Nottingham Theatre Royal until Sunday 19th January
This show is very similar to the Cirque de Soleil Michael Jackson Experience but with live singers performing the hits of Michael Jackson, The Jacksons and the Jackson 5 with separate dancers replicating the dance moves and routines to his hits.
There are some excellent digital backdrops, one of which has an enormous glitter ball for the Jacksons disco era. The lighting also enhances the sharpness of the dance routines and punctuate the rhythm of Jackson's amazingly foot tapping hits.
The show opens with a medley of Jackson 5 hits and works it's way through the 70s disco of The Jacksons epic hits, paying tribute to all of Jackson's great solo albums, "Off The Wall", "Thriller", "Bad" and "Dangerous", blending in the big ballads like "Man In The Mirror", "I Just Can't Stop Loving You", "She's Out Of My Life" and "I'll Be There" with some of the best dance music from the last five decades and all time party hits like "Blame It On The Boogie", "Can You Feel It", "Rock With You", "Don't Stop Till You Get Enough", "Bille Jean" and of course "Thriller".
A lively group of backing dancers complement the different faces of Michael Jackson through the years and the routines that accompanied the hits making this one of the best "tribute" musical shows around today. Combine these ingredients with an excellent live band and this will be the closest you'll get to experiencing the real thing that was the Michael Jackson phenomena.
An absolute must for all fans of Jackson and great dance, soul, r 'n' b, or music in general which had me on my feet moving to the music, well I blame it on the boogie myself!