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Will you be there? Magic of Motown comes to city

By Western Daily Press  |  Posted: December 13, 2013

Deborah Hamilton from Magic of Motown which is playing at Bath Forum, in the city centre, this weekend

Deborah Hamilton from Magic of Motown which is playing at Bath Forum, in the city centre, this weekend

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Direct from the USA, The Magic of Motown concludes its year-long I'll Be There Tour with an extra-special Christmas Party featuring an all-new show, packed with 36 back-to-back massive Motown hits, at Bath's Forum tomorrow.

Show producer Michael Taylor says: "Five-star performances authentically revive the style and sophistication of all the Detroit legends."

Hits by the Temptations, Supremes, Four Tops, Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Lionel Richie and more feature in the show.

"There's dazzling dance moves and glittering costumes galore in the ultimate festive party," says Michael.

"Plus the incredible Magic of Motown band, tighter than Motown's house band the Funk Brothers in their prime."

This year has been very special one as far as Motown is concerned, according to Michael.

"It marks 50 years of number one hits from the world's favourite record label," he says.

To mark the occasion, The Magic of Motown is preparing to sign, seal and deliver its biggest production ever in its ten-year history.

"Sixties classics give way to present-day masterpieces from Lionel Richie and Diana Ross," says Michael.

"Sadly, many of the original Motown legends are either no longer with us or no longer touring.

"The Magic of Motown is the nearest you'll get to authentically capturing their incredible musical legacy in a live show.

"Our young cast is able to reflect the exuberance and excitement of these songs as they were originally performed."

Equal care is taken to reproduce the original look of the Motown stars on stage.

Michael says: "We've employed the services of top costume designer Claire Davis to create a fabulous selection of costumes for the cast, while leading man Andre Lejaune is responsible for choreographing the cast to perform thedance moves for which Motown stars were famous."

With the production presenting so many shows this coming year, Michael says there will be "nowhere to run, nowhere to hide" to keep you away from the Magic of Motown.

Andre added: "With many new numbers added to our already hit-packed show we needed to ensure the choreography was right on point.

Tickets cost from £21, plus booking fee, on 0844 888 9991

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