Motown the Musical lands on the Manchester Opera House Stage from 26 February – 23rd March 2019 and producers from the hit West End show recently held open auditions at the Opera House Manchester to find talented child and adult performers to play iconic Motown artists in the touring production.
Hordes of talented youngsters turned out for the chance to play Little Michael Jackson, Little Stevie Wonder and Little Berry Gordy as well as countless of adult performers bidding for the chance to play the iconic stars of the Motown era.
Those who were successful will be announced in due course.
With music and lyrics from the Motown catalogue and book by Motown founder Berry Gordy, Charles Randolph-Wright’s production features a live orchestra playing 50 Motown tracks including Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, I’ll Be There, Dancing In The Street, Stop! In The Name Of Love, My Girl and I Heard It through the Grapevine and tells the story behind the classic hits.
With just $800 borrowed from his family, Motown founder Berry Gordy, goes from featherweight boxer to heavyweight music mogul, discovering and launching the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and many more. Motown the Musical uncovers the true story of the legendary record label that changed music history and created the soundtrack of a generation.
Tony nominated Motown the Musical received its world premiere in April 2013 in New York and recouped its $18 million investment by the end of 2014. The first US National Tour opened to critical acclaim in Spring 2014 in Chicago, grossing $20 million dollars during its standing room only sixteen-week run, and continues to play to packed houses across America.
Listings:26 February – 23 March 2019
Manchester, Opera House Website: atgtickets.com/Manchester