Motown, the famed record label, had artists such as Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, the Jackson 5, the Supremes, Rick James and Lionel Richie on its books. You can relive the best songs by these artists and more as the Magic of Motown brings the funk and soul of Motown live on stage. The Magic of Motown is a jukebox musical with a focus on the songs rather than the drama. The show will be performing throughout Hampshire and the Isle of Wight from February 2018.
The record label was founded in Detroit, Michigan in the late 1950s. It became an integral part of the music industry not just for the artists it signed, but also for the role it played in racial integration as an African-American owned label. The label helped to make many talented African American singers household names. More than just a record label, Motown had its own sound. Soul music crafted for the popular masses, Motown Sound had distinctive musical features and vocal styles.
Expect tunes like Marvin Gaye's 'Heart it Through the Grapevine' or the Supremes 'My Guy', followed perhaps by the Jackson 5. The show is full of glitz and glam costumes, funky dance moves, and songs that you can't help but sing along to. The Magic of Motown tells the story of the Motown label and artists without a script and purely through song.