'Michael Jackson ONE' is quite the thriller
When you attend the Michael Jackson ONE show at Mandalay Bay, it isn’t just the amazing surround sound which makes you feel part of the large-scale production, it is a combination of many features that emerges you in the experience.
This begins when you first enter the theater and builds when some of the production’s 63 performers come out into the audience and draw you into the moment, frolicking with guests then running on to the stage, thus begins the spectacular show. It is a masterpiece of Jackson’s music and dance moves brought to life by the genius of Cirque du Soleil.
It’s a blend of acrobatics, gymnastics, dancing, and recordings of Jackson singing his music, costumes (white gloves, shades and fedora hats are a big part of the show) and lighting, which enhance the artists’ talent.
Along with the unbelievable skills of the performers who jump on giant trampolines, land on a wall, then push off with their feet and bounce back, there are bungee artists and a troupe of hat jugglers who astonish with their precision during the “Smile” moment in the show.
Let’s not forget the humorous moments such as when the dancing skeleton enclosed in a glass booth (similar to a phone booth) slides out onstage and performs some cool moves using his bony arms and legs (yes, pun intended) during “Beat It.”
Mandalay Bay, 7 & 9:30 p.m. Thurs.-Mon., starting at $69 plus tax and fee. 702.632.7580