ONE DROP Announces Sixth Annual ‘One Night for One Drop’

 

ONE DROP Announces Sixth Annual ‘One Night for One Drop’

 

Sixth Annual One Night for One Drop
Friday, March 2, 2018 – 7:30 p.m.
Michael Jackson ONE Theatre at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino

 

Imagined by Cirque du Soleil®, One Night for One Drop is an extraordinary, one-night-only philanthropic event created to benefit safe water access programs around the world. This year’s production is inspired by the life of GRAMMY®-nominated singer-songwriter Jewel. The production takes the audience through significant events and makes them relatable by constructing them around popular themes such as family, love, betrayal and the courage to forgive, all while featuring breathtaking performers from Cirque du Soleil and lightening it up with a variety of comedic elements. Proceeds from the event will benefit One Drop’s global water efforts, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Las Vegas community

ABOUT ONE DROP™
One Drop is an international foundation created in 2007 by Cirque du Soleil’s founder Guy Laliberté. At the core of our mission is access to safe water, sanitation and hygiene as a transformative force to improve the living conditions of some of the world’s most vulnerable communities. With the objective of delivering long-term impact and sustainability, we bring into all of our projects a unique Social Art for Behavior Change approach that aims at engaging communities in taking ownership and embracing adequate behaviors towards water, sanitation and hygiene. This year, One Drop is celebrating 10 years of bringing sustainable access to safe water to people around the world with projects in 11 countries that will reach over 1 million beneficiaries.

 

To learn more about One Drop, visit www.onedrop.org.
Interact with One Drop on Facebook and Twitter at @onedrop, or on Instagram @1dropwater

 

TV Star Miles “Baby Boogaloo” Brown Joins Cast of Fourth Edition of One Night for ONE DROP

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TV STAR MILES “BABY BOOGALOO” BROWN JOINS CAST OF FOURTH EDITION OF ONE NIGHT FOR ONE DROP

Star-studded benefit will debut at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, March 18

 

TV star Miles “Baby Boogaloo” Brown will make his highly anticipated debut in the fourth edition of One Night for ONE DROP imagined by Cirque du Soleil® on Friday, March 18. Known for his key role as “Jack Johnson” in ABC’s Blackish, Brown will tell the childhood story of this year’s artistic director Hassan El Hajjami as he journeys on a quest for water in this completely original, one-night-only production. Presented by MGM Resorts International, McLaren Automotive and Zappos, One Night for ONE DROP is an annual celebration to raise funds and awareness for critical water issues worldwide.

“I’ve never been more excited!” said Brown. “This is my first time ever performing with Cirque du Soleil and I still can’t believe that it’s happening. It’s a dream come true!”

 

“Back in Morocco, my grandmother and I had to walk for water every day because she didn’t have any in her village,” said El Hajjami. “When I was chosen to create this year’s One Night for ONE DROP, I immediately thought of my good friend Miles and knew he would be the perfect representation of my younger self. We are grateful for his evident enthusiasm and willingness to star in this show.”

 

Known as one of television’s most unforgettable young stars, Miles “Baby Boogaloo” Brown currently stars as “Jack Johnson” in ABC’s hit show Blackish, performing alongside renowned actors Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross. Brown previously appeared on Drunk History, The Thundermans, Shameless and Raising Hope and was also heard as the voice of “Jack” in Disney Junior’s Goldie and Bear. The 11-year-old actor, dancer and rapper has been featured on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, America’s Got Talent, Yo Gabba Gabba, Justin Bieber’s “Believe” and Battlefield America, and will soon make his debut in the global masterpiece One Night for ONE DROP imagined by Cirque du Soleil.

 

All proceeds will benefit ONE DROP’s global initiatives, along with innovative educational programming in Nevada through a partnership with the Las Vegas Springs Preserve. Individual, tax-deductible VIP tickets, which include the post-show extravaganza and after-party, are available for $3,000, with show-only tickets starting at $100. Sponsorship packages and individual tickets are available at www.onedrop.org/onenight or by calling 1.844.33.WATER. In addition to the show, packages will include pre-and-post-show parties complete with live performances, breathtaking attractions, Cirque du Soleil artists, delectable hors d’oeuvres, celebratory cocktails and more.

