Motown show brings a touch of magic to Swansea theatre
12:02pm Monday 21st October 2013 in What's On
DIRECT from the USA, The Magic of Motown returns to Swansea Grand Theatre with its I’ll Be There 2013 Tour featuring an all-new show, packed with 36 back-to-back massive Motown hits.
Show producer Michael Taylor says: “Five-star performances authentically revive the style and sophistication of all the Detroit legends.”
Hits by the Temptations, Supremes, Four Tops, Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Lionel Richie and more feature in the hit concert show.
“There’s dazzling dance moves and glittering costumes galore,” says Michael. “Plus the incredible Magic of Motown band, tighter than Motown’s house band the Funk Brothers in their prime.”
This year is a very special one as far as Motown is concerned, according to Michael. “It marks 50 years of number one hits from the world’s favourite record label,” he says.
In 1963 Motown were regularly topping the charts in the States. You Really Got a Hold On Me by The Miracles, It Should’ve Been Me by Kim Weston, Fingertips Pt 2 by Little Stevie Wonder and Can I Get a Witness by Marvin Gaye paved the way for the label’s meteoric rise to become the most influential and successful record label of all time.
To mark the occasion, The Magic of Motown is preparing to sign, seal and deliver (with a nod to Stevie Wonder) its biggest production ever in its ten-year history.
Male lead Andre Lejaune says that the cast has rehearsed an all-new arena show for 2013 to celebrate this golden anniversary.
“With many new numbers added to our already hit-packed show we needed to ensure the choreography was right on point,” says the talented Floridian singer.
“The show is called The Magic of Motown for a reason, it’s our job to ensure theatregoers have a truly magical night to remember.”
See the I’ll Be There tour on Thursday, October 24 at 7.30pm, for tickets ring the box office on 01792
475715 or online at swanseagrand.co.uk / easytheatres.com.