Dallas City Councilmember Tiffinni A. Young today announced “Motown Week” to coincide with Motown the Musical’s three-week run at the AT&T Performing Arts Center.
Joined by Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and select cast members from the show, Councilmember Young provided details about an educational initiative called “Motown Music Matters,” a collaborative effort with Lincoln High School. On August 11, the students will get to experience workshops with singers and actors from the show, an experience that is very important to Councilmember Young.
“It’s a privilege to open doors for young people in my district to tap into their creativity and pursue their dreams,” she said.
Three Motown the Musical cast members helped celebrate the announcement, acting as Berry Gordy, Diana Ross and Martha Reeves. Singing hits like “Dancing in the Street,” the actors reminded the enrapt audience that the arts are a powerful engagement tool. The Center is proud to bring the best of Broadway to North Texas so that students and families can access more experiences like these.
“The AT&T Performing Arts Center is one of our most important assets in the arts community,” Mayor Rawlings said. Linda Stewart, marketing and public relations manager for Motown the Musical also praised the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House for being a stellar performance space. “It’s one of the most beautiful buildings we’ve seen in the entire country.”
Motown the Musical will be at the Center until August 16 and Councilmember Young will be the host of the August 9 performance. On August 12, a Spanish-translated performance will also be available to further expand access to North Texas audiences.
The show tells the story of Berry Gordy and the stars he launched from Motown Records including Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Marvin Gaye and many more. To purchase tickets, visit attpac.org