Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil, An Immersive Journey
Hailed by Rolling Stone as “A virtual parade of ‘wow’ moments,” Michael Jackson ONE is an electrifying fusion of acrobatics, dance and visuals that reflects the dynamic showmanship of the King of Pop, immersing the audience into the world of Michael's music.
Driven by his biggest hits heard like never before in a riveting, state-of-the-art surround-sound environment Michael Jackson ONE takes the audience through a seamless visual and musical montage, at the heart of a world that is in turn majestic, playful, magical and heart-warming. In Michael Jackson ONE, Michael's spirit is channeled through the vibrant energy of the cast of 63 dancers and performers, underscored by aerial performance, driving acrobatics, and vivid choreographies that use the urban/hip hop idiom as a springboard for exploration. ONE is heartfelt tribute to the work, innovative spirit, and legacy of Michael Jackson – the King of Pop, the genius, the visionary, the ONE.
Highlights include with rotating bungee artists performing above the audience and a live blazing guitar solo, “Beat It” reflects Michael’s daring creative spirit. “Dirty Diana” was historically a solo performed by Michael, but is now an incredible production number in Michael Jackson ONE. Mythical music that remains as poignant and relevant today as when it first took audiences by storm. Reflective of Michael’s fascination with gangster films, themes, and characters, “Smooth Criminal” features Yakuza-inspired characters in fedoras and pinstriped suits. Based on Michael’s legendary short film, “Thriller” features ghoulish performers who creep from the grave, then jump from wall to wall and soar around the audience.
There are over 550 lighting fixtures, almost 300 custom LED fixtures built into the show’s various set pieces, 26 projectors, 11 TV monitors, and a 40-ft-wide, 30-ft-high LED wall. Each of the theatre’s 1,804 seats has three speakers – left, right and center – for a total of 5,412 seat speakers.
This state-of-the-art performance weaves together incredible choreography, cutting-edge technology, and creative sets to give new life to classic pop hits, using them as the amped-up soundtrack to a mysterious plot. From the edge of your seat, watch as 4 misfits fight the evil Mephisto—an ominous and shadowy villain who looms over the action on stage.
Sing along to your favourite MJ songs while the world-famous performers of Cirque du Soleil take you through the concert of a lifetime. As “Billie Jean” pumps out of the speakers built into your seat, dancers take to the stage in mesmerising, illuminated ensembles. When the catchy rhythms of “Beat It” fill the theatre, contortionists high above you twirl around in a bungee swing. And when “Thriller” plays, zombies roam the aisles during a synchronised trampoline dance. The extravaganza draws to a close with show-stopping numbers and wild visual effects.