LAS VEGAS (May 26, 2018)—Fans attending the Las Vegas Aces inaugural regular season home opener Sunday at Mandalay Bay Events Center will not only enjoy seeing the best women’s basketball players on the planet, but will be treated to the best off-court experience that the Entertainment Capital of the World has to offer.
The Aces announced a star-studded lineup today featuring special performances by Boyz II Men and Jabbawockeez.
Cast members from Michael Jackson ONE™ by Cirque du Soleil will make their way through Mandalay Bay beginning at the Michael Jackson ONE Theatre at 4 pm PT for a pop up performance outside Citizens Kitchen. While there, the cast will pose for photos with fans, before leading the way to the entrance to Mandalay Bay Events Center.
The Aces are also unveiling the team’s mascot during the home opener.
On the court, the Aces host four-time Olympic Gold Medalist Sue Bird and the Seattle Storm beginning at 5:30 pm. Seattle is a veteran team with five players boasting six or more years of service in the WNBA, including three with 10 or more led by Bird’s 15. In contrast, Las Vegas has just two players with six or more years in the league, and eight with two or less.
The Aces began their inaugural season with two games on the road—at Connecticut and at Washington. Although they dropped both decisions, they jumped out to double digit leads in both games, and nearly secured their first win since moving to Las Vegas before falling by five to the Mystics Tuesday night.
Veteran guard Tamera Young, now in her 11th season in the league, leads the Aces and is tied for 11th in the WNBA in scoring at 18.0 points per game. 2018 consensus national college player of the year A’ja Wilson is sixth in the W in rebounding, averaging 9.0 boards per game.
Seattle is 2-1 on the season following a four-point win over the Chicago Sky Friday evening. The Storm are averaging 88.0 points per game, and are led by the league’s leading scorer, Jewel Loyd, who is pouring in 22.7 points per game. Breanna Stewart is third n the league in rebounding with 10.7 boards per contest.
ABOUT BOYZ II MEN
With over 64 million albums sold, the four-time GRAMMY® Award-winning musical sensation is an iconic R&B group with hits such as “I’ll Make Love To You” and “End of the Road.”
For two and a half decades, Boyz II Men have given fans a rich catalogue of hits and number one albums that have withstood the test of time. In 2012, Boyz II Men was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
With a long list of accolades, Boyz II Men has been featured on some of today’s hottest TV shows from FOX’s “Grease Live” to ABC’s “The Bachelorette” and “Dancing with the Stars” to CBS’ “The Odd Couple.”
Their rise to success is a dream come true made possible by hard work, a brotherly bond and an unimaginable talent and desire to continue improving their live performances, harmonious recordings and musical journey.
In 2014 the best-selling R&B group of all time received the Casino Entertainment Award for their acclaimed residency at Las Vegas’ The Mirage Hotel & Casino, which was extended through 2018.
Their latest album “Under The Streetlight” was released last fall. For the latest news and information about Boyz II Men, visit boyziimen.com.
The Jabbawockeez have developed a one-of-a-kind style that has positioned the group as the most influential dance crew in the world, effectively changing the way people view dance entertainment.
Known for their creativity, choreography, athleticism and intricate synchronization, each member of the dance crew brings a different technique and perspective to form the original style that makes the Jabbawockeez so distinct. With their signature look of expressionless white masks and gloves, the performers guide the audience’s attention away from individual entities and towards a unified group.
They first gained attention upon winning Season One of “America’s Best Dance Crew” on MTV and their fan base grew with their first production in Las Vegas, MÜS.I.C, at MGM Grand in 2010. This production moved to the Monte Carlo (now known as The Park) and continued to play to sell-out audiences.
In 2013 their humorous show PRiSM opened at Luxor and featured an extended cast of 13 choreo dancers and b-boys.
The Jabbawockeez current production, JREAMZ, JOURNEY WITHIN, is currently playing at MGM Grand in the Jabbawockeez Theater five nights a week. JREAMZ takes the audience on a dreamlike journey and features stunning visual projections and all new choreography.
The Jabbawockeez have won multiple awards, including Best All Ages Show four years in a row. They have toured the globe, performed alongside artists including Bruno Mars, Taylor Swift, Pharrell Williams and e40, and performed on numerous television shows.
Jabbawockeez have provided a feature show for Universal Studios Hollywood Halloween Horror Nights each year since 2015.For more information on the Jabbawockeez visit jbwkz.com or connect on Twitter @Jabbawockeez and on Facebook.
ABOUT MICHAEL JACKSON ONE™ BY CIRQUE DU SOLEIL
Hailed by Rolling Stone as “A virtual parade of ‘wow’ moments,” Michael Jackson ONE™ is an electrifying fusion of acrobatics, dance and visuals that reflects the dynamic showmanship of the King of Pop, immersing the audience into the world of Michael’s music.
Driven by his biggest hits heard like never before in a riveting, state-of-the-art surround-sound environment Michael Jackson ONE™ by Cirque du Soleil performs exclusively at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.
Performs Friday-Tuesday at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. For more information, visit www.cirquedusoleil.com/mjone or www.mandalaybay.com. Like Michael Jackson ONE on Facebook, follow us on Instagram: @cirquedusoleil #MJONE or Tweet us: @Cirque #MJONE.
Las Vegas tips off its first season of WNBA competition at Mandalay Bay Events Center on Sunday, May 27 at 5:30 pm PT. Tickets may be purchased at LasVegasAces.com. For additional information about the Aces please visit LasVegasAces.com via the press release