Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque Du Soleil at the Mandalay Bay Las Vegas

Hailed by Rolling Stone as “A virtual parade of ‘wow’ moments,” Michael Jackson ONE is an electrifying fusion of acrobatics, dance and visuals that reflects the dynamic showmanship of the King of Pop, immersing the audience into the world of Michael's music.

Driven by Michael's powerful music – presented in a state-of-the-art surround-sound environment – ONE takes the audience through a series of visual and musical scenes, at the heart of a world that is in turn majestic, playful, magical and heart-warming.

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Michael Jackson ONE by Cirque Du Soleil - What to Expect

Michael Jackson ONE is a mix of acrobatics, dance and visuals that takes the audience on a journey through the music and spirit of Michael Jackson.

In Michael Jackson ONE, Michael's spirit is channeled through the vibrant energy of the cast of dancers and performers, accentuated by aerial performance, driving acrobatics, and vivid choreographies.

Cast of characters includes:

Michael Jackson: Michael’s spirit is guiding the performers and the audience on the journey, culminating with the release from the grip of Mephisto, which leads everyone to reconnect with Michael’s spirit and his child-like heart. 

Mephisto: a malevolent machine made of radios, microphones, tungsten bulbs, televisions, cameras, and surveillance equipment, makes his first appearance along with the Tabloid Junkies, his dance corps and guards.

Smarty Pants: One of Michael’s qualities, gracefulness, is learned by Smarty Pants as she joins in a towering hat juggling act as images of giant hats float and bob everywhere on the screen and on the stage.

The Smooth Criminals: Mephisto sends in his elite force, the Smooth Criminals (rhythmic gymnasts), to do battle with the MJ Warriors, Michael’s dance corps.

Acts within the show include:

Time Tripping – Beat It

Time goes crazy as the metaphoric threshold is crossed into a magical world inspired by Michael’s imagination. High above the audience, rotating bungees churn to the funk infused, drum and guitar-driven rhythms of Beat It.

The Smooth Criminals – Smooth Criminal

Mephisto sends in his elite force, the Smooth Criminals (rhythmic gymnasts), to do battle with the MJ Warriors, Michael’s dance corps. The Warriors get down to business – the yin to the Criminals’ yang.

Mephisto Triumphant – Thriller

Evil forces in the underbelly of Mephisto’s world, the Thrillers (dance corps) and the Ghouls (trampoline artists and rhythmic gymnasts) celebrate Mephisto’s victory.

Beat It

Smooth Criminal



Michael Jackson’s visual iconography is firmly entrenched in the minds of his fans. In fact, some of these visual icons – Michael’s white glove, penny loafers, fedora hat and shades – are at the very core of the storyline, and are charged with symbolism and have the force of talismans.

Show Details

  • The minimum age to attend the show is 5 years old. Guests under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Arrive 30 minutes early for pre-show entertainment.
  • This 90-minute show (not including intermission) goes live 5 days a week at 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, and is dark on Wednesdays and Thursdays.
  • It is not permitted to take pictures or record video of Michael Jackson ONE.

Ticket Information

Ticket prices start at about $89 for standard seating and prices go up from there.

No V.I.P. experience is available.

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