Miles Baby Boogaloo Brown rehearses for fourth edition of One Night for ONE DROP 2.19.16_Credit Cashman Photo 4

 

About ONE DROP™

ONE DROP™ is an international non-profit organization created by Cirque du Soleil® founder Guy Laliberté. At the core of our mission is water as a transformative force to improve living conditions, as well as give communities the ability to care for themselves and their family. We believe in the combined power of safe water for consumption and production while inspiring behavioral change towards water and proper hygiene practices by creating a lasting understanding through social arts. To do this, ONE DROP has developed the unique A∙B∙C for Sustainability™ intervention approach, a winning combination of strategic and operational initiatives designed to address access to safe water. To learn more about ONE DROP, visit www.ONEDROP.org.

 

About Cirque du Soleil®

Cirque du Soleil® is a Québec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. Since its beginnings in 1984, over 160 million spectators in 400 cities and 60 countries have been thrilled by Cirque du Soleil. In 2015, 18 shows will simultaneously be presented around the world. Cirque du Soleil has been the recipient of many prestigious awards, including the Emmy, Drama Desk, Bambi, ACE, Gémeaux, Félix and Rose d’Or de Montreux.

 

In Las Vegas, Cirque du Soleil has eight permanent resident shows. These productions include Mystère at Treasure Island, “O” at Bellagio Resort & Casino, Zumanity at New York-New York Hotel & Casino, KÀ at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, The Beatles™ LOVE™ at The Mirage Hotel & Casino, CRISS ANGEL Believe at Luxor Hotel & Casino, Zarkana at ARIA Resort & Casino and Michael Jackson ONE at Mandalay Bay.

 

For more information, visit the Cirque du Soleil website at https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/las-vegas. Like us on Facebook or Tweet us: @Cirque.

ONE DROP Unveils Fourth Edition of ‘One Night for ONE DROP’ at The Smith Center, March 18

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ONE DROP™ UNVEILS FOURTH EDITION OF ‘ONE NIGHT FOR ONE DROP’ AT THE SMITH CENTER, MARCH 18

Tickets to the most captivating philanthropic experience in Las Vegas are now on sale

 

 

Tickets are now on sale for the fourth annual One Night for ONE DROP charity gala, an extraordinary, one-night-only experience created to raise funds and awareness for critical water issues. Presented by MGM Resorts International, the star-studded benefit will make its debut at The Smith Center on Friday, March 18, as artists from all eight Cirque du Soleil® shows in Las Vegas come together to present a completely original production alongside world-renowned guest performers.

 

Individual, tax-deductible VIP tickets, which include the post-show extravaganza and after-party, are available for $3,000, with show-only tickets starting at $100. Sponsorship packages and individual tickets are available at onedrop.org/onenight or by calling 1.844.33.WATER. In addition to the show, packages will include exclusive backstage experiences and pre-and-post-show parties complete with live performances, breathtaking attractions, Cirque du Soleil artists, delectable hors d’oeuvres, celebratory cocktails and more.

 

One Night for ONE DROP 2016 is a never-before-seen production created and directed by Hassan El Hajjami. Proceeds from the event will benefit ONE DROP as it continues to sustainably provide safe water to people across the globe, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Las Vegas Springs Preserve.

 

About ONE DROP™

ONE DROP™ is an international non-profit organization created by Cirque du Soleil® founder Guy Laliberté. At the core of our mission is water as a transformative force to improve living conditions, as well as give communities the ability to care for themselves and their family. We believe in the combined power of safe water for consumption and production while inspiring behavioral change towards water and proper hygiene practices by creating a lasting understanding through social arts. To do this, ONE DROP has developed the unique A∙B∙C for Sustainability™ intervention approach, a winning combination of strategic and operational initiatives designed to address access to safe water. To learn more about ONE DROP, visit www.ONEDROP.org.

About Cirque du Soleil®

Cirque du Soleil® is a Québec-based organization providing high-quality artistic entertainment. Since its beginnings in 1984, over 160 million spectators in 400 cities and 60 countries have been thrilled by Cirque du Soleil. In 2015, 18 shows will simultaneously be presented around the world. Cirque du Soleil has been the recipient of many prestigious awards, including the Emmy, Drama Desk, Bambi, ACE, Gémeaux, Félix and Rose d’Or de Montreux.

