For my birthday, my girlfriend got us tickets to see Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia last week. I’m a big fan of the late, great Michael Jackson’s music, and I enjoyed the Cirque du Soleil performance her and I saw last year, Totem, so I was eager to see the Michael Jackson show. As a tribute to the music and life of Michael Jackson, The Immortal, is great. It cleverly mashes up all the greatest hits, while peppering in obscure songs that will make hardcore MJ fans smile. Unfortunately, as a Cirque du Soleil production, it’s just OK. Unlike Totem, it lacks the mind-blowing acrobatics that makes people catch their breath. And having the event in the Wells Fargo Center, a massive arena, as opposed to the traditional Cirque du Soleil tent, made the stage and dancers feel small and less impactful. Don’t get me wrong, I had a blast. But I only recommend going to see Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour if you’re a big fan of Michael Jackson’s music.
To give you a taste of what to expect, below’s a preview of the show: