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 sixteenth 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 sixth 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.
One company's Thriller tour will begin at Weber State in Ogden before opening a 21-performance run at Kingsbury Hall. The other company will perform in Park City, Provo, Storm Lake, Iowa 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 seven 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; Best Individual Dancer 2011 Odyssey Associate Artistic Director/Principal Dancer Veronica Yeager, and Best Youth Dance Group 2011 and 2012 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.