THE COLOSSEUM AT CAESARS PALACE IN LAS VEGAS,
HOME TO THE GREATEST ENTERTAINERS IN THE WORLD
Preparing to mark its tenth milestone anniversary in March 2013, The Colosseum at Caesars Palace is welcoming international superstar Shania Twain as its newest resident artist this month. As the “Home to the Greatest Entertainers in the World,” The Colosseum enters 2013 and beyond ready to continue to provide a global audience with not only the best in entertainment, but also the best venue for enjoying superstar talent, events and special performances.
Having perfected the modern-day concept of Superstar Resident Performers, which had all but been forgotten since Elvis left the stage, The Colosseum launched a new decade of great entertainment featuring such box office heavyweights as Celine Dion, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Bette Midler, Cher and Jerry Seinfeld. Add the incredible list of featured performances over the past decade including such notable names as Bob Dylan, Diana Ross, Aretha Franklin, Paul Simon, Janet Jackson, Ellen DeGeneres, Mariah Carey, Dave Chappelle, Stevie Nicks, Jamie Foxx and Kathy Griffin and it is not surprising since its opening, The Colosseum has received some of the industry’s most prestigious and coveted awards, including:
· Named Venue of the Decade for 2000 – 2009 by Billboard Magazine for venues with capacities of 5,000 or less.
· Named Top Small Venue by The Billboard Touring Awards all seven years the award was offered: 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012.
· Named one of the 100 Top Selling Theater Venues by Pollstar in 2006.
· Named Top Small Venue by The Billboard Backstage Pass Awards in 2004.
Today, The Colosseum is welcoming fans from across the world as Shania Twain debuts her highly anticipated new Las Vegas production SHANIA: STILL THE ONE.
Built in 2003 for the premiere of Celine Dion A New Day…, The Colosseum is a modern replica of Rome’s architectural wonder, complete with world class acoustics and a classic style. After Dion’s legendary five-year run ended in December 2007, The Colosseum underwent an extensive transformation to prepare for the next generation of resident artists – including her record-breaking return in 2011.
Designed to accommodate stage shows of all varieties, The Colosseum seats an impressive 4,298 with no seat farther than 120-feet from the stage and is equipped with state-of-the-art audio and visual elements, including one of the largest indoor high-definition LED screens in North America (120-feet wide by 33-feet tall).
“We refer to The Colosseum as being the Home to the Greatest Entertainers in the World; we have to live up to that billing every day. It reflects everything we do here, from our bookings to continuously updating the venue to take advantage of the best technologies to our customer service and the experience we offer once you enter our doors,” says John Meglen, president and co-CEO, AEG Live/Concerts West.
“We couldn’t be more excited for the debut of Shania Twain and the roster of resident performances at The Colosseum this year,” concludes Gary Selesner, president, Caesars Palace. “We have no doubt this anniversary year, The Colosseum will continue to host some of the most incredible moments in music and entertainment.”
ABOUT AEG LIVE
AEG Live, the live-entertainment division of Los Angeles-based AEG, is dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance. AEG Live is comprised of touring, festival, exhibition, broadcast, merchandise and special event divisions, fifteen regional offices and owns, operates or exclusively books thirty-five state-of-the-art venues. The current and recent concert tour roster includes artists such as Taylor Swift, The Black Eyed Peas, Bon Jovi, Usher, Carrie Underwood, Daughtry, Justin Bieber, Leonard Cohen, Wisin & Yandel, Kenny Chesney, P!nk, Enrique Iglesias and Paul McCartney. The company is also currently producing residency shows at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas including Celine Dion, Rod Stewart and Shania Twain opening in December and is the exclusive promoter at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas. AEG’s exhibition portfolio boasts the most successful exhibition of all time, Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs, which has attracted more than 8 million visitors since 2005. AEG Live is also the largest producer of music festivals in North America from the critically acclaimed Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival to Stagecoach Country Music Festival and New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. www.aeglive.com
ABOUT CAESARS PALACE
Reigning at the heart of the Las Vegas Strip, Caesars Palace features 3,960 hotel guest rooms and suites, including the brand new Octavius Tower and 180-room Nobu Hotel set to open in 2012; and 25 diverse restaurants and cafes, including the 24-hour café Central by James Beard award-winning Chef Michel Richard. The 85-acre resort offers nearly 129,000 square-feet of casino space including a 14,000 square-foot poker room; a five-acre Garden of the Gods pool complex showcasing eight pools and two gardens; the 50,000 square-foot award-winning Qua Baths & Spa and Color Salon by renowned celebrity colorist Michael Boychuck; five elegant wedding chapels and outdoor gardens; 300,000 square-feet of premium meeting and convention space; and The Forum Shops at Caesars, an acclaimed 683,000-square-foot shopping plaza offering more than 160 boutiques and dining establishments. Caesars guests enjoy Cascata, one of the world’s most exclusive golf courses; and the 4,300-seat Colosseum spotlighting world class entertainers such as Celine Dion, Elton John, Rod Stewart, Jerry Seinfeld and Shania Twain opening Dec. 1, 2012. For more information, please visit www.caesarspalace.com or caesars.thedigitalcenter.com to access media materials and request high-resolution images. Find Caesars Palace on Facebook and follow on Twitter.
