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The latest Cirque du Soleil production joins seven others currently showing in Las Vegas.
On May 23, “Michael Jackson ONE” will make its highly anticipated debut in Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay theater, formerly home to the smash hit Disney’s “The Lion King.“
From one blockbuster performance to the next, residents and tourists are anxiously awaiting the debut of not only a show based on the life and music of one of pop’s most brilliant entertainers, but the latest Cirque du Soleil production, joining seven others currently showing in Nevada’s entertainment capital.
“Our intention is to immerse the audience in the energy of our show, which is Michael’s…spirit,” said director Jamie King in an interview with the Las Vegas Sun. “We want to make sure that they see and feel our costumes, see and feel the energy of our performers and acrobats.”
King was also the director of the international traveling show “Michael Jackson Immortal,” which, coincidentally, also made its debut at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas. King promises a more intimate experience for audiences who see “ONE,” whereas “Immortal”—which is on tour globally through at least the end of 2014—was designed with more of an arena rock show feel to it.
Cirque has described the plot of ONE as a “theatrical evocation of Michael’s creative genius. Guided and inspired by his music, four misfits set out on a transformative adventure. By journey’s end, they will personify Michael’s agility, courage, playfulness, and love.”
Opens May 23
Showtime: Sat.-Wed., 7 & 10 p.m.
Starting at $69