Idol...Icon...Superstar...Legend. Few entertainers achieve this level of success. Michael Jackson was, is, and always will be held in this highest regard. Perhaps, no other performer in history has had such an enormous influence in defining pop music for his generation and generations to follow. With album sales in excess of seven hundred fifty million, including "Thriller", the biggest selling album of all time, he was, indeed, an icon for the ages.
It was with the greatest of love and respect for Michael`s legacy that The Ultimate Thriller was created. For anyone fortunate enough to have witnessed Michael Jackson`s live shows, the experience was, well, unlike any other. It was with this in mind that The Ultimate Thriller chose to re-create some of Michael`s most memorable concert moments. But this was so much more than just putting together a show and going on tour. For the star of our show, it was about getting an amazing opportunity to perform the songs of the artist he`s most adored his entire life, in front of thousands of people. For the dancers, it was a chance to learn and execute some of the world`s best known choreography. For the band, it was knowing they were going to get to play some of the best music ever produced. And for the production staff and crew, it was about bringing out the best in the performers and being a part of something truly special. To achieve this monumental task would require people with an intimate knowledge of Michael and the inner workings of his live show. To this end, we have assembled some of Michael`s closest collaborators to produce this world-class production.
The Ultimate Thriller`s production team includes LaVelle Smith, who was a choreographer and principal dancer for Michael on the "Dangerous", "Bad" and "History" tours; Mic Thompson, who spent eight years as a principal dancer for Michael and can be seen in the videos for "Dangerous" and "Ghosts" and Michael Prince, Michael Jackson`s longtime personal recording engineer and audio supervisor for all live and television performances. Their insight and experience with Michael Jackson have been instrumental in providing unparalleled authenticity to the production.
Just as the appeal of Michael's music spanned multiple generations, so does the homage paid by The Ultimate Thriller. The show brings together youthful passion and time-tested wisdom with but one goal: share in the magic, the music and the energy that Michael gave us all.