The University of Iowa
Motown: The Musical

Motown The Musical

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ADULT: $90 | $75
YOUTH: $60 | $50

This performance is a Group II event, which can count toward the 20% discount offer when buying 5 or more Hancher season events in a single order, but cannot receive the discount itself. More about available discounts.

Thursday, March 1, 2018, 7:30 pm
Friday, March 2, 2018, 7:30 pm
Saturday, March 3, 2018, 2:00 pm
Saturday, March 3, 2018, 7:30 pm
Sunday, March 4, 2018, 1:00 pm

Motown The Musical is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson, and many more. Motown shattered barriers, shaped our lives, and made us all move to the same beat. Featuring classic songs such as “My Girl,” “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” and many, many more.


The performance on Sunday, March 4, at 1:00 pm will feature an American Sign Language interpreter.

Season Sponsor: WEST MUSIC

Event Sponsors:
Riverside Casino & Golf Resort
Toyota/Scion of Iowa City and ABRA Auto and Body Glass
Jeffrey R. and Tammy S. Tronvold

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Running time: 2.5 hours


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Actor finding his soulful groove channeling Marvin Gaye in 'Motown The Musical,' coming to Hancher
The Gazette - Thursday, February 22, 2018
Matt Manuel grew up around the corner from Hitsville, Motown’s first headquarters in Detroit, but he was raised on gospel, not the new sound sensation. He wasn’t even born until eight years after Marvin Gaye’s death in 1984. But every night, Manuel slips into the soul of Gaye’s shoes for the national tour of “Motown The Musical,” coming to Hancher Auditorium from March 1 to 4.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact Paris Young in advance at (319) 467-4849 or at