In Las Vegas, Cirque du Soleil has eight permanent resident shows. These productions include Mystère at Treasure Island, “O” at Bellagio Resort & Casino, Zumanity at New York-New York Hotel & Casino, KÀ at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino, The Beatles™ LOVE™ at The Mirage Hotel & Casino, CRISS ANGEL Believe at Luxor Hotel & Casino, Zarkana at ARIA Resort & Casino and Michael Jackson ONE at Mandalay Bay.

For more information, visit the Cirque du Soleil website at https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/las-vegas. Like us on Facebook or Tweet us: @Cirque.

 

About MGM Resorts International

MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM) is one of the world’s leading global hospitality companies, operating a portfolio of destination resort brands including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage. The Company is in the process of developing MGM National Harbor in Maryland and MGM Springfield in Massachusetts. The Company also owns 51 percent of MGM China Holdings Limited, which owns the MGM Macau resort and casino and is developing a gaming resort in Cotai, and 50 percent of CityCenter in Las Vegas, which features ARIA Resort & Casino. For more information about MGM Resorts International, visit the Company’s website at www.mgmresorts.com.

 

MGM RESORTS INTERNATIONAL SPECIAL EVENTS

MGM RESORTS INTERNATIONAL SPECIAL EVENTS

ONE NIGHT FOR ONE DROP
One Night for ONE DROP is an original, one-night-only production scheduled for Friday, March 20 at The Beatles LOVE Theatre inside The Mirage. The event will feature artists from each of the eight Las Vegas Cirque du Soleil productions.

The third Annual One Night for ONE DROP, held around World Water Day, is being created and directed by Mukhtar O.S. Mukhtar for the second consecutive year. The evening will feature Cirque du Soleil artists when they bring together the message of “ONE THOUGHT, ONE WORLD,” as a metaphor of time and its effect on society, encouraging us to create the world in which we want to live.

ONE DROP, a non-profit organization created by Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté, works to secure water access by implementing integrated and unique water projects around the world and to reverse the growing water crisis by raising awareness for water-related issues. Since its inception in 2007, ONE DROP has worked to provide access to clean, safe water for more than 300,000 people.

Date: Friday, March 20
Time: 7:30 p.m.
Buy: Show-only tickets start at $100. Individual, tax-deductible VIP tickets which include the post-party extravaganza are available for $1,500. Sponsorship packages and individual tickets for One Night for ONE DROP are available at onedrop.org/onenight or by calling (702) 778-3772. In addition to the performance, packages include special backstage VIP experiences, personal VIP hosts and pre- and post-show parties at the resort’s unrivaled destinations.
MGM Resorts Festival Grounds
The MGM Resorts Festival Grounds sits on nearly 50 acres on the southwest corner of Sahara Avenue and Las Vegas Blvd. The Festival Grounds is scheduled to host Rock in Rio for two weekends in May. The capacity for each event will vary, but can reach as many as 80,000. The infrastructure at the Festival Grounds will include restrooms, power, water, fiber and the basic operational items.

ROCK IN RIO
Rock in Rio, the world’s biggest music festival, has joined forces with MGM Resorts International, Cirque du Soleil and Ron Burkle (The Yucaipa Companies) for the festival’s U.S. debut in Las Vegas in May. An alliance founded on a shared commitment to creating innovative entertainment, Rock in Rio will redefine the modern music festival for U.S. audiences with a monumental combination of the biggest names in music and a fully immersive entertainment experience, all housed in the spectacular, custom-made “City of Rock.” Over the past 30 years, Rock in Rio festivals have delivered more than 1,120 performances by artists including The Rolling Stones, Justin Timberlake and Lorde for one billion fans worldwide. Artists scheduled to perform May 8 – 9 during the rock weekend include Metallica, No Doubt, Bleachers, Deftones, Foster the People, Sepultura and more. Artists scheduled for the May 15 – 16 pop weekend include Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Ed Sheeran, Echosmith, Jessie J, John Legend, Sam Smith and more.

Location: MGM Resorts Festival Grounds
Dates: May 8 – 9 and May 15 – 16
Time: 3 p.m. – 2 a.m.
Prices: Two-day general admission weekend passes $298; VIP daily passes $498 (not including applicable taxes and service fees) VIP passes for Saturday, May 9 and Saturday, May 16 are sold out.
Buy: Tickets are now on sale. For more information, visit RockinRio.com/tickets.

