Saturday, Jan. 12 at 8:00 p.m.
"Bring your dancing shoes and bring the whole family. This is a show for everyone!" -Entertainment Review.
Hitsville churned out all the #1 hits back in the 60s and 70s…and So Good for the Soul celebrates the best of the best from Berry Gordy’s Detroit hit-making factory. A fabulous cast, backed by a band of incredible musicians, represents Motown royalty—dressed to the nines, blinged out and performing the beloved songs from the greatest groups, artists and songwriters of all time: The Four Tops, The Temptations, The Supremes, Smokey Robinson, Mary Wells, Lionel Ritchie, Marvin Gaye, Tammi Terrell, and Stevie Wonder.
Sing, dance and celebrate the music of your life to songs like “My Girl”, “I Heard It Through The Grapevine”, “Reach Out”, “Shop Around”, “Dancin’ In The Street”, “Stop, In The Name Of Love”, “Ain’t Nothin’ Like The Real Thing”, “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough”, “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” and “Uptight” – nearly 30 non-stop hits in all!
“Clearly the best Motown Review to date,” raves Geoff Lewis from CBS News; “Captures the essence of America’s own music in an evening of sheer fun,” writes the Washington Post.
Cumulatively, the cast members have performed on recordings with over 30 million record sales and over 40 years of both on and off Broadway experience. The director, musical director, choreographer and costume designer have jointly won over 25 of America’s most prestigious theater awards for their direction, choreography and staging.
Additionally, the cast consists of eight veteran entertainers and their band, including former members of The Jones, Main Ingredient, and The Marvelettes, peppered with Broadway savvy performers who had leading roles in “Dream Girls”, “Your Arms Too Short to Box With God”, “Porgy & Bess” and “Showboat.”
This project was supported by the North Carolina Arts Council, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources and the Robeson County Arts Council.
Tickets: $36, $31
$16 Faculty or Staff
$10 UNCP Student