Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour™ By Cirque du Soleil® took hold of Allphones Arena yesterday when 37 semi-trailers and over 230 crew and performers started descending on the venue at 6.00am and culminating in a standing ovation just after 10.00pm last night.
Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour™ By Cirque du Soleil® is the largest show ever to load into Allphones Arena on the same day as a performance with over 130 local and 50 international crew working to have the stage set by midday and ready to soundcheck at 4.00pm.
This once-in-a-lifetime electrifying production that combines Michael Jackson’s music and choreography with Cirque du Soleil creativity is at Allphones Arena for six very special shows (26 to 29 September) with limited tickets left for their matinee and evening performances this Sunday.
Through a riveting fusion of visuals, dance, music and fantasy, audiences are immersed in Michael Jackson’s creative world. Written and directed by Jamie King, a leading concert director in pop music today, this spectacular show features 49 international dancers, musicians and acrobats.
Allphones Arena’s General Manager, Guy Ngata, said “Yesterday marked a milestone in Allphones Arena's history as Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour by Cirque du Soleil became the largest event ever to bump in on the morning of a show. Our professional team worked tirelessly to make sure all was in order prior to doors opening in an unprecedented display of coordinated technical expertise. The show itself was nothing short of spectacular with fans left in awe of the sheer talent on display from some of the world's best dancers, musicians and acrobats. It was a true tribute to the music of Michael Jackson, complete with the visual story-telling that Cirque du Soleil is renowned for"
Tickets are still available for the performances this Sunday, 29 September at 4.00pm and 8.00pm.