Michael Jackson reincarnated at #ForeverJackson

Last night, my husband and I – as well as Monique Bernic (writer of celebrated book blog Urbanised Geek) and Nandita Baard-Ziller – were privileged to have able to see Forever Jackson at the Joburg Theatre. This production is direct from London and runs on The Mandela stage from 1 – 19 June 2016.

Artist and producer Robin Parsons pays true homage to the late great King Of Pop. Singing 100% live lead vocals, his voice replicates the distinctive tones of Jackson – you could be forgiven for believing he mimes! (Halfway during the performance, he demonstrated to the audience that he absolutely DOES NOT mime!) Have a listen to the clip below if you don’t believe me!)

His dancing mirrors the legend in every detail, step for step right down to the smallest of mannerisms. If you close one of your eyes, you’d be forgiven that MJ had risen from the dead…

Robin Parsons showing off his moves at #ForeverJackson last night @joburgtheatre!

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Robin’s look – in #ForeverJackson –  is the exact image of Michael Jackson. He has spent the past 17 years studying Michael Jackson in meticulous detail to produce the closest complete likeness currently performing today.

Robin has been a long time fan and learned to replicate Michael’s abilities through a love of performing. His dedication paid off in a big way when he got to live a dream and performed for Michael Jackson in 2003 at his 45th Birthday show at the Orpheum Theatre in L.A….an honour only a very select few have experienced!

Here are some of the comments from others in the audience:

#ForeverJackson features electrifying choreography, superb special effects and includes  an extensive catalogue of hits – from the Jackson 5’s Can You Feel It to solo pieces such as Billie Jean, Bad, Thriller, Beat It, Man In The Mirror, Smooth Criminal and many more.

If you’re wanting a great night out, I definitely recommend Forever Jackson!