Open auditions to be held for the role of Young Michael Jackson in the West End production of Motown The Musical. The West End production of Motown the Musical will hold open auditions next month on Saturday 18th March 2017 for the opportunity to portray the young Michael Jackson with the adult cast of the hit musical at the Shaftesbury Theatre. Natalie Gallacher at Pippa Ailion Casting, Casting Director for Motown the Musical said: “Since we opened the show here in London we have had the … [Read more...]
Motown The Musical London Tickets Shaftesbury Theatre
With just $800 borrowed from his family, Motown founder Berry Gordy, goes from featherweight boxer to heavyweight music mogul, discovering and launching the careers of Diana Ross and the Supremes, Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Marvin Gaye and many more. Motown The Musical uncovers the story of the legendary record label that changed music history and created the soundtrack of a generation.
Featuring an eighteen piece orchestra playing 50 Motown tracks including “My Girl”, “Dancing In The Street”, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” and “I Heard It Through The Grapevine”, Motown The Musical is a musical sensation with real soul.
To summarise then, Motown the Musical is not a documentary, it is a wonderful way to once again enjoy the awesome music of the Motown label. It’s a show your parents would love and, although there is information missing, this is a show that will have you remembering some of the ultimate music for the baby boomer generation and beyond.
Review of Motown The Musical by Terry Eastham
210 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, WC2H 8DP
Monday - 7.30pm
Tuesday - 7.30pm
Wednesday - 7.30pm
Thursday - 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Friday - 7.30pm
Saturday - 2.30pm and 7.30pm
Sunday - No Show
Obioma Ugoala has recently joined the cast of Motown The Musical in the role of Smokey Robinson. The full cast is as follows at the Shaftesbury Theatre in London's West End. Obioma Ugoala (Smokey Robinson) joins Cedric Neal as Berry Gordy, Lucy St. Louis as Diana Ross and Sifiso Mazibuko as Marvin Gaye, who lead the cast of Motown the Musical. They are joined by Keisha Amponsa Banson as Mary Wells, Cindy Belliot as Anna Gordy, Samuel Edwards as Jackie Wilson, Tanya Nicole Edwards as Florence … [Read more...]
There are a couple of hotly anticipated shows that are planned to open in London’s West End this year and I was lucky enough to go and see the first of these Motown the Musical at the Shaftesbury Theatre. The show starts in 1983 where recording artists are coming together to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Motown Records. The only person missing from the celebrations is Mr Berry Gordy Jnr (Cedric Neil) who is at home feeling a bit sorry for himself as he thinks back to how he started the … [Read more...]
Last night (8th March 2016) marked the opening of the West End production of Motown the Musical at the Shaftesbury Theatre. With music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalogue and book by Motown founder Berry Gordy, Motown the Musical is directed by Charles Randolph-Wright. Last month, due to public demand, a further 200,000 tickets were released for sale taking bookings at the Shaftesbury Theatre to 18 February 2017. V.I.P. guests included Berry Gordy, Smokey Robinson and Mary … [Read more...]
Motown The Musical With just $800 borrowed from his family, Motown founder Berry Gordy, goes from featherweight boxer to heavyweight music mogul, discovering and launching the careers of Diana Ross and the Supremes, Michael Jackson and the Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Marvin Gaye and many more. Motown The Musical uncovers the story of the legendary record label that changed music history and created the soundtrack of a generation. Featuring an eighteen piece … [Read more...]