Michael Jackson may no longer be with us, but ‘Michael Jackson: ONE,’ a ‘Cirque du Soleil’ artist-driven show in Las Vegas, makes it feel like the music icon is very much alive. It’s a MUST-SEE.
Cirque du Soleil’s Michael Jackson: ONE is like no show I’ve ever seen before. From the moment you walk into the Michael Jackson Theater at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, you become immersed in a magical, but very intense world — one that Michael likely experienced on a day-to-day basis.
Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Michael Jackson: ONE’ In Las Vegas — Why You Must See It
The show opens with performers, dressed in flashy red jackets, walking up and down the aisles and taking invasive paparazzi photos of the guests. Tabloid headlines are also splashed across the walls. It’s during this moment that you realize the show is going to be more than just a tribute — it’s actually going to be fun.
Running a little less than two hours, the production, which premiered on June 29, 2013, moves from song to song, as projected images of Michael Jackson and scenes from his iconic music videos appear between set-pieces.
Some of the best moments involve acrobats flying past one another on a half dozen trampolines, performers taking on Michael’s toughest moves with precision and ease, and when a MJ hologram appears alongside the dancers. Talk about an emotional punch to the gut!
The show’s storyline revolves around four “misfits” who set out on a journey into Michael Jackson’s world and music. By the end, they each take on a characteristic of the legend himself.
It’s honestly a phenomenal show and even the mildest Michael Jackson fan will find something to love!
Third Annual King Of Pop Birthday Party In Las Vegas August 29
On August 29, Cirque du Soleil is inviting fans to celebrate the birthday of Michael Jackson. The King of Pop’s third annual birthday party will take place at the Michael Jackson ONE Theatre at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Tickets are now on sale for the 7:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. birthday performances Saturday, Aug. 29. Mandalay Bay also has created an exclusive offer for the birthday weekend including room rates starting at $72 and a gift bag. To purchase tickets and to book rooms, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com/mjbday. Guests will be invited to participate in additional birthday activities throughout the day. Details on this year’s events will be confirmed on the website in the coming weeks.
What do YOU think, HollywoodLifers? Do you plan on seeing Michael Jackson: ONE?
— Chris Rogers