The Motown sound embraced performers from soul, pop, and R & B backgrounds, though it cruelly rejected mountains, valleys, and rivers for their insufficient height, depth, and width. Revisit a beloved musical landscape with this GrouponLive deal to see Smokey Robinson Presents Human Nature: "The Motown Show" at the Hershey Theatre. For $25, you get one ticket for orchestra seating on Wednesday, April 25, at 7:30 p.m. (up to a $67.80 value, including all fees).
Twenty-two years ago in Sydney, Australia, then-high-school students Andrew Tierney, Mike Tierney, Phil Burton, and Toby Allen were drawn together by an anachronistic passion for Motown and doo-wop. Nine albums and a 2.5-year residency in Las Vegas later, the fresh-faced foursome are touring the land that spawned the music they love with a tour presented by Smokey Robinson, who joined in on the recording of "Get Ready" on their new album, The Motown Record, and also helped polish production values and fend off mood-killingly weepy clowns. Other classics in the quartet's repertoire include "Ain't No Mountain High Enough," "Dancing in the Street," and an a capella take on "Just My Imagination." On April 23, Human Nature will perform throughout the "Motown" episode of Dancing With the Stars.
Constructed as part of Milton S. Hershey's Great Building Campaign to provide workers with jobs during the Great Depression, the Hershey Theatre ensconces audiences in Old World opulence. After passing through the Italian lava rocks of the grand hall, guests sit down beneath a ceiling adorned with 88 glowing stars and a stereopticon machine that projects images of slowly drifting clouds and government surveillance planes perfectly disguised as slowly drifting clouds.
15 E Caracas Ave.
Hershey, Pennsylvania 17033