(WNY News Now) – “Get ready for a trip back in time as the Reg Lenna in Jamestown, New York, welcomes the high-energy homage to Motown legends on November 11th. The show promises an unforgettable evening filled with powerhouse vocalists, iconic choreography, and all your favorite hits from ‘Hitsville, USA.'”
Jamestown – The Reg Lenna in Jamestown, New York, is set to host a spectacular tribute to the legendary era of Motown on November 11th. Aptly titled “The Magic of Motown,” this high-energy production guarantees to transport audiences to the golden age of soulful music.
The show boasts a stellar cast of 15 powerhouse vocalists who bring to life the iconic sounds of Motown, embodying legends such as Diana Ross & The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, and The Jackson Five. With rave reviews and sold-out theaters marking its highly acclaimed tour, this production promises to be a night to remember.
A standout feature of the show is an extensive set dedicated to the legendary “Temptations,” complete with their signature choreography and hit songs. Accompanied by a six-piece band with horns, the ensemble will deliver all-time favorites like “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” and “Midnight Train to Georgia.”
Creative Director Ms. Martha Brogden, known for her work on the national tour of Dreamgirls and the acclaimed Legends of Jazz, describes the show as “simply dynamic and loaded with talent.” It’s a sentiment echoed by Asha Gregory from Moxie Productions, who shares her excitement about the audience’s role in the performance.
“Because they help us do what we do. They feed you, you get energy from them when they’re enjoying it. It makes it possible for us on the stage to enjoy it,” says Asha Gregory. The infectious energy of Motown, with its distinctive tone, fashion, and the spirit of the times, promises an engaging and immersive experience for all attendees.
The two-and-a-half-hour show covers an extensive repertoire, featuring female acts like Diana Ross, Gladys Knight, and Aretha Franklin, along with male groups such as the Temptations, Four Tops, Stevie Wonder, and Smokey Robinson. As Gregory puts it, “We cover just about every star that was a part of Motown.” The constant movement and music ensure a captivating experience from start to finish.
“The Magic of Motown” is not just a performance; it’s an invitation to the audience to be a part of the magic. The show encourages patrons to get up, dance, and fully immerse themselves in the Motown experience. Doors open at 6:30, and the show kicks off at 7:30, promising a night of pure musical bliss.
For those seeking more information and ticket details, visit ilovemoxie.com. The show has been on tour since August, gracing different venues every week. After Jamestown, the production moves to Severance Hall in Cleveland, then on to the Palace Theater in Columbus, Franklin, Indiana, for a Christmas show starting December 2nd. The tour continues with stops in Ithaca, New York, on the 2nd and back to Akron, Ohio, on December 8th for another Christmas-themed event.
Asha Gregory also hints at the Christmas show being a unique experience. “Yes, it is totally different. We do the first half of the show with all regular Motown, and then we do their versions of the Christmas songs in the second act. It’s really nice.” The diversity in their repertoire promises something for everyone, making “The Magic of Motown” a must-see event for music enthusiasts of all ages.