Odyssey Dance Theatre Thriller Review
Presented by Odyssey Dance Theatre (holders of the Best in State in Dance for the ninth year in a row), Thriller is a haunting dance concert filled with amazing talent and breathtaking choreography that offers a series Halloween-themed dance vignettes that are both comedic and horrifying!
The fun begins on the steps of the theatre where patrons are greeted by zombies, vampires, and even a weeping angel (easily one of the most terrifying creatures in all existence). They don’t just hang around outside either. Nope, they follow you right into the theatre!
Thriller has a little of everything (zombies, mummies, monsters, witches, vampires, and more); presents a variety of styles (hip-hop, ballet, jazz, modern, tap, and even Irish Highland step); and boasts some amazing sets, like the iconic graveyard set in Thriller, the massive pharaoh head in Curse of the Mummy, and the creepiest toy store ever in Chucky-Rama.
While I can claim most of their classics as my favorites, this year the honor goes to: Frankenstein & Frankenstein (a lovely and dark pas de deux starring horror’s favorite couple), Dem Bones (a bone-tapping black light piece) and Jason Jam (a comedic stomp-esque trio of Jasons).
There have been some changes since I last saw Thriller—some good, some bad. I thoroughly enjoyed the guest artist, Brandon Hansen, and his aerial act, Edward. It was a treat to see something that requires so much talent and control. The videos, however, I could do without. The original acts—such as the Hunchback dance from past years—were far more worthy of my ticket price than twerking stormtroopers. Despite that, Thriller is definitely my Halloween tradition (I love it so much, I’m going twice!) and I recommend everyone to go and see it.
Heads up: The concert uses fog and flashing lights which may cause discomfort to some viewers. Also, that person walking behind—or beside—you on your way in? They just might be a zombie!
Thriller is playing October 10 through November 1 at Kingsbury Hall (1395 E. Presidents Circle Salt Lake City, UT) and October 24 through November 1 at Tuachahn Amphitheatre (1100 Tuacahn Drive Ivins, UT), and has a one night performance on October 20 at Sevier Valley Center (800 W. 200 S. Richfield, UT 84701).
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Posted by Anie