Cirque du Soleil's 'One Drop' production takes over for one night

Cirque du Soleil's 'One Drop' production takes over for one night
The Atherton Twins perform a new aerial straps act at a "One Night for One Drop" rehearsal. (Joseph Donato, Cashman Photo Ent. /)

For one night only, all eight Cirque du Soleil shows in Las Vegas will go dark. Many of the cast members of these acrobatic and artistic shows have been working on a special show, “One Night for One Drop,” a tribute to scarce water supplies in countries around the world.

This marks the third year that 105 volunteer Cirque performers have worked on this project, which will take place this year in The Beatles LOVE Theatre at the Mirage on Friday, Mar. 20.

Mukhtar O.S. Mukhtar, who created the production, says the show focuses on "the journey six women take to gain access to water in their rural communities."

Each production has been a progression from the previous year, so the six women from prior shows return in this rendition to continue their journey, each with their own storyline focusing on a central theme of love. One, for example, represents the love between a mother and baby.

Cirque du Soleil's Andrew and Kevin Atherton, twin British aerialists who joined the "One Drop" cast for the first time this year, plan to perform an aerial strap act different from the version they regularly do in "Zarkana" at Aria. They demonstrate the love between siblings.

Tickets start at $100 for the performance. Each production plans to dedicate the proceeds from one night's performance to the One Drop organization, established by Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté in 2007. In the past two years, One Drop raised $11.3 million.

Tickets: "One Night for One Drop," (844) 33-WATER