On Friday, March 8, the seventh annual One Night for One Drop event at the “O” Theatre, presented by MGM Resorts International and COLGATE, drew a star-studded crowd in support of the one-night-only soirée benefiting the One Drop Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing access to safe water and sanitation around the globe.
Imagined by Cirque du Soleil, One Night for One Drop mesmerized the sold-out audience with an emotional performance that took the spectators on an empathetic journey, drawing inspiration from human connection, friendship, beauty, nature, love and loss, in an aquatic ambiance.
The performance was co-written and directed by André Kasten and Leah Moyer, performed by Cirque du Soleil artists as well as celebrated performers including Keone and Mari from “World of Dance” and Las Vegas headliner Blue Man Group, presented alongside Academy Award-winner & world-renowned score composer Hans Zimmer and featured intricate choreography created by Alexander Ekman and Andrew Winghart. Highlights from the dramatic acts were three spectacular arrangements performed live by Hans Zimmer, including a specially adapted piece from the award-winning film “Interstellar.”
This year’s event was taped for the new entertainment special ONE NIGHT FOR ONE DROP: IMAGINED BY CIRQUE DU SOLEIL, set to air on Saturday, March 16 (8:00-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. The limited commercial experience is made possible by presenting sponsor COLGATE, which is committed to raising awareness of water scarcity with a “turn-off-the-faucet-while-brushing” message because #EveryDropCounts.
The exclusive evening started out with One Night for One Drop’s traditional blue carpet with notable attendees including: director and producer Nigel Lythgoe; star of “Celebrity Big Brother” season two Jonathan Bennett; host of CBS’ “The Talk” Eve; “Entertainment Tonight” co-host Kevin Frazier; American figure skater and sports commentator Tara Lipinski; Academy Award-winner & world-renowned score composer Hans Zimmer and internationally recognized singer Czarina Russell; water conservationist and marathon runner Mina Guli; former professional tennis player Andrea Jaeger; star of “Second Wives Club” Shiva Safai; star of “General Hospital” Lisa LoCicero; Amy Saunders aka Miss Behave; model Constance Jablonski; Vegas Golden Knights players Erik Haula and William Carrier; celebrity poker player Daniel Negreanu; television host and actress Amanda Leatherman; Las Vegas headliners Marie Osmond, Xavier Mortimer, Tape Face, Carrot Top and Blue Man Group; cast members from Las Vegas Strip productions ABSINTHE, MAGIC MIKE LIVE, FANTASY, OPIUM, Chippendales, WOW – The Vegas Spectacular and Legends in Concert; and the One Night for One Drop creative team André Kasten, Leah Moyer, Keone and Mari, among others.