MJ – The Musical at Sarofim Hall

mj musical at sarofim hallIt’s 2023’s most exciting jukebox musical, and it’s set to break records and win the hearts and minds of its viewers across North America! In this biographical epic, fans are given an in-depth look into Michael Jackson’s incredible life as pivotal moments behind the scenes are revealed! The Tony-award-winning showcase, MJ the Musical, reveals the complexities, childhood turmoil, and key scenes from the Dangerous Tour! As you are given a look into the life of pop superstar Michael Jackson, you’ll also be incredibly entertained by his plethora of iconic hits! You don’t need to go to Broadway to experience this award-winning musical! The North American production will kick off this fall and make numerous stops across major cities! Lucky for fans in Houston, Texas, the musical will make its way to Sarofim Hall at the Hobby Center for Performing Arts! From November 14th to 19th, 2023, theater lovers in Houston can check out this groundbreaking epic that’s been making waves in New York! See MJ, the musical right in the heart of Houston, by scoring your tickets now!

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“MJ The Musical is Taking Manhattan with a hurricane force!” – Deadline

“MJ is big and loud; it is joyful and joyous!” – New York Stage Review

“The music and the dancing are sensational.” – TimeOut New York

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MJ led a remarkable life filled with music, artistry, talent, and stardom. It may seem like the life he lived was great – glitz and glamour, the love of millions, and an immense amount of wealth. But Michael Jackson’s life was more than black and white. He went through incredible challenges. From his childhood turmoils all the way to the complicated events of his adult life, Michael Jackson had his ups and downs. And we all see a glimpse of that in MJ the musical. At the height of his famous Dangerous World Tour, Michael Jackson is interviewed by a young journalist named Rachel. What seemed to be light-hearted questions take a turn as Rachel starts asking about his past and his childhood. He has been performing music since he was 5. Michale Jackson had already found fame as a very young singer, performing for the world-famous Jackson 5. But reports of mistreatment soon came to light, and Rachel was keen on getting the details. MJ’s manager, Rob, is unhappy about the questions and stops the interview. However, MJ has more to say, so he secretly meets up with Rachel. 

This multi-awarded musical is a groundbreaking project by Pulitzer Prize writer Lynn Nottage, with music and lyrics by various artists. The musical features a plethora of Michael Jackson’s hits, including “Beat It,” “Man in the Mirror,” “Thriller,” and “Stranger in Moscow,” among others. Fans can also enjoy a myriad of Jackson 5 staples, such as “I’ll Be There,” “I Want You Back,” and more. The musical also brings a lot of covers as MJ and the rest of the characters perform iconic hits from James Brown, Jackie Wilson, and the O’Jays!

This outstandingly thrilling music brings out all the stops with its ultra-talented creative team comprising award-winning director and choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, musical supervisor, orchestrator, and arranger, David Holcenberh, and music director Jason Micahel Webb. The production also includes Tony Award-winning scenic designer Derek McLane, Tony Award-winning lighting designer Natasha Katz, costume designer Paul Tazewell, and Tony Award-winning sound designer Gareth Owen. 

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The original Broadway production began in 2022 in New York, and it featured an incredible cast. The musical earned numerous accolades, including three Drama Desk Awards, an Outer Critics Circle Award, and four Tony Awards. Aside from prestigious awards, the musical also gained the love of fans and professional critics alike. “MJ is big and loud: It is joyful and joyous. The music grooves, the dancing glides, and the crowd bops,” says Jesse Oxfeld from New York Stage Review. Meanwhile, Time Out New York described the musical as a “well-crafted jukebox nostalgia trip.” Writer Adam Feldman adds, “Lynn Nottage’s script weaves together three dozen songs, mostly from the Jackson catalog. The music and the dancing are sensational.” Over at the New York Daily News, reviewer Chris Jones mentioned, “The show is genuinely beautiful to experience throughout.”

“It’s a renouncement worthy enough of a smooth criminal.” – Variety

“Exciting choreography by director Christopher Wheeldon.” – New York Theater

After kicking off its North American tour, MJ the musical became one of the most highly-awaited musicals across the U.S. The first national tour also brings out all the stops with a stellar touring cast. The main role comprises Elijah Rhea Johnson as Michael Jackson, Apollo Levine as Joseph Jackson/Rob, Bailey McCall as Rachel, Tavols Olds-Sample as Michael, and Max Chambers and Bane Griffith as Little Michael. 

This fall, MJ the Musical will make its way to Houston, Texas, for a highly-awaited string of shows at the Sarofim Hall. The venue is currently the prime concert hall of the Hobby Center for Performing Arts. From November 14th to 19th, 2023, MJ the Musical will hold eight coveted performances! Yes, the shows are very limited, and it’s bound to be jam-packed, but the show, which received praise from viewers across the U.S., is well worth it! Furthermore, the musical has chosen the perfect venue to host the world-class production. The Sarofim Hall at the Hobby Center for Performing Arts is a state-of-the-art entertainment destination. The 2,650-seater theater has hosted various massive musicals like Wicked, The Lion King, and The Phantom of the Opera. Viewers can look forward to an outstanding evening thanks to the venue’s top-tier facilities, plush seating, hi-technology sound and light system, and great customer service. 

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Being the biggest theater in the center, Sarofim Hall is guaranteed to provide a great ambiance and the ultimate entertainment experience! Moreover, the venue’s great location in Downtown Houston makes it accessible from all parts of the city. Visitors can look forward to great dining options, ample parking, and more.

Michael Jackson is recorded to be one of the world’s greatest pop stars. He has sold over a billion albums worldwide. His influence transcends music, but also in dance, fashion, and many more. A truly global and pop culture phenomenon, Michael Jackson will forever be remembered, and his music will continue to be celebrated for generations to come. See his incredible life through MJ the Musical as it takes center stage at the Sarofim Hall this fall! Score your tickets now through the Get Tickets link!