August 23, 2021

Hit Show “Thriller” Returns to USU Eastern Campus for One-Night Event


It’s has been dubbed a must-see show and it’s coming to a stage near you for one night only. Odyssey Dance Theater’s Thriller will be performed at Utah State University Eastern’s Geary Event Center on Sept. 20. Tickets are expected to sell out quickly.

The spooky spectacular combines technical aspects of dance while paying homage to the stars of All Hallows' Eve. Thriller highlights all the Horror characters of Halloween, including Frankenstein, mummies, zombies, Jason, and many more. The show has moments that scare, moments that excite and moments that amuse. The show is not recommended for children under the age of eight.

“This show has become a phenomenon!” says Odyssey Artistic Director Derryl Yeager. “Now in its 25th year, it has grown tremendously in popularity.”

Critical response to the show has been positive in both of Salt Lake City’s largest newspapers:

“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

Tickets to the show can be found at Advanced tickets bought online are $25 or $30 at the door. Tickets can also be purchased from faculty, staff, and students of USU Eastern’s dance and theater classes who will be selling tickets in the community leading up to the event. Watch, and USU Eastern’s social media outlets for more information.

For more information on Thriller, visit

Stay Calm and Get Ready...Thriller

Image courtesy of Odyssey Dance Theatre's Thriller.

Braden Nelson
Event Services Coordinator
USU Eastern
(435) 613-5226 

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