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posted Friday, November 4, 2011 - Volume 39 Issue 44
Cirque du Soleil's Terrance Harrison provides Immortal sneak preview
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Cirque du Soleil's Terrance Harrison provides Immortal sneak preview

by Albert Rodriguez - SGN A&E Writer

High-energy acrobatics, elaborate costumes, thoughtful choreography, and whimsical skits. Now throw in music from the King of Pop, and what you have is Cirque du Soleil's Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour. Conceived by Jamie King, a well-respected show creator and video director who's worked with Madonna, Rihanna, Prince, Ricky Martin, and Pink, the production brings to life the genius elements that made Jackson an unprecedented superstar - his music, dance, fairy-tale imagination, innovative skills, and lyrical messages for peace and a better world are the centerpoint for this unique performance. Seattle audiences will be among the first to experience the tour when it arrives at Key Arena on November 9 and 10. Tickets, priced between $50 and $250, are available at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 1-800-745-3000. One of the show's prominent performers, Terrance Harrison, spoke with Seattle Gay News via email to give us a little insight on this latest Cirque du Soleil offering.

Albert Rodriguez: What is your role in Michael Jackson The Immortal World Tour?

Terrance Harrison: I am a jack of all trades - an acrobat, a dancer, and also Bubbles. Yes, I play Michael Jackson's famous chimpanzee Bubbles in the show. It is a lot of hard work, a lot of squatting! I truly enjoy this role, it allows me to connect with the crowd.

Rodriguez: What can you tell us about the show? The music, costumes, lighting, choreography?

Harrison: The show is intense in different ways. It brings joy to people. Everybody has their own memories of Michael Jackson. The show highlights moments of Michael Jackson's life. Through his music, we discover the fun-loving man - the iconic MJ - and also the emotional man he was. I don't want to reveal too much about the show, but it is driven by his voice, original recordings of Michael's voice. It is a massive, impressive production.

Rodriguez: How much rehearsal has gone into this production?

Harrison: Six long months of rehearsals prior to the opening night in Montreal. Ten hours per day, sometimes six days a week. I don't miss that regime at all.

Rodriguez: What is your favorite part of the show?

Harrison: I would say I have two favorite parts: The 'They Don't Care About Us' song/number is just so powerful. I also really enjoy listening to Michael's voice during 'I'll Be There.' This is a very emotional moment.

Rodriguez: Is there any part of the performance where the audience is asked to participate?

Harrison: When Bubbles is the DJ, he wants the audience to get up on their feet. We really enjoy when the audience gets on its feet and starts dancing.

Rodriguez: Do you have an all-time favorite Michael Jackson song?

Harrison: Too many! It depends on my mood! Michael has done so much, we can't mention only one. My favorite video is 'Smooth Criminal.'

Rodriguez: What do you think audiences will remember most about Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour?

Harrison: One song that stands out very often is 'Human Nature.' I hope people will leave the show with a better understanding of who Michael Jackson really was as a man, an artist, an engaging human being.

Rodriguez: What comes to mind when you hear the word 'Seattle'?

Harrison: The Supersonics - I used to do halftime shows at basketball games with my previous troupe - the movie Sleepless in Seattle, and also some dance talents I genuinely respect.

Rodriguez: Will you have any free time to explore Seattle while you are here?

Harrison: I always find time to explore the cities I'm visiting. I will have at least one full day off in Seattle, so we will see what the city has to offer.

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