Ron Jacobsohn reviews Cirque de Soleil’s Michael Jackson ONE
It’s been eight years since the death of the King of Pop, yet at Cirque de Soleil’s Michael Jackson ONE his legacy is kept alive and this week there will be a big birthday reception in honor of Jackson, where the cast and fans get to celebrate the one who has gone too soon.
It’s been eight years since the death of the King of Pop. Yet here at Cirque de Soleil’s Michael Jackson ONE his legacy is kept alive, six nights a week, in an eighteen hundred seater theater, able of earn up to a quarter million dollar nightly, now in its fourth year….
It is no secret that the passing of Michael Jackson has left a huge void in the entertainment world. Yet, as it usually happens in life, we continue in our own ways and forget.
In this truly breathtaking show, Cirque de Soleil has managed to bring Michael Jackson back to life.
Running at a little less than two hours, this production, which was inspired in a joint venture with the Michael Jackson estate, takes you through important musical stations in “the King’s” life. With a tremendous high when they actually bring Jackson back to life on-stage through hologram leaving everyone at the theatre almost gasping for air.
As the cast of “One” has done in previous years, on August 29th, the birthday of Michael Jackson, they will be commemorating the day with a tribute celebration day that will end with a big birthday reception where the cast and fans get to celebrate the one who has gone too soon.
ONE is truly a spectacular show, where even the mildest Michael Jackson fan can find something to fall in love with.
From the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, I am Ron Jacobsohn.
Clips courtesy: CNN, AEG Worldwide & Cirque du Soleil