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‘Immortal’ engagement

Cirque du Soleil interprets the music of Michael Jackson for a production unlike any other.

Jenn Scott February 17th, 2012

Cirque du Soleil
Michael Jackson: The Immortal Word Tour
8 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. Sunday
BOK Center
200 S. Denver, Tulsa


One of my memories that is most dear includes the blasting of “Bad” and dancing around the kitchen while baking cookies with my mother.

While I'm aware that everyone has their own opinions on the King of Pop, I always have been and always will be a fan. So when I heard about Cirque du Soleil’s “Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour,” it wasn't a question of attendance.

“[It's] quite unique. Nothing like you've possibly seen in Cirque du Soleil before. We've fully embraced the pop-rock content. It's a hybrid between a pop-rock concert and traditional Cirque du Soleil,” said Maxime Charbonneau, Cirque du Soleil publicist for the Americas. “[The show is] powered by [Jackson’s] voice. The entire show, you hear his voice but you won't find an impersonator”.

According to Charbonneau, Jackson was a huge fan of the production and saw most touring shows when they were in L.A., as well as a few in Las Vegas, before his 2009 death. Jackson even visited Cirque headquarters in Montreal in the early oughts and spoke about the possibility of a collaboration.

Charbonneau said to expect a stage full of acrobats performing feats of grandeur that before now have been relegated to dream worlds. The extravagance and talent is met with unique costuming and production values.

“It's kind of like the production that didn't happen when he was alive. And we hope it's something people will remember,” he said.

If you don't already have weekend plans, blame it on the boogie and head to Tulsa.
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