Go behind-the-scenes with Cirque du Soleil's 'Michael Jackson ONE'
LAS VEGAS (KSNV News3LV) —
The moves, the magic, the man! Michael Jackson left a lasting impression on the world, and he's still bringing his music to people of all ages thanks to the magic of Cirque du Soleil, Michael Jackson ONE and Las Vegas.
News 3 and CW Las Vegas anchor Krystal Allan got an all-access pass into the world of Michael Jackson and Cirque du Soleil as she peeked behind the curtain of the hit show inside the Michael Jackson Theatre at Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino.
From the newsroom to the stage, Krystal found out exactly what it takes to make it under the bright lights. She spent a day as an MJ One Girl, dancing with the other cast members to some of the King of Pop's most iconic songs.
Krystal has seen the show three times but never from the cast's point of view. The production showcases an eclectic mix of dance, acrobatics, and artistry.
The magic on the stage begins behind the scenes. Tiffany Baker is a Dance Master for the show. She teaches and arranges choreography. Baker says there's a common theme motivating the small army that works on the show.
"The videos that Michael produced had so much inspiration for young artists. It made you realize that you can grow up and do what you love. Turn your passion into a career," she said.
Michael Jackson ONE celebrated four years in Las Vegas this past June.
In celebration of Jackson's birthday, Cirque du Soleil is teaming up with the Estate of Michael Jackson. The fifth annual birthday bash will be held on Jackson's actual birthday, Tuesday, Aug. 29, at the Michael Jackson ONE Theater.
Beginning at 3 p.m., guests will get a rare, sneak peek "behind the curtain" of the show and observe cast members rehearsing for the evening's performance. There will also be a Q & A with acrobats from the show and a chance to win prizes during a short game of trivia.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Michael Jackson ONE website.
Want to see more of Krystal's impressive dance with the cast? Check out her extra video on her Facebook page!