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Member Name: amysdooyoo
Advantages: boogie on down with the Jackson 5 and Jacko's solo hits
Having heard about this show in London, i couldn't wait to get my tickets when it came to my area on tour. Thriller Live is a concert-style show that celebrates the work of legendary performer Michael Jackson. This musical anthology begins with Jackson's early years as a teen sensation with the Jackson 5 belting out ABC with his brothers and sisters and Stop! Those looking for history of Jackson's personal life should look elsewhere as this theatrical extravaganza is a breathtaking celebration of a musician whose work spans over three decades.
Jackson's vocals are provided by six very different singers who all bring a certain magic to each instantly recognisable hit. MJ Mytton-Sanneh plays the bundle of energy that led the Jackson Five in a strikingly accurate vocalisation for hits such as I Want You Back and the delightful Ben. Being so young he was a fantastic vocalist and a great performer. Dwayne Wint, Hayley Evetts (from Pop Idol) and Peter Murphy help fill in the middle years and hits such as Blame it on the Boogie and Rock With You, while Michael Anthony Duke brings to the stage some of the classic choreography that epitomises Jackson's Thriller and Bad period, including the moonwalk and his groin-grasping, tip-toeing moves.
This is very much an ensemble company and the dance team here deserve a special mention. The choreography paints as lively and informative a picture of the changing decades as do Jackson's songs, and some of the set pieces, particularly the Billie Jean/Thriller/Bad set are, quite literally, thrilling (!)
If you like Michael Jackson but were not fortunate enough to grab tickets for his upcoming tour then this is definitely worth a night out. The cast include all of the audience and welcome you to stand up and dance to one hit after another with them. I will be going back next time they're in my home town, as the singers on tour are subject to change, so I can't wait for next time! Fantastic!
Summary: Fab night out-Thrilling