Michael Jackson musical announced for Abu Dhabi

Michael Jackson

By Brooke Sever  www.digitalproductionme.com

Flash Entertainment has announced a limited Abu Dhabi season of ‘Thriller Live’, described as a “fabulous two-hour non-stop show paying homage to the undisputed King of Pop, the late Michael Jackson”.

Michael JacksonCurrently in its third sell out year in London’s West End, ‘Thriller Live’ brings to life the sensational dancing and distinctive sound of Michael and The Jackson 5 and will run in the Capital from June 9 to 10.

The globally acclaimed production celebrates the career of Michael Jackson, one of the greatest entertainers the world has ever seen and who, across four decades, sold an unparalleled 750 million records worldwide, with the Thriller album still the world’s best-selling recording of all time. Even after his death, Jackson’s music continues to sell in its millions.

Award-winning director/choreographer Gary Lloyd’s musical moon-walked into the West End after three acclaimed UK tours and standing ovations across Europe. Lloyd’s long-list of credits include working with Cliff Richard, Tom Jones, Victoria Beckham and Girls Aloud and FAME the musical.

International reviewers have called this show “quite literally thrilling” (The Stage), “a total blast” (What’s On Stage) and “a great tonic in these gloomy days” (The Evening Standard).

From Jackson’s early years as a teen sensation belting out the classic ABC with his brothers and sisters, to his breakthrough solo album Off the Wall and beyond, six different singers deliver all of Michael’s greatest hits.

To be held at the Flash Forum on Yas Island, the show is billed as a “fantastic high energy and visual show with incredible choreography and set design,” according to Flash spokesperson Shatha Al Romaithi.

“This show has captured audiences around the world, with its talented energetic cast recreating Michael’s amazing entertainment qualities and we are delighted to bring this incredible musical experience to Abu Dhabi to pay tribute to Michael Jackson,” she said.

“It is the first time this musical has been to Abu Dhabi and we are looking forward to fans embracing this concert-like event and remembering the times when Michael’s music touched all our lives.”

She added: “The FLASH Forum is the ideal venue for this thrilling musical offering fans an opportunity to see this show in the comfort of a fully air-conditioned venue this summer, irrespective of the rising temperatures.

“We strongly recommend early booking for this short season as we are expecting phenomenal demand for this brilliant, interactive show, which is wowing audiences all over the world.”