Powerhouse Broadway belter Niki Scalera celebrates the life and career of Dame Shirley Bassey with her one-woman cabaret concert, “Diamonds Are Forever”.
Broadway veteran Niki Scalera brings her unique perspective of the extraordinary life and career of British mega-star Shirley Bassey, the most successful British recording artist of all time.
Shirley Bassey is known for her exciting vocal power, her incredible range, and her passionate performances on concert stages all over the world. Inspired by Bassey’s remarkable voice and career, Scalera not only pays special tribute to Bassey, but brings stories of her own journey as a Broadway performer and pop singer to the stage as she parallels and contrasts her life and career with that of Dame Bassey.
Las Vegas audiences will remember seeing Scalera in “We Will Rock You” at the Paris and as one of the featured vocalists with the Las Vegas Philharmonic. She appeared on Broadway in Disney’s “Tarzan”. Then, while starring on Broadway as Penny Pingleton in “Hairspray,” she began bringing her fascination with Shirley Bassey to the stage with a cabaret concert at New York’s Laurie Beechman Theatre.
Returning to Las Vegas, Scalera teamed up with long-time friend and colleague, Keith Thompson (Jersey Boys, The Composers Showcase) and began developing the concert into a musical and theatrical tour-de-force that not only highlights the music and career of Bassey, but also showcases the spectacular vocal prowess of Scalera, one of Vegas’ most thrilling singers.
Thompson, with his 8-piece onstage band, offers some fresh and original arrangements of many of the mega-hit classics made famous by ‘Bassey, songs such as “This is My Life,” “I Who Have Nothing,” “I Am What I Am,” “The Greatest Performance of My Life,” “Never, Never, Never,” and, of course, some of Bassey’s most famous hits from the James Bond Films “Goldfinger,” “Moonraker,” and “Diamonds are Forever.”
Scalera’s one-woman blockbuster show is not to be missed.
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