Las Vegas VIP Broadway Weekend to Benefit Nevada Public Radio

Nevada Public Radio listeners and members have the rare chance to support public radio and experience the best of Broadway in Las Vegas with discounted tickets to “Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular,” “Jersey Boys” and Disney’s “The Lion King” during the September 23-25 weekend.

Attendees will be seduced by “Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular” at the Venetian Resort and Casino during the 7 p.m. performance on Friday, September 23. “Phantom: The Las Vegas Spectacular” reunites Andrew Lloyd Webber, director Hal Prince and others from the show’s original creative team, who together reconceived their show into a spectacular 95-minute production. From the moment you enter the magnificent custom-built theatre, you are in the storied Paris Opera House and part of the Phantom’s world. The production features every song from the original, includes spectacular sets, new illusions, and a breathtaking chandelier experience.

Relive the hits of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons with “Jersey Boys” at The Palazzo Resort and Casino at the 9:30 p.m. performance on Saturday, September 24. This musical phenomenon is the story of how a group of blue-collar boys, from the wrong side of the tracks, became one of the biggest American pop music sensations of all time. “Jersey Boys” takes you up the charts, across the country and features hits such as “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You,” “Oh, What A Night” and many more.

The whole family will have a chance to see Disney’s “The Lion King” in its last months in Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino during the 4 p.m. performance on Sunday, September 25. More than 60 million people worldwide have enjoyed the majesty and the truly one-of-a-kind experience that is the Tony Award-winning Broadway sensation Disney’s “The Lion King”. Hailed by Newsweek as “a landmark event in entertainment,” the show is a breathtaking adventure that stretches the boundaries of Broadway, from the heart of Africa to the plains of your imagination.

BASE Entertainment and Disney presented Nevada Public Radio with a limited number of priority seating tickets for all three productions. Tickets are priced at $100 per show ticket, or $250 to see all three performances; which equates to savings of 50 percent or more over regular box office prices and fees.

Proceeds will directly benefit and must be purchased through Nevada Public Radio. Tickets must be picked up at the will-call and may not be resold. To purchase tickets, visit, or call (702) 258-9895 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. weekdays.

Nevada Public Radio, a not-for-profit organization, is the state’s premier non-commercial broadcaster of National Public Radio programming and includes News 88.9 KNPR, broadcasting national and regional news and discussion; Classical 89.7 KCNV, a network of rural translator and repeater signals: KTPH, Tonopah (91.7); KLNR, Panaca (91.7); KWPR, Lund/Ely (88.7) and KSGU, St. George (90.3), plus a statewide radio reading service for the visually impaired.

Nevada Public Radio produces 10 hours a week of original content, which is also available on demand at, including the national award-winning public affairs program KNPR’s State of Nevada. Nevada Public Radio was incorporated in 1975 with its flagship station News 88.9 KNPR signing on the air in 1980. Since early 2008, Nevada Public Radio has provided digital (HD) programming with additional channels of Spanish language, contemporary eclectic music and news broadcasts. Nevada Public Radio also publishes Desert Companion, a monthly magazine. For further information, call 702.258.9895 or visit