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(Last updated: June 5, 2017)


Straight from London’s West End, Thriller Live has landed at the Parisian Macao for a four month run that will end on September 3rd, 2017.  Part concert and part documentary, this fast moving 90 minute show hits all the high notes of Michael Jackson’s career, starting with his Motown years and the Jackson 5 before charting his meteoric rise to the top of the pop world in the 1980’s.  All of his smash singles and biggest hits are performed by a rotating cast of four singers, who are backed up by silky smooth dancers and top notch live band.  Of course, there’s also a dancing Michael who has all of the later singer’s trademark moves down, and really brings the house down at the end in a signature finish.  Highly entertaining and a lot of fun, anyone who’s a fan of the King of Pop will love Thriller Live, no questions asked, end of story.  Go and see it now.


For people like me though who don’t care for his music, or pop music in general, the choice is less clear cut.  I still really enjoyed it, simply because I knew I was watching a world class production.  Very skillfully presented, the pacing was perfect, and the interplay between singers, dancers and musicians spot on.  I also really appreciated the narrative aspect that lent insight into Jackson’s career achievements and humanitarian efforts, which I didn’t know a lot about going in.

Thriller Live… where narration mixes with music and dance to celebrate the man who’s been called the greatest entertainer of all time.   For fans of Micheal Jackson, the show probably rates as a 9 or 10 out of 10, while even non-fans might give it a 7 or 8.  That means Thriller Live is probably worth seeing no matter what, especially when you factor in the price, with tickets ranging from only $180 to $480.  Shows run every day of the week at 8 pm, save for Mondays when it’s dark.  On weekends, showtimes are 2 pm and 8 pm on Saturdays, and 2 pm and 6 pm on Sundays.  In order to buy tickets, just follow the link to the Parisian Macao website here: Thriller Live.

Now just go and beat it!