If you’re a fan of Michael Jackson’s music or a Cirque du Soleil aficionado, mark your calendars for November 9 and 10 for a show you won’t want to miss.
It’s “Michael Jackson The IMMORTAL World Tour,” a fusion of visuals, dance, music and fantasy that combines Jackson’s music and choreography with Cirque du Soleil creativity.
The production gives audiences a unique view into the spirit, passion and heart of the musical genius who forever transformed global pop culture.
It’s aimed at lifelong Jackson devotees, as well as those experiencing the star’s artistry for the first time.
The show captures the soul and inspiration of the man who is often referred to as the King of Pop and celebrates a legacy that continues to transcend generations.
The essence and driving force behind “Michael Jackson The IMMORTAL World Tour” is Jackson’s powerful music and memorable lyrics, which are brought to life with power and intensity, emphasizing messages of love and peace.
Over 60 songs are integrated into this dazzling, fast-paced spectacle, starting with early Jackson 5 tunes and ending with Jackson’s last studio release.
The life and soul of the show is Michael’s Inspirational Giving Tree from Neverland, which represents the fountain of his creativity.
From this source, the secrets of Michael’s inner world — his passion for music and dance, fairytale and magic — are revealed within a fantastical realm.
And as with all Cirque creations, the artistry and talents of the performers shine, from astounding acrobats with their death-defying stunts to breathtaking aerialists and sizzling hot dancers.
A white-suited mime, part contortionist, part hip-hopper extraordinaire, serves as the show’s silent guide.
The $60 million arena production, which is written and directed by multiple Emmy Award and MTV Video Music Award nominee Jamie King, includes contributions by a team of ten diverse choreographers, some of whom worked alongside Michael in previous collaborations.
They include Travis Payne, Rich and Tone Talauega, Debra Brown, Napoleon and Tabitha D’umo, Jamal Sims, Cloud and Tamara Levinson and Mandy Moore. “Michael Jackson The IMMORTAL World Tour” had its world premiere in Montreal, the home of Cirque du Soleil, in early October before embarking on a tour of North American. Seattle is one of the first cities to experience this electrifying production and what many believe will be one of the year’s most unique and spectacular shows.
What: “Michael Jackson The IMMORTAL World Tour”
When: November 9 and 10
For ticket information: 1-800-745-3000 or www.ticketmaster.com