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Motown: The Musical Vancouver TicketsDescribed as a trip back to the glory days of Detroit, Motown: The Musical is a jukebox musical featuring songs that made its mark in the 1960s and 1970s. The story revolves around Berry Gordy, the man behind Motown Records and the sound that dominated two decades and continues to influence music in the 21st century. The musical features a book written by Gordy himself. The premiere of Motown: The Musical was directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, co-produced by Kevin McCollum and Sony Music’s Doug Morris. It features more than 50 songs that built the Motown sound (though some in truncated versions), including numbers by Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Diana Ross and the Supremes and Marvin Gaye. The musical made its debut with previews starting on March 11, 2013, before officially opening on April 14, 2013. The original cast included Brandon Victor Dixon as Berry Gordy, Valisia LeKae as Diana Ross, Charl Brown as Smokey Robinson, Bryan Terrell Clark as Marvin Gaye and Jibreel Mawry as Michael Jackson. It ended its Broadway run at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on January 18, 2015.
The Story of the Man Behind Stevie, Smokey and DianaThe musical looks through Gordy’s success in building the Motown sound. It starts with Gordy reminiscing about his accomplishments amid the impending fall of his music empire. In the midst of all these, a tribute show is scheduled to be staged for him. However, the music mogul is double-thinking about participating in the show as many of the artists he discovered and groomed have left his side, with some also leaving lawsuits against him. It is through Gordy’s walk down the memory lane that the audience is treated to how he made iconic names in the music industry. It details his affair with Ross and how he dealt with the ups and downs of managing a successful recording company. A great example of this is him dealing with a member of the Supremes leaving the group. Another is when he re-discovered a fully grown-up Stevie Wonder playing in Washington, DC, after a holiday for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was made official. The musical even features a number including a young Michael Jackson performing with his brothers as the Jackson 5.
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What songs are included in this musical?With the vast discography of the Motown sound, it is impossible to include them all in a show that spans only a few hours. However, the production was able to squeeze more than 50 songs in the musical. Motown: The Musical includes classic hits "Ain’t No Mountain High Enough," "My Girl," "I Heard It Through The Grapevine" and "Dancing In the Streets."
Will the original Broadway actors appear on the Motown: The Musical tour?No. The first national tour of the production launched in April 2014. The national tour features a different set of actors from those who appeared in the Broadway production. The national tour cast included Clifton Oliver as Berry Gordy, Allison Semmes as Diana Ross, Nicholas Christopher as Smokey Robinson, Jarran Muse as Marvin Gaye and Reed L. Shannon as the young Gordy as well as the young Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder.
What should I expect from watching a Motown: The Musical performance?The musical is a great way to revisit the sound of Motown Records. It offers a chance for old fans to hear classic tunes from the record giant’s heyday in the 1960s and 1970s, as well as for new fans to discover the story behind Motown and the songs and icons it produced.
Where has Motown: The Musical played in Vancouver?The musical has previously played at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
What other shows can I catch in Vancouver?Broadway fans who can’t get enough can catch Waitress, Dear Evan Hansen, Wicked and Finding Neverland. If you want to laugh out loud instead, several comedians are heading to the city, including Russell Howard, Bob Saget and Raffi. For music lovers, several artists are also stopping by including, Celine Dion, Rex Orange County and Miranda Lambert.
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