SALT LAKE CITY (ABC 4 Utah) - Zombies, ghosts and goblins are taking over Kingsbury Hall in Salt Lake City. That's where Odyssey Dance Theatre is performing it's annual show - Thriller. Odds are you probably know someone seen the show, but you may not know Thriller has become a tradition that's Good for Utah.
Wednesday night evil is lurking in the air at Kingsbury Hall in Salt Lake City. Odyssey Dance Theatre is performing its version of Thriller. And it's become a Utah Halloween staple.
"It's like a tradition, I can't get rid of it. I can't imagine going through October without doing the show," said Casey Peterson, dancer.
"For me this is what got me dancing," said Molly Davenport, dancer.
Thriller started in Utah 17 years ago with only 4 shows, but now... there are two complete companies, and 47 performances across the state.
Derryl Yeager is man who got dancers together. He can't believe how well Utah has embraced the show.
"It's really quite amazing to me to see how it's grown from that little moment to now where people can't get enough of it. We sell out at every venue it's amazing," said Derryl Yeager, Founder of Odyssey Dance Theatre.
And Yeager is constantly tweaking it.
"I feel it's very important from an artistic standpoint to keep the audience engaged and do something new every year and people say oh ya I love seeing that number but this is cool too," said Yeager.
For dancers, Thriller provides aspiring professional performers a cool opportunity.
"We've been to China to Costa Rica, Korea, Germany, France, Switzerland, Austria, we've been everywhere if you don't want to move anywhere you can stay here raise a family and dance professionally," said Eldon Johnson, Principal dancer
If you want to know what the audience thinks of this spooky Salt Lake staple, just listen to their reaction.
If you want to catch Thriller this year and see what all the hype is about, you only have three days left to do it. This season's final performance is Saturday night.
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