Cast and crew feel that Jackson has been haunting them for several months while they work on the new spectacular at the Mandalay Bay Hotel
Michael Jackson’s ghost has been spookily haunting the Las Vegas stage show written in memory of him, cast members have claimed.
Cirque Du Soleil’s ‘One’ promises to bring fans much closer to the King of Pop with their intimate performance.
And the cast and crew feel that Jackson has been haunting them for several months, while they work on the new spectacular at the Mandalay Bay Hotel.
Show creator Jamie King reckons Michael has guided his work from beyond the grave – with some staff feeling that the star has helped them create their latest Cirque Du Soleil smash.
Sound designer Jonathan Deans confirmed as he watched dress rehearsals he could feel Jackson in the purpose built theatre at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas.
Award winning Deans, from London, said::”His presence is definitely here.You close your eyes and he’s in the room.
“Hopefully he will be sitting here saying that is great.”
Jamie said: “I have sensed from the very beginning at Michael has been with me all along. I am not just the story creator and director, but that I am the co director with Michael.
“My intention from the very beginning was to create a show that Michael would wanted to create himself, so I do not do that alone.”
Asked if he could feel his presence around him during rehearsals Jamie added: “Absolutely. I didn’t make one decision that I felt Michael wouldn’t have wanted .”
ans were also convinced that the King Of Pop was resurrected when a life size hologram appeared on stage at the opening night on Saturday.
Some overcome concert goers broke down in tears as the music icon sang and danced to his classic hit Man In The Mirror.
His mother Katherine Jackson wiped away tears during touching moments as she joined thousands watching the event, featuring a haunting holographic Jacko spinning and moonwalking, in the 90 minute show- which is already Vegas’ hottest ticket.
One guest Jo Booth, from Los Angeles, admitted: “I thought it was Michael on the stage at that moment. I felt my heart stop and I just broke down. It was so powerful.
“I wasn’t the only one crying. A lot of us were reaching for our handkerchiefs, I felt like Michael was back in the room and it sent shivers down the back of my spine.”
Welby Altidor , Director of Creation, confirmed: “We never refer to Michael as a ghost. We refer to him as a presence.
“Through hearing his voice, music and seeing images ultimately people remember something and they project what they remember of his experience and it makes him more alive. The audience have been very moved by it.”
Jacko’s brother Marlon, who watched the show alongside Jacko sons Prince and Blanket, feels that Michael’s spirit haunts them when they are on stage too.”He’s on stage when we’re performing. We feel his spirit on stage.”
King and Deans spoke at the world premiere held at the Michael Jackson One theatre at the Mandalay Bay Hotel on the famous Vegas strip.
The newly created space has over 5400 surround sound speakers in the auditorium , with each seat having three.
One is a slick, tonic fusion of acrobatics, dance and visuals that take crowds to a journey of the spirit and music of the King Of Pop.
In just three days it has become the party town’s hottest show.
London, July 3: Cirque Du Soleil members have claimed that Michael Jackson’s ghost has been haunting the Las Vegas stage show written in his memory.
Members feel that Cirque Du Soleil’s ‘One,’ which promises fans to bring them closer to the King of Pop with their intimate performance, is haunted by Michael’s ghost, which has been doing so for several months, while working on their new gig at the Mandalay Bay Hotel, the Mirror reported.
Show creator Jamie King reckons that the late singer has guided their work from beyond the grave while some staff felt that he helped them create their latest Cirque Du Soleil hit.
King said that he sensed from the beginning that Michael was with him all along and that he is not just the story creator and director, but that he is also the co-director of the show with Michael.
He said that from the start he wanted to create a show that Michael would have liked to create himself, so he could not have done that alone.
When asked if he could feel Michael’s presence around him during rehearsals, he said ‘absolutely,’ asserting that he didn’t make one decision that he felt Michael wouldn’t have taken.
Sound designer Jonathan Deans admitted that while watching the dress rehearsals he felt that Michael in the purpose built theatre at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas. (ANI)
Michael Jackson One Photo shoot