Las Vegas, Nevada - Plan fun family nights out in July for only $3 per person! Tickets are on sale now for the city of Las Vegas’ July Children’s Summer Concert Series, to be held in air-conditioned comfort at the Historic Fifth Street School in downtown Las Vegas, located at 401 S. Fourth St. For just $3, children, family and friends can share the experience of live music, storytelling, puppets and fantasy. These one-hour performances promise to be exciting and entertaining.
General admission tickets for one or all of the three shows may be purchased online at: http://www.artslasvegas.org or by calling 702-229-ARTS (2787). Group rates are available.
Josh & the Jamtones Concert
Wednesday, July 6, 7 p.m. and Thursday, July 7, 10:30 a.m.
Josh & the Jamtones are an interactive, high-powered, dance party machine. Josh & the Jamtones are guaranteed to get any crowd moving, laughing out loud and singing along, regardless of age. For more information on these artists, visit http://www.joshandthejamtones.com. Call 702-229-3515.
Tears of Joy Theatre presents “Jungle Book”
Wednesday, July 13, 7 p.m. and Thursday, July 14, 10:30 a.m.
Based on the book by Rudyard Kipling, “Jungle Book” is the story of a child lost in the jungle of India who finds a new family among the animals. The audience participates as members of the wolf pack as this powerful play unfolds in the puppet theater. You’ll come to love Mowgli’s teachers and protectors: Baloo the bear, Bagheera the panther, and Akela the wolf. Laugh at the hijinks of the monkeys and root for Mowgli as he faces his nemesis, the mighty tiger Shere Khan. Tears of Joy Theatre is recognized as one of the nation’s outstanding puppet theaters, known internationally for its innovation and excellence. Each year its programs serve over 100,000 children and adults. The company tours widely throughout the United State as well as offering a variety of educational programs in the Portland-Vancouver metropolitan area. For more information on Tears of Joy Theatre, visit www.tojt.org. Call 702-229-3515.
Utah Puppet Theater presents“The Princess and the Pea”
Wednesday, July 20, 7 p.m. and Thursday, July 21, 10:30 a.m.
The classic Hans Christian Andersen story of “The Princess and the Pea” springs to life with beautiful five-foot puppets, a charming score and original script. The tale teaches the lesson that the true value of an individual is measured not by fancy titles or shiny trappings, but by the depth of his heart and the height of his dreams. Audiences of all ages will be spellbound. The production is fully staged. Established in 1981, the Utah Puppet Theater creates original productions based on classic children's literature or original stories. The puppets are life-sized – big enough to see from the very back of the auditorium. The sets are colorful and fun. The puppets are manipulated bunraku style, with the puppeteers in full view of the audience. The productions are packed with music, dance, and lively action. Each show provides an enriching theatrical experience for viewers of any age. The Utah Puppet Theater is solely a touring group, performing for schools, libraries, and arts and community organizations. For more information on the performers, visit www.utahpuppettheater.com . Call 702-229-3515.