Sheffield: Reach out and grab a night of Motown classics
Celebrating 50 years of UK number one hit singles, the Magic of Motown brings its brand-new 2015 Reach Out Tour to Sheffield City Hall this week.
In 1965 Diana Ross and the Supremes, Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, Stevie Wonder and the Temptations crossed the Atlantic for a UK-wide tour of ABC, Odeon and Gaumont theatres which began the process of the artistes becoming musical phenomena on these shores.
To mark the occasion, The Magic of Motown brings an all-new production for 2015 to the stage with a 100-date nationwide tour.
Songs like Stop in the Name of Love, I Can’t Help Myself, Tracks of My Tears and It’s the Same Old Song rocketed all these artists to the top of the charts..
“Incredibly, 100 more number ones followed worldwide,” said Michael Taylor, the show’s producer.
“The Magic of Motown brings to the stage 36 of these chart toppers back-to-back in one critically-acclaimed production.”
“This year we’re proud to announce that the show will include more number one hits than ever before,” continued Michael.
Classic hits from the Temptations, Four Tops, Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Lionel Richie and The Supremes are packed into the two-hour spectacular.
The music is provided by the live band, especially put together for the show, and who celebrate their 12th year together on this tour.
“In their capable hands, you can guarantee that the score will be – with a nod to the great Stevie Wonder – uptight, alright and out of sight,” said Michael.
Male lead in the show Andre Lejaune promises many new numbers added to the show’s already hit-packed score.
“Come and celebrate 50 years of number one hits,” he said.
“With the Reach Out Tour, the magic of Motown is truly coming to town.”
The Sheffield show is on Friday, October 30 at 7.30pm.
Tickets priced £25.50 and £24.50 are available on 0114 2789789 or at www.sheffieldcityhall.co.uk