Shania Twain is back in Las Vegas with a new show
It’s been more than seven years since Shania Twain led an eye-popping parade of horses down Las Vegas Boulevard to announce her first Sin City residency. Now the star is back with Shania: Let’s Go, a hit-soaked spectacular at Planet Hollywood Resort’s Zappos Theater. Bolstered by impressive production design, scorching dancers and a setlist of chart-topping favorites, the Canadian songbird leaves audiences both breathless and cheering.
A true rags-to-riches story, Twain began life in a household faced with severe poverty and hunger. Born as Eileen Regina Edwards in 1965, she spent an extended amount of time with her sisters and mother in a homeless shelter. Twain sang in bars as a small child to earn money for their food. Much of the time, she sat alone, playing guitar and learning to write songs. Music became a type of therapy that would catapult this determined young girl into the best-selling country artist of all time.
Twain’s humble beginnings inspired her to create Shania Kids Can, an organization that assists elementary and middle school children facing similar hardships. Dedicated spaces within the schools, nicknamed “Clubhouses,” provide counseling, food, academic assistance, life skills and artistic development, free and administered by trained professionals. The Las Vegas Clubhouse supports Doris French Elementary School, where the student body is comprised of kids from 25 countries who speak more than 17 languages.
Fans of contemporary music divas are surely experiencing nirvana now that the sometime-actress performs just down the Strip from Mariah Carey (and perhaps Celine Dion, if rumors of a return engagement prove to be true). The three legends came together in 1998, along with Aretha Franklin and Gloria Estefan, for the inaugural edition of VH1 Divas Live. A concert to benefit Save The Music Foundation, Divas Live was a landmark event.
Audiences got a sneak peek of Let’s Go! late last year when the superstar gave a closing performance at 2019’s American Music Awards. Clad in a stunning pink gown and flanked by dozens of backup dancers and bare-chested “cowboys,” the 54-year-old brought down the house with stirring renditions of “Any Man of Mine,” “Man! I Feel Like a Woman” and “That Don’t Impress Me Much.”
A self-described homebody and loner, Twain prefers to avoid touring (she’s only logged four of them during her lengthy career). So, after Shania: Still The One wrapped up two exciting years at Caesars Palace, many suspected that the singer/songwriter would eventually return. The outdoor enthusiast has long enjoyed our valley’s rugged areas for riding horses and hiking. Whether that’s what lured her back is anyone’s guess, but fans from all over the world couldn’t be more pleased.
Twain is the creative director behind Let’s Go!, which integrates her chart-topping crossover hits and videos with elements from her fifth and most recent album (2017’s Now) ... and of course, plenty of Las Vegas spectacle. Alternating dates with Gwen Stefani’s Just A Girl and Christina Aguilera’s The Xperience, Shania: Let’s Go! launched in December 2019 with six pre-holiday performances.
Let’s Go! resumes this month with confirmed dates through the end of 2020. A portion of every ticket sold goes to the Shania Kids Can charity.
Planet Hollywood Resort, 8 p.m. March 18, 20-21, 25 & 27-28, starting at $60 plus tax and fee. 800.745.3000 Ticketmaster