Sounds of 60s Detroit to hit Mansfield’s Palace Theatre

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Get ready to be taken back to 1960s Detroit when live Motown tribute concert show hits Mansfield’s Palace Theatre next month.

Straight from the USA, The Magic of Motown will revive the classic hit songs of legendary artists in celebration of the Detroit record label which has been heralded the ‘greatest in the world’.

On 7th October, the successful production, which last year completed its biggest UK tour yet and boasted sell-out dates at London’s O2 Arena, honours the music of the Temptations, Stevie Wonder and the Jackson 5 amongst many others, recreating that authentic Motown vibe for theatre-goers.

Producer Michael Taylor said he thinks The Magic of Motown is the closest people will get to capturing this musical legacy in a live show.

He said: “Sadly, many of the original Motown legends are no longer with us.

“Our young cast reflects the exuberance and excitement of these songs as they were originally performed.”

One of these cast members is Florida-raised Andre Lejaune, leading man and choreographer of the show.

He says that being recognised as the number one touring Motown tribute concert in the UK means there is pressure for high standards of performance.

Andre said: “We’d never want to let an audience down.

“We still rehearse once a week, making sure our moves and harmonies are spot on.”

Performing Motown favourites such as Dancing in the Street, I Heard It Through the Grapevine and I’m Coming Out, combined with dazzling costume changes and the Magic of Motown band, there’s bound to be something to entertain the whole family.

The show is on at the Palace Theatre on 7th October at 7.30pm. For more details or to book tickets, priced £20, contact the Box Office on Mansfield 633133.

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