Motown the Musical Minneapolis Tickets
About Motown the Musical
This award-winning show focuses around Barry Gordy having flashbacks to when he was just a kid in Detroit. When he’s startled back to reality, he ends up forming his own record label, Motown, with recording artists such as Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, The Supremes, Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, The Temptations and more. It’s really about bringing back famous names that changed music in America. Not only are true stories intertwined with a soundtrack that’s both legendary and renowned, but Motown the Musical is meant to be an experience you’ll never forget.
Admiration from critics has been at an all-time high. The New York Times claims Motown the Musical is “a joy ride.” AP’s press release states the musical is “stunning. Berry Gordy’s story is remarkable. His songs are the soundtrack of America.”
Original Cast and Music
Premiering on Broadway in 2013, the original West End cast includes names such as Cedric Neal as Berry Gordy, Sifiso Mazibuko as Marvin Gaye, Obioma Ugoala as Smokey Robinson and Lucy St. Louis as Diana Ross.
The Broadway cast includes Chest Gregory (Hairspray, Tarzan, Cry-Baby and Sister Act) as Berry Gordy, Allison Semmes (The Book of Mormon, Dreamgirls, The Wiz, The Color Purple) as Diana Ross and Jarran Muse (Dreamgirls, American Idiot, Hairspray, Irvin Berlin’s White Christmas) as Marvin Gaye.
Along with an incredible lineup for both the West End theater production and the Broadway adaptation, the musical numbers make it fun and entertaining. Popular songs include “All Night Long” by Lionel Richie, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” by Valerie Simpson and Nickolas Ashford, “Dancing in the Street” by Marvin Gaye, “Happy Birthday” by Stevie Wonder, “I’ll Be There” by Hal Davis and “Give It to Me Baby” by Rick James.
The Orpheum Theatre, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, can seat more than 2,000 patrons and is one out of four renovated theaters on Hennepin Avenue. In 2000, it became a non-profit and their mission is to “create positive change through the arts by bringing people, businesses and organizations together to enjoy cultural experiences.”
Travel back in time to the era where Motown music was continually transforming America, and where singer/songwriters bravely invented their own genres. Tickets are available on StubHub.
The main character in Motown the Musical, Barry Gordy, was originally a professional boxer who fought 15 Golden Glove matches. He also served in the Korean War.
The Beatles were heavily influenced by Motown music.
Motown refused the Jackson 5 because Barry Gordy didn’t want to work with children. Luckily, Gladys Knight changed his mind.
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