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Motown musical holds open auditions

Published 27 October 2015

Motown The Musical is set to hold open auditions to find the performers who will portray Marvin Gaye and the Young Michael Jackson for the production’s 2016 premiere at London’s Shaftesbury Theatre.

The auditions will take place on 7 November at the Royal Shakespeare Company Rehearsal Rooms in Clapham. Those aspiring to play the I Heard It Through The Grapevine singer are invited to register from 10:00, while wannabe Kings of Pop will showcase their potential in the afternoon, with registration from 13:30.

The successful performers will take to the stage of the Shaftesbury Theatre from 11 February, when the musical plays to UK audiences for the first time.

Featuring 50 Motown classics from artists including Gaye, Jackson, Diana Ross and Stevie Wonder, Motown The Musical follows the story of Motown founder Berry Gordy as he goes from featherweight boxer to heavyweight music mogul with just $800 borrowed from his family.

The London production, which is led by Cedric Neal and Lucy St. Louis in the roles of Gordy and Ross, is directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, who enjoyed Tony Award nominated success with the production on Broadway.

The show opens at the Shaftesbury Theatre following current hit Memphis The Musical and forthcoming magic spectacular The Illusionists – Witness The Impossible. Tickets for all three productions can be booked through us. If you book before 26 November you could win an incredible trip to Broadway.

For more information about Motown The Musical’s open auditions, visit the show’s website.


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