Former Five Star lead vocalist Denise Pearson will make her London West End debut in Thriller – Live, a musical based on the career of Michael Jackson.
She will be joined by Ricko Baird, who choreographed and doubled for Jackson in the You Rock My World video.
Baird has also toured alongside the singer, whose hits include Bad and The Way You Make Me Feel.
The show, which has already toured Germany and Holland, starts in January at London’s Lyric Theatre.
Earlier this month open auditions were held to find a young actor to play Jackson on stage.
Three teenagers, all aged 13, were selected after they impressed the casting panel by singing the Jackson 5 hit I Want You Back.
The opening performance of the show, which celebrates Jackson’s career and features his hits, will take place on 2 January. Continue Reading……
Five Star…. ahhhh memories…..
For those not familiar with Five Star, they were from London, siblings and enjoyed huge success here in the mid 1980s.
Unfortunately though it all fell apart in 1987/88. Their record sales dwindled and they eventually had to declare themselves bankrupt, thanks to their father who failed to invest their earnings wisely (allegedly).
The family later relocated to the States.
Five Star really did model themselves on the Jacksons. I was a huge fan… my dad however grew to dislike Denise when she later started to sport a huge blond/ginger wig. lol.
Five Star – ‘System Addict’ (circa 1985)
Rain Or Shine (circa 1986)
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