Shania Twain’s ambitious new stage show opened in Las Vegas on Saturday night (December 1, 2012) and features the singer recreating moments from her iconic music videos, on the stage. Entitled Shania… Still the One, the show features her wrangling live horses, and riding a motorcycle suspended in the air, according to the country music station WWGP AM1050. Some of her biggest hits get the live-stage treatment, such as 'Any Man of Mine' and 'Man! I Feel Like A Woman.'
It took some time for Twain to reacquaint herself with her old material, as she claims not to listen to her albums once they’ve been released. One thing she struggled with was the sheer quantity of words in the songs; given the complexity of the stage set-up, it must have been no mean feat to combine the vocal performance with the physical movement required of her. “Why did I write so many words? What was I thinking?” she ended up asking herself. “These songs are so wordy! It’s like I’ve tried to fit in so many words. I still have to walk and sing. I had to get reacquainted with pacing myself again.”
Twain seems pretty excited about the new show and explained “We’re seeing new things all the time happening behind us and around us that I’ve never had, or that I wouldn’t be able to have in a traveling show — a lot of the technology and that sort of thing. It’s just a wonder in itself I think.” Of course, such an expensive stage show will be reliant on a good critical response to keep the ticket sales flooding in, in order that they turn a profit. Shania insist she’s done it for the fans though, not the journalists. “I’m there for [the fans], and I feel it. They’re there for the same reason that I’m there. We love the music and we love the entertainment, and so I feel like there’s a really positive exchange there.” They all say that though, don’t they?