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Final run of my #LetsGoVegas residency starts tonight... I already know I'm going to be so emotional when it ends 😭😭😭 Let's go out with a bang!!! @PHVegas @ZapposTheater

Video promo - https://twitter.com/ShaniaTwain/status/1563283044403855360

5:51 PM ET - 26 Aug 22

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Mirko recorded "Not Just A Girl". Shania sang it after "Party For Two" (with Cory Churko).

https://www.instagram.com/p/ChwAjYRqlfs/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nm5RH21WfJQ



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Love she worked not just a girl into the show

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Like I know it's a new song and so many of the fans might not know it yet but those audience members in that video seem so bored. I would be so hyped.

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Another video of "Not Just A Girl" from last night.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMh-h3CRu0o



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Shania Twain @ShaniaTwain

I had a blast being back in Vegas last night! Thank you to everyone who came out… The outfits!! You all looked gorgeous! One show down… seven parties to go!! Saturday night - LET’S DO THIS!!! 🤠🔥 #LetsGoVegas 🎥 by a dear fan, Mike Tobin

Video - https://twitter.com/ShaniaTwain/status/1563609067519500288

3:27 PM ET - 27 Aug 22

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Shania Twain on Being Her Own Residency Creative Director and Why Vegas Is Her ‘Stage Home’

Before closing out 'Let's Go!' the superstar opens up about crafting a spectacular show.

By Rebecca Milzoff | Billboard | September 1, 2022

For established artists with a deep catalog of hits and a vision that lends well to spectacle, a Las Vegas residency is no longer the end of the line — it’s a creative dream and a career milestone that proves they’re still evolving and going strong.

Among the artists who’ve powered that residency renaissance, Shania Twain has emerged as one of the top performers: Her first residency, Still the One, played the Colosseum at Caesars Palace for two years (2012-2014), and her second, Let’s Go!, will soon wrap after another two year run; both raked in nightly grosses comparable to residency mega-successes like Backstreet Boys, Gwen Stefani and Britney Spears, according to Billboard Boxscore.

And Twain has distinguished herself behind the scenes too. While most artists work with a dedicated creative director to realize their residency vision and liaise with the disparate parts of their team, she acts as her own creative director — and by her own admission very much enjoys all the nitty-gritty work that comes with the job.

Before her final run of Let’s Go! shows (it plays the Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood through September 10), Twain spoke to Billboard about her unique creative role — and shared the above behind-the-scenes documentary look at her process in the weeks that led up to her show’s debut.

It’s rare that artists act as their own residency creative directors — what made you decide to take on this role? 

It’s really just a continuation of the way I’ve always worked, but on a bigger scale. I’ve always been very much involved in directing my videos from scratch — the treatment, the styling, I’m very hands-on with the lighting, the production side of it, and the editing as well. So when it came to my first residency at the Colosseum, it was still about getting a storyboard together, creating a vision, visiting the venue, getting the blueprint of that space in my mind, and starting to search for an actual director who’s going to realize the vision.  

How do you choose who that collaborator is?

First, it’s how they interpret my ideas and my plan and vision. They put together their own mockup storyboard of how they interpret or perceive how I’ve explained things. And then it’s really more about the things I didn’t think of; if they add something or develop something from my plan that I didn’t think of myself, that gets me very excited and motivated, and I’ll always go with that producer. I want to learn from them. I want to grow with them.  I’m really just a collaborator, too.

One of my first questions is always, “Tell me what’s not doable and let’s start there” — so I can adapt my vision from the get-go, so I’m not working with an element that’s not going to be possible. There’s a lot to consider: weight loads, portability of things, so many engineering elements. I have to be aware of these things; I can’t just throw a little dream at somebody. Cory FitzGerald [Twain’s creative producer on Let’s Go!], he just had every answer, and that’s the guy I needed. Definitely the guy to tell me what wasn’t possible! [Laughs.]

To put your vision into place, what kind of preparation do you do?

Of course I visit the venue in person, and I’ll go in with measuring tape and pace out the depth [of the stage], the width. Cory probably thought, “How weird is it that she brought measuring tape with her?” [Laughs.] But he knew the room so well. Space is everything – what space do I have to design with?

And of course, there’s the artistic vision as well. I do things from a skeleton, so putting the song list together is one of the first things I do. The dynamics of the show are determined by that: when do I get quiet, when do I get loud, energetic, personal? And that sets the stage for what comes next with the color palettes, the storytelling in the graphics, and then deciding whether you have LED or not… it’s really a lot like building a house. 

For Las Vegas I really am very pro-hit list. I think it’s the perfect place to play the hits. People from all over the world who may not even necessarily know all my catalog, they’ll know the hits – and I enjoy giving it to them. That’s at the core of the set list always. This current show is definitely a hit list show. 

What has a typical day been like for you as creative director for this show?

My relationship with the stage and production managers is very close — we communicate all through the week, show day or not. We’re always improving things, troubleshooting. And my role carries on even after the show is done. There are always decisions to make — it’s a living, breathing entity. And wardrobe is a big part of it as well. The first thing I do when I get in is usually go to wardrobe, make sure everything is good there because I’ve got a lot of quick changes. There’s a lot behind the scenes that has to really be working well for the show to go on without a hitch. And if something isn’t working, I have to be part of the alternative. The show must go on! Never a dull moment, but it’s always satisfying. 

How was your experience creating your first residency different from this time around with Let’s Go!?

