Show­stop­pers

Eight big acts from Ricky Martin and Steely Dan to Back­street Boys and Ce­line Dion call Ve­gas home.

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Teen idols in­clud­ing Brit­ney Spears and Back­street Boys get the crowds mov­ing just like Ce­line Dion, El­ton John and Rod Ste­wart.

BACK­STREET BOYS: LARGER THAN LIFE

A. J. McLean, Howie D., Nick Carter, Kevin Richard­son and Brian Lit­trell get the gang back to­gether to per­form their hits such as “I Want It That Way,” “Ev­ery­body” and “As Long As You Love Me.” April 14-15, 19, 21-22, 26, 28. 9 pm. Start at $55. Axis The­ater at Planet Hollywood Re­sort, 702.777.2782

BRIT­NEY SPEARS

Get a “Piece of Me” with the pop star’s 20 big­gest hits such as “Toxic,” “Wo­man­izer,” “Oops!…I Did It Again” and “Work B** tch.” April 5, 7- 8, 9 pm. $59-$219. Axis The­ater at Planet Hollywood Re­sort, 702.777.2782

EL­TON JOHN: THE MIL  LION DOL­LAR PI­ANO

That mil­lion dol­lar pi­ano at cen­ter stage that El­ton John plays is prac­ti­cally an­other char­ac­ter in the show with its 68 LED Yamaha video screens flick­er­ing along with the tunes. At 3,200 pounds, it weighs al­most as much as a car. But Blos­som, as Sir John calls her, digs into his big­gest hits, in­clud­ing “Your Song” “Bennie and the Jets,” “Levon” “Rocket Man”and “I Guess That’s Why They Call It the Blues.” Go ahead and sing and dance along. April 25-26, 28-29, 7:30 pm. Starts at $49.50. The Colos­seum at Cae­sars Palace, 1.866.320.9763

RICKY MARTIN

Up­side in­side out, Puerto Ri­can singer Ricky Martin sure has been “Livin’ La Vida Loca.” Now he set­tles in to a res­i­dency with his sexy moves at the Park The­ater at the Monte Carlo, shak­ing those hips and strut­ting that stuff. “Maria,” “The Cup of Life” and “No­body Wants To Be Lonely” cer­tainly make the set list. April 5, 7- 8, 11, 14-15, 8 pm. $54.59-$229.36. Park The­ater at the Monte Carlo, 1.866.740.7711

GE­ORGE STRAIT

Ge­orge Strait The “King of Coun­try re­turns to Las Ve­gas with his string of 60 No. 1 sin­gles, more than any other artist in any genre. “Check Yes or No,” “Car­ry­ing Your Love With Me” and “Ocean Front Prop­erty” are sure to be on the set list. April 7- 8, 8 pm. $75-$200. T-Mo­bile Arena, 702.692.1600

ROD STE­WART: THE HITS

Backed by a 13-piece band, the leg­endary rocker per­forms his chart-top­ping works in­clud­ing “Mag­gie May,” “You Wear it Well,” “Hot Legs,” “You’re in My Heart,” “Da Ya Think I’m Sexy,” and “Tonight’s The Night.” April 1, 7:30 pm. Starts at $49. The Colos­seum at Cae­sars Palace, 1.866.320.9763

STEELY DAN

For nine nights, Las Ve­gas gets the brainy kings of ’70s jazz rock gui­tarist Wal­ter Becker and pi­anist Don­ald Fa­gen of Stee­ley Dan all to it­self at The Vene­tian. The duo brings their hits in­clud­ing “Do It Again,” “Hey Nine­teen,” “Rikki Don’t Lose That Num­ber” and, of course, “Reelin’ in the Years.” April 12, 14-15, 19, 21-22, 26, 28-29, 8 pm. Starts at $81.50. Opa­line The­atre at The Vene­tian, 702.414.9000

Steely Dan

Ricky Martin

Rod Ste­wart

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