Hello fam, I just returned from Canada (Montreal) last night. What an incredible 2 days the whole experience was!
First let's start at the beginning. MJSUNIFC was invited to attend a very special dress rehearsal for less than 20 people to Montreal, Canada where Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour is preparing to launch in October.
There is so much to tell, so much excitement that I don't know what to tell you first because it was an incredible experience.
There is everything going on with this show! They have Neverland mixed in the show with the gates and statues coming to life!
My absolute favorite was Human Nature which was incredibly done and for all of us there, it made us cry. So touching and wonderful. So much visually going on that’s it’s hard to put into words. You just have to see it! My second favorite original creation number they did was "Is It Scary?' Loved every second of it! A creature crawls out of the book (like the ones Michael had open at Neverland), while you hear Michael's voice singing so clearly and crisp, (the sound was excellent!) there's his words of the song up on the screen. There's a mime! WOW so exciting I can hardly put into words what I felt and what I saw!
They Don't Care About Us....one word AWESOME!!!!
The costumes are fabulous, so much going on visually you don't know where to look first.
They have Michael as a child in a hot air balloon that floats across the audience, they have the Giving Tree as a main part of the whole production. The tree comes down and the dancers dance on it doing Thriller!
I know I will probably forget to mention something cause my thoughts are going a mile a minute just remembering the whole experience!
They played songs that only hard core fans would know. They had dancers inside 2 big loafers shoes LOL it was too cool!
They had bubbles playing jokes, They had a big glove with a dancer inside moving it making peace signs, etc.!
They have a girl that just turned 19 that's the guitar player that stepped in where Orianthi use to be and she is freaking awesome!
While I'm mentioning music THE BAND AND THE MUSIC IS OUT OF THIS WORLD AWESOME! Everything is so clear. you can hear every sound of Michael's voice, every instrument, everything!
They didn't leave anything out of Michael's heart and concerns for the world. Everything is in this show!
I can't wait for the world to see just a piece of what I saw because they WILL be blown away.
You hear Michael talking clearly throughout the show. So much is going on that I can’t wait to see it again after it officially launches.
They were able to include a lot of his songs, so it’s a dream for us Michael fans, and the new people that see this will become fans. This will definitely be their best Cirque show!
There is so much more I saw but It's hard to put it all into words. If I think of something else I will add it to this post.
Right after we saw the show we got to Meet Greg Phillaganes, Zaldy, Kevin Antunes and more.
The next day we were invited over to the Cirque camp. This place is truly incredible and completely inspiring! After taking a tour there I completely understand why Michael loved this company so much! They are the most loving and caring group of people I have met! They way they work there whole operation is like one gigantic family. Everybody there is viewed just as important as the next. They see everyone as equals even on an executive level. Every last show that Cirque produces around the world starts in this building. Every aspect of the show and when I say everything I mean EVERYTHING! From the costumes to the shoes, to the training, to the process of creating an idea, and testing it out.
They teach each performer how to put on their on make-up for their character . They have teachers for performers who have children, and for their younger performers that are in the show. They have translators for the performers that came from other countries. They have a dorm for all those performers that are there training to be one of there shows. If you are a kitchen worker there and happen to be talented in drawing or whatever they allow you to showcase your talent to them to provide you with a possible advancement opportunity. They have programs to help troubled youths to turn their life around. The care about the environment.
The connection with them and Michael is so very easy to see and therefore it makes perfect sense and makes the perfect match. Again I can’t express in words how much I enjoyed everything and how much I learned but I am so thankful for the MJ Estate and Cirque for letting me be a part of it all! They cared about what myself and others thought and took time out just to do that…Listen.
Changes and additions are being made to MJ The Immortal because of the opinions we expressed. How awesome is that!
After doing this tour I came away with a deeper understanding, a high level of respect, and completely inspired by the whole experience.
I look forward to December when the MJ The Immortal comes to Vegas, and especially the Fan Fest!
I have some photos to share with you guys but none of MJ the Immortal show as cameras and cell phones were prohibited. I do have some group photos and such.