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Media Release | British Columbia

Media Release: The Michael Jackson HIStory Show Returns to Canada by Popular Demand

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British Columbia

The world's most loved MJ tribute is returning to Canada in 2017 with a fully revamped production and a brand new star at the helm, Dantanio. Media Release (05/16/2017) Kamloops, BC - A skilled musician, composer, producer, dancer and impersonator, Dantanio joined the production with a formidable talent base plus an established love for Michael Jackson which was obvious - his dance and vocal career filled with MJ references stretching back to his childhood.

Staying true to its original goal - to honour the life, music and creative genius of Michael Jackson - the show's set list includes more than 20 Jackson favourites including Billie Jean, Thriller, Smooth Criminal, Bad, Beat It, ABC and They Don't Really Care About Us all exquisitely reconstructed with the famous costumes and iconic dances to match.





19 July

Nanaimo, BC

Port Theatre

Port Theatre Ticket Society

20 July

Victoria, BC

Royal Theatre

RMTS Box Office

21 July

Surrey, BC

Bell Performing Arts Centre


22 July

Vancouver, BC

Vogue Theatre


23 July

Kamloops, BC

Sagebrush Theatre

Kamloops Live! Box Office

24 July

Vernon, BC

Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre

26 July

Medicine Hat, AB

Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre

Esplanade Box Office

27 July

Lethbridge, AB

Enmax Centre

28 July

Calgary, AB

Grey Eagle Event Centre


29 July

Enoch, AB

River Cree Resort and Casino


3 August

Regina, SK

Casino Regina

Casino Regina Box Office

5 August

Winnipeg, MB

Burton Cummings Theatre


8 August

Billings, MT

Alberta Bair Theatre

Alberta Bair Theatre

9 August

Spokane, WA

Bing Crosby Theatre

Bing Crosby Theatre

10 August

Bend, OR

Tower Theatre

Tower Theatre

12 August

Rancho Mirage, CA

Agua Caliente Resort Casino

Agua Caliente Resort Casino

Though Michael Jackson, with his distinct characteristics and ubiquitous image, is undoubtedly a difficult role to play, Dantanio's first year as the principal has been impressive.

'There's no hiding with MJ; if you don't do it right fans pick it up instantly and they are not forgiving," says Van Grinsven. "But Dantanio is such a talented performer and impressionist that the only reaction we've had so far has been complete awe, people just can't believe how real he is, how well he does it."

Producers have gone above and beyond to upgrade the already jaw-dropping theatrics, visiting trade shows world-wide in order to secure the newest in lighting and vision technology.

More About Dantanio

Born to a Gospel family, Dantanio began singing and dancing at the age of nine, developing a vocal repertoire spanning Pop, R'n'B, Swing, Jazz and Reggae. He went on to create a diverse career in the entertainment industry including theatrical work, songwriting for contemporary Pop stars and the release of two solo albums.

As a skilled impersonator specializing in Michael Jackson and Sammy Davis Jr., Dantanio has travelled the world, including London, USA, South Africa, Bahrain and Kenya, and counts Top Gear (Britain), Sun International, and Nedbank among his corporate clients.

In 2014 the coveted part of Michael Jackson opened up in one of the world's biggest tribute shows - Showtime Management's 'The Michael Jackson HIStory Show' - and Dantanio was scouted by the show's Director to fill the challenging role.

Dantanio felt an affinity with Michael Jackson at an early age and his appreciation of Jackson's dancing evolved into obsessive practice as he taught himself to emulate every detail of the Pop star's trademark dance style. So good was his imitation that it resulted in his ejection from an amateur dance competition at age 16 because the judges believed him to be of a professional standard.

Coming 'full circle' from his beginnings as an inspired young MJ fan, Dantanio looks forward to honouring his idol with his role in The Michael Jackson HIStory Show.

Michael Jackson HIStory Show EPK (including hi-res photos)

For more information, visit or contact Canadian publicist Janelle Johnson at or 204.330.0853


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