Cirque du Soleil and the Estate of Michael Jackson present MICHAEL JACKSON ONE


MJ-ONE-logo-originalCirque du Soleil and the Estate of Michael Jackson present to the world the premiere of Michael Jackson ONE in Las Vegas, a new creation taking residency exclusively at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino. Directed by Jamie King, this entirely new show is the second creative project to be developed between Cirque du Soleil and The Estate of Michael Jackson after the top grossing Michael Jackson THE IMMORTALWorld Tour, currently playing arenas in Asia as it travels the world.CIRQUE DU SOLEIL JACKSONS MJ ONECelebrities joining the night’s red carpet event and after-party at Mandalay Beach included Guy Laliberte, Katherine Jackson, Prince Jackson, Blanket Jackson, Jackie Jackson, Marlon Jackson, Tito Jackson, Justin Bieber, Neil Patrick Harris, Spike Lee, David Arquette, Allison Janney (The West Wing), Dule Hill (The West Wing), Berry Gordy (founder of Motown Records), Ryan Kwanten (True Blood), Alfre Woodard,Roberto Cavalli (fashion designer), Pharrell Williams (GRAMMY Award winning musician/entrepreneur), Dot Jones (Glee), Rex Lee (Entourage), Ian Ziering (Beverly Hills 90210), Jon Secada (singer), Dj Ashba (Guns N’ Roses, SIXX AM), Tom Higgenson (Plain White), Richard MacDonald (sculptor), Robert Griffin (NFL Washington Redskins), Jennette McCurdy, Jamie King (ONE Story Creator and Director), Welby Altidor (Director of Creation), Kevin Antunes (Musical Director), Jonathan Deans (Sound Designer), Zaldy Goco (Costume Designer), Nathalie Gagne (Makeup Designer), Ivan “Flipz” Velez (Choreographer), Rich and Tone Talauega (Choreographers) and local entertainers including Carrot Top, Jeff Beacher, Jabbawockeez, Clint Holmes, Human Nature and Justin Mortelliti, Mark Shunock and Carrie St. Louis of Rock of Ages.

Creative Team:Jamie King (ONE Story Creator and Director), Welby Altidor (Director of Creation), Kevin Antunes (Musical Director), Jonathan Deans (Sound Designer), Zaldy Goco (Costume Designer), Nathalie Gagne(Makeup Designer), Ivan “Flipz” Velez (Choreographer), Rich and Tone Talauega (Choreographers).

The show

Michael Jackson ONE is a sonic, tonic fusion of acrobatics, dance and visuals that takes the audience on an immersive journey through the music and spirit of Michael Jackson.

Driven by Michael’s powerful, multi-layered music – heard like never before in a riveting, state-of-the-art surround-sound environment – ONE takes the audience through a series of seamless visual and musical tableaux, at the heart of a world that is in turn majestic, playful, magical and heart-warming.

In Michael Jackson ONE, Michael’s artistry and spirit are expressed through the vibrant energy of the cast of 63 dancers and performers, underscored by aerial performance, driving acrobatics, and vivid choreographies that use the urban/hip hop idiom as a springboard for exploration.

ONE is a heartfelt tribute to the work, innovative spirit, and legacy of Michael Jackson – the King of Pop, the genius, the visionary, the One.

The name

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.

Along with Jamie King–who started his career as a dancer on Michael’s Dangerous World Tour and also directed the arena touring show Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour by Cirque du Soleil–Michael Jackson ONE will bring together the creative minds behind the Michael Jackson Estate, John Branca and John McClain, and the diverse talents of the following creators:

Guy Laliberte – Creative Guide

Jean-Francois Bouchard – Chief Creative Content Officer

Jamie King – Writer and Director

Welby Altidor – Director of Creation

Carla Kama – Associate Director

Kevin Antunes – Musical Director

Francois Seguin – Set and Props Designer

Zaldy Goco – Costume Designer

Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon – Creators for the scene Man in the Mirror
Travis Payne – Choreographer

Rich and Tone Talauega – Choreographers

Parris Goebel – Choreographer

Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui – Choreographer

Ivan << Flipz >> Velez – Choreographer

Olivier Simola – Choreographer

Rob Bollinger – Acrobatic Performance Designer

Germain Guillemot – Acrobatic Performance Designer

Ben Potvin – Acrobatic Choreographer

Andrea Ziegler – Acrobatic Choreographer

Raymond St-Jean – Projections Designer

Jimmy Lakatos – Projections Designer

David Finn – Lighting Designer

Jonathan Deans – Sound Designer

Pierre Masse – Acrobatic Equipment and Rigging Designer

Nathalie Gagne – Makeup Designer

Brian Drader – Dramaturge

Manon Beaudoin – Characters’ Guide

Henry Fong – Illustrator

Dago Gonzalez – Image Content Designer

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:

—  Starting July 1, performances are Saturday to Wednesday at 7:00pm and
10:00pm.
—  Starting September 3, performances are Saturday to Wednesday at 7:00pm
and 9:30pm.
—  There are no performances on Thursdays and Fridays.
TO RESERVE TICKETS:

—  Call 877.632.7400 or 800-745-3000
—  Go to www.cirquedusoleil.com/mjone or www.mandalaybay.com
—  Visit the Michael Jackson ONE box office, the Mandalay Bay Events Center
box office, or any of the MGM Resorts International box offices.
TICKET PRICES:

—  $69, $99, $130, $140, $155, plus LIMITED Golden Circle seating.  Prices
do not include tax or fees.
—  Starting September 7, Saturday performance prices $69, $99, $130, $160,
plus LIMITED Golden Circle seating.  Prices do not include tax or fees.
—  Tickets are available 120 days in advance of the performance date.
Like Michael Jackson ONE on Facebook or Tweet us: @Cirque #MJOne.

Cirque du Soleil

Michael Jackson ONE is Cirque du Soleil’s 8(th) production in Las Vegas since Mystere in 1993. The company has brought wonder and delight to more than 100 million spectators in more than 300 cities on six continents. Cirque du Soleil has 5,000 employees, including more than 1,000 performing artists from close to 50 different countries.

For more information about Cirque du Soleil, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com.

To find out more about the ONE DROP Foundation, visit www.onedrop.org

 

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