Among the countless thrills found on the Las Vegas Strip, few shows have captivated audiences like Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil.
Over 10 years and more than 4,000 performances, “MJ ONE” has etched its name into the thriving landscape of Vegas entertainment.
By the time it debuted at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on June 29, 2013,
Cirque du Soleil had already carved out a sensational reputation with long-running favorites Mystère and “O”, and the pressure to build on that legacy was felt by everyone on the MJ ONE creation team.
“It seemed unattainable,” says Igor Zambelli, a slackline artist who’s been with the show since day one. “Now looking back, we’ve really come a long way to create this history for ourselves.
We’re part of continuing the legacy of Michael Jackson, and the amazing history of Cirque in Las Vegas.”
Today, the show draws visitors five nights a week from around the world, making it one of the best-selling shows in Las Vegas.
The dedication to craft that defined Michael Jackson’s career is apparent in every aspect of MJ ONE,
from monumental songs and dance, to groundbreaking music videos, to his unmistakable influence on the world of fashion.
“The costumes are so iconic,” says Wardrobe Supervisor Veronica Vazquez.
“You expect that when you see a Michael Jackson show. You can’t do Smooth Criminal without seeing an element of that pinstripe suit.”
In fact, each outfit is painstakingly designed to pay homage to King of Pop’s sense of style.
From the crystal-embellished glove, to his fedora to rhinestone white socks, every thread of MJ ONE’s wardrobe embodies his timeless fashion statements.
This immense respect for details – amplified by the Michael Jackson ONE cast, crew and creators, brings the show to life.
Thousands of elements, from intricate costumes to props, are brought together to make a production that defies expectations.
Now in its 10th year, this dynamic collaboration between the music and legacy of Michael Jackson and the extraordinary production and acrobatics of Cirque du Soleil stands on its own.
With an electrifying fusion of acrobatics, dance, and visuals that embody the showmanship of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson ONE continues to astound and inspire visitors from throughout the world.