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‘One Night For One Drop’ Draws a Star-Studded Turnout at Fifth Annual Philanthropy Event in Las Vegas

March 5, 2017 by  

‘One Night For One Drop’ Draws a Star-Studded Turnout at Fifth Annual Philanthropy Event in Las Vegas
On Friday, March 3, some of the biggest names in entertainment came together to support the fifth annual One Night for One Drop imagined by Cirque du Soleil, raising funds and awareness to benefit critical water issues worldwide (Photo © Erik Kabik / www.ErikKabik.com)

Brian Dewhurst (L) and Perry Ray (R) perform in fifth annual One Night for One Drop

Brian Dewhurst (L) and Perry Ray (R) perform in fifth annual One Night for One Drop

Photo © Erik Kabik / www.ErikKabik.com.

Held inside the Zumanity Theatre at New York-New York Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, the star-studded event featured performances by multi-platinum selling vocal group The Tenors and Emmy Award-winning actor William Shatner, with additional performances by America’s Got Talent (AGT) winner Grace VanderWaal, GRAMMY-nominated rapper Redfoo from the Party Rock Crew, AGT finalist Malevo and more.

One Night for One Drop 2017 features some of the world's most daring circus acts in a new vintage circus theme

One Night for One Drop 2017 features some of the world’s most daring circus acts in a new vintage circus theme

Photo © Erik Kabik / www.ErikKabik.com.

Presented by MGM Resorts International and Zappos.com, the electrifying, one-night-only performance captivated the sold-out audience with some of the world’s most daring circus acts, elevated by the unique talents of this year’s guest performers.

One Night for One Drop 2017 performer Alan Silva at the Zumanity Theatre in Las Vegas

One Night for One Drop 2017 performer Alan Silva at the Zumanity Theatre in Las Vegas

Photo © Erik Kabik / www.ErikKabik.com.

Highlights from the show included The Tenors’ explosive renditions of “Bohemian Rhapsody” and “Who Wants to Live Forever” by the iconic rock band Queen, an extraordinary performance of “Light the Sky” by Grace VanderWaal and an unforgettable appearance by William Shatner and Redfoo together in the finale.

One Night for One Drop 2017 Performers Alan Silva (L) and Noriko Takahashi (R)

One Night for One Drop 2017 Performers Alan Silva (L) and Noriko Takahashi (R)

Photo © Erik Kabik / www.ErikKabik.com.

Malevo also brought the heat with their sizzling Malambo choreography, while superstar aerialists Duo Sky Angels thrilled guests with their stunning aerial routine.

One Night for One Drop 2017 performers during an explosive Teeterboard Act at Zumanity

One Night for One Drop 2017 performers during an explosive Teeterboard Act at Zumanity

Photo © Erik Kabik / www.ErikKabik.com.

Following the performance, guests were invited to “party rock” poolside, also enjoying a surprise performance by one of the world’s most beloved boy bands, the Backstreet Boys, who performed iconic hits including “Everybody,” “Larger Than Life” and “I Want It That Way.”

Redfoo and Grace VanderWaal star in the fifth annual One Night for One Drop in Las Vegas

Redfoo and Grace VanderWaal star in the fifth annual One Night for One Drop in Las Vegas

Photo © Erik Kabik / www.ErikKabik.com.

Electronic music heavyweights SULTAN + SHEPARD then took the stage, ending the event with an exhilarating two-hour set featuring back-to-back hits.

Performers light up the stage at fifth annual One Night for One Drop at Zumanity Theatre

Performers light up the stage at fifth annual One Night for One Drop at Zumanity Theatre

Photo © Erik Kabik / www.ErikKabik.com.

 

Other notable names in attendance included Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté; beloved TV personality and judge on So You Think You Can Dance Nigel Lythgoe; world-famous actress Gina Gershon; Emmy Award-winning choreographer, dancer and actress Anita Mann; award-winning country music star Marie Osmond; GRAMMY-nominated singer-songwriter Lisa Loeb; world-famous magician Penn Jillette from Penn & Teller; electronic music star Ned Shepard from Canadian duo SULTAN + SHEPARD.

The Tenors star in fifth annual One Night for One Drop at the Zumanity Theatre in Las Vegas

The Tenors star in fifth annual One Night for One Drop at the Zumanity Theatre in Las Vegas

Photo © Erik Kabik / www.ErikKabik.com.

