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.” Choose between the following shows:
- For $25, you get one ticket for reserved table seating at the Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom in Hampton Beach, New Hampshire on Thursday, May 3, at 7:30 p.m. (a $68 value, including all fees).<p>
- For $25, you get one ticket for orchestra, mezzanine, or balcony seating at the Orpheum Theatre on Friday, May 4, at 8 p.m. (a $70.35 value, including all fees).<p>
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.”
Originally constructed in 1852, the Orpheum Theatre has taken on many names and functions through its long life, serving as a showplace for vaudeville acts, films, and live productions. Its classically styled red velvet seats unfurl beneath a vaulted ceiling marked by ornate domes, intricate paintings, and dents where Andre the Giant famously bumped his head. The Hampton Beach Casino Ballroom also shares a similarly lengthy history, having opened its doors in 1899.