photography by Brenton Ho/Erik Kabik Photo Group
LAS VEGAS – On Friday, March 2, some of the biggest names in music came together to support the sixth annual One Night for One Drop imagined by Cirque du Soleil®, raising funds and awareness to benefit critical water issues worldwide. Held inside the Michael Jackson ONE Theatre at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, this year’s production was inspired by the life of GRAMMY®-nominated singer-songwriter Jewel.
Presented by MGM Resorts International, the electrifying, one-night-only performance captivated the sold-out audience by taking them through pivotal moments throughout Jewel’s life and making them relatable using popular themes such as family, love, betrayal and the courage to forgive. Jewel was accompanied by breathtaking performances by artists from all seven resident Cirque du Soleil shows.
Highlights from the show included Jewel’s beautiful performances to her hit songs “Foolish Games,” “Hands,” “Standing Still,” “Save Your Soul,” “Intuition” and new song “Mercy.” An unforgettable opening with Arab’s Got Talent winner Emanne Beasha performing to an all-new, specifically composed song “Surreal Alaska.” An awe-inspiring performance of “Wonderful World” in minor-key by YouTube sensation Chase Holfelder and much more.
Following the performance, guests were invited to an after party to enjoy performances by Nicholas Petricca of the popular pop/rock band Walk The Moon who performed their hit song “Shut Up and Dance,” a stellar performance by music icon CeeLo, a seductive performance by cast members of MAGIC MIKE LIVE to Ginuwine’s “Pony” and music by DJ Craig Cruze and DJ Unimerce.
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Other notable names in attendance included blogger and TV personality Perez Hilton; actor and musician Jai Rodriguez; dancer, actor and Broadway star Frankie Grande; president and CEO of Cirque du Soleil Daniel Lamarre; senior vice president, resident shows division at Cirque du Soleil, Jerry Nadal; dancer from NBC’s World of Dance Nick Daniels; Princess Nejla Bint Asem; Las Vegas headliners Penn Jillette, Carrot Topand Blue Man Group; cast members from Las Vegas Strip shows ABSINTHE, FANTASY and others; One Night for One Drop 2018 creative team including co-writers and directors Nicky and Laetitia Dewhurst, One Night for One Drop 2018 performers and dancers from the Nevada Ballet Theatre.
All proceeds from the event will benefit One Drop’s global water efforts, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Las Vegas Community. For more information about One Drop’s global water initiatives including One Night for One Drop, please visit www.onedrop.org.