The Michael Jackson Show at Act 2 Entertainment is a new show has been designed for the beginning of Season Seven: A tribute to a top iconic recording artist, Michael Jackson. Discovered in Gary, Indiana in 1968, he soon literally took the world by the hand, guiding everyone into new, uncharted musical regions and is widely considered the “King of Pop,” Six black-clad dancers occupied the stage to “Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin'” and they certainly did! Out came Michael to huge cheers sporting black, silver and a shiny blue jacket. This is Michael Jackson, or so the audience thought, as he sped through hard-hitting popular songs as “Dangerous” and “Dirty Diana”. His trademark Moonwalk shown throughout “Smooth Criminal”, which has been described as an anti-gravity lean. Two male dancers carried out an acrobatic table for upside-down leg and arm splits.
Award-winning Micheal Jackson impersonator, José Martínez, sang some of the vocals while backed with specially-designed background tracks. His ‘whoops!’ were exactly as Michael expressed them onstage. Impressive immediately is José’s ability while dancing to flail his legs, feet, arms and hands. Each posed movement was like a photograph. He is an embodiment of Michael Jackson.
The pace was slowed for “I Just Can’t Stop Loving You”, an exceptionally lovely composition of his. Soft flowing dancers with cloth floating in the breeze accompanied him. Bold beats returned with “The Way You Make Me Feel” and favorite “Beat It”, driving home the energy of the night exuding from the stage. Black and white was the production theme, so obviously “Black Or White” was presented in song and synchronized movements. The group choreography team designed a supremely fashionable show of dancing and arrangements, constantly thrilling with dips, slides, jumps and twirls. Kudos!.
Act II brought out The Jackson Five, each with a different colored wig. The young group had featured a very young Michael as lead singer with his four brothers. Signed with Motown in 1968, they blast onto the charts with dance tunes as “I Want You Back”, “ABC”‘ and “The Love You Save”, presented as a medley. He sang solo on his promising “I’ll Be There”.. An astounding “Billie Jean” featured the ‘gloved one’ strutting his moves with trademark rhythms. Tonight’s creative spectacle continued with favorites as “Man In The Mirror” and “Remember The Time”.
“Human Nature” softened the night which was shattered quickly by Zombies, the living dead, dancing across the stage to “Thriller” with even Vincent Price’s voice in the background. Opening night on Halloween will excite and possibly scare the costumed guests. “Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough” applied to both the performers and the audience. This show will bring entertainment lovers back time and again.
Produced and directed by Carlos Garcia Zarate.
Choreography Carlos Garcia, Jose Martinez and Luis Rodriguez.
Acrobatics: Alexia and Moises Ponce.
Lights and Sound Sêbastian Lepage.
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Act II Entertainment – Stages – Seventh Season
Insurgentes 300 [corner of Basilio Badillo and Insurgentes], second floor
Romantic Zone/SouthSide, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco.
Show info and tickets available online at www.act2pv.com