Want To Star In THRILLER LIVE? West End Show To Use Facebook for Global Dance Auditions

Thriller Live, the spectacular, high-octane West End show that celebrates the career of the world's greatest entertainer and undisputed King of Pop, Michael and the Jackson 5, is to make history by holding global dance auditions by Facebook.

Anyone, anywhere in the world, who thinks they have the right moves to become a Thriller Live dancer will be able to record an audition to a backing track and upload to the relaunched Facebook page from Thursday October 13.

Fans will then get the chance to vote for their favourite dancers and the Top 15 with the most votes will get the chance to audition live in front of the Thriller Live creative team, including its award-winning Director & Choreographer, Gary Lloyd.

Gary said: “We are always getting requests from around the world to be part of this amazing show and play a part in keeping Michael Jackson’s legend alive. By harnessing the power of Facebook we will create a truly open and global audition process to find superstar dancers for this show.”

Adrian Grant, Executive Director of Thriller Live who had the original concept for the production, said: “Thriller Live is a show that evolved from the Annual Michael Jackson Celebration, which was for Michael's fans and that he actively supported. So it is great that we can now open up our auditions to include not only professional dancers but also giving a chance to Michael's global fanbase and those inspired by his music and videos.”

Producer Paul Walden said: “Michael was always pushing the boundaries and looking for new and innovative ways to connect with his audience and fans, so it’s fitting that we launch this unique initiative on Facebook the world’s most popular social media site. We are sure that it will help us to discover some great new talent.”

Thriller Live is looking for versatile dancers with strong technical ability, individual style and stand-out personality. They must be funky with strong hip hop skills. Break-dance, acro and/or Popping/locking an advantage. They will need to be able to play age 18 – 25. Dancers will be considered for both the West End production and the ongoing worldwide tour in 2012. 

Thriller Live is a constantly evolving music concert celebration that brings to life on stage the distinctive high-energy dancing and pulsating sound of many of pop’s greatest hits, blending eye-popping video effects together with dazzling choreography. 

After opening on tour in 2007 in the UK and Europe, Thriller Live premiered in the West End in January 2009. Following the tragic death of Michael Jackson just a few months later, the show has regularly been updated with additional songs, new visuals and choreography. Several world tours have seen Thriller Live play to acclaim in many countries, including Germany, Italy, Poland, Denmark, Holland, Belgium, Switzerland, France, Singapore, South Africa, China, Abu Dhabi, Sweden, Finland and Norway. 

More than 1.5 million people around the world have seen it and the West End production is currently booking until 23 September 2012.

It is produced by Paul Walden and Derek Nicol for Flying Music in association with Adrian Grant for Key Concerts.


Auditions open 
via Facebook Thursday October 13

Auditions close
Thursday November 17

Voting continues 
until Friday November 25

The Top 15 videos on the Thriller Live Facebook Leaderboard will be notified week commencing November 28 and invited to final London auditions in December 2011/January 2012

If successful, winners will join the Thriller Live company for 2012 shows