The Dancing Machine Review is scheduled to perform on Saturday, December 19.
As the old chestnut goes, life is all about timing. A mere six months ago, the Dancing Machine Review was just another hokey traveling tribute act (in the vein of such faux shows as Fab Four or Beatallica) paying homage to the Jackson 5. But after the "great gloved one" shuffled off this mortal coil this past summer, the DMR has been in a prime position to cash in on the waves of nostalgia surrounding the King of Pop. This NYC-based singing-and-dancing revue encapsulates the Motown era of Tito, Jermaine, Marlon, et al., and all the chart-topping hits it produced ("I Want You Back," "ABC," "Never Can Say Goodbye") before segueing into Michael's success going it alone. Naturally, little (if any) attention is paid to such controversial subject as papa Joe's abusive tendencies or Jacko's freakish proclivities, which is only natural, considering how much of the post-death sentiment that's ensued over the past few months has been about music and maudlin versus molestation and madcap behavior.