"Dancing In the Streets" at Cambridge Theatre from 7 July 2005


"Dancing In the Streets" at Cambridge Theatre from 7 July 2005

Dancing in the Streets, a celebration of the greatest Motown hits, will open at the Cambridge Theatre 19 Jul 2005, following previews from 7 July, and booking to 24 Sep 2005.

The show is directed by Keith Strachan, designed by Sean Cavanagh, with choreography by Carole Todd. It is presented by Paul Walden & Derek Nicol for Flying Music, the behind The Rat Pack - Live from Las Vegas , now in its third sensational year in the West End.

Forty years after Diana Ross and the Supremes, Martha and the Vandellas, Stevie Wonder and Smokey Robinson & the Miracles first arrived in the UK in the spring of 1965 with the Tamla Motown Revue tour, Dancing in the Streets recreates what it was like to be there and to experience the energy, style and music of the greatest stars of the Motown stable.

In the early 1960s, in a town called Detroit, local kids were looking for a form of expression they they could call their own. They found it at the Motown Hitsville studio. In 1959, Berry Gordy, a successful songwriter with his first big hit, 'Reet Petite' with Detroit born Jackie Wilson under his belt, decided to form his own record company and so, in a timber frame bungalow at 2648 West Grand Boulevard, Detroit, Tamla Motown Records was born. During the years that followed, black soul music started to reach a white audience and the rest, as they say, is history...

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