Thriller Live - Lyric theatre to dim lights

Thriller Live - Lyric theatre to dim lights

Thriller Live, featuring the songs of Michael Jackson & The Jackson 5 at the Lyric Theatre, is to dim its lights and a minute's silence will be held in the auditorium in tribute to Michael Jackson , who died yesterday (Thu 25 June 2009) at the age of 50.

Thriller Live was conceived and created by Executive Director Adrian Grant, a long time associate of Michael Jackson, and author of Michael Jackson - The Visual Documentary. He said this morning: "Words cannot express my deep sense of loss and sadness; I am shocked beyond belief that Michael has died. My full condolences go out to his family - his children, parents, brothers and sisters. The Jackson family have lost a son and a father, and the world has lost one of the greatest entertainers of all time, a true legend. Michael Jackson has been a massive influence in my life - inspiring me to get into the entertainment industry and to produce the best work that I can. I have supported Michael for the past 21 years through my magazines, books and now Thriller Live, and I will continue to support and promote his legacy via this musical celebration. But my main focus right now is very much on Michael Jackson the person. He was warm, genuine, funny and smart, as well as the musical genius we all admired. Today I have lost a friend, and I will be there for his family, friends and fans. Rest in peace Michael, I love you."

Thriller Live opened at the Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Ave, on 21 Jan 2009, following previews from 2 Jan 2009, to generally good notices from the popular press: THE GUARDIAN says, "It's cute, kicking and retro." THE STAGE says, "Some of the set pieces, particularly the Billie Jean/Thriller/Bad set are, quite literally, thrilling." THE EVENING STANDARD says, "Thrilling, certainly, but empty, too." THE DAILY TELEGRAPH says, "A glitzy concert of song and dance...a great night out." THE DAILY EXPRESS says, "A hugely enjoyable, gloriously upbeart, high energy show." THE INDEPENDENT says, "Immensely enjoyable. "

The show, originally conceived and created by Adrian Grant, is directed and choreographed by Gary Lloyd, with additional choreography by LaVelle Smith Jnr and and Kerys Nathan.

Songs include 'I Want You Back', 'I'll Be There', 'Show You The Way To Go', 'Can You Feel It','Rock With You, ' 'She's Out Of My Life', 'Thriller', 'Beat It', 'Ben', 'ABC', 'Man in the Mirror', 'Dirty Diana', 'Billie Jean', 'Earth Song', and many, many more.

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