Durham Performing Arts Center | Durham, North Carolina
This fall, you'll be able to experience the journey and career of the world's greatest pop star through a spellbinding stage musical! MJ the Musical – The Life Story of Michael Jackson – is finally setting off on tour, and it's set to take over season with multiple dates across North America! Catch this Tony Award-winning spectacle as it features the awe-inspiring music, work, and legacy of Michael Jackson! The King of Pop just about had his entire life under the spotlight, and you're probably curious about what went on behind the scenes!
In the current October, MJ the Musical will be making its way to Durham, North Carolina! Get ready for a fantastic performance on Saturday 21st October 2023 as the stage at Durham Performing Arts Center becomes illuminated with Michael Jackson's biggest hits! This incredible musical takes the audience on a trip to 1992 during the remarkable events of Michael Jackson's Dangerous World Tour! The performance will showcase pivotal and defining moments that led to the lasting legacy of the world's biggest pop star!
Act quickly and score tickets now to experience MJ - The Life Story of Michael Jackson at Durham Performing Arts Center!
MJ the Musical delves into Michael Jackson’s life as he navigates through fame and obstacles as the world’s most significant pop star. The musical delivers over 25 of his astonishing hits, including “Man in the Mirror,” “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough,” “Human Nature,” “Thriller,” and “Beat It.” MJ also features some of Jackson’s older hits with an exceptional Jackson 5 medley. This in-depth look into Jackson’s experience and artistry will surely help you learn what the King of Pop is like beneath his massive fame.
Written by esteemed writer Lynn Nottage with dance choreography by Christopher Wheeldon, the musical earned numerous accolades. MJ won four Tony Awards, three Drama Desk Awards, and an award from the Outer Critic’s Circle.
“Cleverly conceived and thrillingly performed, stunning bio-musical MJ the Musical is this year’s white-hot ticket.” says the critic from Man in Chair. “Playwright Lynn Nottage sidesteps the potential tedious linear bio-musical traps with this energetic approach, replacing the usual dullness with a vivid sense of excitement.”
Meanwhile, the New York Times wrote, “The stage patterns are far more varied and passionate than in similar musicals, scoring points without words as they deliver the thrills and, following the biomusical road map, pave the way between present and past.” Over at Deadline, the critic expressed his satisfaction after seeing the musical. "Watching MJ, one easily suspects its top-flight creative team was motivated by the same near-maniacal drive. Aside from the pedestrian framing device, MJ pushes hard and unceasingly to move beyond the just-good-enough nostalgia that can turn even second-rate jukebox productions into crowd-pleasers. It succeeds: MJ is a exceedingly entertaining wonder."
If you’re keen on seeing MJ this fall, you should check out the performances in Durham Performing Arts Center this October 2023. The Durham Performing Arts Center is Durham’s premier entertainment destination and has an commendable reputation for providing top-tier entertainment to music and art lovers in the city and beyond. The Durham Performing Arts Center is equipped with comfortable seating, a fantastic view of the stage, cutting-edge sound and light technology, and top-notch facilities – all provided to ensure the optimum entertainment experience!
Catch MJ the Musical – The Life Story of Michael Jackson on Saturday 21st October 2023 at the Durham Performing Arts Center by clicking on the Get Tickets link! Seize this chance and be a part of history in the making with MJ the Musical! Secure your seats now and experience the magic of MJ live on stage!