The smash Halloween hit Thriller is back! This is the 15th year for the
popular show and chances are it’s coming to a town near you!
Odyssey Dance Theatre Artistic Director Derryl Yeager shares details about
this year’s Thriller.
WHO: Odyssey Dance Theatre tours Utah with Thriller
WHAT: Get Your Thriller Tickets Early!
WHEN & WHERE: Odyssey Dance Theatre will present its smash
Halloween Hit Thriller in six locations in Utah this year. Tickets now on sale
in all locations!
September 30 – October 8 – Egyptian Theatre, Park City
October 7th and 8th – Weber State University, Val Browning Center,
October 12th – 15th – Covey Center for the Arts, Provo
October 18 – Utah State University, Kent Concert Hall
October 22nd – 31st, Tuacahn Amphitheatre, St. George
Odyssey Dance Theatre is excited to bring its popular Halloween Spectacular
Thriller to several locations in Utah. “This show has become a phenomenon!”
says Artistic Director Derryl Yeager. “Now in its fifteenth year, it has grown
tremendously in popularity, and we are busy performing the show
throughout the entire month! We are performing in six locations in Utah; for
the fifth year in a row, we’ve had to hire two separate casts to fill the
amazing demand, and each year, we have unprecedented numbers of
children audition to be a part of our Halloween hit (this year’s auditions will
be held September 9 and 10—go to www.odysseydance.com, Main
Odyssey Dance Theatre/Thriller – 2011
One company’s Thriller tour will begin at Weber State in Ogden before
opening a 19-performance run at Kingsbury Hall. The other company will
perform in Park City, Provo and Logan before moving into residence at
Tuacahn in St. George.
This year’s show will have all of the favorite pieces from the past – Thriller,
The Curse of the Mummy, Dem Bones, Frankenstein, Jason Jam, Salem’s
Mass, The Lost Boys, and the River of Blood Dance – plus a few new
surprises. Get your tickets early, because most of the performances sold out
last year! This show has it all – frights, amazement, scares and lots of
laughs. Come and join this spectacular Halloween tradition and see what
everyone is talking about – Odyssey Dance Theatre’s Thriller!
“Odyssey’s production of “Thriller” was truly a thrill for the audience, which
was at times breathless with laughter, at times fearful and amazed, but
always totally entertained. The pieces were excitingly choreographed and
energetically performed…” – Margaret Godfrey – Salt Lake Tribune
“Odyssey’s “Thriller”… a delightful “Danse Macabre”… As for humor, there
were bucket-loads. Laughs abounded during a “Romeo & Juliet”-inspired
“Frankenstein & Frankenstein” and “Jason Jam,” a work that used a lot of
percussive dancing, a la “Stomp,” that spotlighted three “Friday the 13th”
villains dancing with ice picks, machetes and, of all things, chain saws. The
whole idea was cool…” – Scott Iwasaki – Deseret News
Winner of Best of State in Dance for six years in a row; Best of State of all Arts
and Entertainment 2007; Best Choreographer 2009 Odyssey Founder and
Artistic Director Derryl Yeager; Best Individual Dancer 2010 Odyssey
Associate Artistic Director/Principal Dancer Eldon Johnson; and Best Youth
Dance Group 2011 Odyssey 2, Odyssey Dance Theatre performs to critical
acclaim and standing ovations at home and on tour, nationally and
internationally, most notably coinciding with the Beijing Summer Olympics.
Odyssey Dance Theatre is funded, in part, by Zoo, Arts and Parks.