That first [residency], I was like a kid in a candy store, because it was such a huge stage. Like, “Okay, I want horses and all this stuff!” And it was actually possible! Because the stages are so completely different and the rooms have entirely different personalities, this show had to be totally different. The residency at Zappos was a little bit of a challenge to give more dimension to the stage in that room; it’s a fairly shallow stage, much narrower, more square, a lot more edges. The graphics were designed to give the illusion of less edges, more dimension and depth — that was the goal with the Let’s Go! residency.

Vegas residencies are really having a moment for vital, established artists like yourself. What’s the ongoing appeal of doing a residency for you?

The whole attitude of the city as far as entertainment goes is: What can we do better? How can we get better all the time? That attitude, for me — that’s growth. That’s a healthy, positive way to look at entertainment. There’s nothing stagnant about it. Creatively, it’s: “Let’s push the limits.” You’re not gonna shine any better than you shine in Las Vegas, and they set it up that way! Everyone wants to win, everyone wants success for every show. I feel like it’s a community in that sense. 

And I’m so inspired by what goes on to create these spectacles. The shows in Vegas are unique to Vegas; you can create things that you can’t take with you. They’re not portable, they’re custom for that stage, which makes them unique and really exciting for that room. Whenever I’m in Vegas, I’m like, “Now I get to play in my little house I’ve created” – it’s like revisiting a home you built and enjoying that space in a very intimate way.  I hope I’m invited back, because I love it. To me, that’s my stage home: Las Vegas.

https://www.billboard.com/music/country/shania-twain-vegas-residency-creative-director-1235133651/



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You can’t beat a Friday night in Vegas! Well… maybe a Saturday night!! Thanks to everyone who came to Let’s Go! last night - let’s do it all again tonight!! 😘

6:03 PM ET - 3 Sep 22

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3 More Shows! (Sept. 7, 9 & 10)



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Some fun facts about this residency. With box scores published for 22 shows so far:

- 94.162 tickets were sold (that’s 95% of tickets that were on sale)
- The revenue of the reported shows was $12.174.361 which is a show average of $553.380 ! The show average of her residency in Caesars was $415.238
- On average 4280 people visited the show each night. Her previous residency at Caesars had an average attendance of 3298 people per night.
- Compared to other headliners at Zappos Shania’s shows had the biggest average attendance:

Shania Twain 4280 tickets per show
Backstreet Boys 4053 tickets per show
Jennifer Lopez 4027 tickets per show
Britney Spears 3697 tickets per show
Gwen Stefani 3407 tickets per shower
Christina Aguilera 3153 tickets per show

- The last show of upcoming Saturday (September 10th) is 99,9% sold out. Including the top balcony.

Overall, she can look back at a great run!



-- Edited by LJ-R on Monday 5th of September 2022 05:00:16 PM

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Thanks for posting those stats! Very cool to see!

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I bet we will get an "end of residency" interview with Shania from John Katsilometes/Las Vegas Review-Journal. See what she has to say about what's next.



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Tommy wrote:

I bet we will get an "end of residency" interview with Shania from John Katsilometes/Las Vegas Review-Journal. See what she has to say about what's next.


I feel like it's going to be weird once the residency ends because I feel like a lot of the posts on the forum have been about it recently. I hope we don't have to wait too long before hearing news on what's to come.



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I bet we will get an "end of residency" interview with Shania from John Katsilometes/Las Vegas Review-Journal. See what she has to say about what's next.


I feel like it's going to be weird once the residency ends because I feel like a lot of the posts on the forum have been about it recently. I hope we don't have to wait too long before hearing news on what's to come.


The "Entertainment Tonight" interview with Shania will air sometime this month...

https://shania.activeboard.com/t68737010/new-shania-interview-on-entertainment-tonight-coming-soon/



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This is awesome!! #LetsGoVegas has been nominated for Best Casino Show in @USATODAY's @10Best Readers' Choice Travel Awards 🎩 You've got one vote a day for 26 days... Let's Go! 😂😜

VOTE>>> https://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-casino-show-2022/shania-twain-lets-go-planet-hollywood-resort-casino/

1:35 PM ET - 2 Aug 22

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"Let's Go!" was voted Best Casino Show!

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https://twitter.com/PHVegas/status/1568395587950706691



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The iconic @shaniatwain takes her final bow on the @zappostheater stage this evening.💜 Thank you to Shania and her incredible team for an unforgettable run of #LetsGoVegas and to all the fans that sang and danced their hearts out with us each night.✨

Video - https://twitter.com/PHVegas/status/1568748176617926656

7:48 PM ET - 10 Sep 22

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Leo Lam @itsleolam

LAST SHOW - ya ready to rock, Las Vegas?! 💛👑 - let’s go out with a 💥 @shaniatwain #letsgo #bang #rockandroll #country #party #celebrate #finale #lasvegas #thankyou #squad #fam

Video - https://www.instagram.com/p/CiWWjEIDfLG/

10:15 PM ET - 10 Sep 22

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That's a wrap! Shania's Let's Go! Residency is all loaded out. 37 shows! On to the next! @shaniatwain @letsgoresidency @zappostheater

2:44 PM ET - 10 Sep 22

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Ending a tour or a residency is always so heartbreaking. The journey you go on with your team is always unique and bonding and the access you have to your beautiful fans is so special and exciting - so it’s very hard to say goodbye. It was worse in the 90’s when I didn’t have social media to at least be able to say to those paying attention here - thank you to all the people who make the show possible, those on stage with me kicking butt and those behind the scenes also kicking butt - thank you to my fans, thank you for choosing to spend your time with me, thank you for the support, thank you for your uplifting energy and the love in the room. 🙏 Twain Town is a special place where we all choose to love one another and accept one another - we come together to PARTY - and I will miss you all! #LetsGoVegas ❤️

https://www.instagram.com/p/CiZoarPsFWK/

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