Cirque du Soleil and The Estate of Michael Jackson Announce Michael Jackson ONE Written and Directed by Jamie King

Cirque du Soleil and The Estate of Michael Jackson Announce Michael Jackson 
ONE Written and Directed by Jamie King 
Exclusively at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas 
Presale Window Starts February 22 for Cirque Club Members, 
Subscribers and Members of MGM Resorts' M life Program 
General On Sale Begins March 7 
LAS VEGAS, Feb. 21, 2013 /CNW/ - The Estate of Michael Jackson and Cirque du 
Soleil today unveiled that Michael Jackson ONE™ will open and take residency 
exclusively at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino this summer. Directed by Jamie 
King, Michael Jackson ONE will start its preview performances on May 23, 2013 
and have its official premiere on June 29, 2013. 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 Europe as it travels the world. 
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The show 
Michael Jackson ONE is a state-of-the-art visual and audio experience creating 
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. 
The name 
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. 
"This is our second project with The Estate of Michael Jackson which confirms 
how stimulating this creative partnership was meant to be," said Daniel 
Lamarre, president and CEO of Cirque du Soleil. "Michael Jackson is an 
all-time phenomenal artist, both timeless and contemporary. As a creative 
challenge, this project is the ultimate. Through the use of cutting edge 
technology, we will produce a new Cirque du Soleil theatrical experience not 
only respectful of Michael's legacy but also very distinctive from Michael 
Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour." 
"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," stated 
John Branca and John McClain, Co-Executors of The Estate of Michael Jackson. 
Chuck Bowling, Mandalay Bay's president and COO, said, "The partnership with 
Cirque du Soleil and The Estate of Michael Jackson represents an extraordinary 
moment for Mandalay Bay. We are in the midst of a major transformation at this 
resort, introducing a new set of experiences for our guests. Michael Jackson 
ONE is truly the crown jewel in that transformation and we cannot wait to 
share this very special production with the world." 
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 Laliberte – Creative Guide
Jean-Francois Bouchard – CEO, Creative Content Jamie King – Writer and 
Welby Altidor – Director of Creation Carla Kama – Associate Director Kevin 
Antunes – Musical Director
Francois Seguin – 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 
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 Gagne – 
Makeup Designer Brian Drader – Dramaturge
Manon Beaudoin – Characters' Guide 
Preview performances for Michael Jackson ONE will begin on May 23, 2013 at 
Mandalay Bay. 
--  Saturday to Wednesday at 7:00pm. There are no performances on 

        Thursdays and Fridays.

    --  Call 877.632.7400 or 800-745-3000
    --  Go to
    --  Visit the Mandalay Bay Events Center box office or any of the
        MGM Resorts International box offices.

    --  $69, $99, $130, $140, $150, plus LIMITED Gold Circle Seating.
        Prices do not include tax or fees.
    --  Tickets are available 120 days in advance of the performance

Like Michael Jackson ONE on Facebook or Tweet us: @Cirque #MJOne.

    --  For creative team biographies, visit the Cirque du Soleil press
        room at: 
Jeff Lovari, Publicist, Cirque du Soleil, 
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