Wizz heads back to Oz
Wizz (right) brings the catalogue and charisma of the late King of Pop, Michael Jackson, to life on stage in the elaborate revamped tribute show HIStory: This Is It II. Backed by a live band, dancers, authentic costumes and slick production, Wizz brings the musical biography and celebration of Jackson’s life from Las Vegas to Twin Towns in August after a soldout show at The Arts Centre Gold Coast last year. The show, which also stars Jackson’s original female guitarist, Jennifer Batten, sees Wizz recreate a Jackson concert experience, performing more than 20 of the star’s biggest hits. ‘‘I don’t live my life as Michael Jackson,’’ Wizz says. ‘‘It’s a character and a role that I play.’’ Wizz says he’s stepped up the intensity of his shows since Jackson’s death. ‘‘It’s more difficult because my act is observed through a microscope (by fans) now he’s gone,’’ he says. ‘‘People want the closest thing possible.’’ plays Twin Towns on August 3-4 at 8.30pm. Tickets are $51.