Elton John on stage through the big screen

03/18/2014 12:00 AM

03/17/2014 4:12 PM

If you can’t make it to Las Vegas to see Elton John live in concert, the next-best thing is coming to local theaters Tuesday, March 18, for one night only.

“The Million Dollar Piano,” John’s concert extravaganza playing at The Colosseum at Caesar’s Palace, has been captured on film and will be shown in 1,200 theaters in more than 40 countries.

In true Elton John fashion, the concert is a lavish spectacle of lights and sounds. The centerpiece is a $1.4 million Yamaha piano that took four years to build and weighs 3,200 pounds. The piano incorporates 68 LED screens.

Complementing the piano is the elaborate baroque-style set, designed by the late Mark Fisher who designed the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, and Patrick Woodroffe, who conceptualized the show’s breathtaking light display.

Accompanied by guitarist Davey Johnstone, the late Bob Birch on bass, percussionist John Mahon, drummer Nigel Olsson, keyboardist Kim Bullard, and percussionist Ray Cooper, John includes fan favorites in the concert, including “Rocket Man,” “Tiny Dancer,” “Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting,” “I’m Still Standing,” “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” “Philadelphia Freedom” and “Your Song.”

“The Million Dollar Piano” is showing at 7 p.m. at Columbiana Grande Stadium 14 Theater and Sandhill Stadium 16 Theater.

Bridget Winston

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