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‘The Spongebob Musical,’ Van Morrison, a National Lacrosse League matchup and more happening this week in Las Vegas

Alesso spins at XS on February 1.
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  • Sweeney Todd at Majestic Repertory Theatre

    This Stephen Sondheim musical has been selling out, so get tickets early for “the demon barber of Fleet Street” and a tale of murder, revenge and meat pies. Days & times vary, thru February 16, $35. –C. Moon Reed

  • Spotlight on Debussy at Troesh Studio Theater

    The Philharmonic’s Spotlight series allows a few members to focus on one composer. This time it’s Claude Debussy, whose Claire de Lune is one of the best-known piano suites in classical music. January 30, 7:30 p.m., $71. –Genevie Durano

  • Dan Cummins at Jimmy Kimmel's Comedy Club

    When comedian Dan Cummins hits Jimmy Kimmel’s club for a six-show run, it won’t be his first experience with Las Vegas. In a 2016 Comedy Central clip, he jokes about his attempt to re-enact Hunter S. Thompson’s drug-fueled romp through the city—to hallucinogenic terror and, ultimately, hilarity. This stop on his Toxic Thoughts tour should be a milder, if no less funny, trip. January 30-February 2, 8 p.m., $25-$55. –Genevie Durano

  • Van Morrison at The Colosseum

    Everyone knows “Brown Eyed Girl” and “Moondance,” but 74-year-old Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Van Morrison has the type of catalog that demands much deeper diving. Start with 1968 album Astral Weeks and work your way forward. By the time you get to 1974’s Veedon Fleece, we predict you’ll be online scoping out tickets to his latest run of Caesars Palace performances. January 31-February 8, 8 p.m., $96-$234. –Spencer Patterson

  • Alesso at XS

    If you didn’t ask Alexa to play Alesso’s NYE Amazon Music mix to ring in 2020, did you even really party? Head to XS to catch the Swedish DJ, who just threw down a set at the X Games music festival in Aspen, Colorado. February 1, 10 p.m., $30-$50. –Leslie Ventura

  • San Diego Seals vs. Colorado Mammoth at Orleans Arena

    Heads up, lax fans: The National Lacrosse League makes its first visit to Las Vegas, with the West Division’s two U.S. teams facing off. Elevator shots and behind-the-back passes for everyone! February 1, 7 p.m., $22-$92. –Spencer Patterson

  • Wildermiss at Bunkhouse Saloon

    This Denver outfit sits at the intersection of pop and indie rock, creating melodic, breezy songs for sunny days (or for Bernie Sanders benefits like this one). With Dusty Sunshine, Laabradoor, The 86ers, Lunero. February 1, 8 p.m., free. –Leslie Ventura

  • The Spongebob Musical at Reynolds Hall

    Are you ready, kids? Here we go: Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? Whose Broadway musical soaked up 12 Tony nominations? Who’s got six Drama Desk wins? Whose show’s score includes contributions from The Flaming Lips, Lady Antebellum, Cyndi Lauper, John Legend, Panic! At the Disco, T.I. and the saltiest chunks of Aerosmith? Who’s got a multiple award-winning set design by artist David Zinn? Hint: It’s not David Mamet (though it could’ve been).

    The SpongeBob Musical, based on the beloved Nickelodeon cartoon, comes to Smith Center as it probably came to Broadway’s Palace Theater: underestimated. Yet this show, conceived and directed by Tina Landau, choreographed by Christopher Gattelli, orchestrated by Tom Kitt and scripted by Kyle Jarrow, has consistently bowled over those who have seen it. And with a traveling cast including Beau Bradshaw, Daria Pilar Redus, Cody Cooley, Zach Kononov and Lorenzo Pugliese, you, too, will swim happily through SpongeBob’s charming nautical nonsense. February 4-9, 7:30 p.m., $30-$138. –Geoff Carter

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