This different view has Elton John up on the marquee.)
From Wired Magazine, "To cut it in the cutthroat world of today's Las Vegas strip, syrupy Canadian chanteuse Celine Dion needs all the help she can get.
For her show, A New Day, due to start a three-year run on Tuesday, Dion has called in some heavy artillery. That includes Franco Dragone, the mastermind behind Cirque du Soleil, and 54 dancers who swirl around her in a series of very loosely strung-together production numbers.
It also includes an impressive spread of technological wizardry. Among the contraptions at her new Colosseum theater at Caesars Palace, where the shows will take place, is a colossal LED screen that can display backdrops ranging from the moon to New York's Times Square, a vast ethernet network controlling thousands of lights on stage, and a giant humidifier designed to protect Dion's voice from the dry desert air.
It's all designed to help fill 4,100 seats a night, five nights a week, 40 weeks a year, at prices ranging from $87.50 to $200."
By kjfitz @ 2006-08-20 02:08:33