Youngsters bid to play a musical icon in the UK tour of Motown The Musical

Producers held open auditions at Birmingham Conservatoire to find talented child and adult performers to play iconic Motown artists in the touring production, which visits Birmingham this October.

Hordes of talented youngsters turned out for the chance to play the young versions of Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder and Berry Gordy as well as countless adult performers bidding for the chance to play the iconic stars of the Motown era. 

With music and lyrics from the Motown catalogue and book by Motown founder Berry Gordy, Charles Randolph-Wright’s production features a live orchestra playing 50 Motown tracks including Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, I’ll Be There and Dancing In The Street.

With just $800 borrowed from his family, Motown founder Berry Gordy, goes from featherweight boxer to heavyweight music mogul, discovering and launching the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and many more. Motown the Musical uncovers the true story of the legendary record label that changed music history and created the soundtrack of a generation.  

Those who were successful yesterday will be announced in due course. The show plays at Birmingham's New Alexandra Theatre from Thursday 11th October to Saturday 3rd November.

More details can be found at the theatre's website.


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