Saturday, November 6, 2010

A Real Thriller!

A Real Thriller!

As part of a birthday treat, my boyfriend Angus took me to see Thriller Live, a stage musical of Michael Jackson’s life. From start to finish, the show lived up to its name, and was a real Thriller!

The show took the audience through Michael’s life, from the early days of the Jackson 5 through five decades of an amazing career, covering songs from ‘ABC’ right through to ‘They don’t really care about us’. They recreated Michael’s hit live performances including Billie Jean and Smooth Criminal (they even did the lean!). This wasn’t some impersonator copying Michael’s act, instead they had various dancers and singers recreating his work and making it entertaining to all.

What was different about the show is that they had made it into a concert environment; people were dancing in the aisles and partying across the Palace Theatre. However the Theatre were obviously not used to this type of show and were constantly having to threaten drunken women that they will throw them out if they didn’t sit down. The most interesting, funny and ironic part of the night was when two women to the right of us began to start a fight during ‘Heal The World’ – a song about world peace. Before long though, the whole audience were on their feet, singing and dancing along to some of Michael's greatest hits.

From fireworks and amazing visual affects, along with a catalogue of fantastic hits, it was the perfect tribute to the life of Michael Jackson, who as they pointed out, is still the undisputed king of rock, pop and soul, and one of (if not, THE) greatest performers of all time.

The Cirque du Soleil group have just announced ‘The Immortal Tour’, their tribute show to the King of Pop, and is about to tour America, with plans to be global in the next two years, one which many fans of both Cirque du Soleil and Michael Jackson are anticipating to be another springboard of posthumous celebrations of a musical genius. Michael Jackson continues to thrill fans across the world, and there isn’t any sign of it stopping anytime soon.

Set List:

Music and Me
Stop the love you save
I’ll be there
Dancing Machine
Can you Feel It
Wannabe Starting Something
Working Day and Night
Don’t Stop Til ‘You Get Enough
Your Out of My Life
Rock With You
The Way You Make Me Feel
Beat It
I Just Can’t Stop Loving You
Dirty Diana
Man In The Mirror
Billie Jean
Smooth Criminal
They Don’t Really Care About Us
Heal The World
Black Or White

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