Durham Performing Arts Center | Durham, North Carolina
Here comes one of the most astounding bio-musical to be released recently – MJ the Musical is breaking ground, and it’s set to become the buzz worthy musical of 2023! The show, which is based on The Life Story of Michael Jackson, recently premiered on Broadway and received rave reviews from fans and critics! This fall, the touring production will kick off and set out on a huge national trek, which includes a sought-after stop in Durham, North Carolina! Get ready for Michael Jackson’s timeless hits as this incredible jukebox musical takes over the Durham Performing Arts Center on Tuesday 10th October 2023! Turn your Tuesday into one of the thrilling days of your life as you get a glimpse into Michael Jackson’s life and witness an astonishing revival of his remarkable hits and iconic dance moves! This bio-musical pulls out all the stops for your entertainment enjoyment! Act fast and obtain those tickets now for you, your family, and your friends! Join the excitement and be a part of history in the making with MJ the Musical!
If you're puzzled what MJ the Musical can possibly achieve to give justice to the incredible life that Michael Jackson lived, just let it to the critics to swiftly define how this musical gave audiences a captivating glimpse of Jackson's point of view. The Hollywood Reporter wrote, "MJ, like its subject, is fascinating and challenging to shake. The musical takes audiences through Jackson's life and catalog with extraordinary ease, expertly chronicling major milestones." The critic goes on to add, "His vision and work ethic become more precise, his drive to best himself at once breathtaking and worrisome."
Some pivotal moments in MJ the Musical that happened in real life include Jackson leaving Motown Records and joining Epic, where he worked with the legendary Quincy Jones. Together, they came out with incredible efforts, Off the Wall and Thriller. Moreover, many critics praised the MJ for not being the ordinary average jukebox musical. The Washington Post mentioned, "That sordid history would not seem to have foretold a jukebox musical devoted to the upside of Jackson's genius."
As with any Michael Jackson story, MJ also gave attention on the challenges the pop star went through. It also gave an glimpse of the sacrifices he had to pay for such profound fame. Variety was quick to point this out, "The demons that Jackson battles in "MJ," his father and the media, are figured as monstrous. But if there was darkness behind the angelic falsetto, a mix of light and shadow that made Michael Jackson a unique artist, "MJ" enacts a trick, insisting it didn't belong to him. It's a renouncement worthy enough of a sly criminal."
This year, MJ the Musical will cover numerous dates for its national tour, including several performances at the modern Durham Performing Arts Center. The concert hall is the optimal venue to host such a remarkable musical. Durham Performing Arts Center has a long history and experience in providing top-tier entertainment to music and arts enthusiasts of Durham, North Carolina, and beyond! Durham Performing Arts Center's welcoming seating, innovative light and sound technology, and excellent facilities guarantee that you will have the ultimate entertainment experience!
Whether you're a MJ fan or just a Broadway musical enthusiast, you'll surely appreciate the musical's abundance of hits. MJ has specially curated Jackson's vast catalog, and each of his powerful songs is given a captivating scene and choreography that would make the pop star proud.
You can see MJ the Musical - the Life Story of Michael Jackson by securing your tickets now. Select tickets for Tuesday 10th October 2023 by hitting the Get Tickets link now!