If Odyssey Dance Theatre’s Thriller isn’t part of your yearly Halloween tradition, it should be. Because it should be a tradition in Price, Utah State University Eastern is bringing the production back to the Geary Events Center for one night on Monday, Sept. 20, at 7:30 p.m.
The spooky spectacular combines technical aspects of dance while paying homage to the stars of All Hallows’ Eve. Thriller highlights all the Horror characters of the season – such as Zombies, Frankenstein, Mummies, and Jasons, just to name a few.
“This show has become a phenomenon,” says Artistic Director Derryl Yeager. Now in its 25th year, it has grown tremendously in popularity and had sold out crowds the first year the show was performed in Price.
Buy tickets early, because most of the performances sell out each year thorough out the state. 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.
Critics agree that Odyssey Dance Theatre is nothing short of spectacular:
“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 “Dance 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
Tickets are $25 online, and can be found at eastern.usu.edu/GEC or $30 at the door.
You can also buy a limited number tickets from the USU Eastern theater and dance departments, who will sell tickets in the community leading up to the event. Watch eastern.usu.edu/GEC, and USU Eastern’s social media outlets for more information.