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A Motown Christmas Holiday Spectacular

Akron Civic Theatre

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In a Nutshell

Veteran Motown singers put a soulful twist on classic holiday tunes inside the ornate, historic theater

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Promotional value expires Dec 7, 2012. Redeem starting 12/7 for a ticket at venue box office. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at Akron Civic Theatre. Must provide first and last name at checkout, which Groupon will provide to facilitate redemption of voucher. Refundable only on day of purchase. Must purchase together to sit together. Discount reflects Ticketmaster's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open 30 minutes before showtime. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Music is a force powerful enough to calm a baby, soothe a wild beast, or compel the two to dance with each other. Be overcome by this GrouponLive deal to see A Motown Christmas Holiday Spectacular at the Akron Civic Theatre. For $23, you get one ticket for reserved front-orchestra seating on Friday, December 7, at 7:30 p.m. (up to a $46 value). Doors open at 7 p.m.

When songwriter Berry Gordy decided to branch out into producing in the late 1950s, he also cultivated his own sound of pop-accented soul music. This seminal music form would soon become synonymous with the name of his second record label, Motown, a nod to Gordy’s motor-centric hometown of Detroit. Today, this influential genre is given new life by veteran crooners Leon Franklin, Charles Franklin, Douglas Gaddy, and Kim Green, the last of whom belted out hits such as “Do You Love Me (Now That I Can Dance)” with celebrated Motown band The Contours. Known collectively as The Motown Experience, the foursome wrap their soulful pipes around classic Christmas tunes, enrapturing audiences with their quick-footed choreography and seamless harmonies.

E.J. Thomas Hall

Since 1973, The University of Akron's E.J. Thomas Hall has been the center of Akron's performing arts scene. The three-level facility, which occupies three acres of The University of Akron campus, boasts a massive, 44-ton movable ceiling that can shift to enclose the first or second levels. The position of the ceiling has a dramatic effect on the hall's volume and acoustics, so it is controlled by a computer precisely managing 27 counterweights. The hall's ability to transform from an intimate one-level performance space to a vast three-level concert hall allows it to host performances of a variety of sizes and styles by university students and faculty as well as the Akron Symphony Orchestra, the Tuesday Musical Association, the Children’s Concert Society, and the Akron Youth Symphony.

Customer Reviews

Fabulous show. Full of energy. A trip down memory lane
Joan M. · May 28, 2017
AMAZING! Sarah Chang was extremely impressive. I've never seen someone memorize a piece of music that long. I know she played for at least 30 minutes straight without looking at a sheet of music. Absolutely fantastic! Would definitely go again. The rest of the orchestra was wonderful as well. Highly trained musicians, wide range of pieces.
Christie P. · May 27, 2017
Excellent seating, concert wonderful.
Stephen M. · April 8, 2017

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