Winner of Best in State in Dance 2006, 2007 and 2008 and overall winner in the Arts and Entertainment category 2007, 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 eleventh year, it has grown tremendously in popularity, and we are busy performing the show throughout the entire month! This year we are performing in five locations in Utah; we’ve had to hire two separate casts for the second year in a row to fill the amazing demand, and we had an unprecedented number of children audition (over 200) to be a part of our Halloween hit.

One company’s Thriller tour will begin at Weber State in Ogden before opening a 19-performance run at Kingsbury Hall. The other company will perform in Logan and Provo and then move into residence at Tuacahn in St. George where, last year, all six shows were sold out, so a seventh has been added.

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

Odyssey Dance Theatre, funded in part by Zoo, Arts & Parks, performs to critical acclaim at home and on tour, most recently in Beijing, coinciding with the Olympics.


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