SHANIA TWAIN TURNS DREAMS INTO REALITY AS HER CREATION
SHANIA: STILL THE ONE
AT THE COLOSSEUM AT CAESARS PALACE
Shania Twain, international superstar and one of the world’s best-selling female artists of all time, has been busy preparing for the Dec. 1 premiere of her highly anticipated new Las Vegas production SHANIA: STILL THE ONE at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace. As the premiere rapidly approaches, demand for tickets remains strong. In addition the Dec. 2012 debut run, 14 additional performances for spring 2013 are currently on sale.
Show dates are:
Dec. 2012: 8, 9, 11, 12, 14, 15
March 2013: 19, 20, 23, 24, 26, 27, 29, 30
April 2013: 2, 3, 5, 6, 9, 10
Prices range from $55 to $250, plus applicable fees, and may be purchased by calling 800-745-3000, online at www.shaniainvegas.com or www.thecolosseum.com and in person at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace Box Office, open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. PT. For groups of 10 or more, call 1-866-574-3851.
SHANIA: STILL THE ONE, developed by Show Creator and Executive Producer Shania Twain, produced by AEG Live and directed by Raj Kapoor, will take fans on a spectacular journey through the various stages of Shania’s life and career in an unforgettable evening filled with music, multi-sensory and visual experiences, fashion and the unexpected. “Shania wants her fans to share her spirit and passion in 4D and this show will capture the essence, soul and inspirations of Shania and her timeless music and lyrics brought to life with extraordinary beauty and powerfully intense visuals,” said Show Director, Raj Kapoor. “Shania’s creative world will be an immersive fusion of music, fantasy, spectacle and the fragile beauty of nature all brought together in a night of unforgettable entertainment.”
“My first step in creating the show was writing out the song list, building my ideas from there. I wanted to keep the hits at the heart of it all while weaving elements of surprise throughout the experience,” said Shania. “My vision is to bring the atmosphere of each song alive through multi- dimension sensory and share the journey of my life and career with the audience from a unique perspective. The Colosseum theatre is heaven for an artist and the opportunity to collaborate with such a brilliant team is making my dream show a reality.”
Show Creator / Executive Producer – Shania Twain
An amazing and accomplished singer and songwriter Shania Twain is a phenomenon. With more than 75 million albums sold worldwide, she is the top-selling female country artist of all time; has multi-platinum album sales in 32 countries; has the eighth-biggest selling album of all time in the U.S. and 18 top ten songs, eight of which reached #1. Since the beginning of her recording career, the multi-talented five-time Grammy Award winning artist has been deeply involved with the artistic and creative direction of her imaging, iconic music videos and sold out tours including her “Come on Over” tour in 1998 and the“Up!” tour which became one of the highest grossing tours in 2004. With her latest creation STILL THE ONE, Shania is sinking her teeth into the show’s production taking her artistic and creative diversity to new heights.
Show Director – Raj Kapoor
A director, producer, dancer and visionary, Raj Kapoor is a creative talent whose imaginative work has been seen on stages around the world. He creates live experiences that inspire and excite and has worked with a list of who’s who in Hollywood including Carrie Underwood, Michael Jackson, Eminem, Usher, Rihanna, Nikki Minaj, David Guetta, DeadMau5, N.E.R.D., Mary J Blige, Maroon 5, Tony Bennett, Katy Perry, Paul McCartney, Kid Rock, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, the Dixie Chicks, Josh Groban, Selena Gomez, Beach Boys and Britney Spears. Kapoor specializes in creating custom tailored productions with cutting edge choreography, impeccable styling, high-concept design and staging, state-of-the- art special effects and will interweave his unique version of story-telling to Shania’s overall creative vision of the show.
