Well, gang, how is everyone out there doing? As you, I’m hunkered down too. So I thought I would send you any pertinent information that perhaps you would like to check out while being hunkered down at home. This is what’s going on in our village now or in the future. The first article dealing with our wonderful Super Summer event I thought you definitely needed to know. This annual event is always well attended. Anyhow next week I’ll probably write something on a personal event that I probably participated in or something I know about…I have no idea right now what that subject will be. Enjoy life! Stay Safe! Get Outdoors For Fresh Air in Your Back or Front Yard! Wear the Mask! Wear the Gloves! And, Damn, Wash The Hands and Then Moisturize Your Hands!
Due to the circumstances of COVID-19, the Super Summer Theatre Summer Series has been rescheduled, with the first performance beginning Wednesday, July 8. Super Summer Theatre will be in direct contact with current ticket holders by Thursday, April 30 to transfer existing tickets.
The Super Summer Theatre celebrates 45 years of premiere theatre in Southern Nevada with a stellar lineup for the 2020 Summer Series. Held at Spring Mountain Ranch State Park, the popular outdoor series season kicks off Wednesday, July 8 with Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins. Super Summer Theatre has come a long way since the curtain first went up in 1976 with a run of Shakespeare plays performed by actors who doubled as ticket agents and passed the microphone to one another. Since then, more than one million patrons have thrown down a blanket in the Meadow, shared a picnic dinner with friends and enjoyed great theatre “under the stars.”
Tickets for the Summer Series are priced at $17.50 for general admission. Parking opens at 5 p.m. and Meadow Seating begins at 6 p.m. Super Summer Theatre is located at Spring Mountain Ranch, just 10 miles west of the 215/West Charleston intersection or 5 miles east past Blue Diamond from the intersection of Hwy 159 and Hwy 160. All performances are outdoors and run Wednesday – Saturday.
The 2020 Super Summer Theatre Summer Series lineup:
Wednesday, July 8 – Saturday, July 25: Disney and Cameron Mackintosh’s Mary Poppins
One of the most popular Disney movies of all time captures hearts in a whole new way – as a practically perfect musical. Based on the books by P.L. Travers and the classic Walt Disney film, Mary Poppins is an enchanting mixture of irresistible story, unforgettable songs, breathtaking dance numbers and astonishing stagecraft.
Wednesday, August 5 – Saturday August 22: Sister Act The Musical
Sister Act is the feel-good musical comedy smash based on the hit 1992 film that has audiences jumping to their feet. Filled with powerful gospel music, outrageous dancing and a truly moving story, Sister Act will leave the audience breathless with a sparkling tribute to the universal power of friendship.
Wednesday, September 2 – Saturday, September 19: Matilda the Musical
Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony award-winning Roald Dahl’s Matilda The Musical is a captivating masterpiece that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. Packed with high-energy dance numbers, catchy songs and a joyous girl power romp, children and adults alike will thrill and delight in the story of a special girl with an extraordinary imagination.
Sunday, September 13: Super Summer Theatre 45th Annual Gala: A Musical Stroll Through the Past 45 Years at Spring Mountain Ranch
The Super Summer Theatre celebrates 45 years with its annual Gala held Sunday, September 13. Highlighting show stopping songs and performances from the past 45 years of theatre at Spring Mountain Ranch, the star-studded performance includes more than 30 performers in a musical stroll through history-making performances that have made Super Summer Theatre what it is today. The reception and silent auction begin at 5:30 p.m., with the performance beginning at 7 p.m.
Tickets will be on sale May 1 and available for purchase here.
