Michael Jackson was a worldwide phenomenon that shaped pop culture and music for many years. Still today, The King of Pop’s truly special spirit lives on in Las Vegas, personified through Cirque du Soleil’s incredible ability to create imaginative and engaging sensory experiences for audiences.
When Cirque du Soleil and the Estate of Michael Jackson decided to create the show that would attempt to embody his artistry and spirit, Michael Jackson ONE, the path to completion must have been legendary. From the song selections, appeasing decades of diverse audiences, to the choice between story and symphony, it must have been fascinating; especially considering the show, performing at Mandalay Bay, has received such incredible critical acclaim.
Michael Jackson believed that all people are unique and equal, regardless of race or culture. His message was one of unity, harmony and hope for a better world. At once evocative and enigmatic, the name Michael Jackson ONE also presents a paradox: Michael was a multifaceted artist who strove to fuse together various musical styles and art forms. It is a fitting title for a unifying journey into the world of the King of Pop, the genius, the visionary, the One.
The show is another chapter in the inspiring and beautiful evolution of Cirque du Soleil, as the show is more of a string of musical and visual tableaux, driven by the music of the King of Pop, than some of the more familiar Cirque du Soleil shows. With this fusion of acrobatics, dance and visuals, coupled with a riveting, state-of-the-art sound environment, Michael Jackson ONE is truly an immersive journey.
The touches of some throwback authenticity might be noticeable during the show as Jamie King (who started his career as a dancer on Michael’s Dangerous World Tour) directed both the arena touring show Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour by Cirque du Soleil and Michael Jackson ONE. The show also brings together the creative minds behind the Michael Jackson Estate, John Branca and John McClain, along with the diverse and talented team at Cirque du Soleil, including Guy Laliberté, renowned ‘Creative Guide’.
Celebrate Michael Jackson’s birthday on August 29th with a special birthday performance and special room rates. Michael Jackson ONE performs inside the Michael Jackson ONE Theater at Mandalay Bay, Monday and Tuesday, Friday and Saturday at 7 and 9:30 p.m.; Sunday at 7 and 9:30 p.m. The show is dark on Wednesday and Thursday. Tickets are $69, $99, $130, $140, $155, $180 (LIMITED Golden Circle seating), plus tax and fee. Tickets are available 120 days in advance of the performance date. For more information, call (702) 632-7777 or visit online at www.cirquedusoleil.com/one.