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Thumbs Up to the Smith Center

Discussion in 'Shows & Entertainment' started by tom.mckenzie, Aug 7, 2016.

  1. tom.mckenzie

    tom.mckenzie Low-Roller

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    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.
     
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  2. chidog

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    Thanks for the report. I have tickets I purchased through My Vegas for David Koz & David Sandborn on 8/19.. I had never even heard of the Smith Center. Is there a dress code?
     
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  3. tom.mckenzie

    tom.mckenzie Low-Roller

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    I don't know that there is a formal dress code and I saw a few people in shorts or nice jeans, but not many. I wore a knit shirt and a pair of khakis and felt maybe a slightly bit underdressed. When I go back, I'll probably wear a nicer shirt and dress slacks, although that would mean packing something I wouldn't ordinarily pack. That's a close call - certainly no one gave me any dirty looks the way I was dressed.

    There is definitely a higher standard of dress than for casino showroom shows, but I think that as long as you're wearing something clean and in good repair, you'll be OK.

    Enjoy the show. My tastes in jazz are a little more traditional. The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra will be there in October, but it's a weekend I won't be in town.
     
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  4. Ckspores

    Ckspores Tourist

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    It'll be my first time there in a few weeks for Frankie Moreno. Very excited, thanks for the report!
     
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    I'm seeing 'Beautiful - The Carole King Musical' there in October and was wondering of the balcony was OK. Can't beat $42 (or $29 for you) for a full musical production.
     
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    I went to the Smith Center to see The Nutcracker last December. I loved every minute of it, although the balcony seat was a little bit tight. That place is beautiful!

    I wore "fancy" jeans, a nice button-down shirt with knit vest over, and a black blazer. For the special holiday opera shows, I would probably go back in a suit and feel a little more like a boss. How many other places can you get dressed up and really feel special anymore? The stained sweats and fanny pack crowd invading LV in general are just depressing....
     
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  7. IM ALL IN

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    I saw Wicked several years ago at the Smith. Bunch of us from MB were comped, bus ride etc. I loved the performance. Sat in one of those balcony seats, like 4 people to a section? I don't recall having to dress. Only show I've "dressed to" is Andrea Bocelli's Christmas show in December. By choice though.
     
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    We saw American Idiot there a couple of years ago. All of us were casual to very casual.
     
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