Durham Performing Arts Center | Durham, North Carolina
The world was never the same when the King of Pop, Michael Jackson, passed, but his legacy and music live on and will continue to entertain fans for many years to come. This 2023, you can catch one of the most exciting Michael Jackson biographical projects to come out lately! MJ the Musical tells the life story of Michael Jackson! The musical, which recently premiered on Broadway, will now set out on a national trek and hit all the major cities in North America! Lucky for fans in Durham, North Carolina, MJ will be coming over to conquer the Durham Performing Arts Center for the month of October! See this spectacular biographical epic on Sunday 22nd October 2023 with your family and friends! The story is based on Michael Jackson’s pivotal moments in his career and backstage moments of his Dangerous World Tour! You’re guaranteed to have a memorable show with Michael Jackson’s crucial events as well as the energetic revival of his iconic hits! Don't delay and secure tickets now! Don't miss out on this unforgettable opportunity to witness the magic of MJ!
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 promptly define how this musical gave audiences a compelling glimpse of Jackson's point of view. The Hollywood Reporter wrote, "MJ, like its subject, is mesmerizing 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 exacting, 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 run-of-the-mill jukebox musical. The Washington Post mentioned, "That sordid history would not seem to have foretold a jukebox musical devoted to the positive aspects of Jackson's genius."
As with any Michael Jackson story, MJ also gave focus on the struggle the pop star went through. It also gave an idea of the cost 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 singular artist, "MJ" enacts a trick, insisting it didn't belong to him. It's a renouncement worthy enough of a sly criminal."
This 2023, MJ the Musical will cover numerous 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 history 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 finest entertainment experience!
Whether you're a Michael Jackson fan or just a Broadway musical enthusiast, you'll surely enjoy the musical's plethora of hits. MJ has specially curated Jackson's comprehensive catalog, and each of his powerful songs is given a mesmerizing 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 Sunday 22nd October 2023 by hitting the Get Tickets link now!