Haute Event: Eight Cirque du Soleil Shows Come Together for One Night for One Drop

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Eight Cirque du Soleil Las Vegas resident productions became one for the second annual One Night for One Drop at Mandalay Bay on Friday night. The one-night-only philanthropic event benefiting One Drop — the non-profit organization established by Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté — raised awareness and funds for water-related issues around the world. More than 100 Cirque du Soleil performers took the stage for the original production, created and directed by Mukhtar O.S. Mukhtar, alongside special guests including the exhilarating vocal super group The Tenors, American violinist and YouTube sensation Lindsey Stirling, “America’s Best Dance Crew” Season 6 Champions IaMmE Crew, and award-winning spoken word artist IN-Q, as they brought together the message of One Thought as a metaphor of time and its effect on society.

Celebrities joined the night’s blue carpet event and after-party at Moorea Beach Club including Cirque du Soleil founder and CEO Guy Laliberté; One Drop CEO Catherine B. Bachand; Kyle Richards, Mauricio Umansky and Camille Grammer of “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills;” TV personality Holly Madison; contemporary rock band Blues Traveler; Mary Wilson of The Supremes; New York Times best-selling author and “Chelsea Lately” comedienne Heather McDonald; Brendan Fitzpatrick and Morgan Stewart of “Rich Kids of Beverly Hills;” R&B vocal group Boyz II Men; world-famous dance crew Jabbawockeez; UFC Hall of Famer Forrest Griffin; The Ultimate Fighter Season 10 winner Roy “Big Country” Nelson; Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman and Oscar Goodman; illusionist Criss Angel; USA Olympic rowing gold-medalist  athletes Esther Lofgren and Susan Francia; renowned “kissing” artist and painter Natalie Irish; celebrity chef Susan Feniger (Border Grill); the men of Thunder from Down Under; the girls of Fantasy; DJ 88; and dancers from the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theatre.

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