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From Broadway Blockbusters to Slime-Filled Obstacle Courses, The Smith Center Offers Programming for the Entire Family with Tickets Starting at $14.95

From Broadway Blockbusters to Slime-Filled Obstacle Courses, The Smith Center Offers Programming for the Entire Family with Tickets Starting at $14.95
From Broadway blockbusters and slime-filled obstacle courses to innovative puppeteering and immersive educational experiences, The Smith Center for the Performing Arts presents a variety of family-friendly programming with ticket prices starting at $14.95 (Pictured: Double Dare Live!

The fun begins this fall when one of TV’s messiest game shows hits the stage with Double Dare Live! hosted by the legendary Marc Summers. And before the holiday season kicks into high gear with Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas, families will be taken back in time to experience a prehistoric adventure under the sea with Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure, an immersive stage experience that brings age-old marine reptiles to life through innovative puppetry and technology. Head back into the ocean blue once more to experience the Tony Award®-winning Broadway production The Spongebob Musical and be inspired by the internationally acclaimed Inlet Dance Theater as its ensemble creates a magical world where ideas grow and take flight in What Do You Do With an Idea?

DOUBLE DARE LIVE! – Oct. 20, 2019

Ticket prices start at $30

On your mark, get set, GO! The messiest game show on TV is now the messiest game show on the road. Double Dare Live is coming to your town and will bring all the action and excitement of Nickelodeon’s hugely popular TV show to the stage. All the Slime soaking, pie plastering, and booger busting will be hosted by the Double Dare legend himself Marc Summers! Bring your whole family to the show you loved as a child. You might even get chosen to compete to win by answering brain-bending trivia questions, complete messy physical stunts and even run the legendary obstacle course!


Ticket prices start at $14.95

The creators of Erth’s Dinosaur Zoo Live want to take your family on an all new adventure – this time to the bottom of the ocean. Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure is an immersive experience that invites you to jump in and explore unknown ocean depths where prehistoric marine reptiles lived eons ago – and maybe live still today! Erth shows are at the forefront of family entertainment, using actors, technology, puppets, science and imagination to create an amazing visual experience that connects young audiences to the real science of paleontology.


Ticket prices start at $30

Dr. Seuss’ How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical is the record-setting Broadway holiday sensation which features the hit songs “You’re A Mean One Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas” from the original animated special. Max the Dog narrates as the mean and scheming Grinch, whose heart is “two sizes too small,” decides to steal Christmas away from the Holiday loving Whos. Magnificent sets and costumes inspired by Dr. Seuss’ original illustrations help transport audiences to the whimsical world of Whoville and helps remind us of the true meaning of the holiday season. Don’t miss what The New York Times calls “AN EXTRAORDINARY PERFORMANCE! 100 times better than any bedtime story.”


Ticket prices start at $30

A legendary roster of Grammy® Award winners. A visionary director and a Tony Award®- winning design team. One of the world’s most beloved characters. Turn them loose on stage and what do you get? The bold, original musical The New York Times declares, “BRILLIANT!”  “Wonders our from the stage in a ravishing stream and invention” (Time Out New York) as Broadway’s best creative minds reimagine and bring to life the beloved Nickelodeon series with humor, heart and pure theatrically in a neon-sparkly “party for the eyes and ear” (Daily Beast). Be there when SpongeBob and all of Bikini Bottom face catastrophe – until a most unexpected hero rises to take center stage. This “creative explosion” ( is “nothing short of genius” says Theatermania, so bring the entire family to celebrate friendship and cooperation, and learn the power of unity and inclusion. Get ready to enjoy the “Broadway Extravaganza”(The New Yorker) that New York Magazine calls “effervescent candy-for-the-spirit.” Explore depths of theatrical innovation in NICKELODEON’S THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL, 2018 Best Musical winner of the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards, where the power of optimism really can save the world.

WHAT DO YOU DO WITH AN IDEA? – April 22, 2020

Ticket prices start at $14.95

Join internationally acclaimed Inlet Dance Theatre as its ensemble of gifted dancers creates a magical world where ideas grow and take flight. Based on the New York Times bestselling book by Kobi Yamada — which aimed to inspire children on the value of nurturing and supporting new ideas — this is a story for anyone, at any age, who has ever had an idea that seemed a little too big, too odd or too difficult. Mesmerizing art forms unite to tell this story through movement, music and narration, featuring an infectious original score and dazzling choreography.

Tickets for shows currently on sale are available for purchase at, by phone at 702.749.2000, or in-person at The Smith Center box office located at 361 Symphony Park Ave.

Additional shows will be added throughout the season. For an up to date calendar of events, visit