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See Hear Do: Swan Song

Ballet dancers perform in swan lake
Nevada Ballet Theatre

Chassé into early May with our selection of dance, theater, and music events

April 27-May 5

This two-weekend stint is not Nevada Ballet Theatre’s first rodeo with the canonical 19th-cen- tury tragedy. Audiences regaled the goose-pimpling Tchaikovsky score and Ben Stevenson’s elegant cho- reography back in 2019, and for those who missed — or savored — it then: You’ll get a second chance this spring to revel in Prince Siegfried’s quest to break the spell that afflicts his prospective true love, the swan/human Odette. Will he be successful? Or, put another way, will this edition be loyal to the original ballet — or will it adopt the “happy ending” version? Only one way to find out.

April 18-May 19

Las Vegas loves a second-chance story. Apparently TikTok does, too. This social media sensation begins at an amusement park where a handful of kids die on a roller coaster called the Cyclone (likely because the real Cyclone at Coney Island feels like it may actually kill you). Once in purgatory, they’re greeted by the park’s mechanical fortune-telling machine, which initiates a singing contest that awards the winner a trip back to the living world. What ensues is a competition that alternates between morbidity and life affirmation — and hopefully bears no resemblance to the reality TV singing shows your mother still watches. Chalk up another staged celebration of cult pop culture and viral theater by Majestic Repertory.

May 1

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UNLV and Clark County have joined forces to infuse the venerable Commercial Center with more arts and culture offerings while also shining a brighter light on the work of the university’s student creatives. While one theatrical program will take place in the parking lot, most events will be in the Composers Room — including this show. Students will offer live and written comedy, their work influenced by the Upright Citizens Brigade, an institution in both LA and New York.

All of the UNLV Commercial Center events are free, though some, such as this one, require reservations.

May 11

The main lure here isn’t what’s bound to be an inspiring rendition of the French composer’s 1886 masterwork by the Las Vegas Philharmonic to close out its 25th season. Or even that Grammy-winning Paul Jacobs will be the organ soloist. Ultimately, crowds will descend on Reynolds Hall to bid farewell to Donato Cabrera, who ends his 10-year run as the Philharmonic’s music director and conductor with Symphony No. 3 and his friend Jacobs. Loud and long huzzahs will be in order once the maestro takes his bow. Also on the bill are Chausson’s Viviane and Daugherty’s Once Upon a Castle.

Mike has been a producer for State of Nevada since 2019. He produces — and occasionally hosts — segments covering entertainment, gaming & tourism, sports, health, Nevada’s marijuana industry, and other areas of Nevada life.