CinemaLive brings one of the world’s most spectacular concerts to the big screen at the Regent, Christchurch on Thursday 3 April 7.30pm, when international singer, songwriter and performer, the legendary Elton John presents his critically acclaimed ‘The Million Dollar Piano’ concert from The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. The concert has been recorded by satellite for cinema projection.
‘The Million Dollar Piano’, is currently being performed to standing ovations during Elton’s residency at Caesar’s Palace and includes all of his greatest hits including: ‘Rocket Man’, ‘Tiny Dancer’, ‘Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting’, ‘I’m Still Standing’, ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’, ‘Crocodile Rock’ and ‘Your Song’.
At the centrepiece of the performance is the show’s Million Dollar Piano, an engineering marvel featuring more than 68 LED video screens created by Yamaha. It was nearly four years in the making and is the perfect accompaniment to Elton’s greatest hits, displaying imagery to complement all of those fan favourite hits. The piano weighs in at nearly 3,200 pounds.
Completing the incredible spectacle is the show’s impressive and elaborate baroque style stage set, masterminded by the show’s design team, Mark Fisher and Patrick Woodroffe. Mark Fisher, who is best known for his design of Pink Floyd’s ‘The Wall’ and his work designing the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympics and Patrick Woodroffe have conceived and designed the impressive lights display that perfectly augments the set and piano.
Elton said, “I’ve had the best time (in Las Vegas) because I always thought of it as a challenge and wanted to put on the best show. If you put on a great show and a spectacle and it’s fun and people feel as if they are getting value for money then it’s a no-brainer. I don’t think there could be a better-looking show than this in Vegas or in any venue anywhere.”