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Saturday, September 8, 2018


(Hamish Kyd)

Motown Forever! is an exciting musical revue on the Tamla Motown Recording Company founded by Berry Gordy Jr in 1956. The story of Motown is a universally popular “rags to riches” story … not only for Gordy but also for the artistes that he groomed. Artistes such as The Four Tops; The Temptations; Stevie Wonder; Dianna Ross and the Supremes; The Jackson 5; Marvin Gaye and many other Soul greats.

The revue is told from a South African perspective and traces the trials and tribulations of Motown and its stars from the 50’s until the emergence of Boyz 2 Men in the early 90’s. Tyrone King is a welder from the “bruin oue” district of Wentworth. From a jail cell in Westville Prison he reminisces on the positive effects of Motown on his life from adolescence to the present day. The Motown story is interwoven into this typical South African story. Motown is Tyrone’s fantasy and the “soul food” that keeps him sane.

The revue is narrated, devised and directed by Hamish Kyd and stars Arnie Field with Diego Da Costa, Leveen Kyd, Josh Philander and Kerry Williams.

In order to get teenagers actively involved in musical theatre, The Supremes and Jackson 5 Scenes will be performed by teenagers from each area where the show will be performed. These teenagers will be auditioned and trained by Field and Kyd.

“Motown Forever! will be presented with original comedy, stylish and colourful period costumes that blend with the scintillating choreography, melodious singing and “hair raising” harmonisation. After all … this is the formula that insures that Motown will live forever!,” says Kyd.

Tickets are R100 at the door and the show is a fundraiser for the entire Family. Motown Forever! will be performed as follows:

September 28, 2018, at 20h00: Holy Family Catholic Church Hall, Newlands East
October, 27, 2018, at 14h00 and 20h00 at Sherwood Primary School Hall, Sherwood
November 3, 2018, at 21h00: Our Lady of the Assumption Hall, Umbilo
December 8 at 20h00: Bechet School Hall, Sydenham