You ‘Heard It Through the Grapevine’ here first, folks; the Magic of Motown is coming to Burnley Mechanics Theatre on Friday at 8pm for a show oozing with the classic style, sophistication and muscial brilliance of the famed Motown genre.
Celebrating its 10th anniversary, Magic of Motown will this year embark on its Reach Out tour of the UK and Ireland, having racked up more than 1,500 performances over the past 10 years, playing to packed houses at Britain’s biggest theatres.
Thirty-six classic songs are revived amid a flurry of glittering costume changes and starring all the dazzling dance moves and superb musicianship of the original artistesProducer
The Reach Out tour, unvailed in honour of the 50th anniversary of The Four Tops’ smash-hit ‘Reach Out I’ll Be There’, is also set to thrill Magic of Motown’s one millionth fan in 2016.
Magic of Motown’s UK-based producer, Michael Taylor, said: “Magic of Motown has spent the past decade continuing the legend of solid-gold artistes like the Supremes, Temptations, Jackson 5, Isley Brothers, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Diana Ross, Lionel Richie and more.
“Thirty-six classic songs are revived amid a flurry of glittering costume changes and starring all the dazzling dance moves and superb musicianship of the original artistes.”
Having also enjoyed success in a range of countries abroad, including France, Denmark, the Netherlands, the Czech Repulbic and Algeria, the show is led by born-and-bred American, Andre Lejaune, who also coreographs the production’s famously intricate Motown dance moves.
Backed by the long-established Magic of Motown band who ‘create the elusive, authentic Motown sound’ according to Mr. Taylor, the performers envelope themselves completely in the show, taking on the artists’ mannerisms on stage to offer a wholly unique and unforgettable experience.
Mr. Taylor said: “The Magic of Motown is the nearest you’ll get to authentically capturing their incredible musical legacy in a live show.
“In the capable hands of the cast and the musicians, you can guarantee that the score will be – with a nod to the great Stevie Wonder – uptight, alright and out of sight!”