las Vegas in 2014 with the opening of her highly-anticipated first ever restaurant, GIADA at The Cromwell. Since then, the restaurant has received wide-acclaim with not only visitors but locals as well. Now, nearly four years later, her second restaurant, “Pronto by Giada,” will open at Caesars Palace early 2018.
"Las Vegas has quickly become my second home; I care about the city, it’s people and the impact that being a female culinary leader here has on the future of the industry,” said De Laurentiis. “I am honored to have been selected as Woman of the Year, joining the ranks of other trailblazers, and will continue my mission of creating inspiring culinary creations and ambitions of others.”
As the granddaughter of famed film producer Dino De Laurentiis, Giada has also channeled her acting and performing skills for the animated children’s show “Handy Manny” where she is the voice of “Paulette” and in 2014, she voiced the character of “Gelata” in the U.S. version of the Tinker Bell special, Pixie Hollow Bake Off. De Laurentiis is the recipient of the Gracie Award, named after comedian and entertainer Gracie Allen, which is presented annually by the Alliance for Women in Media Foundation to celebrate and honor programming created for women, by women and about women.
The Black & White Ball boasts an important history of honoring local female trailblazers beginning with its first honoree, Elaine Wynn, in 1985. Throughout the years, former casino owners, hoteliers and politicians have been celebrated for changing the face of Las Vegas. In 2001, beginning with entertainer Debbie Reynolds, the Company began honoring internationally-recognized female icons. Since that time, actresses, dancers, singers and comedians—have been honored including Celine Dion, Rita Rudner, Marie Osmond, Priscilla Presley, Eva Longoria, Mitzi Gaynor, Florence Henderson, Debbie Allen, Olivia Newton-John and Vanessa Williams, among others. Sharing a commitment to philanthropy, a hallmark of the Woman of the Year honor, most of these luminaries have performed, lived, or owned businesses in Las Vegas.
Garnering media attention locally and nationally, NBT’s Black & White Ball hosts over 500 arts supporters annually for what has been called “the crème de la crème of society events.” Funds raised from this important gala support a variety of endeavors including professional company ballet productions at NBT’s world-class performance home, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts; quality dance instruction within its affiliated school, the Academy of Nevada Ballet Theatre; and dance programs and initiatives for at-risk youth through its Education and Outreach Programs that serve over 20,000 students a year.
Dinner Chairs for the 2018 Black & White Ball are NBT Board of Trustees Member Stella Roy and CEO, Founder and Chairman of Switch, Rob Roy; and NBT Board of Trustees Member Jessica Wooden and President of Wynn Resorts Maurice Wooden.
ABOUT GIADA DE LAURENTIIS
Emmy Award-winning, globally renowned celebrity chef, television personality and New York Times best-selling author, Giada De Laurentiis brings her extensive culinary background to her new restaurant. De Laurentiis cultivated her staple Italian cuisine in her family's kitchen in Rome and Le Cordon Bleu in Paris. Since her debut in 2002, De Laurentiis has become one of the Food Network’s most recognizable faces, starring in many TV shows, the most recent being, Giada Entertains, Giada in Italy, Giada's Holiday Handbook alongside the highly popular series, Food Network Star. She is also a correspondent on NBC’s Today Show, where she highlights current trends in travel, cuisine and lifestyle. De Laurentiis is the author of eight cookbooks as well as her children’s chapter book series, Recipe for Adventure that transports readers to famous food cities around the world. She also recently launched a new lifestyle website, Giadzy.com, where she showcases new recipes, videos, lifestyle and travel tips. De Laurentiis currently resides in Los Angeles with her daughter Jade.
ABOUT NEVADA BALLET THEATRE
Now in its 46th season, Nevada Ballet Theatre is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Las Vegas and the largest professional ballet company and dance Academy in the state. Committed to the highest artistic standards, this classically-based company is at home in an eclectic repertory, moving easily from the classics to the high-energy contemporary ballets. The mission of Nevada Ballet Theatre is to educate and inspire statewide, regional and national audiences and vitally impact community life through professional company productions, dance training and education and outreach. Nevada Ballet Theatre is the Resident Ballet Company of The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. For more information, visit NBT on the web: www.nevadaballet.org; Like NBT on Facebook: www.facebook.com/NevadaBalletTheatre or Tweet: @NVBallet.