Sources: Scoop.co.nz | Heart of the City| Edited By – All Things Michael
THRILLER LIVE, a spectacular concert production that celebrates the music of the world’s greatest entertainer,Michael Jackson and the Jackson Five has played in London’s West End six capacity years since 2009, and last month entered the record books as the 20th longest running musical in West End history.
THRILLER LIVE opens at Auckland’s The Civic theatre on 12 February and will run through to 22 February with no possibility of an extension.
THRILLER LIVE is over two hours of non-stop hits from pop to rock, soul to disco in a show that pays homage to Michael Jackson’s legendary live performances and the magic of his 45-year musical history.THRILLER LIVE features stunning choreography and Michael’s innovative dance moves executed with flair, precision and passion in a show that fans will never forget.
Two of the stars on this tour will be MiG Ayesa (We Will Rock You, Annie, Rock Star: INXS, Rock of Ages, Burn The Floor) and Prinnie Stevens (The Voice Australia) who have just performed the roles in the West End, London.
After opening in the Lyric Theatre London in January 2009 to rave reviews, THRILLER LIVE embarked on a world tour and a sell-out UK arena tour, played over 3000 shows globally to 3 million fans, visited over 28 countries, including Germany, Italy, Poland, Denmark, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, France, Singapore, South Africa, China, Sweden, Finland, Norway, Japan and Brazil and entered the West End record books by becoming the longest running show in the Lyric Theatres 125 year history.
THRILLER LIVE combines high-energy choreography and dancing, eye-popping video footage and a myriad of effects. Plus dazzling costumes, sequins and hot pants, not to mention that signature white suit and glove.
THRILLER LIVE was originally conceived and created by Adrian Grant, a long-time associate of Michael Jackson, and author of Michael Jackson – The Visual Documentary. The Australian tour ofTHRILLER LIVE is produced by Ambassador Theatre Group, The Flying Music Company, BB Promotion and Lunchbox Theatricals in association with Key Concerts and Adelaide Festival Centre.
THRILLER LIVE continues to moonwalk around the world, taking audiences on a visual, audio and electrifying journey through Michael’s illustrious career. This two-hour bonanza of non-stop hits has everyone shimmying in their seats.
Prinnie Stevens is one of Australia’s most sought after performers – an incredible singer, dancer, songwriter and presenter. Prinnie burst on to the scene at 17, performing in the Australian premiere ofRent: The Musical; Leader Of The Pack and Footloose. This was followed by her Helpmann nominated performance in Oh, What A Night! Following a stint in New York Prinnie auditioned for The Voice and made the top 4 in Team Joel. Last year Prinnie appeared on Celebrity Apprentice and joined Universal Music as a Solo Artist and released single “Don’t wake me up”. Earlier this year, she was Co Host onThe Voice Kids and recently released EP “One night” that debuted at #13
THRILLER LIVE contains all of Jackson’s favourite songs including: I Want You Back, ABC, Can You Feel It, Off The Wall, The Way You Make Me Feel, Smooth Criminal, Beat It, Billie Jean, Dirty Diana, Bad, Rock With You, They Don’t care About Us, Dangerous, Heal The World, and Thriller plus many more!
“The Hits just keep on Coming” – Daily Telegraph, London
“This theatrical extravaganza is a breathtaking celebration –
quite literally thrilling” – The Stage, UK
“Immensely enjoyable. This is great stuff. A wonderful catalogue of pop music
at its best” – The Independent, London
“If you have a pulse you must go and see this show. It’s the freshest,
funkiest show in town”- Playhouse Pickings, London
“Thriller Live is an astounding tribute to Michael Jackson’s career”
– West End Frame, London
“Dazzlingly well-drilled and brilliantly done” – Mail on Sunday, London
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Venue: The Civic, Auckland
Dates: Wednesday, February 12 to Sunday, February 22, 2015
Times: Tuesday – Friday 7:30 pm, Saturday 2:30 pm & 7:30 pm
and Sunday 1:00 pm & 5:00 pm
Tickets: From $69 (Booking and transaction fees may apply)
Bookings: Ticketmaster 09 970 9700 or ticketmaster.co.nz
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