Thursday, May 29, 2014 | 10:55 a.m.
Cirque du Soleil announced this morning that its popular “Michael Jackson One” at Mandalay Bay will begin offering 4:30 p.m. Sunday matinee performances June 29 that will continue through year’s end.
The 7 p.m. Sunday performance will remain unchanged (that’s a quick turnaround!). Tickets for the new Sunday matinee performances, the show’s only matinee performance, go on sale this morning at 10. There is no price cut for the matinee.
Jerry Nadal, senior vice president, Cirque du Soleil Resident Shows Division, said in a news release:
“Mandalay Bay has a history of matinee performances being popular with their resortists, and with the success of ‘Michael Jackson One,’ we have a new offering for afternoon audiences within the Las Vegas Cirque du Soleil portfolio.”
Family-friendly “Michael Jackson One,” appropriate for children ages 5 and older, is one of eight Cirque productions on the Strip, and Cirque’s newest, alongside “Mystere” at Treasure Island, “O” at Bellagio, “The Beatles Love” at the Mirage, “Zarkana” at Aria, “Zumanity” at New York-New York, “Believe” at Luxor and “Ka” at MGM Grand.
Don Chareunsy is senior editor for arts and entertainment of the Las Vegas Sun.
Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.
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