Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy are proud to announce the complete cast for the first national tour of “Motown the Musical,” which comes to San Diego June 9 through 14, 2015 at the San Diego Civic Theatre, 3rd and B Street, in downtown San Diego.
Julius Thomas III and Allison Semmes will star in the leading roles of Berry Gordy and Diana Ross. Portraying ground breaking Motown artists, Jesse Nager will play Smokey Robinson and Jarran Muse will play Marvin Gaye. Leon Outlaw, Jr. and Reed L. Shannon will portray Berry Gordy’s boyhood counterpart and the roles of young stars Michael Jackson and Stevie Wonder.
“Motown the Musical” will also feature Erick Buckley, Patrice Covington, Jamarice Daughtry, Ashley Tamar Davis, Lynorris Evans, Melanie Evans, Anissa Felix, Devon Goffman, Jennie Harney, Rod Harrelson, Robert Hartwell, Rodney Earl Jackson, Jr., Trisha Jeffrey, Elijah Ahmad Lewis, Jarvis B. Manning, Jr., Krisha Marcano, Marq Moss, Rashad Naylor, Chadaè Nichol, Ramone Owens, Nicholas Rowe, Jamison Scott, Joey Stone, Doug Storm, Martina Sykes, Nik Walker and Galen J. Williams.
Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, “Motown the Musical” is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and so many more.
Featuring more than 50 classic hits such as “My Girl” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “Motown the Musical” tells the story behind the hits as Diana, Smokey, Berry and the whole Motown family fight against the odds to create the soundtrack of change in America. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives and made us all move to the same beat.
“Motown the Musical” features choreography by Patricia Wilcox (“Blues in the Night”) and Warren Adams (“Toy Story”).
Arrangements and orchestrations are by Grammy and Tony Award® nominee Ethan Popp (“Rock of Ages”), who also serves as music supervisor in reproducing the classic “Sound of Young America,” with co-orchestrations and additional arrangements by Tony Award® nominee Bryan Crook (“Smash”) and dance arrangements by Zane Mark (“Dirty Rotten Scoundrels”).
For more information, visit www.MotownTheMusical.com. For ticket information, visit http://www.broadwaysd.com or call (619) 570-1100.