Celine Dion became a divisive pop star in the '90s, and so may be singing to the converted at this point. Too bad, because those willing to approach with an open mind will be treated to a universally entertaining showcase. Dion goes beyond her expected hits and steers her powerhouse voice into challenging new directions. The new show puts the focus squarely on the music, trading the large ensemble of dancers from the five-year run of "A New Day" for an onstage orchestra
and a few visual enhancements. The song list provides fun surprises, from a medley of James Bond movie themes to Ella Fitgerald and Michael Jackson tributes. Those planning a trip around Celine should know the 150 or so annual performances of "A New Day" have been cut back to a modest 70-plus shows a year. Check the schedule on her website (www.celinedion.com) or thecolosseum.com.