Moonwalk, don’t run to Cirque Du Soleil’s ‘Michael Jackson ONE’
Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil is a wondrous celebration of the greatest musical superstar of all time. The unforgettable epic follows a group of rag-tag Heroes—Clumsy the slackliner, Shy the martial artist, Smarty Pants the juggler and Sneaky the manipulation specialist—as they’re pulled into an alternate dimension, where they have to fight against the malevolent Mephisto.
A ghastly mashup of radios, microphones, cameras and TVs, Mephisto is a true media monster. Set to a surround-sound medley of smash hits, the quartet must outsmart sinister Tabloid Junkies, aggressive Paparazzi and creepy Ghouls as they search for magical, iconic talismans: Michael Jackson’s famous white glove, shiny penny loafers, stylish fedora and glinting sunglasses.
ONE brings together more than five dozen talented dancers, acrobats and aerialists who cartwheel across the stage, bounce off trampolines and twirl on trapezes in a spellbinding cavalcade illuminated with glittering Swarovski crystals, glowing LED lights and scintillating pyrotechnics. There’s even a rocket ship. But will there be moonwalking, you ask? Count on it.
Mandalay Bay, 7 & 9:30 p.m. Thurs.-Mon., starting at $69 plus tax and fee. 702.632.7580