Fodor's Expert Review Michael Jackson ONE
After traveling the world as The Immortal, Cirque du Soleil's salute to Michael Jackson took on its second iteration in a remodeled Mandalay Bay theater. The touring version was designed more as a pop concert for sports arenas, but Cirque officials wanted the permanent installation to be more theatrical. Instead of a live band, the show opts to remix Jackson's actual recordings in earth-shaking sound delivered by more than 7,000 speakers. The story follows the journey of four misfits who discover Jackson's "agility, courage, playfulness, and love." It appeals to casual fans by ignoring the creepier aspects of the legacy and capturing Jackson in his '80s heyday, when he appears on video now and then as the quartet's spirit guide.