MGM Resorts Village
With prime real estate at the south end of the Las Vegas Strip, the MGM Resorts Village sits directly across from Mandalay Bay and Luxor functioning as a 15-acre entertainment, sports and festival outdoor venue. The Village is capable of hosting more than 40,000 guests while providing a quality event experience. The infrastructure at the Village includes restrooms, power, water, fiber and the basic operational items.

PBR COWBOY SPRING BREAK
The Professional Bull Riders (PBR), the world’s premier bull riding circuit, will launch the first Cowboy Spring Break event at MGM Resorts Village over Memorial Day Weekend. The three-day event will include pool parties, frozen cocktails, sizzling VIP events and concerts performed by world-class artists and ultimately, the world’s best bull riders taking on the nation’s top bucking bulls. Headlining the three-day extravaganza is one of the PBR’s most popular and toughest event formats, Last Cowboy Standing. The Top 50 bull riders in the world will compete Friday and Saturday in round after round of competition. The battle continues until one athlete remains and becomes the “Last Cowboy Standing.”

Location: MGM Resorts Village
Dates: May 22 – 24
Time: Friday, May 22: 8 p.m.; Saturday, May 23: 6 p.m.
Prices: Single day pass: $50
Single day pass with reserved seating: $125
Single day pass with VIP reserved seating: $225
Three-day packages start at $99
Buy: Tickets are now on sale and can be purchased at all MGM Resorts ticket offices or concierge desks, all Ticketmaster locations or on-site at the MGM Resorts Village on the day of the event. Tickets also can be purchased at ticketmaster.com or via phone at (800) 745-3000.
ROUTE 91 HARVEST FESTIVAL
Route 91 Harvest Festival will return to the MGM Resorts Village for the second consecutive year October 2 – 4. The three-day, two-stage festival will be headlined by country music superstars Florida Georgia Line, Tim McGraw and Keith Urban as well as Lady Antebellum and Jake Owen. This year’s event will feature new VIP options including Neon Lounge VIP passes which will allow festival- goers to enjoy a shaded side stage lounge, upgraded restroom facilities and special access to a cash bar and food concessions. Additional acts include Brett Eldredge, A Thousand Horses, Frankie Ballard, Mark Chesnutt, Easton Corbin and more.

Date: October 2 – 4
Time: Doors are scheduled to open at 2 p.m.
Prices: Three-day passes start at $199 (not including applicable taxes and service fees)
Buy: Tickets will go on sale Friday, March 13 at 10 a.m. PST.

MGM RESORTS INTERNATIONAL SPECIAL EVENT at Bellagio Las Vegas

MGM RESORTS INTERNATIONAL SPECIAL EVENT

ONE NIGHT FOR ONE DROP

On one extraordinary night, and in an unprecedented manner, seven Cirque du Soleil productions, in partnership with MGM Resorts International, will become one for One Drop. ONE NIGHT for ONE DROP, a global philanthropy event to raise funds and awareness to ensure water is accessible across the globe, will feature artists from each of the seven Las Vegas Cirque du Soleil productions in a once-in-a-lifetime performance Friday, March 22 at Bellagio’s Las Vegas Cirque du Soleil“O” Theatre.

ONE DROP, a non-profit organization created by Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté, works to secure water access by implementing integrated and unique water projects worldwide and to reverse the growing water crisis by raising awareness for water-related issues. Since its inception in 2007, ONE DROP has worked to provide access to clean, safe water for more than 300,000 people.

ONE NIGHT for ONE DROP will be held on World Water Day celebrating the earth as an artistic creation and highlight water as the essence of life within the earth’s ecosystem. All of the Cirque du Soleil shows on The Strip will close their doors allowing the employees and artists to collaboratively participate in this extravaganza. Special guest artists are expected to perform in addition to the incredibly talented Cirque du Soleil casts.

Proceeds raised from ONE NIGHT for ONE DROP will support the organization’s worldwide critical clean water access and education programs and a portion of the proceeds raised this night will go to the Las Vegas Springs Preserve and its ongoing effort to support water conservation and sustainable living in the Las Vegas Valley.

Date: Friday, March 22

Time: 7:30 p.m.

Buy:  Sponsorship packages and individual tickets for ONE NIGHT for ONE DROP are available at www.cirquedusoleil.com/onenight4onedrop. In addition to the performance, packages will be available that include dinner at Bellagio’s spectacular culinary outlets, special VIP backstage tours, and pre- and post-show parties at the resort’s unrivaled destinations.