‘Motown the Musical’ is a nostalgia-powered journey

February 25, 2015 5:00 PM

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‘Motown the Musical’ is a nostalgia-powered journey

Nostalgia is the thing that fuels a jukebox musical, whether you’re watching the behind-the-music story of a group (like Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons in Jersey Boys) or listening to some great tunes shoehorned into an unrelated story (the ABBA catalog in Mamma Mia!).

Sure, the cavalcade of hits may be new to younger theater fans, but most of the seats at Motown the Musical are filled by folks who jumped to their feet when Martha Reeves and the Vandellas first delivered an infectious Dancing in the Street. By people who were teens when Diana Ross and the Supremes...

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