'The Ultimate Thriller' at the Craterian Theater

Craterian Theater presents "The Ultimate Thriller: 'The' Michael Jackson Tribute." This live tribute show featuring Fabio Morda as Michael Jackson is based on the "Dangerous" and "Bad" concert tours, with such iconic songs as "Black or White," "Beat It," "Billie Jean" and others. Also look for material from the days of The Jackson 5 and selections from the "Thriller" and "Off the Wall" albums.

All of the moves, grooves, glitz and glamour that were part of Jackson's live shows will be included in the Craterian shows set for 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday, June 13-14, at the Craterian Theater, 23 S. Central Ave., Medford.

Italian superstar Morda has portrayed Jackson for more than 10 years. He'll be joined by dancers choreographed by Mic Thompson and LaVelle Smith Jr., who performed with the King of Pop for many years. With an electrifying band, this troupe is working hard to keep Jackson's legacy alive and up to his standards of perfection.

"Everyone in 'The Ultimate Thriller' is extremely talented," Smith says in a news release. "For the artists, this tour is about more than nostalgia. It is about carrying on the magic, music and energy Jackson brought to the world."

Tickets cost $42, $45 or $48 and can be purchased at the Craterian box office, 16 S. Bartlett St., online www.craterian.org or by calling 541-779-3000.