The IMMORTAL World Tour
There is something incredible that happens when you mix in the legendary genius of Michael
Jackson with the ongoing brilliance of Cirque du Soleil. The two seemingly different art forms complement each other in ways
that have to be seen to be completely understood. When The IMMORTAL World Tour hits Baltimore, fans of the King of Pop and
Cirque du Soleil will see something amazing.
Essentially, the action follows the music of Michael, with
incredible choreography, acting, and performance art helping to tell each story. Part rock concert, part live theater, and
part acrobatic wonder, the show takes us on a journey of discovery. We explore some of the possible inspirations for his music,
looking through the Cirque lens at his fantastical imagination and the sources of his creativity. Ultimately, the production
wants us to feel the deep hopes that Michael had for all of us to experience peace, love, understanding, unity, and joy -
the very things that eluded him in life. The show allows us to understand that disconnection between what he hoped and what
Cirque du Soleil's Michael Jackson The IMMORTAL World Tour hits the Baltimore Arena
for just two nights in 2014. It's sure to be a memorable event for everyone lucky enough to go. With dates in over 11 cities
across the country throughout the year, you can still hurry and get your IMMORTAL tickets if you've missed out on your chance
Michael Jackson is no distant relative of interesting trivia. Although, this is largely
in part due to the love of his fans. For example, the Caribbean Island of St. Vincent once issued a Michael Jackson postage
stamp. But why does he have so many fans? Well, there's always the obvious: his voice. After all, when he was young, he used
to describe his voice as a bit "like Minnie Mouse." Regardless of why, everyone took note. Early on, Jackson won 13 Grammy
Awards and the video from his hit "Billie Jean" was the first to appear on MTV that featured a black artist. He had, and still
has, incredibly devoted fans; sadly, in 1984, a French fan even committed suicide when he was told that he couldn't have surgery
to make him look like Michael.
Not to be outshone, Cirque du Soleil has an equally exhilarating history. What is now
a worldwide phenomenon began as a group of 20 street performers back in 1984. From those humble beginnings, the name has grown
to be the driving force behind several running resident shows in Las Vegas, as well as touring companies. Even before 1984,
the artists that formed Cirque showcased their unique talents around Quebec, Canada.
Simply put, the
cast is an assemblage of the most talented acrobats and performers in the world. The highest standards are required to make
it on either a touring or resident show. Trained in circus and other performance styles with an eye to the artistic, the cast
remains fairly nameless, yet timeless when it comes to the sum of the parts.
Jamie King is
the original writer and director who began with the show in 2011. He is now the driving force behind Cirque's Las Vegas production
Michael Jackson ONE. He also works as Madonna's creative director, among many other projects.
Tremblay is director of creation, while Carla Kama serves as associate show director. They are complemented by a huge team
of industry professionals that strive to bring the best show possible to you. From musical designer Kevin Atunes to set designer
Mark Fisher and props and scenic designer Michael Curry, the talent is top-notch. The choreography team is joined by acrobatic
performance designer Germain Guillemot. In short, the production team is simply the best out there when it comes to melding
live acrobatic performances with great music and acting.