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Cirque Du Soleil returns to Columbia with Michael Jackson show

Sep 6, 2011 9:58:00 AM - thestate.com
On Aug. 29, what would’ve been Michael Jackson’s 53rd birthday, Cirque Du Soleil announced it was staging “Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour.”

The tour, which premieres Oct. 2 in Montreal, will stop in Columbia April 27 and 28 at the Colonial Life Arena. It’s will be the second Cirque show at the arena in as many years. “Alegria” was staged there in May.

“THE IMMORTAL” won’t have a character performing as the incomparable Jackson. Instead, the production, which is being put together in partnership with the Estate of Michael Jackson, will meld visuals, magic and dancing within a fantasy world. Global love, peace and unity, Jackson’s enduring message, will live through the show.

Tickets, which cost $52 to $177, go on sale at noon Monday. Tickets can be purchased at www.twctix.com; Play It Again Sports stores; and by calling (877) 489-2849.

– From staff reports

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