Monday, January 18, 2016

Motown The Musical - a toe tapping Sunday

Get Ready, Get Ready........to tap your toe.......reach out and touch somebody.....ain't no mountain high enough.......ABC, Easy as 1,2,3......it's a Ball of Confusion........but not if you're with My Guy or My Girl

Hitsville USA - the roots of Motown and Berry Gordy. Quite the story and the epitome of the American Dream

Motown the Musical tells the story of Berry Gordy's dream and the soul/pop/R&B glory of so many artists - - Diana Ross and The Supremes, the Temptations, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye, Jackson 5, Martha & the Vandellas, Stevie Wonder, Gladys Knight and the Pips, the Commodores......  The list is endless and the songs are etched in the songbook of my life.

I wanted to be Diana Ross when I saw her on Ed Sullivan. She was exotic and talented and sexy and beautiful.

And Michael Jackson..........oh my goodness - he was an old soul in a young body - so talented with that sweet voice and those dance moves.

I treated myself on Sunday to a ticket in the mezzanine at Bass Hall.  The lights went down, the show went on, and I was tapping my toe.  Bliss, absolute bliss - the voices were extraordinary and the dancing was like air.

I highly recommend Motown The Musical if the show rolls through your town.

12 comments:

  1. Hi Joanne - well done on taking yourself off to something you wanted to see ... it does sound fun - and you obviously happily enjoyed it to the full ... cheers Hilary

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    1. yep - and my husband was happy to be home watching football. Great Sunday all around

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  2. I would have loved to see this when it was in town! I love Stevie Wonder!

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    1. yep - they had a guy playing him, Marvin Gaye, etc. All really good

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  3. What great music it was, too. I would love to see it.

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  4. What great music it was, too. I would love to see it.

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    1. I'm sure it will roll thru Philly - just have to buy tickets and venture out

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  5. Not my kind of music but glad you enjoyed it!

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    1. oh Alex - not Motown......?? I am very disappointed but I understand, I guess. My husband is not a huge fan either.

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  6. This sounds like so much fun. I would love it! Glad you had such a great time. :)

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    1. such soul and joy..........it was awesome

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  7. Sounds like a bunch of fun! I love the old Motown songs

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