The Hollywood Pantages Theatre presents “Motown the Musical” Thursday, April 28 through June 7.
“Motown the Musical” tells the true story of how the musical genre and historic movement was founded.
The musical re-tells the story of the founder of Motown’s sound and the record company Motown Records, Berry Gordy, in Detroit, Mich. in 1959. The musical is based on the Gordy’s book, “To Be Loved: The Music, The Magic, The Memories of Motown”.
Like the historical musical scene, “Motown the Musical” will also feature performances from some of the hits such as “My Girl”, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” and “What’s Going On”.
Julius Thomas III and Allison Semmes will star in the leading roles of Berry Gordy and Diana Ross.
Nicholas Christopher will appear as Smokey Robinson and Jarran Muse will star as Marvin Gaye. Leon Outlaw, Jr. and Reed L. Shannon will appear sa the boyhood versions of Gordy, Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder.
The musical is directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, director of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Ruined”, and author of the plays “Blue”, “Cuttin’ Up” and his newest production, “Love in Afghanistan”. Tickets are $25.
“Motown The Musical” will run Tuesday through Friday at 8 p.m.; Saturday at 2 and 8 p.m.; and Sunday at 1 and 6:30 p.m. For information, visit www.hollywoodpantages.com/motown.
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