Hal Prince, director/producer with an impressive 21 Tony Awards and over 50 musicals, plays and operas to his repertoire. With a lengthy resume consisting of some of the most exceptional musicals made in the past six decades. He is credited with West Side Story, Fiddler on the Roof, Caberet, Evita, and Phantom of the Opera. Coming to the Smith Center, May 14, 2015.
This unique opportunity to witness this moderated interview during which Price takes us through his life and legendary career. This show is complimented with live performances by individually chosen soloists by Prince interlaced throughout the set. The night ends with a Q&A session with the audience.
After nearly giving up on his career in the field of theatre arts in the late 1960’s but thankfully with the success of Cabaret in 1966 he decided to give it another go. Collaboration with composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim marked the beginning of some of his greatest work ever. The duo worked together successfully on many of their own projects. The association created a string of productions, including Company (1970), Follies (1971), A Little Night Music (1973), Pacific Overtures (1976) and Sweeney Todd (1979). The two parted ways soon after the unsuccessful release of Merrily We Roll Along in 1981.
Get your Hal Prince tickets for a grand night at the Smith Center here you will have such an entertaining, enlightening evening. Filled with talk, song, fun and information you can get from the man himself. Hal Prince’s extensive musical resume includes creating beautiful operas including directing two for Andrew Webber which were both complete successes. Later Prince turned down directing Cats for Webber and was later the inspiration for the character for John Lithgow’s character in Bob Fosse’s film all that Jazz. And again the basis of a character from Richard Bissell’s novel Say, Darling. In 2007 Mr. Prince was awarded the National Medal of Arts and I could go on for days but really you should come out to the Smith Center in beautiful Las Vegas, Nevada to hear him tell his story in his own words.