Shania Twain Prepares to Close Vegas Show
By Mike Tuttle
Since December 2012, Canadian country music singer and songwriter Shania Twain has held residency at The Colosseum at Ceasars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada, performing her elaborate show Shania: Still the One. But it was announced last week that all performances will end this December, after approximately 110 appearances on the stage.
The show, which is described as “a spectacular journey through the various stages of Shania’s life and career in an unforgettable evening filled with music, multi-sensory experiences, fashion and a few unexpected surprises,” began with Shania’s entrance down the famous Las Vegas Strip, complete with a herd of 40 horses. Police had to divert traffic on the strip until the spectacle passed.
“At the beginning of this amazing journey, through the rediscovery for my love of performing, I knew the stage would feel like home, but it turned out that Las Vegas itself became ‘home’,” said Shania. “Performing for fans who come from all over the world to see the show night-after-night warms my heart. I started the first international Shania Kids Can clubhouse in Las Vegas because I love this city, and my time here has given me more than anyone can ever know. I can’t thank Las Vegas enough.”
During her time in Sin City, the 48-year old also started an after-school program for needy students.
“I started the first international Shania Kids Can clubhouse in Las Vegas because I love this city, and my time here has given me more than anyone can ever know,” she said.
In 2004, Shania retired from performing and retreated to her home in Switzerland, citing a weakened speaking and singing voice. After meeting with specialists at the Vanderbilt Dayani Center in Nashville, she was diagnosed with dysphonia, an impairment in the ability to produce voice sounds using the vocal organs. However, this condition is treatable and with rehabilitation, Shania returned to the stage in 2012. Though there have been three canceled performances of her Las Vegas show due to inflamed vocal chords, she continues to entice her record-setting audiences.
Shania: Still the One includes hits such as That Don’t Impress Me Much, You’re Still the One, and Man! I Feel Like a Woman!
Shania was also recently named Best Resident Performer in the Best of Vegas 2014 list.
As of this month, her Vegas show has a revenue of $36,703,410.