Arts Commons Presents
When You're Smiling
October 26, 27, and 28
Engineered Air Theatre
In Las Vegas, Nevada during the 1960's, there once lived three of the most handsome, funny and talented entertainers in the world. They could do anything they dreamed up. They were as naughty as they wanted to be and they had the world wrapped around their fingers.
Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. lived their lives like kings. They shared unique and very special friendships because of it. To the world, it looked like the fellas lived a non-stop cycle of highballs and hangovers. But in reality, they faced many tough situations. They experienced racism, unhappy gangsters and politicians. They also kept some very well hidden secrets.
Former CBC Radio Host Tim Tamashiro brings a new approach to the stories of swinging Las Vegas with his new show, When You're Smiling. He'll tell you all about the special friendships of "The Summit". You'll hear the crazy stories and enjoy the songs of the three most talented rascals to ever put on tuxedos. Tim promises great songs, cold drinks and bad jokes.
Let your hair down. Bring your funnest friends. Put on your best grin because when you're smiling, the whole world smiles with you.
Ideal for: Performances, presentations, lectures, weddings
Capacity: 185 – Theatre-style seating 150 – Cocktail reception 80 - dinner
Stage: Stage measures 11’ deep x 34’ wide
Accessibility: Theatre seating includes wheelchair accessible seats
Included: customizable theatre lighting, standard room set-up, private lobby, event planning support
Completed in 1994 the Engineered Air Theatre carries on the tradition of having a theatre located in its exact location for over 100 years, even incorporating rescued decorative elements from the old Empress Theatre into both its theatre and lobby design. In the summer of 2016, the Engineered Air had a face lift with the comfier chairs and updated décor.