Read – Thriller Live Media Release

MEDIA RELEASE
Featuring the songs of Michael and the Jackson 5
The Legend Lives On!
From December 2014
Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney
2014 THRILLER LIVE enters records books as the 20th longest
running musical in West End history
Played over 3000 shows globally
Seen by 3 million people
Toured to over 28 countries
“The Hits just keep on Coming” - Daily Telegraph, London
THRILLER LIVE, a spectacular concert production that celebrates the music of the world’s
greatest entertainer, Michael Jackson and the Jackson Five has played in London’s
West End six capacity years since 2009, and last month entered the record books as the
20th longest running musical in West End history.
THRILLER LIVE premieres in Australia in Perth on 10 December, then tours nationally to
Adelaide from 30 December, Brisbane from 14 January, Melbourne from 28 January
and Sydney from 26 February.
THRILLER LIVE is over two hours of non-stop hits from pop to rock, soul to disco in a
show that pays homage to Michael Jackson’s legendary live performances and the magic
of his 45-year musical history. THRILLER LIVE features stunning choreography and
Michael’s innovative dance moves executed with flair, precision and passion in a show that
fans will never forget.
Two of the stars on this tour will be Australian’s MiG Ayesa and Prinnie Stevens who
have just performed the roles in the West End, London. MiG Ayesa has a huge list of
achievements as a stage and concert performer here in Australia and around the world.
He finished third in the global hit TV show Rock Star:INXS, and released his self-titled
debut album, ‘MiG’, through Decca/Universal. He went on to star in many West End
musicals including We Will Rock You, Rent, and in THRILLER LIVE and his Broadway
credits include Burn The Floor and Rock of Ages. Back in Australia, he played in Grease,
Cinderella, and in West Side Story, and toured Australia and Asia with The Music of
Andrew Lloyd Webber.
Prinnie Stevens is one of Australia’s most sought after performers – an incredible singer,
dancer, songwriter and presenter. Prinnie burst on to the scene at 17, performing in the
Australian premiere of Rent: The Musical; Leader Of The Pack and Footloose. This was
followed by her Helpmann nominated performance in Oh, What A Night! Following a stint
in New York Prinnie auditioned for The Voice and made the top 4 in Team Joel. Last year
Prinnie appeared on Celebrity Apprentice and joined Universal Music as a Solo Artist and
released single “Don’t wake me up”. Earlier this year, she was Co Host on The Voice Kids
and recently released EP “One night” that debuted at #13
THRILLER LIVE contains all of Jackson’s favourite songs including: I Want You Back,
ABC, Can You Feel It, Off The Wall, The Way You Make Me Feel, Smooth Criminal, Beat
It, Billie Jean, Dirty Diana, Bad, Rock With You, They Don’t care About Us, Dangerous,
Heal The World, and Thriller plus many more!
“This theatrical extravaganza is a breathtaking celebration –
quite literally thrilling” - The Stage, UK
After opening in the Lyric Theatre London in January 2009 to rave reviews, THRILLER
LIVE embarked on a world tour and a sell-out UK arena tour, played over 3000 shows
globally to 3 million fans, visited over 28 countries, including Germany, Italy, Poland,
Denmark, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, France, Singapore, South Africa, China,
Sweden, Finland, Norway, Japan and Brazil and entered the West End record books by
becoming the longest running show in the Lyric Theatres 125 year history.
THRILLER LIVE combines high-energy choreography and dancing, eye-popping video
footage and a myriad of effects. Plus dazzling costumes, sequins and hot pants, not to
mention that signature white suit and glove.
THRILLER LIVE was originally conceived and created by Adrian Grant, a long-time
associate of Michael Jackson, and author of Michael Jackson – The Visual Documentary.
The Australian tour of THRILLER LIVE is produced by Ambassador Theatre Group, The
Flying Music Company, BB Promotion and Lunchbox Theatricals in association with Key
Concerts and Adelaide Festival Centre.
THRILLER LIVE continues to moonwalk around the world, taking audiences on a visual,
audio and electrifying journey through Michael’s illustrious career. This two-hour bonanza
of non-stop hits has everyone shimmying in their seats.
“Immensely enjoyable. This is great stuff. A wonderful catalogue of pop music
at its best” - The Independent, London
“If you have a pulse you must go and see this show. It’s the freshest,
funkiest show in town”- Playhouse Pickings, London
"Thriller Live is an astounding tribute to Michael Jackson's career"
- West End Frame, London
“Dazzlingly well-drilled and brilliantly done” - Mail on Sunday, London
www.thrillerlive.com.au
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Universal Hashtag: #thrillerlive
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Crown Theatre
Wednesday 10 December to Sunday 21 December, 2014
Tuesday 7pm, Wednesday - Friday 8pm, Saturday 4pm & 8pm, Sunday 1pm and 6pm
from $69.90. (Booking and transaction fees may apply.)
Ticketek 1300 795 012 or ticketek.com.au
Groups 10+ SAVE! Call Group Bookings on 1300 364 001
Festival Theatre
Tuesday 30 December, 2014 to Sunday 11 January, 2015
Tuesday 7pm, Wednesday - Friday 8pm, Saturday 4pm & 8pm, Sunday 1pm and 6pm
from $69.90. (Booking and transaction fees may apply.)
BASS Ticketing 131 246 or BASS.net.au
Groups 10+ SAVE! Call Group Bookings 08 8205 2220
Concert Hall, QPAC
Wednesday 14 January to Sunday 25 January, 2015
Tuesday 7pm, Wednesday - Friday 8pm, Saturday 4pm & 8pm, Sunday 1pm and 6pm
from $69.90. (Booking and transaction fees may apply.)
QPAC 136 246 or QPAC.com.au
Groups 10+ SAVE! Call Group Bookings 07 3840 7466
Arts Centre Melbourne, State Theatre
Wednesday 28 January to Sunday 8 February, 2015
Tuesday 7pm, Wednesday - Friday 8pm, Saturday 4pm & 8pm, Sunday 1pm and 6pm
from $69.90. (Booking and transaction fees may apply.)
ARTS CENTRE MELBOURNE 1300 182 183 or
artscentremelbourne.com.au
Groups 10+ SAVE! Call Group Bookings 1300 002 787
Sydney Lyric
Thursday 26 February to Sunday 15 March, 2015
Tuesday 7pm, Wednesday - Friday 8pm, Saturday 4pm & 8pm, Sunday 1pm and 6pm
from $69.90. (Booking and transaction fees may apply.)
Ticketmaster 1300 795 267 or Ticketmaster.com.au
Groups 10+ SAVE! Call Group Bookings on 02 8240 2290
For further media enquiries
National
Bruce Pollack, Pollack Consulting, T: (02) 9331 5276 E: bruce@pollackconsulting.com
Perth
Lynne Burford, Lynne Burford Publicity, T: (08) 9355 1455 or 041 792 1038 E: lburford@iinet.net.au
Adelaide
Petrina Egan, Publicity Executive, Adelaide Festival Centre,
T: (08) 8216 8699 or 0423 324 288 E: petrina.egan@adelaidefestivalcentre.com.au
Brisbane
Cinnamon Watson, Cinnamon Watson Publicity, T: 0432 219 643 E: cinn@cinnamonwatsonpublicity.com.au
Melbourne
Julie Cavanagh, Cavanagh PR, T: (03) 9836 5785 or 0419 306 540 E: julie@cavpr.com.au
Sydney
Amanda Buckworth, AB Publicity, T: 0413 949 140 E: amanda@abpublicity.com.au