What Is the Story of Motown The Musical?
Written by label founder Berry Gordy, Motown The Musical charts the meteoric career of Gordy from his days as a wannabe boxer in Detroit to his position as the head of the Motown record label. As Gordy discovers new talents like Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson and The Supremes, he also finds himself entangled in a drama-fueled romance with Diana Ross. The show stretches across decades as it tells the true story of Gordy—and Motown’s—rise to fame.
What Is Motown: The Musical Like?
Featuring an ensemble cast of more than 40 actors, Motown: The Musical is an explosive new musical featuring almost 60 of the most beloved hits in the Motown music catalogue. Many of the songs are sung in medleys by the show’s talented cast, channeling legends like Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight, Diana Ross, Mary Wells and the Jackson 5 in a dazzling non-stop display of music and dancing that will please fans both young and old.
Is Motown: The Musical Good for Kids?
Motown is an entertaining show for the whole family. Children will eat up the show’s energetic dance numbers and non-stop music, although parents should be aware that the show contains a fleeting curse word, references to war and violence, and some mild sexual innuendo in a bedroom scene between Berry Gordy and Diana Ross.