Cirque du Soleil's MICHAEL JACKSON ONE to Begin Sunday Matinees, 6/29
Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil at Mandalay Bay will offer Sunday matinee performances at 4:30pm beginning June 29 through the remainder of the year. The 7:00pm performance will remain unchanged. Please see full details below for the updated schedule and ticket prices. Tickets for the matinee performances went on sale this morning at 10am.
In regards to the change, Jerry Nadal, Senior Vice President, Cirque du Soleil Resident Shows Division, provided the following statement:
"Mandalay Bay has a history of matinee performances being popular with their resortists and with the success of Michael Jackson ONE, we have a new offering for afternoon audiences within the Las Vegas Cirque du Soleil portfolio."
Cirque du Soleil and the Estate of Michael Jackson present 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 North America as it travels the world.
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.
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 Laliberté - Creative Guide
Jean-François Bouchard - Chief Creative Content Officer
Jamie King - Story Creator and Director
Welby Altidor - Director of Creation
Carla Kama - Associate Director
Kevin Antunes - Musical Director
François Séguin - 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 Gagné - Makeup Designer
Brian Drader - Dramaturge
Manon Beaudoin - Characters' Guide
Henry Fong - Illustrator
Dago Gonzalez - Image Content Designer
· Michael Jackson ONE performs Saturdays to Wednesdays at 7:00pm and 9:30pm.
· Starting June 29, Sunday performance times will be 4:30pm and 7:00pm.
· There are no performances on Thursdays and Fridays.
TO RESERVE TICKETS:
· Call 877.632.7400 or 800-745-3000
· Visit the Michael Jackson ONE box office, the Mandalay Bay Events Center box office, or any of the MGM Resorts International box offices.
· Saturdays (both performances) and Sundays to Wednesdays 7:00pm: $69, $99, $135, $145, $160, plus LIMITED Golden Circle seating. Prices do not include tax or fees.
· Sundays 4:30pm and Mondays to Wednesdays 9:30pm: $69, $99, $130, $140, $155, plus LIMITED Golden Circle seating. Prices do not include tax or fees.
· Tickets are available 120 days in advance of the performance date.
Michael Jackson ONE is Cirque du Soleil's 8th production in Las Vegas since Mystère 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. Like Michael Jackson ONE on Facebook or Tweet us: @Cirque #MJOne. To find out more about the ONE DROP Foundation, visit www.onedrop.org.