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The Magic of Motown - Hampshire 2018/19

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by Tasha J (subscribe)
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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.

Tickets are on sale for the majority of The Magic of Motown Hampshire shows. Ticket prices vary depending on the venue. For tour dates outside of Hampshire, visit the Magic of Motown website.

See below of the full list of tour dates in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight for Magic of Motown through 2018 and 2019.

Southampton - O2 Guildhall
Saturday 17th February 2018, 7pm
West Marlands Rd, Southampton
Box office: 03333 219999
Book here

Winchester - Guildhall Winchester
Saturday 19th May 2018, 7pm
The Broadway, Winchester
Box office: 01962 840820
Book here

Basingstoke - Anvil Arts
Friday 6th July 2018, 7:45pm
Churchill Way, Basingstoke
Box office: 01256 844244
Book here

Isle of Wight - Jack Up The 80's – Smallbrook Stadium
Friday 10th August 2018, 7pm
Ashey Road, Ryde
Book here

Eastleigh - The Concorde
Friday 7th September 2018, 9pm
Stoneham Lane, Eastleigh
Box office: 02380 613989
Book here

Aldershot - Princes Hall
Wednesday 24th October 2018, 7:45pm
Princes Way, Aldershot
Box office: 01252 329155
Book here

Portsmouth - Portsmouth Guildhall
Friday 30th November 2018, 8pm
Saturday 1st December 2018, 8pm
Guildhall Square, Portsmouth
Box Office: 08448 472362
Book here

Southampton - O2 Guildhall
Saturday 18th May 2019, 7.30pm
West Marlands Rd, Southampton
Box office: 03333 219999

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Why? Relive the music of Motown
When: Starting February 2018
Where: Southampton, Winchester, Basingstoke, Isle of Wight, Eastleigh, Aldershot & Portsmouth
Cost: Ticket prices vary per venue
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