We were lucky enough to be able to go to the Fisher Theatre to see Motown the Musical. Another beautiful venue in the City of Detroit. It has quite an interesting history and story of it’s own (including a surprising bank vault) on the lower level.
There was a fundraiser for Hitsville USA before our show so the theatre was packed with lovely people ready to be entertained. The production was absolutely amazing as it followed the life of Barry Gordy from young childhood through the 25th Anniversary show in L.A.
The audience was treated to a historical review of Motown music through the ages and the struggles Gordy had getting his production company recognized both nationally and internationally. Motown the Musical tracked the popular music and how it was integrated into our society and collective memories. One of the best Broadway shows of the season, it was a non-stop chance to sing and tap our feet and laugh out loud.
Young Barry Gordy & Michael Jackson was a talented 11 year old who amazed everyone with his range for his young age. The adult Barry Gordy had a tremendous amount of dialogue as well as his singing throughout the show. The audience was mesmerized by these two very talented men.
At the close of this show we were given one final exciting treat. Barry Gordy was brought up on stage to thank the crew and all of the dancers for the production. He spoke for a few minutes before dancing with company on stage. While we know that this treat cannot be at the end of every show, we were truly blessed by attending this special night.
Be prepared to go back in time and enjoy one of the best shows of the season. Motown the Musical is MUST SEE for anyone who grew up listening to the music of Motown.
For more information, visit www.MotownTheMusical.com.
Performance times for MOTOWN THE MUSICAL appearing April 18-30, 2017 at The Fisher Theatre, located at 3011 West Grand Blvd., in Detroit are:
- Tuesday through Saturday evening performances at 8:00 p.m.
- Sunday evening performances at 7:30 p.m.
- Saturday & Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m.
- Open captioned performance on Sunday, April 23 at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets for MOTOWN THE MUSICAL start at $39 (includes facility and parking fees) and are on sale at all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at 1-800-982-2787, and online at www.broadwayindetroit.com or www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets are also available for purchase at The Fisher Theatre box office. A limited number of premium seats will be available through Ticketmaster and at The Fisher Theatre box office. For group sales (10 or more) please call 313-871-1132 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets for the open captioned performance may be purchased in person at The Fisher Theatre box office or by phone at 313-872-1000, ext. 0. Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice.
Broadway In Detroit uses Ticketmaster as its sole, authorized ticketing agent. Individual tickets purchased from a ticket broker or “third party” ticket reseller involves risk and may not be authentic, sold at box office prices, or with correct performance and venue information. Broadway In Detroit box offices cannot reprint or replace lost or stolen tickets sold through a third party or ticket reseller. Broadway In Detroit is also unable to contact third party purchasers with pertinent updates or changes regarding performances.
The Broadway In Detroit Series at The Fisher Theatre is sponsored by the all-new 2017 Chrysler Pacifica. As part of this sponsorship, the Chrysler Pacifica will be on display this season at The Fisher Theatre.
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