Tickets for the Gala are priced at $25 for one with a discounted price of $45 for two for general admission. A VIP Seat ticket is $150 and includes premium table seating, a gourmet BBQ meal and open bar. The VIP Blanket ticket is $150 and includes premium seating with a half chair on a blanket, a gourmet BBQ meal and open bar. The VIP Table is $1,500 and includes reserved premium table seating for 10, a gourmet BBQ meal and open bar. The VIP Blanket option is $1,500 and includes reserved premium blanket seating for eight, a gourmet BBQ meal and open bar. A VIP ticket for children over five years of age is $45 and includes premium seating, a gourmet BBQ meal and beverages. Children five years of age and under are free. For more information, call 702.579.PLAY (7529), visit www.supersummertheatre.org or e-mail [email protected]. For the latest show updates, follow Super Summer Theatre on Facebook, Instagram @supersummertheatre and Twitter.
The Neon Museum announces it will host a first-ever Facebook Live tour of Lost Vegas: Tim Burton @The Neon Museum presented by The Engelstad Foundation on Friday, April 10, at 1 p.m. PDT. The tour, conducted by Education Specialist Mitch Cohen, will offer people from around the world the chance to experience the renowned artist, filmmaker and director’s original artwork and installations created especially for The Neon Museum.
“The exhibition was scheduled to continue through Sunday, April 12, but with the museum’s temporary closure due to COVID-19, we know thousands of art lovers will miss their chance to see Burton’s outstanding exhibition,” explained Rob McCoy, president and chief executive officer, The Neon Museum. “This live, virtual tour will take place especially for them—and will be enjoyable for anyone who appreciates Burton’s work and iconic Las Vegas sign design.”
Lost Vegas: Tim Burton @ The Neon Museum comprises sculptural and digital installations celebrating Burton’s links to Las Vegas and its historical neon heritage. These artworks, many of which are site-specific creations, will be displayed in the Neon Boneyard and incorporated into Brilliant!, the museum’s permanent projection mapping North Gallery installation. Works play with the museum’s landmark sign collection, which was prominently featured in Burton’s 1996 film Mars Attacks! This irreverent homage to the sci-fi B-movies of the 1950s and 1960s and the disaster films of the 1970s unleashed gleefully destructive alien invaders upon gamblers, casino workers and Tom Jones. The presentation of Burton’s art in Las Vegas represents a unique experience where the host institution also serves as creative inspiration. The museum’s distinctive campus will be transformed through the artist’s singular vision for this original exhibition of new work as well as previously exhibited pieces.
Founded in 1996, the Neon Museum is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to collecting, preserving, studying and exhibiting iconic Las Vegas signs for educational, historic, arts and cultural enrichment. It has been named “Best Museum” by Las Vegas Weekly, one of “Sin City’s Best Retro Sites” by MSN, “No. 1 Las Vegas Museum Sure to Entertain and Educate” by USA Today’s 10best.com, and earns a consistent 4.5 out of 5 rating on TripAdvisor. On its 2.27-acre campus, the Neon Museum houses an outdoor exhibition space known as the Neon Boneyard (“boneyard” is traditionally the name for an area where items no longer in use are stored); the North Gallery, home to the nighttime augmented-reality, audiovisual spectacle, “Brilliant!”; the Boulevard Gallery outdoor exhibit and event space; and its visitors’ center, housed inside the former La Concha Motel lobby. The museum collection also includes nine restored signs installed as public art throughout downtown Las Vegas. Public education, outreach, research, archival preservation and a grant-funded neon sign survey represent a selection of the museum’s ongoing projects. Both the Neon Boneyard and the La Concha Visitors’ Center are located at 770 Las Vegas Blvd. North in Las Vegas. Follow on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
Murray The Magician aka. Murray SawChuck has a segment on the national syndicated TV show The List airing tomorrow April 9th on Making Magic Tricks at home with your family!!! Since we are all stuck at home tune into keep yourself busy with MURRAY!
The first of four Red Cross blood drives held at Las Vegas Motor Speedway was a resounding success and the Speedway is set to host another one on April 11. The March 27 blood drive at LVMS exceeded its goal of 50 donations and an incredible 46 were first-time donors to the Red Cross.
