A dynamic, talent-filled, 2-act production with a unique storyline that looks at Berry Gordy, Motown mogul, as he contemplates selling Motown to MCA in 1988.
AN INTERVIEW WITH THE ARTISTS
excerpts from CultureSpotMC
“We just want to show all the different levels of family that it took to create the Motown machine that we all know and love,” she added. “We go through that journey.”
That journey features the very best of Motown — The Temptations, The Supremes, Martha Reeves, Mary Wells, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell — and goes beyond the music to capture this key chapter in American cultural history.
“Everything is based on facts,” said Kashi-Tara. “We may embellish it to make it more theatrical, but we’re not saying anything that’s not true. Some of the dialogue is from the artists themselves.”
And the music, of course, is legendary. The performances feature a live band — keyboard, bass, guitar and drums — and use snippets of some songs as transition music while fully featuring others. The objective is to inspire the audience and provoke their Motown memories.
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