Cirque du Soleil and the Estate of Michael Jackson present tonight the world 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 IMMORTAL World Tour, currently playing arenas in Asia as it travels the world.
Celebrities 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).
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 music idiom as a springboard for exploration.