Celine Will Wake To 'A New Day' In Vegas
Celine Dion's much-anticipated three-year Las Vegas engagement will be titled "A New Day...," the crooner revealed at her rehearsals in La Louviere, Belgium.Celine Dion's much-anticipated three-year Las Vegas engagement will be titled "A New Day...," the crooner revealed at her rehearsals in La Louviere, Belgium. The show, set to kick off March 25, 2003, at Las Vegas' Colosseum at Caesars Palace, was reportedly going to be called "Celine Dion Muse" but that title was dropped from consideration after a copyright dispute with the U.K. group Muse.
The show's title is similar to that of Dion's recent album "A New Day Has Come." Released in April, the set debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 and has sold 2.39 million copies in the U.S., according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Dion and director/designer Franco Dragone unveiled some of the show's visual components to press in Belgium today (Oct. 21). Dragone described the project as "a spectacle like no other -- a fusion of song, theater, dance, and technical innovation." The show will use as part of its backdrop the largest indoor LED (light-emitting diodes) screen in North America and a display using a mouth as the thematic centerpiece.
Joining Dion at rehearsals is a cast of 60 dancers, musicians, and artists collected from around the world through a series of auditions. They will work in La Louviere -- the home of Dragone, a veteran of Cirque De Soleil -- until mid-November, then relocate to Las Vegas.
Tickets for the first three months of "A New Day..." performances are on sale via Caesars' box office, Dion's official Web site and Ticketmaster, and are set at $87.50, $127.50, and $150.