“It was wonderful to see the response from our great community,” LVMS President Chris Powell said. “The outpouring of support from the citizens of Las Vegas shows the spirit of our city, and the blood donated will make a big difference to those in need. We’re anticipating the same level of contribution during our next three blood drives.”
The Red Cross has received so many applications that the April 11 drive is already filled with donors. The drives will take place in the Thrive Hive Digital Center in the speedway infield and will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. To make an appointment or to learn more, download the American Red Cross Blood Donor App, visit www.RedCrossBlood.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) or enable the Blood Donor Skill on any Alexa Echo device.
Completion of a RapidPass® online health history questionnaire is encouraged to help speed up the donation process. A blood donor card or driver’s license, or two other forms of identification, are required at check-in. Individuals who are 17 years of age (16 with parental consent where allowed by state law), weigh at least 110 pounds and are in generally good health may be eligible to donate blood.
The Red Cross is asking that individuals postpone their donation for 28 days if the following apply: (1) Travel to China and its special administrative regions, Hong Kong and Macau, as well as Iran, Italy and South Korea, or (2) Diagnosis of COVID-19, contact with a person who has the virus, or suspected to have it. For donors who haven’t been to the Speedway before, take exit 54 off I-15 North, Speedway Blvd. Make a right on Speedway Blvd. and follow until Checkered Flag Lane. Make a right and take Checkered Flag Lane to the infield tunnel. Turn left through the tunnel and toward the Thrive Hive Digital Center. Directional signage will be provided as well.
As we are now into the month of April and the continuation of the coronavirus pandemic and its effects on our pets and shelter pets, we at Hearts Alive Village wanted to share an update for those looking to be heroes during this time. We remain staffed for business at our pet supply store. However, to further protect our employees, our volunteers, and customers, we will be conducting curbside sales. For interest in an animal, please [email protected] prior to stopping by Hearts Alive Village (1750 South Rainbow Blvd., Suite #4). We can set an appointment and coordinate a meet.
There are many dogs and cats in foster homes who are still available for adoption. We work to keep our website updated with available pets. www.heartsalivevillage.org. We have a reduced number of animals at our adoption center in careful consideration for any emergencies that may arise. Our adoption center is still home for more than a dozen cats and a few dogs still needing to be placed with adopters or fosters, the need remains even though it may be changing with the fluidity of the times and the situation.
We are, like all those around us, endorsing self- isolation for everyone who can do this, it is the safest way to try and get through these troubling times. However, our most vulnerable (pets, elderly, veterans) still need help to get on the other side and we hope that will be sooner than later. The need is greater now than ever for pet food to help those struggling households. We are still engaging volunteers who can deliver food and supplies to those who have pets and cannot get out to get the supplies and food they need or are finding themselves unable to afford such necessary items. If you are finding yourselves with some extra time during this period, please volunteer with us or any other cause that may be close to your heart. There are so many heroes among us, some seen and some doing their work more quietly – we owe a debt of gratitude to all of them and to those who will step up in the coming days.
Hearts Alive Village is a non-profit 501(c)(3) located in the heart of Las Vegas, Nevada, founded in 2013 out of an intense need to help save dogs and cats that were losing their lives in an overcrowded shelter system. We provide medical treatment, a safe and comfortable place to heal, and adoption services with a passion for senior pet placement at two centrally located facilities. Our mission is to secure loving and stable homes for dogs and cats at risk of being lost in the shelter system. Our main objective is to keep animals out of the shelter in the first place by supporting struggling, low-income pet owners. We maintain a pet food bank, offer low cost spay/neuter and other medical services, and help to responsibly re-home, as well as provide educational and training resources. For more information, to make a donation, adopt a pet, or volunteer, please call 702-595-0644, visit HeartsAliveVillage.org or follow on Instagram @heartsaliveanimalrescue.
Well, gang, like I said earlier please Stay and Play Carefully. Obey what I Governor has asked you to do. Help those around you who may not be able to care for themselves over a length of time. Be kind when you are shopping and do try to stay at least 6-feet in separation, and don’t argue over small things!