“Michael Jackson One” by Cirque Du Soleil Hosts Fifth Annual Birthday Bash Aug. 29

"Michael Jackson One" by Cirque Du Soleil Hosts Fifth Annual Birthday Bash Aug. 29
On Tuesday, Aug. 29, Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil teamed up with the Estate of Michael Jackson to celebrate the King of Pop’s birthday in Las Vegas (Pictured: Cast members from Michael Jackson ONE on the red carpet – Photo credit: Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil).  

Michael Jackson ONE artists celebrate the King of Pop's birthday with one-time, never-before-seen performance Aug. 29, 2017
Michael Jackson ONE artists celebrate the King of Pop’s birthday with one-time, never-before-seen performance Aug. 29, 2017

Photo credit: Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil

Hosted at the Michael Jackson ONE Theater at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, the fifth annual birthday bash dazzled guests throughout the day, commemorating the special occasion with unforgettable activities, coveted prizes, a never-before-seen performance and more.

Michael Jackson ONE artists rehearse on slackline during birthday celebration at Michael Jackson ONE, Aug. 29, 2017
Michael Jackson ONE artists rehearse on slackline during birthday celebration at Michael Jackson ONE, Aug. 29, 2017

Photo credit: Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil

To kick off the festivities, guests enjoyed a rare, sneak peek “behind the curtain” of the world-renowned show as they observed cast members rehearse for the evening’s performance. Fans delighted in the opportunity as they observed the inner-workings of the show, also witnessing a scene change onstage for the first time. As part of the experience, acrobats from the show participated in a Q&A, with lucky guests also winning prizes during a game of Michael Jackson ONE trivia.

Michael Jackson ONE artists celebrate the King of Pop's birthday with one-time, never-before-seen performance, Aug. 29, 2017
Michael Jackson ONE artists celebrate the King of Pop’s birthday with one-time, never-before-seen performance, Aug. 29, 2017

Photo credit: Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil

The celebration continued with a never-before-seen, one-time-only performance by the cast of ONE, who joined forces once again to create a specially choreographed number in honor of the King of Pop on his special day. Performing to Michael Jackson’s “Blood on the Dance Floor” – a song not featured in the show – the cast captivated audience members as they performed their original choreography, complete with mesmerizing aerial acts, magical silhouette imagery and stunning dance routines.

Michael Jackson ONE and the Estate of Michael Jackson celebrate the King of Pop's birthday, Aug. 29, 2017
Michael Jackson ONE and the Estate of Michael Jackson celebrate the King of Pop’s birthday, Aug. 29, 2017

Photo credit: Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil

Following the performance, Michael Bush, Jackson’s designer and dresser for 25 years, participated in a special book signing at the Michael Jackson ONE Boutique, where he signed copies of his book The King of Style: Dressing Michael Jackson.

Michael Bush signs copies of his book at special book signing event at the Michael Jackson ONE Boutique, Aug. 29, 2017
Michael Bush signs copies of his book at special book signing event at the Michael Jackson ONE Boutique, Aug. 29, 2017

Photo credit: Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque du Soleil

Following the event, guests were invited to a meet-and-greet birthday cake reception, where they mingled with members of the Estate, their invited guests including Jamie King and Rich Talauega, and cast members from Michael Jackson ONE.