I have been wanting to see something at the Smith Center since it opened, and was able to see a touring production of The Sound of Music last Thursday. It's very economical compared to prices on the Strip. I sat in the balcony and only paid $29 for the ticket. Yes, it was the balcony, but I had no problems seeing or hearing anything. I took the bus, but self-parking is free or cheap (as opposed to $15-$20 at the Kennedy Center in DC). The production was terrific and it was nice to go to a show where people were dressed nicely and there wasn't a mad rush to get the show over in 90 minutes and rush back to the casino floor. The LV Philharmonic is playing a program when I'm there in September, so I may check that out. I'll definitely go back to Smith Center events.