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"Motown The Musical" come to the IU Auditorium

<p>Kenneth Mosley as Berry Gordy and Trenyce as Diana Ross star in "Motown The Musical." The musical comes to the IU Auditorium Oct. 31 - Nov. 2 at 8 p.m. both nights.</p>

Kenneth Mosley as Berry Gordy and Trenyce as Diana Ross star in "Motown The Musical." The musical comes to the IU Auditorium Oct. 31 - Nov. 2 at 8 p.m. both nights.

Hits like "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," "I Want You Back" and "My Girl" can all be heard in "Motown The Musical" at 8 p.m. from Oct. 31 to Nov. 2 at the IU Auditorium. 

Ticket prices start at $17 for students and $29 for non-students. 

"Motown The Musical" follows the man behind the Motown record label, Berry Gordy, who founded it in 1959. The musical shows Gordy's transformation from a boxer to the producer of over 110 top-10 hits, according to a press release from the IU Auditorium. 

The audience gets to watch Gordy's legacy unfold as he became the man responsible for famous musicians such as Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder. The show is filled with over 40 hit songs from the Motown era, according to the press release.

“We all know the music," Executive Director of IU Auditorium Doug Booher said in the press release. "We all love that Motown sound, and we certainly can’t wait to bring it to our stage. This musical keeps the beloved genre alive. Audience members will be able to recognize, and hopefully groove to, hit after hit during the show.” 

Beyond three nights of performances, the IU Auditorium will also have outreach and educational events. IU Soul Revue and Dr. Charles E. Sykes from IU’s African American Arts Institute will be featured in a pre-show, according to the press release.

Tickets are available for purchase in person at the IU Auditorium Box Office, on Ticketmaster and on the IU Auditorium website.

Adele Poudrier

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