Thriller — Live to Pay Tribute to Michael Jackson July 7
By Mark Shenton
The West End and touring productions of Thriller — Live, currently playing London's Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue and the Alexandra Theatre in Birmingham, respectively, will mark the July 7 funeral and memorial service for Michael Jackson with their own stage tributes.
The entire cast and band will all meet on stage at both venues to pay tribute to Mr. Jackson. There will be speeches, and the cast will invite the audience to stand and hold a minute's silence throughout the auditorium.
"Britain's Got Talent" finalist Shaheen Jafargholi, who is currently appearing as the young Michael Jackson in the show, will be performing at Jackson's memorial in Los Angeles.
The production is currently booking in the West End to Jan. 3, 2010. It has already set records as the highest-gorssing weekly show in the history of the Lyric Theatre. Described in press materials as "a spectacular, high-octane concert specially created to celebrate the career of the world's greatest entertainer and undisputed King of Pop, Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5," the cast now includes "X Factor" finalist Maria Lawson.
To book tickets for Thriller — Live in the West End, contact the box office at 0844 412 4661 or visit www.nimaxtheatres.com/thriller.
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