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Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts

100 S. Virginia St., Reno, NV



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A.V.A. Ballet Theatre & the Reno Philharmonic: Cinderella

Classical Dance

The fall gala season for the A.V.A. Ballet Theatre opens with the classic fairytale Cinderella on September 22nd and 23rd at the Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts. The Reno Philharmonic Orchestra will perform the magnificent score to this wonderful ballet. Re-staged and re-choreographed by Alexander Van Alstyne, Cinderella is the captivating story of the hopes of a lowly maid, the love of a prince, and the magic of a simple wand set to Prokofiev’s enchanting score. This classic fairytale is filled with mesmerizing dance, romance, and comedy and is fun for the entire family. Guest professional dancers who have danced with major city ballets will join the large cast from A.V.A. Ballet Theatre. The local cast includes many talented dancers from numerous different ballet studios in the Reno area.


• Sat 9/22/18 at - 8:00 PM
• Sun 9/23/18 at - 2:00 PM

Reno Philharmonic: The Way We Were


Celebrate the Reno Phil’s 50th anniversary season as Maestro Laura Jackson and the orchestra perform two works from legendary American composer George Gershwin that were showcased at the Reno Phil’s first concert on August 3, 1969. Pianist Alessio Bax and the orchestra will transport you to the Roaring 20’s with the jazz- influenced Concerto in F. The Reno Phil Chorus joins the orchestra for Ravel’s Daphnis and Chloefor a sweeping conclusion to the grand celebration.


• Sat 9/29/18 at - 7:30 PM
• Sun 9/30/18 at - 4:00 PM

The Book of Mormon


"The Book of Mormon," penned by “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and “Avenue Q's” Robert Lopez, centers on two young Mormon missionaries sent off to spread The Word in a dangerous part of Uganda. The original Broadway production won nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical.


• Tue 10/9/18 - Thu 10/11/18 at - 7:30 PM
• Fri 10/12/18 at - 8:00 PM
• Sat 10/13/18 at - 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
• Sun 10/14/18 at - 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Complexions Contemporary Ballet

Modern,Classical Dance

Complexions Contemporary Ballet was founded and is led by Dwight Rhoden and Desmond Richardson, formerly of American Ballet Theatre. Richardson has also danced with Twyla Tharp's company and with Alvin Ailey. Rhoden danced with Alvin Ailey. Based in Atlanta and New York, the ensemble''s complexion is deliberately multicultural; its dances celebrate the company's athletic prowess, their musculature and their flexibility.


• Sun 10/21/18 at - 7:00 PM

A Conversation With Linda Ronstadt

Art Talk,Special Event

Linda Ronstadt became one of the most popular interpretive singers of the '70s, earning a string of platinum-selling albums and Top 40 singles. Throughout the '80s, her sound changed with the times and trends, from "new wave" influences, to a sucessful trio of pre-rock pop albums with the Nelson Riddle Orchestra. Ronstadt's later hits include duets with Aaron Neville and 'Western Wall: The Tucson Sessions' a tour de force of harmony alongside Emmylou Harris. Parkinson's Disease has robbed her of her prodigious musicality and vocal control. She has not been able to sing at all since 2012.


• Thu 10/25/18 at - 7:30 PM