Smokey & Me: A Celebration of Smokey Robinson

Smokey & Me: A Celebration of Smokey Robinson

January 19, 2024 - 7:30PM

Tickets: $19-$29

Pre-show dinner: $35

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Sponsored by Allen Orthopedic

Starring Tony nominee, Charl Brown From Motown: The Musical on Broadway and London’s West End

As the story goes, Smokey Robinson, a founder of Motown and one of the producers of Motown: The Musical, went backstage on opening night to look for Charl Brown, the handsome young actor who portrayed him in the show.  When he found Charl backstage, he came up to him, smiled and simply said, “Hello, Me!”. 

This delightful story became the inspiration for a spectacular show that celebrates the life, music and career of acclaimed singer-songwriter Smokey Robinson, once pronounced by Bob Dylan as America’s “greatest living poet”.  Smokey Robinson’s career spans over 4 decades of hits. 

He is perfectly and uncannily captured by Charl Brown who won a Tony nomination for his portrayal of Smokey in Motown: The Musical. 

Act One of this production celebrates Smokey’s story and many of his biggest hits…. ones he sang and ones he wrote, including:  Shop Around, Mickey’s Monkey, Going to a Go-Go, You’ve Really Got a Hold on Me, My Girl, I Second that Emotion, Tracks of my Tears and so many more.

Act Two explores the story of the actor who was fortunate enough to become Smokey every night in Motown: The Musical….taking you through Charl Brown’s Broadway history and hits.

Dinner Menu

Dinners are served next door to GPAC in the UC Annex beginning at 6 p.m. Dinner tickets are sold separately and do not include entrance to the event.

Bread & Butter

BLT Green Goddess Salad

Kansas City BBQ Chicken Quarter

Green Beans Southern Style

Macaroni and Cheese

Country Style Potato Salad

Traditional Dutch Apple Pie with Crumb Topping