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Green Valley High School Works to Get Roles in ‘Mary Poppins’ Down

Students work to bring a big-screen classic to the stage at Green Valley High School.

Students at Green Valley High School are working to put on a production of “Mary Poppins: The Broadway Musical” that is practically perfect in every way.

Read more in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Shakespeare in the Park Returns Saturday

Shakespeare in the Park Returns Saturday

The Bard is returning to Henderson with the return of the annual Shakespeare in the Park series.

The series opens Saturday with the performance of "The Comedy of Errors" by the Las Vegas Shakespeare Company at River Mountain Park, 1941 Appaloosa Drive.

The event starts at 6 p.m. with a Green Show by students from Green Valley High School. The play starts at 7 p.m.

The play is one of Shakespeare's earliest works. It features twins switched at birth, leading to mistaken identities and a lot of slapstick humor.

Residents will also get a chance to see the play at Discovery Park, 2011 Paseo Verde Parkway, Saturday, Oct. 12. It will also be performed Oct. 19 on the south shore side of Lake Las Vegas at 15 Cost Di Lago. Both performances started at 7 p.m.

For more information, go to hendersonlive.com.

Piano Prodigy, 13, Hopes to Make Mark on Music

A teenage piano player already owns credentials most only dream about attaining.

Victoria Young takes her seat at a modest upright Sohmer piano in the small Green Valley rental condominium she and her mother call home. After an hour of conversation that has gone from Teletubbies to virtual high school and a hectic piano practice schedule, Victoria is ready to shine, playing Frederic Chopin’s “Winter Wind.”

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

World Music Guitarist to Play at Henderson Pavilion

An award-winning guitarist is returning to Henderson Friday, this time to play at the Henderson Pavilion.

Jesse Cook will be playing music from his new album “The Blue Guitar Sessions” and other material with his distinctive rumba-flamenco style. The stop is part of a 60-city tour in support of his new album.

The performance starts at 8 p.m. and tickets are $10.

Cook participated in the grand opening of the pavilion’s sister venue, the Henderson Events Plaza, in 2006. 

Theater Company Looking for Kids for New Production of Red Riding Hood

Theater Company Looking for Kids for New Production of Red Riding Hood


The Missoula Children's Theatre is hosting a open casting call for its new production of "Red Riding Hood" in Henderson.

The theatre group is looking for talented kids ages 5 to 18. There will be a chance for the kids to try out for a starring role in the production.

The show is a retelling of the classic fairy tale with a new look at the Big Bad Wolf and Red Riding Hood herself.

There will be two casting calls and two performances of the play.

Week 1

  • Henderson Convention Center, 200 Water Street
  • Auditions: Monday, April 8, 4 to 6 p.m. Registration is 3 to 4 p.m.
  • Rehearsals: Tuesday through Friday, April 9 through 12, 4 to 8 p.m.
  • Scheduled Performances: Saturday, April 13 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Week 2

Gospel Fest Wraps Up This Weekend

Gospel Fest Wraps Up This Weekend

This weekend is the last weekend for Gospel Fest at the Henderson Pavilion.

The festival is sponsored by KCEP Power 88.1 FM and is a celebration of music, history and culture. Admission to the festival is free.

Besides local gospel singers and choirs, there is also a family fun zone, food vendors and retailers.  

Gates open at 5 p.m. Friday and the concert starts at 6 p.m. The gates open at 11 a.m. Saturday and the entertainment starts at noon. Activities Saturday include a fashion show set for 4:30 p.m.

This is the first year that the festival has been expanded for two weekends.

Children's Art Gallery Debuts Inside Henderson Hospital

Children's Art Gallery Debuts Inside Henderson Hospital


Henderson officials are working with a local hospital to feature a display of children’s art designed to brighten the spirits of patients.

The city of Henderson and St. Rose Dominican Hospitals-Siena Campus are calling the exhibit “Impressions at Siena.” It is located in the third floor lobby at 3001 St. Rose Pkwy., and is open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The gallery’s first exhibit features 32 works of art created by students at B. Mahlon Brown Junior High School using charcoal, oil and soft pastels, and collage. A new display will replace this one after April 25.

The city of Henderson also hosts and curates the City Hall Art Gallery, 240 Water St.; Pinnacle Children’s Art Exhibit, 203 S. Water St., Suite 300; The Gallery at the Henderson Multigenerational Center, 250 S. Green Valley Pkwy.; and Gallery at the Garden inside the Hilton Garden Inn, 1340 W. Warm Springs. Rd.