Also attending were celebrity chef Mali Hunter; president and CEO of Cirque du Soleil Daniel Lamarre; senior vice president, resident shows division at Cirque du Soleil, Jerry Nadal; renowned singer Scott Hoying from Pentatonix; American director, producer and cinematographer famous for his work with nature, Louie Schwartzberg; American animator and director of The Simpsons David Silverman. 

The Tenors, Redfoo and Grace VanderWaal perform at the fifth annual One Night for One Drop in Las Vegas

The Tenors, Redfoo and Grace VanderWaal perform at the fifth annual One Night for One Drop in Las Vegas

Photo © Erik Kabik / www.ErikKabik.com.

Also spotted were Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman and her husband, Oscar Goodman; 2011 “Playmate of the Year” and Las Vegas Pin-Up star Claire Sinclair; burlesque performer Mosh; Las Vegas headliners Carrot Top and Blue Man Group; cast members from Las Vegas Strip shows ABSINTHE, Chippendales, FANTASY at Luxor and Tenors of Rock; choreographer and designer Kristin McQuaid; One Night for One Drop 2017 creative team including co-writers and directors Nicky and Laetitia Dewhurst, One Night for One Drop 2017 performers and dancers from the Nevada Ballet Theatre.

One Night for One Drop 2017 performer Alan Silva performs astounding aerial Tissu act

One Night for One Drop 2017 performer Alan Silva performs astounding aerial Tissu act

Photo © Erik Kabik / www.ErikKabik.com.

One Night for One Drop 2017 Performer Dazzles Guests with Stunning Aerial Routine

One Night for One Drop 2017 Performer Dazzles Guests with Stunning Aerial Routine

Photo © Erik Kabik / www.ErikKabik.com.

Jimmy Slonina plays the young ringmaster in the fifth annual One Night for One Drop,

Jimmy Slonina plays the young ringmaster in the fifth annual One Night for One Drop,

Photo © Erik Kabik / www.ErikKabik.com.

Malevo brings the heat with sizzling Malambo choreography

Malevo brings the heat with sizzling Malambo choreography

Photo © Erik Kabik / www.ErikKabik.com.

Cirque du Soleil performers reach new heights at fifth annual One Night for One Drop

Cirque du Soleil performers reach new heights at fifth annual One Night for One Drop

Photo © Erik Kabik / www.ErikKabik.com.

Maksym Kotenko performs outstanding pommel horse routine at One Night for One Drop

Maksym Kotenko performs outstanding pommel horse routine at One Night for One Drop

Photo © Erik Kabik / www.ErikKabik.com.

Emmy Award-winning actor William Shatner performs in fifth annual One Night for One Drop

Emmy Award-winning actor William Shatner performs in fifth annual One Night for One Drop

Photo © Erik Kabik / www.ErikKabik.com.

Anita Mann and the girls of FANTASY at Luxor at One Night for One Drop

Anita Mann and the girls of FANTASY at Luxor at One Night for One Drop

Photo © Erik Kabik / www.ErikKabik.com.

Blue Man Group at One Night for One Drop

Blue Man Group at One Night for One Drop

Photo © Erik Kabik / www.ErikKabik.com.

Chippendales at One Night for One Drop

Chippendales at One Night for One Drop

Photo © Erik Kabik / www.ErikKabik.com.

Duo Sky Angels at One Night for One Drop

Duo Sky Angels at One Night for One Drop

Photo © Erik Kabik / www.ErikKabik.com.

Grace VanderWaal at One Night for One Drop

Grace VanderWaal at One Night for One Drop

Photo © Erik Kabik / www.ErikKabik.com.

Marie Osmond at One Night for One Drop

Marie Osmond at One Night for One Drop

Photo © Erik Kabik / www.ErikKabik.com.

Penn Jillette at One Night for One Drop

Penn Jillette at One Night for One Drop

Photo © Erik Kabik / www.ErikKabik.com.

Ned Shepard from SULTAN + SHEPARD at One Night for One Drop

Ned Shepard from SULTAN + SHEPARD at One Night for One Drop

Photo © Erik Kabik / www.ErikKabik.com.

All proceeds from the event will benefit safe water access and conservation programs across the globe. For more information about One Drop’s global water initiatives including One Night for One Drop, please visit www.onedrop.org.

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