Having cheerful moments, some others more serious or sexier, Janet showed the public a reflection of her life at the time, considered by some a “dark” period. The sets and stage lighting echoed the inspiration that Janet took from theater. In an interview for MTV, the singer said the lighting was designed to give the impression that the show was lit with candles, as in an ancient theater. At the opening, Janet came from inside of a book, another metaphor for the fact that she was opening her life, her most particular feelings and fantasies to the audience every night.
Once again, her friend and longtime partner Tina Landon coreographed the tour. Sharing the creative direction with Janet, Tina created a much more complex, impressive and sensual show than the previous (janet. World Tour). The musical direction was once again in the hands of Rex Sallas, and the stage and video designs were made by Mark Fischer, who had worked with big names such as Pink Floyd, U2 and The Rolling Stones.