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Review: 'Motown' comes to Broadway

Motown: The Musical - Rauymond Luke, Jr. as

Motown: The Musical - Rauymond Luke, Jr. as Michael Jackson (center)jwiththe Jackson 5. Photo Credit: Joan Marcus

Last week Kidsday reporters went to see the show "Motown: the Musical," at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre in Manhattan.

The audience was quiet and everyone was waiting for the show to start. Then all at once the music began, and you could tell the audience was very excited! It was easy to feel the energy in the theater.

This new musical was amazing! It is the story about Berry Gordy, the founder of Motown music, and the history of Motown. It started in 1983 but traveled back in time to tell the whole story. It was so cool to hear names we know such as Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Diana Ross, Smokey Robinson and Marvin Gaye.

The music, the singing, and the dancing were so mesmerizing that we didn't want to leave. The rest of the audience really seemed to love it as well. Everyone was clapping to the beat and moving to the music.

The songs were so catchy that we wanted to go up on the stage. Some of our favorite songs were: "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," "ABC," "I Want You Back" and "Dancing in the Street."

We loved the Jackson 5 music the best and the young actor who played Michael Jackson was so talented. At our performance we saw

Darius Kaleb perform (there are actually two Michael Jacksons).

He really knows how to sing and dance. Not only did he play Michael Jackson, but he also played young Berry Gordy and young Stevie Wonder. He was the Kidsday favorite!

We recommend going to see this musical. It was really spectacular. There are about 60 songs performed.

For show information, visit The theater is at 205 W. 46th St., 212-575-9200

Rating: 5 of 5


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