Southeastern's Columbia Theatre to present ‘The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience’

Friday, October 20, 2017 Joby Rogers
by: Tonya Lowentritt

THE ULTIMATE MICHAEL JACKSON EXPERIENCE– Southeastern’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts will present The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience one night only on Nov. 3, at 7:30 p.m., in the downtown Hammond theatre. Tickets are available at 985-543-4371 or online at

     HAMMOND – Michael Jackson’s legacy will live on at Southeastern Louisiana University’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts with the presentation of The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience on Nov. 3, at 7:30 p.m.
     Columbia Theatre Director Roy Blackwood said the multimedia theatrical experience takes audiences on a musical journey through the life of one the greatest and inspirational entertainers of all time, the legendary ‘King of Pop,’ Michael Jackson. As the mirror image of Jackson, Joby Rogers has entertained sold-out audiences worldwide for over a decade, Blackwood said, while intensely perfecting the dancing and mannerisms of Jackson.
     “His stunning resemblance to Jackson, combined with the intricate dance moves of the genius himself, presents an exciting performance preserving the legacy and spirit of this entertainment icon,” said Blackwood. “Joby was personally selected by Michael Jackson in a signed statement as the ‘official substitute’ for the star and is the only tribute artist to ever appear credited on the cover of ‘Rolling Stone Magazine.’”
     Blackwood said The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience is a show that embraces the audience in a wave of visual and musical excitement.
     “Be prepared for an evening to remember. Everything from the signature moonwalk, unbelievable dance moves, world-class choreographed and incredibly talented back-up dancers and customized wardrobe is recreated on stage,” Blackwood added. “The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience has performed to sold-out audiences all over the world, including every American state and 13 countries on four continents.”
     Tickets for The Ultimate Michael Jackson Experience are $30 in the orchestra or balcony and $40 in the loge. Tickets can be purchased at the Columbia Theatre Box Office at 220 East Thomas Street in Hammond, which is open 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday-Friday, online at, or by phone at 985-543-4371.
     A special student ticket price of $15 is available for all students of any school, while supplies last. Students must present their school IDs at the Columbia box office to receive the discounted price. Additionally, all Southeastern faculty, retired faculty or university staff with ID may purchase one ticket for the concert and receive one ticket at half price. Both tickets must be purchased in the same transaction and for the same price at the Columbia box office.
     For more information, contact the Columbia Theatre at 985-543-4366.

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