Thursday, 25 June 2015

Motown the Musical to hold open auditions ahead of West End premiere

The West End production of Motown the Musical will hold open casting auditions next month for the opportunity to portray the iconic artists of Motown in the musical.

The open auditions will be at The London Welsh Centre on Tuesday 7th July 2015, with registration open on the day from 10am until 1pm.

With music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalogue and book by Motown founder Berry Gordy, Motown the Musical is directed by Charles Randolph-Wright. The production will open at the Shaftesbury Theatre on 8th March 2016 (previews from 11th February) and is booking until 22nd October 2016. 

Motown The Musical premiered on Broadway in April 2013 where it ran until January 2015. Featuring a sixteen piece orchestra playing 50 Motown tracks including Ain’t No Mountain High Enough, I’ll Be There, Dancing In The Street, Stop! In The Name Of Love, My Girl, I Heard It Through The Grapevine and For Once In My Life, Charles Randolph-Wright’s production tells the story behind the classic hits.

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. 

Motown The Musical has music supervision is by orchestrations and arrangements by Ethan Popp, co-orchestrations and additional arrangements by Bryan Cook, dance arrangements byZane Mark and music direction by Gareth Weedon. Choreography is by Patricia Wilcox andWarren Adams, scenic design by David Korins, costumes by Esosa, lighting by Natasha Katz,sound by Peter Hylenski and projections by Daniel Brodie. 

Photo Credit: Joan Marcus

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