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Dancing in the Street: The Music of Motown, New Albany Foundation

August 27 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

TAKE TWO! After a rousing show in 2023 that ended early due to inclement weather, we are bringing back the magic of MOTOWN! This program features smash hits made famous by artists like Marvin Gaye, The Four Tops, Martha Reeves, Diana Ross, The Temptations and the one and only Stevie Wonder. Songs include “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “Reach Out I’ll Be There,” “Dancing in The Street,” “My Girl,” “Superstition” and more. Audiences will be transformed by the powerful music of Motown and the return of incredible vocal talents of Broadway stars Shayna Steele and Chester Gregory, plus Terron Brooks, who played Eddie Kendricks in the Emmy Award-winning NBC mini-series “The Temptations.” The trio will be accompanied by the New Albany Symphony Orchestra. This show has been touring throughout the country to much acclaim.

Shayna Steele is one of the most in-demand singers in the industry today. Steele appeared in RENT, Jesus Christ Superstar, and her original role in the Tony Award winning musical, Hairspray! In 2023, Shayna debuted her solo symphony show, American Diva, featuring orchestral arrangements of her original music and favorite covers. She has performed as the guest soloist with over 40 North American symphony orchestras. Chester Gregory is an award-winning singer and actor who was last seen starring in Motown The Musical as the iconic Berry Gordy. Broadway credits also include Hairspray, Tarzan, Cry-Baby and Sister Act. Gregory has toured nationally with shows including his one-man show The Eve of Jackie Wilson. Terron Brooks is a singer-songwriter, recording artist, actor, motivational speaker, author and producer who has credits from the Broadway stage, Simba in Disney’s The Lion King and Seaweed in Hairspray as well as multiple television credits. He is the co-creator and star of The Soul of Broadway, reimagining classic Broadway favorites and has produced, written and recorded his own records available digitally.

Presented by The New Albany Community Foundation. Click here to learn more!