On the Scene @ Motown the Musical

IMG_8311It had just finished raining. My mil (mother-in-law) and I just parked after navigating Atlanta’s event traffic… which, by the way, is slightly more annoying than normal traffic because all seems clear until you get 5 minutes from your destination. Then all the cars just. Stop. Moving. But, thankfully, somehow we made it through… Anyway, we parked the car and headed toward The Fabulous Fox Theatre which was right up the hill. We only had a few minutes left to get to the show. My mil, in a black high-low dress and black galoshes, was moving quickly. The fast pace in which she walked wasn’t really due to the eagerness, rather it was more of a display of ownership. This is her city and it’s obvious she’s been to the Fox many-a-times. I trailed behind her in a gray blazer, black wide leg slack, and black kitten heels.

I really enjoy looking at the architecture of the buildings in downtown. A lot of the structures are so old and have so much detail to appreciate. The Fox is no different. So I examined every wall as we passed in search of the perfect backdrop for a selfie!
Ah ha!

The tour truck! Motown the Musical. Motown the Musical is one of the most anticipated shows on Broadway in Atlanta! I had to take pic in front of the truck – I mean, it’s only the right thing to do when you’re on my way to see the show.

IMG_8314 IMG_8315The show was amaaaaaaazing! Ah, omg. So entertaining. So inspiring. So fun. It follows the story of Berry Gordy, founder of Motown, and gives a musical overview of the origin and dissipation of the Motown era/record label while highlighting the relationships that Gordy shared with his many artists, including Diana Ross, The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Smokey Robinson, and Michael Jackson. The music and lyrics for the musical are taken from selections from the Motown catalog – which means we were JAMMMMMING the whoooooole time. Hahahaha!

IMG_8318IMG_8317After going through a musical time-portal, I returned feeling inspired. How cool would it be create what Gordy created? A large group of talent individuals who together (and separate, but only after being together) have the power to influence their culture today and leave it to be appreciated for generations to come.

What if my friends and I could be that? I feel determined we will. Have you been inspired by something you’ve seen? Any Movies, TV, or Books???

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One comment

  1. This has been on my #bucketlist and hopefully I’ll catch it in Philly. Great review – thanks for sharing.

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