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Dec 08 Friday
Think you’ve seen every version of the classic Brothers Grimm story about lost glass slippers and true love? Think again! The Judy Bayley Theatre is the site of the world premiere of Cinderella Under the Mistletoe, a Nevada Conservatory Theatre original production. It sports a similar premise as the one we all loved as kids, but has been updated with quirky slapstick gags and a very dry British humor — courtesy of director Laura Jane James. Perhaps the most unconventional twist on the fairytale? This time, it’s set in Vegas (or somewhere that looks like Vegas, at least). Bring the kids, but leave your woodland friends at home, so you can get back before the clock strikes midnight.
With The Odyssey, the Rainbow Company Youth Theatre has managed to create a show that remains faithful enough to Homer's famous poem about the post-Trojan War era to get the story across, but cleans it up enough to be safe for younger eyes and ears. And for prospective audience members who are hard of hearing, not to worry: The Company has an ASL interpreter during the second weekend’s Saturday (Dec. 9) matinee, making this version of the epic even more accessible. This play will be showing on multiple dates; check the website for details.
There’s a reason why, out of the half-dozen shows in Nevada Ballet Theatre’s yearly seasons, The Nutcracker is consistently one of them. The sumptuous costumes, the large corps of dancers required to put it on, and the ever-festive music of Tchaikovsky — it's simply the whole holiday package. If it’s not yet a tradition for you, there’s no time like now to start! This performance will be showing on multiple dates; check the website for details.
The UNLV Dance Department wraps up their Fall season with performances of works by students and faculty. Join the department for a dance to Rhapsody in Blue, George Gershwin's famous orchestral jazz piece.
Discounted tickets are available for seniors, military members, all students, UNLV faculty and staff, and UNLV alumni.
You're sure to swoon for this musical version of the eponymous holiday film. In Elf the Musical, the banter is creative, the musical numbers have a certain jingle to them, and Buddy the elf is predictably lovable, which all wrapped together, makes seeing the show feel like an early Christmas gift. This musical will be showing on multiple dates; check the website for details.
Dec 09 Saturday