Dancing in the Street
THE Empire, Liverpool will be filled with the sound of Motown when the show Dancing in the Street takes to the stage from March 19-22.
It arrives direct from London’s West End and promises to be full of musical magic, recreating the exciting sounds of the Motown period.
Numbers by Berry Gordy Junior, Norman Whitfield, Holland Dozier Holland and many others come to life courtesy of outstanding look and sound-a-likes artistes.
Gordy formed Tamla Motown records in 1959 from a timber bungalow in Detroit.
The name Tamla was taken from the film Tammy and Motown was the nickname of motor town, home of Ford Motors in Detroit.
Songs in the show, directed by Keith Strachan, include Baby Love, I Heard It Through The Grapevine and the title tune Dancing In The Street, recorded by Martha and the Vandellas and later covered by Mick Jagger and David Bowie.
There are also numbers made famous by The Four Tops, The Temptations and many others.
Dancing in the Street celebrates great music and sounds as fresh today as nearly 50 years ago.