Take Step Up 3D the movie, a Jackson 5 concert, throw in an alien invasion, and the fairy tales of your youth. Place in a blender, mix on “high” for five minutes, and the result will be Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour, as presented by Cirque du Soleil.
I’ve been saying for ten years that ‘O’ by Cirque is the greatest show since the earth’s crust cooled. But after seeing the MJ show last night, I may have to rethink that. All Cirque shows are amazing in their own way, but this one is something quite extraordinary...
Being so immersed in self-development, I can’t experience a show like this without seeing all the parallels to success and achievement…
Because at the end of the day, Immortal is really about the triumph of the human spirit.
It’s a show about possibilities and potential, faith and belief. It will wake you up to the hidden child and artistic genius you may have lost touch with.
Afraid that the achievement you’re striving for is impossible? Check out some of the acrobatic feats in this show and you will have a new and bigger view of possibility.
Facing writers block on your next book, screenplay, or opera? Watch the first 5 minutes of the show and your creativity will be energized like you stuck your finger in a light socket.
Need some motivation to get in shape? Take one look at the bodies of some of those performers and you will drop that Krispy Kreme like it’s radioactive.
Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour is a show that will unleash your imagination, nurture your creativity, and expand your vision. You will believe in the power of the dream again.
Here’s a sample of some of what you will experience:
Like all Cirque shows, the music, lighting and costumes are spectacular. But the mix of a live band, back up singers and Michael’s vocal tracks is a complicated challenge, handled adroitly with ease. The music drives the show, but doesn't overpower it. The mix of video, lights, and spectacular acrobatics creates the perfect blend of awe-inspiring enchantment.
My only regret is that I didn't realize my VIP pass included meeting the cast backstage, so I didn't take a camera. #SYTYCD fans will recognize Tabitha & Napoleon Dumo and Mandy Moore from the All-Star cast of choreographers. And I’d be remiss if I didn’t single out one of the most astonishing athletes you will ever see – Jean Sok, a/k/a “BBoy Hourth.” Jean is a one-legged dancer on crutches, who astound you, and then steal your heart.
If you don't cry at least a couple times during the show, better replace the block of ice in your chest. Find a location here and see it before the show is retired. If you don't have money for the VIP option, sell your bed.
“Deep inside, you know it’s true. Just find that child, it’s hiding in you.”
- Michael Joseph Jackson