The first national tour of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is set to open at Segerstrom Center for the Arts on June 16th and will run until June 28th, 2015.
This is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to heavyweight music mogul. Gordy launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson and many more. His Motown label shattered barriers, shaped lives and made us all move to the same beat.
Featuring more than 40 classic hits such as “My Girl” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” MOTOWN THE MUSICAL tells the story behind the hits as Diana, Smokey, Berry and the whole Motown family fight against the odds to create the soundtrack of change in America.
I manage to catch up with Leon Outlaw Jr. the 13-year-old from Brooklyn, New York who plays Young Berry Gordy, young Stevie Wonder and young Michael Jackson.
He tells me he is speechless when he hears the message they left on his mom’s voicemail telling him he got the part. His first memories of Motown comes from his mom of course, remembering her playing and singing to Dancing In The Street and Stop In The Name Of Love.
This is Leon’s first national tour and he’s been enjoying seeing all the different cities they are traveling to. I ask him if he has any parting words, and his responds with “Come out and see MOTOWN THE MUSICAL” — we sure will!
Single tickets start at $29
To purchase tickets: online at SCFTA.org
The Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Or call: 714-556-2787
For inquiries about group ticket savings for 15 or more, call the Group Services office at (714) 755-0236.
TTY number is 714-556-2746
The 2pm performance on Saturday June 27th 2015 will include audio description, open captioning and sign language interpretation.