Singing in public can be both challenging and rewarding, much like chaining yourself to a snowman while protesting winter. Soak up an inspiring display of public performance with today’s GrouponLive deal to see “Now That I Can Dance – Motown 1962,” performed by Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit at Detroit Film Theatre inside Detroit Institute of Arts. Choose between the following ticket options:
- For $10, you get one general-admission ticket (up to a $20 value).
- For $18, you get two general-admission tickets (up to a $40 value).<p>
Then choose from the following performances: * Friday, May 11, at 8 p.m. * Saturday, May 12, at 8 p.m. * Sunday, May 13, at 4 p.m. * Friday, May 18, at 8 p.m. * Saturday, May 19, at 8 p.m. * Sunday, May 20, at 4 p.m.<p>
Based on firsthand accounts from members of the Vandellas, Miracles, Contours, and other popular groups, Now That I Can Dance – Motown 1962 filters the early days of Motown through the wide eyes of five Inkster–raised teenage girls. These girls combined to form the Marvelettes after several unsuccessful attempts at forming a dinosaur mecha, then became the first Motown group to reach No. 1 on the Billboard pop charts with Please Mr. Postman. The Detroit-centric musical also brushes past the lives of Diana Ross, Stevie Wonder, and other Motown greats, illustrating them as we’ve never seen them: as teenagers. The inspiring tale of young talent building the Motown empire with a buffet of timeless radio hits fuels clapping with its lively choreography and on-point renditions of soul classics.
Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit celebrates its 20th anniversary of inspiring and transforming young artists, 95% of whom graduate high school and go on to college, with a springtime concert that showcases the troupe’s voluminous vocal range. Ears bathe in soaring measures from within the beautiful neoclassical auditorium, famed for its vaulted gallery, terra cotta tiles, and seats affixed with enticing red Do Not Press buttons.
Detroit Institute of Arts
The Detroit Institute of Arts takes the “s” at the end of its name seriously. The immense Beaux Arts building on Woodward Avenue isn’t only a setting for a top-tier collection of visual works that include Diego Rivera’s Detroit Industry frescoes, a van Gogh self-portrait, and ancient sculptures from Africa and Asia. It also opens the doors of its lecture halls, event spaces, and auditoriums for craft workshops, wide-ranging talks from historians and people who know how to draw really good cubes, film, and music. The latter two art forms find a home in the Detroit Film Theatre, a gilded, neoclassical auditorium that preserves a sense of coziness amid the grandeur.