The proceeds will benefit One Drop, a nonprofit created in 2007 by Cirque founder Guy Laliberte. The organization strives to ensure safe and secure water supplies around the world.
“The concept is to celebrate the Earth as an artistic creation in its strength, vitality and fragility, and to highlight water as the essence of life within the earth’s precious ecosystem,” said Krista Monson, who conceptualized the production and will direct it.
Besides 237 Cirque performers, others are donating their time and talents to the fundraiser.
Among them is composer Danny Elfman, who is orchestrating an original score to be performed by a string quartet. He was in Las Vegas on Monday and Tuesday for rehearsals.