TICKETS: Reserved $29 Advance/ $34 Door
Front-of-House $35 Advance/$40 Door; Cabaret Seats $45 Advance/$50 Door
*MOTOWN-THE SOUND THAT CHANGED AMERICA
As an irresistible force of social and cultural change, Berry Gordy’s legendary Motown made its mark not just on the music industry, but society at large, with a sound that has become one of the most significant musical accomplishments and stunning success stories of the 20th century.
Diana Ross & the Supremes, Smokey Robinson & the Miracles, Stevie Wonder, the Temptations, the Four Tops, Marvin Gaye, Michael Jackson & the Jackson 5, the Marvelettes, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Gladys Knight & the Pips, Lionel Richie & the Commodores, Teena Marie, their music communicated and brought together a racially divided country and segregated society, around the world, touching all people of all ages and races.
The distinctive, upbeat and uplifting music brought together pop and soul, white and black, old and young, like never before and continues to this day.
No other record company in history has exerted such an enormous influence on both the style and substance of popular music and culture. With more than 180 No. 1 hit songs worldwide and counting, that influence is still being felt today, from pop to hip-hop. Motown recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of the company’s founding.
Motown Sounds at the Egyptian is a Big Easy Entertainment production. Backed by a live band, the theatrical review will guide the viewer through the history of Motown, highlighting a wide variety of Top-10 Hits from the 1960's. Noting that the three key elements of a successful group were the music, the choreography, and the costumes, Motown Sounds has them all! Synchronized moves, beaded gowns, flashy suits, and the music you know and love that reminisces a simpler time, This show was written and created not only from a deep love of Motown: the music, the meaning, and the opportunity it gave young talent, but also as a testament to the legacy of the Motown Movement. Just as Berry Gordy discovered, molded, and promoted the talent he found in Detroit in the 1960's, Big Easy Entertainment has a similar goal along the Wasatch Back.
Berry Gordy's mission was to bring forth the talent in others and let it be heard. Motown Sounds, a Big Easy Entertainment production, aims to do the same.