Carrie Underwood opened her REFLECTION: The Las Vegas Residency last night (1) at the city’s new, 5,000-capacity Resorts World Theater. The spectacular evening was an audio-visual feast at the country superstar’s first-ever Las Vegas residency, and as the first artist to play the new venue.
“It’s such a special honor to be the first artist to perform on this incredible stage in a brand new, beautiful, state-of-the-art theatre at such an exciting new destination as Resorts World Las Vegas,” says Underwood. “I’m so proud of this show and so happy to finally get to share it with the amazing audiences here in Las Vegas.”
Underwood conceived the new show to revisit some of the highlights of her remarkable recording and touring career. It celebrates more than 15 years of hits and acclaim, bringing her catalog to life in new way by utilizing spectacular special effects and state-of-the-art technology.
Her opening night also featured her band, dancers, aerialists, a virtual orchestra, a glittering array of unique costumes, and a finale that centered on a never-before-seen water wall feature. The show is directed by Barry Lather, with creative production and show design by Nick Whitehouse & Fireplay, and costume design and wardrobe styling by Emma Trask.
Resorts World Theater is programmed and operated by Concerts West/AEG Presents and designed by the award-winning Scéno Plus. Even at 5,000 capacity, the furthest seat is only 150 feet from the stage, offering unobstructed sightlines and an immersive audio experience through more than 200 L-Acoustics speakers, powered by L-ISA hyperreal technology.
Six new dates for the residency go on sale next Monday (6) at 10am PST, next May 11,13,14,18,20, and 21. There is limited availability for Underwood’s shows on December 3,4,8, 10, and 11, and tickets are also available for March 23, 25, 26, and 30, and April 1 and 2. All tickets, as well as a limited number of VIP and premium ticket packages, can be found at the theater box office and at AXS.com/CarrieInVegas.
$1 from each ticket sold for the residency will be donated to Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, which grants life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Underwood has worked with the organization for more than 15 years.