No day but…Wednesday. ‘Rent’ returns to the Valley
Wed, Mar 2, 2011 (5:15 p.m.)
The acclaimed musical returns to the valley, this time at Ovation.
- March 9, 16, 23 & 30, 8 p.m., $15
- Ovation inside Green Valley Ranch
Early last year a group of parents caused a mild controversy when they sued Green Valley High School over its stagings of Rent and The Laramie Project. The themes of drugs, violence and homosexuality are too mature for teens, they argued, much to the chagrin of anyone who remembers how aware of drugs, violence and gay issues they were during high school. A district court judge ruled in favor of the high school. The shows went on. Audiences turned out in droves, galvanized by the controversy and reminded of the importance of Rent, Jonathan Larson’s Pulitzer Prize-winning production.
Now, Rent returns to Las Vegas, and though this professional production is met with no controversy, the musical’s Bohemian-spirited message is still just as powerful, inspirational and entertaining. RagTag Entertainment will produce Rent every Wednesday in March at Ovation inside Green Valley Ranch. Funds from each show benefit Golden Rainbow, a nonprofit that provides housing and direct financial assistance to Southern Nevadans living with HIV/AIDS.
Green Valley Ranch
The Mediterranean-themed Green Valley Ranch Resort and Spa in Henderson is a luxurious getaway from the hustle and bustle of the Strip. The resort’s spa, health club and pools offer visitors pampering, while providing a family-friendly environment off the Strip.
The resort has won the AAA prestigious Four Diamond Award. Hotel rooms feature down pillows and comforters, white marble bathrooms and floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the surrounding mountains. It continues through the rest of the property with a faux beach, poolside cabanas and an indulgent spa.
Guests can enjoy almost anything and everything in dining at Green Valley; from the fine dining of Hank's Fine Steaks & Martinis to the comfort food of the The Grand Cafe. The Feast Around the World Buffet offers all-you-can-eat tastes from around the globe with six live-action cooking stations while Terra Verde serves up a taste of Italy.
The resort includes over 450 guest rooms and more than 80 luxury suites. The casino offers 55 table games, more than 2,200 slot and video poker machines and a 22-table poker room, plus a race and sports book that seats 220, including a VIP seating section.
2300 Paseo Verde Parkway
Channel your inner rock star and check out Ovation Lounge, a concert venue at Green Valley Ranch. Some of the regular bands include Yellow Brick Road, the Lon Bronson All-Star Band and Steel Panther. Bottle service and VIP seating are available. Must be 21.
2300 Paseo Verde Parkway