CIRQUE DU SOLEIL
LAS VEGAS PREMIERE TONIGHT!
LIMITED DECEMBER RUN AT MANDALAY BAY EVENTS CENTER
Michael Jackson Fan Fest™ Exhibit Through December 14 Only
Las Vegas, December 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The Estate of Michael Jackson and Cirque du Soleil are proud to present tonight the Las Vegas Premiere of Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour™ at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. Proudly presented by Sun Life Financial, tonight’s performance is the kick-off of the limited Las Vegas engagement through December 27, 2011. The show was written and directed by Jamie King, the leading concert director in pop music today.
Members of the Jackson Family, including Michael’s mother, Katherine, his three children and brothers, Jackie and Tito, along with celebrities Carlos Santana, James Gandolfini, Babyface, Berry Gordy, Mark Salling, Kevin McHale & Harry Shum Jr. from “Glee”, Allison Janney, Justin Long, Aaron Paul from “Breaking Bad”, Channing Tatum & Jenna Dewan, Alex Meraz & Edi Gathegi from “Twilight” and Orlando Jones were on hand to experience this once-in-a-lifetime electrifying production that combines Michael Jackson music and choreography with Cirque du Soleil creativity to give fans worldwide a unique view into the spirit, passion and heart of the artistic genius who forever transformed global pop culture.
To coincide with the Las Vegas Premiere, the first-ever Estate-authorized Michael Jackson Fan Fest™ will be presented through December 14 only at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino. This special exhibition showcases never-before-seen memorabilia and interactive fan experiences and will only be presented in Las Vegas and will not travel to any other tour stop.
A riveting fusion of visuals, dance, music and fantasy that immerses audiences in Michael’s creative world and literally turns his signature moves upside down, Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour unfolds Michael Jackson’s artistry before the eyes of the audience. Aimed at lifelong fans as well as those experiencing Michael’s creative genius for the first time, the show captures the essence, soul and inspiration of the King of Pop, celebrating a legacy that continues to transcend generations.
THE IMMORTAL World Tour takes place in a fantastical realm where we discover Michael’s inspirational Giving Tree—the wellspring of his creativity. The secrets of Michael’s inner world are unlocked—his love of music and dance, fairy tale and magic, and the fragile beauty of nature.
The underpinnings of THE IMMORTAL World Tour are Michael Jackson’s powerful, inspirational music and lyrics—the driving force behind the show—brought to life with extraordinary power and breathless intensity. Through unforgettable performances Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour underscores Michael’s global messages of love, peace and unity.
The creative team for Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour is the largest ever for a Cirque du Soleil production and includes: Guy Laliberté, Creative Guide; Gilles Ste-Croix, Creative Guide; Chantal Tremblay, Director of Creation; Jamie King, Writer and Director; Carla Kama, Associate Show Director; Kevin Antunes, Musical Designer; Greg Phillinganes, Music Director; Mark Fisher, Set Designer; Michael Curry, Props and Scenic Designer; Zaldy Goco, Costume Designer; Germain Guillemot, Acrobatic Performance Designer; Scott Osgood, Rigging and Acrobatic Equipment Designer; Olivier Goulet, Projection Designer; Martin Labrecque, Lighting Designer; François Desjardins, Sound Designer; and 10 amazing choreographers — Travis Payne; Rich and Tone Talauega; Debra Brown; Napoleon and Tabitha Dumo; Jamal Sims; Cloud and Tamara Levinson; Mandy Moore; Florence Cornet, Makeup Designer.
For ticket information, please go to www.cirquedusoleil.com/MichaelJackson.
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