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Motown Is an Entertaining and Important Musical

Anyone who loves music and a good time is sure to love Motown: the Musical, onstage now at the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC). This fast-paced show goes through many classic songs that were made possible by the famed Motown record label. Songs by some of the biggest names from the 60s to the 80s… Read More ›

The new national tour of Motown the Musical stars (from left) Gabriella Whiting as Florence Ballard, Allison Semmes as Diana Ross, and Tavia Riveé as Mary Wilson (2017 photo © by Joan Marcus)

On Aug. 1-6, Motown the Musical Will Return to Dazzle, Delight, and Intrigue DPAC Patrons

The high-octane new national tour of Motown the Musical will roar into the Durham Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, Aug. 1st, just in time to remind a lot of Baby Boomers how many Golden Oldies of the soundtrack of their formative years bore the Motown Records label. The First National Tour of this Tony Award®-nominated… Read More ›

Jarran Muse gives a stellar performance as Marvin Gaye in "Motown the Musical" (photo © Joan Marcus)

The Songs of “Motown the Musical” Pepper the DPAC Audience with Bullets of High Energy

On a cold and icy winter’s evening Feb 17th, a near-capacity crowd warmed up the Durham Performing Arts Center, both emotionally and physically for the opening-night performance of the Tony Award®-nominated, smash Broadway show Motown the Musical. For Triangle theatergoers to brave the weather, they expect to be thoroughly and completely entertained; and Berry Gordy’s… Read More ›

14-year-old Cary, NC native Reed LoRenzo Shannon plays Michael Jackson (center) with The Jackson 5 in the First National Tour of "Motown the Musical" (photo © Joan Marcus)

“Motown the Musical” Marks the Triumphant Return of Cary Native and NCTC Prodigy Reed Shannon

For 14-year-old Cary, NC native Reed LoRenzo Shannon, the arrival tonight of the First National Tour of Motown the Musical at the Durham Performing Arts Center is a triumphant homecoming, with family and friends eager to watch this former North Carolina Theatre Conservatory prodigy play Young Berry Gordy, Young Stevie Wonder, and Young Michael Jackson… Read More ›