Cirque show dances with Jacksons spirit
- Portland Tribune - Features
The late Michael Jackson's spirit comes alive in what promises to be an epic show - and you'll have a year to plan for it.
The estate of the pop icon and Cirque du Soleil have announced a joint international venture to celebrate Jackson, the 'Michael Jackson Immortal World Tour.' Tickets went on sale this week for the Nov. 18, 2011, show at the Rose Garden. Tickets range from $50 to $175 and can be purchased at comcasttix.com and by calling 1-877-789-7673.
The electrifying production, directed by Jamie King, combines Jackson's music and choreography with Cirque du Soleil's creativity to give fans a view into the spirit, passion and heart of his artistic genius. Cirque du Soleil will set the performance in a fantastical realm where fans discover Jackson's inspirational 'Giving Tree' - the wellspring of his creativity.
King has been called the 'Jerry Bruckheimer of tent-pole concert tours,' a multiple Emmy and MTV Video Music Award nominee. He has worked with Jackson and Prince and served as Madonna's creative director for 12 years. About 60 international performers will take part in the show.
In April, the estate of Michael Jackson and Cirque du Soleil announced an arrangement for creation, development, production and promotion of Jackson projects, with each owning 50 percent of each project. It is similar to the 'Love' show that Cirque du Soleil did with music of The Beatles.
The 'Immortal' tour begins October 2011 in Montreal, Quebec.
- Jason Vondersmith