It was revealed today that the impressive, totally new Michael themed show ‘Michael Jackson ONE’ by Cirque Du Soleil will debut at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. Over sixty cast members of dancers and acrobats will take part in the show which promises to be a real “real Thriller!”
There will be previews of this new show starting on May 23rd, and will officially premiere on June 29th 2013. This is the second collaboration between Cirque Du Soleil and Michael’s Estate; the previous show being the ‘Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour,’ which continues to tour the world to great acclaim and success.
The new title is intended to evoke a central paradox of Michael’s multifaceted persona and changing musical styles. Directed by Jamie King, the plot of ‘Michael Jackson One’ will follow four misfits as they embark upon a musical, visual, theatrical adventure. The title of the show reflects its inspiration and recurring theme – unity and peace – the sort of themes Michael explored in songs like ‘Man In The Mirror,’ ‘Heal The World,’ and ‘Earth Song.’
Estate co-executors John Branca and John McClain said in a statement:
“We are guided by Michael’s own philosophy in all that we do. In preparing for this production, Michael’s message to the cast and crew for his ‘This Is It’ concerts was foremost in our minds. He counseled them on what the audience experience should be: ‘They want wonderful experiences. We want to take them places that they’ve never been before. We want to show them talent like they’ve never seen before. We’re putting love back into the world to remind the world that love is important. WE’RE ALL ONE. That is the message.’ We feel the same, and that is what we are delivering both to lifelong fans and those just discovering his artistic genius with ‘Michael Jackson One.’”