THERE’S a memorable evening in store at the Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, on Friday, June 10, when the Magic Of Motown show is performed at the venue, starting at 7.30pm.
Live on stage, you can enjoy the music of the Temptations, Diana Ross And The Supremes, The Four Tops, Stevie Wonder, Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye, Lionel Richie, Martha Reeves, Isley Brothers and scores more.
Producer Michael Taylor explained: “It’s the best live Motown tribute concert show on tour. It’s not that it’s superbly choreographed, it’s not the 36 million-selling hits, it’s not the dozens of dazzling costume changes featured that make it the UK’s busiest production on tour.
“It’s the fact that it faithfully reproduces that elusive Detroit sound.”
This is a show that’s won the hearts of UK music fans, packing them in at giant festivals alongside Jools Holland, Lemar, Lulu and Jane McDonald.
In 2010, The Magic of Motown completed its biggest UK tour yet, taking in 150 venues nationwide including sell-out shows in London’s O2.
And, as the world celebrates 50 years of number one Motown hits, even more dates are scheduled for 2011.
Between 1961 and 1971 Motown Records recorded 110 top ten hits. The Magic of Motown charts the label’s entire history, from this golden period in its history and beyond.
The production revives all-time favourites like Stop in the Name of Love, Signed, Sealed, Delivered, My Guy, What Becomes of the Broken Hearted, I Heard it Through the Grapevine, Endless Love, All Night Long, Heatwave, I’m Coming Out, Why Do Fools Fall in Love, Get Ready, and Dancing in the Street.
“Sixties classics give way to present-day masterpieces from Lionel Richie and Diana Ross,” said Michael. “Sadly, many of the original Motown legends are either no longer with us or longer touring. The Magic of Motown is the nearest you’ll get to authentically capturing their incredible musical legacy in a live show.”
Tickets to see The Magic Of Motown cost £21 and £19. For more details, you can call the box office on 0115 989 5555.