Durham Performing Arts Center | Durham, North Carolina
Here comes one of the most exciting 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 desired 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 Wednesday 18th October 2023! Turn your Wednesday into one of the unforgettable days of your life as you get a sneak peek into Michael Jackson’s life and experience an awe-inspiring revival of his remarkable hits and memorable dance moves! This bio-musical leaves no stone unturned for your pleasure delight! Hurry and get those tickets now for you, your family, and your friends! Get in on the action and be a part of history in the making with MJ the Musical!
If you're curious what MJ the Musical can possibly accomplish to give justice to the incredible life that Michael Jackson lived, just leave 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 difficult to shake. The musical takes audiences through Jackson's life and catalog with impressive 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 stunning and concerning."
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 astounding efforts, Off the Wall and Thriller. Moreover, many critics praised the MJ for not being the typical generic jukebox musical. The Washington Post mentioned, "That sordid history would not seem to have foretold a jukebox musical devoted to the favorable side of Jackson's genius."
As with any Michael Jackson story, MJ also gave emphasis on the challenges the pop star went through. It also gave an idea 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 terrifying. But if there was darkness behind the angelic falsetto, a mix of light and shadow that made Michael Jackson a exceptional artist, "MJ" enacts a sleight of hand, insisting it didn't belong to him. It's a renouncement worthy enough of a clever criminal."
This season, MJ the Musical will cover countless dates for its national tour, including several performances at the cutting-edge Durham Performing Arts Center. The concert hall is the ideal venue to host such a phenomenal musical. Durham Performing Arts Center has a long legacy and experience in providing premium entertainment to music and arts enthusiasts of Durham, North Carolina, and beyond! Durham Performing Arts Center's comfortable seating, trailblazing 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 aficionado, you'll surely enjoy the musical's plethora of hits. MJ has specially curated Jackson's career-spanning catalog, and each of his powerful songs is given a captivating scene and choreography that would make the pop star proud.
You can experience MJ the Musical - the Life Story of Michael Jackson by securing your tickets now. Select tickets for Wednesday 18th October 2023 by hitting the Get Tickets link now!