Production Designer – Michael Cotten
Michael Cotten’s unparalleled expertise in production design, theatrical staging, animation, electronic music, and graphic arts has garnered him a clientele that includes many of the world’s top performers and productions. Cotten designed the “History” tour for Michael Jackson in 1997 and when Jackson began planning his “This Is It” return to the stage for London’s O2 Dome in 2009 he again enlisted the talents of Cotten to design the extravaganza. Cotten is no stranger to Las Vegas and has lent his production and architectural talents to the city of Las Vegas with the “Sirens of TI” and Gloria Estefan’s “Live and Unwrapped” at Caesars Palace.
Costumier – Marc Bouwer
The creator of custom costumes, Marc Bouwer, will take Shania’s unforgettable fashion sense to play a major role in the telling of the show. After arriving in NYC from South Africa, he met fashion legend Halston. Under Halston, Bouwer refined his skills and became a master draper. Draping soon became the hallmark of Bouwer’s career—a distinction later dubbed “athletic glamour” by industry purveyors and international press. Marc’s innate sensibility, keen eye, and talent have landed him on the pages of revered international fashion publications and into the hearts of the world’s most glamorous and watched women. Marc Bouwer Couture has graced the cover of Harper’s Bazaar, Oprah, Cosmopolitan, In Style, Vanity Fair, Glamour, Vibe Magazine and has a dream list of clientele that includes Angelina Jolie, Beyonce Knowles, Charlize Theron, Emily Blunt, Eva Longoria, Halle Berry, Heidi Klum, Jennifer Lopez, Oprah Winfrey, Portia Di Rossi, Sarah Jessica Parker, and many more.
Lighting Designer – Peter Morse
Peter Morse has designed lighting and directed staging for concerts, theater, videos, and feature films for the past 35 years. He has worked with some of the greatest names in the industry – from Barbra Streisand to Bette Midler – yet he continues to inspire new generations of fans with his work creating awe-inspiring lighting for Madonna, Christina Aguilera, Ricky Martin, Usher and countless others.
FUN FACTS ABOUT SHANIA, THE SHOW AND
THE COLOSSEUM AT CAESARS PALACE
· Shania Twain, born Eilleen Regina Edwards, adopted the stage name “Shania” — an Ojibwa word meaning “I’m on my way.” She was born in Windsor, Ontario, Canada and has been singing since she was eight years old.
· Shania produced SHANIA: STILL THE ONE from top to bottom – including lighting, costumes, and the set list – to bring her vision of the show to The Colosseum stage. It is the first time she has self-produced a show.
· SHANIA: STILL THE ONE features an impressive 13-piece band and four talented male dancers. The show’s choreographer is Emmy-nominated Mandy Moore who is a key choreographer in “So You Think You Can Dance.”
· SHANIA: STILL THE ONE features two horses trained by world-renowned horse trainer Ramon Becerra. Shania and Ramon have enjoyed a 20+ year friendship and he was the only person she knew that could make her vision of live horses in the show a reality.
· In 2010, Shania Twain launched Shania Kids Can, a program which aims to help underprivileged school-aged children.
· The Colosseum is marking its milestone 10th Anniversary in March 2013. The total capacity of The Colosseum is 4,298. While seated for the show, no fan is more than 120 feet from Shania Twain.
· The Colosseum houses one of the largest indoor, high-definition LED screens in North America, standing 34 feet by 109 feet and weighing 31 tons. The Mitsubishi screen is comprised of 5,324,800 individual diodes.
SHANIA: STILL THE ONE
Will Hollis – Music Director
BAND AND VOCALS
Cory Churko – Band Leader, Guitars, Fiddle
JD Blair – Drums
Hardy Hemphill – Keys, Utility
Andy Cichon – Bass
Jason Mowery – Fiddle, Utility
Justin Schipper – Steel, Utility
Josh Gooch – Lead Guitars
Mandy Andreasen – Cello / Strings
Jennifer Eriksson – Violin / Strings
Andrea Whitt – Viola / Strings
Carrie Ann Brown – Background Vocals
Ryan Kowarsky – Background Vocals
Dan Kowarsky – Background Vocals
– Devin Walker, Adrian Lee, Paul Benshoof, Oskar Rodriguez
Vegas24seven had the pleasure to attend the Shania Twain show! We had a awesome time. Shania is just as great as she was eight years ago. We highly recommend seeing this show. All ages will love it! Shania has a few surprises during the show! It was super sweet to see Shania bring out her sister Carrie Ann Brown and introduce her to the audience! She is sings Background Vocals! You will be walking out with a smile on your face as we did!! Thanks Shania!!!