Michael Jackson, the King of Pop, is being honoured.
Michael Jackson is hard to describe. He was an artist who stood for a lot of different eras. His music will never go out of style, and it has had an impact on every part of the music business and probably will for hundreds of years to come. He was a music god, just like John Lennon, Elvis Presley, and Madonna.
The Michael Jackson History Tribute show will bring his talent to life at the Nelson Mandela Theatre starting January 18.
Garth Field, who goes around the world as “the gloved one,” performs songs like “Billy Jean,” “Bad,” “Smooth Criminal,” and “Beat It” for fans who will always love Michael Jackson and for new listeners who quickly understand how brilliant the pop star was.
Field has played Jackson for a while now and has been on a tribute show tour of Europe. But this show is his first time performing in front of people in South Africa.
Before, and for more than a decade, Dantonio Goodman amazed people every night when he changed into the moonwalking gloves man.
Field can’t wait to act in front of his home crowd. He told reporters that Jackson’s music has always had a special place in the hearts of South Africans and that he was excited to share his thoughts on the show with them.
Jackson’s music broke down boundaries of race, gender, and social class like no other artist in history.
Michael Jackson was the best. He is the only famous person who has ever been called the King of Pop, and he changed music into the magic we love and know today, Field said. Forever and ever in history.
He is a fan himself and said that he loves going on stage every night to act and become Michael Jackson for a short time.
From the Jackson Five to his last songs, the show tells the story of his whole career.
Field said, Audiences can expect an amazing production and a theatrical show pumped full of energy and music. There is a reason it’s called the History Tribute—there is a live band, dancers, and people can either sit back and enjoy his great music or get up and dance and sing along.
In 1997, Michael Jackson put on a show at the Johannesburg Athletic Stadium. A full video of his performance in Johannesburg can be found on YouTube. At the time, being in the crowd and seeing the artist’s power from the stage, along with the music, charisma, and generosity of his performance in terms of getting people involved, was truly amazing.
Fields said that this energy is what people will get, even though it will be in a small theatre.
It takes Field a lot of time to “breathe in” Jackson’s role before each show, he said. The same thing helped him get ready for the part: he watched the dance moves, mannerisms, facial expressions, and image over and over again.
It’s a process that’s still going on. It takes a lot of time, but once you get it, it locks in and lights me up.
Much-loved tributes to Michael Jackson have been put on in the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Canada, Singapore, Indonesia, Spain, New Zealand, Australia, and South Africa since 2012.
So many people know Michael Jackson in different ways, and his music means different things to different people, Fields said.
When showing Jackon, it’s important to remember to include all of these things and make sure that everyone has a similarly immersive and enjoyable experience. Every night on stage, I give it my all.
Fields said that all of Jackson’s music is a playground, but that singing “Billy Jean” was his favourite of all the songs he’s played in thousands of shows around the world. Some of his other favourites are Beat It and Smooth Criminal.