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Madame Tussauds Unveils Wax Figure of Las Vegas Headliner Celine Dion

March 1, 2012 by  



Madame Tussauds Unveils Wax Figure of Las Vegas Headliner Celine Dion
On Wednesday, Feb. 29, 2012, Madame Tussauds Las Vegas located at The Venetian unveiled a new wax figure of international singer and Las Vegas headliner Celine Dion. In honor of the superstar’s wax immortalization, the Clark County Children’s Choir (CCCC) made a special appearance to perform Dion’s award-winning song “My Heart Will Go On” (Photo: © Erik Kabik/ www.erikkabik.com). 

Kids from Clark County Children’s Choir performing with Celine

Kids from Clark County Children’s Choir performing with Celine

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ www.erikkabik.com.

Following the CCCC’s rendition of the celebrated theme song from the movie Titanic, Madame Tussauds Las Vegas general manager Rosita Chapman said a few words honoring Dion and proceeded with the countdown. Located in the attraction’s Viva Vegas room, Dion’s figure is shown rocking the stage with microphone in hand surrounded by a custom-designed space emulating her stage at Caesars Palace, complete with a baby grand piano. The figure features a stunning recreation of her natural, glowing stage makeup. Her flowing blonde locks contain four different colors of real human hair, with each strand having to be individually inserted.

Celine with Clark County Children’s Choir

Celine with Clark County Children’s Choir

Photo: © Erik Kabik/ www.erikkabik.com.

“Celine Dion is frequently listed on our most requested list,” noted Chapman. “We get a lot of requests from people all over the world wanting to see her figure in our attraction. She’s such an iconic figure and as a Vegas headliner makes a great addition to our Viva Vegas room.”

To thank the choir and show support for their upcoming journey to a national competition in New York City, Madame Tussauds presented a check for $1,000 to Holly Steed, founder and artistic director of the CCCC.

“We are thrilled to be part of such a fun and prestigious event,” remarked Steed. “Celine Dion is not only a world icon, but a symbol of Las Vegas and we feel privileged to represent her music in any way. We are grateful for the opportunity, and especially for the generous donation made by Madame Tussauds as we are fundraising to participate in a national festival this May. I can’t think of many other children’s choirs in the world that get to experience such incredible and unique things as this here in Las Vegas.”

Madame Tussauds Las Vegas offers guests the unique opportunity to “interact” with incredibly life-like iconic figures from the celebrity worlds of film, TV, music, sports and politics. Only at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas can you “grab hold” of your favorite stars, with our many interactive experiences. With more than 100 wax figures, Madame Tussauds Las Vegas allows you to take pictures, touch and get up close and personal in a themed setting. Madame Tussauds Las Vegas is located on the Las Vegas Strip at the Venetian Resort Hotel Casino. The attraction is open 365 days a year from 10AM. For attraction hours and pricing, please call (702) 862-7800 or visit online at www.madametussauds.com/lasvegas.

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