Singing her classics and new material, Dion has dropped her backup singers and instead picked up a 31 piece orchestra set and artisan stage management. While the orchestra serves to put an electrifying jolt into the evening, playing down the Colosseum’s massive stage was a trick done with apparent good taste and subtlety. Now the attention rests squarely on Dion, her music, and her, let’s admit it, endearing personality.
Even tough veteran critics like Mike Weatherford have given the show, simply named ‘Celine,’ top notch reviews. Having awarded the show an ‘A’, Weatherford, who hasn’t always been a fan of the singer, claims that there’s something for everyone in this show, and that her highlights come in the middle of her set, where she offers a song list so diverse as to claim the names of Michael Jackson and Ella Fitzgerald.
Celine Dion turns 43 this March 30th, and has apparently really come into her own. She’ll be playing at the Colosseum for a three year stint and sounds like she just might help pull Las Vegas firmly out of the recession.
Photo by Anirudh Koul