Durham Performing Arts Center | Durham, North Carolina
This season, you have the opportunity to see the journey and career of the world's greatest pop star through a mesmerizing stage musical! MJ the Musical – The Life Story of Michael Jackson – is finally setting off on tour, and it's planned to take over season with countless dates across North America! Seize this Tony Award-winning spectacle as it features the incredible music, work, and legacy of Michael Jackson! The King of Pop mostly had his entire life under the spotlight, and you're probably curious about what went on behind the scenes!
In October, MJ the Musical will be making its way to Durham, North Carolina! Brace yourself for a marvelous performance on Friday 20th October 2023 as the stage at Durham Performing Arts Center lights up with Michael Jackson's biggest hits! This incredible musical takes the audience on a journey to 1992 during the significant events of Michael Jackson's Dangerous World Tour! The performance will present pivotal and defining moments that led to the lasting legacy of the world's biggest pop star!
Act quickly and score tickets now to witness MJ - The Life Story of Michael Jackson at Durham Performing Arts Center!
If you're curious what MJ the Musical can possibly do to give justice to the incredible life that Michael Jackson lived, just leave it to the critics to quickly define how this musical gave audiences a compelling glimpse of Jackson's point of view. The Hollywood Reporter wrote, "MJ, like its subject, is captivating and difficult 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 breathtaking and troubling."
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 ordinary 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 favorable side of Jackson's genius."
As with any Michael Jackson story, MJ also gave focus on the challenges the pop star went through. It also gave an insight of the price 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 sleight of hand, insisting it didn't belong to him. It's a renouncement worthy enough of a sly criminal."
This 2023, MJ the Musical will cover multiple dates for its national tour, including several performances at the cutting-edge Durham Performing Arts Center. The concert hall is the optimal venue to host such a phenomenal musical. Durham Performing Arts Center has a long legacy and experience in providing high-quality entertainment to music and arts enthusiasts of Durham, North Carolina, and beyond! Durham Performing Arts Center's welcoming seating, trailblazing light and sound technology, and excellent facilities guarantee that you will have the best entertainment experience!
Whether you're a King of Pop fan or just a Broadway musical enthusiast, you'll surely delight in the musical's abundance of hits. MJ has specially curated Jackson's career-spanning catalog, and each of his powerful songs is given a spellbinding scene and choreography that would make the pop star proud.
You can see MJ the Musical - the Life Story of Michael Jackson by reserving your tickets now. Select tickets for Friday 20th October 2023 by hitting the Get Tickets link now!