CirqueClub /// One King of Pop… two different shows!

Jamie King, director of both Michael Jackson ONE and Michael Jackson The IMMORTAL World Tour explains how the new permanent show presented at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas will differ from THE IMMORTAL World Tour, as both were inspired by the same legend: Michael Jackson.

A different type of show

“THE IMMORTAL World Tour is a rock concert-style Cirque du Soleil show. Michael Jackson ONE will definitely be more theatrical than THE IMMORTAL ever was or intended to be”, explains Jamie. “In this show, everything is based on the story and the characters, starting with the choice of the acts.”

A resident show

“Michael Jackson ONE will be a resident show presented in Las Vegas, as opposed to THE IMMORTAL, which tours major arenas around the world. A resident show means a permanent installation. As such, many artistic choices were virtually made for us — for example, sound integrated into the seats to bring Michael’s music directly to the spectators’ ears or the immersive set design made up of an imposing proscenium.”

Full-length hits

For Jamie, Guy Laliberté and Michael Jackson’s Estate, it was clear that the show should spotlight many of the great hits that made Michael Jackson into the legend he is today. “We’ve been working with Kevin Antunes — who also designed the music for THE IMMORTAL — to embellish the sound on the songs, but with arrangements that are more like the album versions, which are very close to fans’ hearts.” In Michael Jackson ONE, all of the key songs chosen will be played nearly in their entirety.

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