Country superstar Shania Twain is back and better than ever in her new show at Caesars Palace. “Shania: Still The One” features all of the singer’s greatest hits presented in a new way with multimedia elements (including original video footage shot exclusively for the show), beautiful costumes, back-up singers, a live band and other surprises.
Her show, which debuts December 1, is part of her two-year residency at Caesars. Twain is the first country music singer to have a residency at the hotel and casino. She’ll be performing on the same stage graced by other iconic performers including Elton John and Celine Dion.
“There are just so many things that I love and that I wanted to be surrounded by in order to get back up on stage again, and that is what I’ve done, ” said Twain at a press conference today at Caesars Palace.
The singer took a hiatus from the music industry after her publicized divorce. This is her first time back on stage since then.
As the show creator and executive producer, Twain explained that Still The One tells a story. Her greatest hits are the foundation for her tale as she takes the audience through different highlights in her career and her life.
Show Director Raj Kapoor helped Twain create that experience. Some of his other credits include directing Carrie Underwood’s 2010 Play On Tour. He has also directed tours for “Dancing with the Stars” and “So You Think You Can Dance.”
“We’ve taken some of the favorite moments of people that appreciate and are big fans of Shania, and we’ve reinterpreted them in a brand new way,” said Kapoor. “Everything is a little bit bigger and better, and then we have these really beautiful moments that are quiet and intimate and very special that Shania is the only person on stage.”
The show also includes Twain performing with her younger sister Carrie. This is the first time the two have performed together, and Carrie’s first time on stage since she was 8.
“She does sound very much like me, and I’ve always appreciated our blend together,” said Twain.
Headlining in a production show is a return to how Twain first rose to prominence. After getting her start singing in bars and at festivals, the Canadian singer landed a gig performing in a musical stage show as part of the nightly entertainment at Deerhurst Resort in Ontario, Canada. It was there that she was noticed and her music career took off to superstar status.
A five-time Grammy Award-winner, Twain has sold more than 85 million albums worldwide, including 50 million albums in the United States. She’s the top-selling female country artist of all time and has multiplatinum album sales in 32 countries.
With her shows in Vegas, audiences once again have a chance to see Twain back in action. Making her comeback via an extravagant production in Vegas seems like a sure bet, but for Twain, Still The One is more of a personal journey than a stepping stone back to the spotlight.
“These are just things that I like to do. I like to direct, and I like to design, and I like to create, and I like to communicate with people. I love the audience. I enjoy it. I want to touch them. I want to know them. I want to interact with my talent and other people. That is really what I do, and I’ve made a career out of it, but it’s really a personal journey there more than anything I’ve ever done,” said Twain.