Inspired by Shirley Bassey’s remarkable voice and career, Broadway powerhouse,

Niki Scalera pays special tribute to the Dame, bringing stories of her own journey as a Broadway performer and pop singer to the stage, she parallels and contrasts her life and career with that of Dame Shirley Bassey in “Diamonds Are Forever”.

Niki Scalera in

“DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER:

Celebrating The Life & Music Of Dame Shirley Bassey”

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 female 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. 

ABOUT THE ARTISTS:

Niki Scalera:

Originally from Connecticut, Niki Scalera has performed on Broadway as Penny in Hairspray, as Jane in Disney’s Tarzan & in Neil Simon’s Jake’s Women.  She toured the US as the preacher’s daughter, Ariel in Footloose after receiving her BFA from Tisch School of the Arts at NYU. She performed in Stephen Sondheim’s Putting It Together at South Coast Repertory Theatre in Southern California & collaborated with singer/songwriter/producer, NeYo.

Niki has appeared on daytime dramas Loving, All My Children & Another World and starred in the Emmy nominated ABC After School Special “Don’t Touch”. A resident & lover of Las Vegas, Niki was an original cast member of We Will Rock You, the Queen musical at Paris & a soloist with the Las Vegas Philharmonic.  Inspired and driven by the incredible vocals and stage presence of Dame Shirley Bassey, Niki joined forces with long time friend and colleague Keith Thompson to create Bassey & Me. A one woman theatrical cabaret featuring the music of Dame Shirley and an 8 piece band conducted by Keith Thompson recently performed at The Smith Center's intimate Cabaret Jazz room in Las Vegas.

Keith Thompson  (Musical Director/Arranger/Composer)

Keith Thompson's professional credits include vocal director for the Nickelodeon Comedy Series, “Roundhouse,” musical director and conductor for the Las Vegas companies of "Jersey Boys," "The Producers," "Hairspray," "We Will Rock You,"  and Musical Coordinator for the most recent Las Vegas production of “Mamma Mia!”  He conducted the first national tour of "Cabaret" starring Teri Hatcher, and supervised the music for the Australian production of "Cabaret."  Keith won the 2000 Dora Award as musical director for "Cabaret" in Toronto. He also conducted the First National tour of “Mamma Mia!” as well as “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” starring Donny Osmond.  

Other Tours include the 25th anniversary tour of “HAIR,” “Peter Pan” with Cathy Rigby, “Jesus Christ Superstar” with Ted Neeley and Carl Anderson, and “The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber,” an orchestra concert tour that featured Sarah Brightman.   Keith's New York credits include "Les Miserables," "When Pigs Fly", “Sideshow” “Three Men and a Horse,” Forbidden Broadway” and "Little Shop of Horrors." Voted best composer in Las Vegas by “Vegas Seven” magazine, Keith is founder and host of a popular monthly Composers Showcase at the Smith Center in Las Vegas. Keith is the co-composer and musical arranger of the new comedy-musical, “IDAHO!” which won “Best if Fest” at the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) with a full production at the Smith Center’s main stage in July of 2016.  His original comedy/novelty song revue, "Kooky Tunes," enjoyed a limited run at New York’s Laurie Beechman Theater in NYC and the cast recording is currently available on Amazon.com.  "God Lives in Glass," Keith’s newest original show, premiered at NYU’s Provincetown Playhouse and was recently presented at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts to much popular and critical acclaim.

“DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER

Celebrating The Life & Music Of Dame Shirley Bassey”

includes such great songs 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.” 

 

Length of show:

70 minutes / 90 minutes / 2 hours with intermission

Depending on your budget, “Diamonds Are Forever” can be performed with Mr. Thompson at the piano solo, with a 4 piece combo, or with a full  8 piece band.

Tech rider available upon request.


For pricing or to arrange for Niki Scalera in
“Diamonds Are Forever” to come to your venue, please contact:

PHAT PACK ENTERTAINMENT at 702-551-PHAT (7428) or info@PhatPackEntertainment.com

Niki Scalera in

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER

Video from

“Diamonds Are Forever”

at The Smith Center’s Cabaret Jazz

in Las Vegas, NV

Check out this video sampling of

Niki Scalera in

“Diamonds Are Forever”


Keith Thompson,

Musical Director