Omaha, celebrate the music that transformed segregated America! Motown The Musical, the record-breaking production that has been captivating theatregoers since its 2013 Broadway premiere, is coming to town this spring for the 2014-2015 Broadway Across America Omaha. Opening on March 25, 2015, Motown The Musical plays the Orpheum Theater until March 29, 2015.
Inspired by To Be Loved: The Music, the Magic, the Memories of Motown, Berry Gordy’s 1994 autobiography, Motown The Musical is the smash hit jukebox musical that tells the captivating story of Gordy and of his Motown family as they battle the odds to create the music that shattered racial barriers and brought America’s white and black populations together . A featherweight boxer who ultimately became the heavyweight music mogul and Motown founder, Gordy discovered and launched promising talents who became widely adored music icons like Diana Ross and Michael Jackson. Motown The Musical features more than 50 unforgettable classic Motown tunes.
Feel the catchy Motown groove and experience nonstop music and dancing as Motown The Musical opens the Orpheum Theater at 7:30 PM on March 25 (Wednesday). The other performances are at 2 PM and 7:30 PM on March 26 (Thursday), at 8 PM on March 27 (Friday), at 2 PM and 8 PM on March 28 (Saturday), and at 1:30 PM and 7 PM on March 29 (Sunday). With one intermission, each performance runs for 2 hours and 40 minutes.
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Motown the Musical Omaha Cast
Berry Gordy – Clifton Oliver
Diana Ross – Allison Semmes
Smokey Robinson – Jesse Nager
Marvin Gaye – Jarran Muse
Book – Berry Gordy, Jr.
Director – Charles Randolph-Wright
Choreographer – Patricia Wilcox & Warren Adams
Scenic Designer – David Korins
Costume Design – Erosa
Lighting Designer – Natasha Katz