She got a Motown ticket for Christmas (amazing video!)

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Broadway Legend
joined:1/8/05
I love the joy this lady has over getting show tickets. I hope 1) it stays open long enough and 2) that the Motown company sees this! I tweeted the show's account but then remembered my account is protected and they won't see it unless they follow me. In any case... Enjoy!! (posting from phone so I hope the link works)


Motown Joy on Christmas
Updated On: 12/26/13 at 11:35 PM
gleek4114
Broadway Star
joined:5/24/13
It's so amazing to see someone get that excited about the theatre :) I hope she enjoys the show!!
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Broadway Legend
joined:1/8/05
I can't imagine she won't enjoy. And her mispronunciation of mezzanine makes me laugh each time. Too funny/ cute!
Brian07663NJ
Broadway Legend
joined:6/21/06
Awesome! Oh I hope the show is still going strong for her to attend.
I'll probably feel horrible for her if the show doesn't last that long!
Great video!
Up next: Apr 01 Hedwig and the Angry Inch; Apr 05 Charo at RamsHead OnStage; Apr 07 Lady Gaga at Roseland Ballroom; Apr 13 Amaluna next to Citi Field; Apr 18 Disney Junior at MSG Theatre; May 06 Aladdin; May 13 Artpop Ball Lady Gaga at MSG; Jun 07 Varekai in Bridgeport, CT Jul 12 1:30pm Side Show; Jul 12 8:30pm Fantasia w/National Symphony Orchestra; Aug 16 The Visit: Williamstown Festival
tobiasragg
Broadway Legend
joined:7/17/06
The show will absolutely last that long! Can't wait for her to see the show and feel the magic of Broadway!! What a lovely video.
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PattyO'Furniture
Stand-by
joined:8/12/04
Thank you for posting. Wonderful! Someone from the show must see this video!
seaweedjstubbs
Featured Actor
joined:3/21/07
This is so sweet!!! A member of the cast posted this in the comments section of the video!

HI! My name is Julius and i am a cast member over at Motown on Broadway. This video made my day. I want to do something special for your mom. When she comes, i would love to give her a backstage tour, say hello, and introduce her to some of the actors. It would be my pleasure. Please message me so that we can make this happen. Happy Holidays!

Julius?

I hope it all works out for her!!!!
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joined:1/8/05
That's great! :)
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Broadway Legend
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The daughter saw Julius' message! Success woohoo ...
ljay889
Broadway Legend
joined:8/4/04
Such an amazing video. So happy for this family.
#sadandtransparent
tazber
Broadway Legend
joined:5/10/05
Awwww, that was wonderful!

I wish her a magical vacation and a happy Mother's Day!
....but the world goes 'round
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bwayphreak234
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joined:7/4/10
Well now that the story has reached this level and is on the Today show, I am sure this dream will become reality! I wouldn't be surprised if they flew the daughters out there, too. Truly heartwarming.
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charliebrown5
Understudy
joined:8/1/13
I saw this lovely woman and her daughters on The Today Show this morning. Viewers paid for a week of activities for her and her daughters in NYC and some VERY special guests surprised her on the show this morning. Check it out. So cool.
Surprise! TODAY makes 'Motown' dream come true for mom, daughters
loliveve
Broadway Star
joined:6/24/12
So very heartwarming!! (And I had a random observation: the guests were given color Playbills, which must have been kept around for special purposes since the cover has been black and white since September)
CapnHook
Broadway Legend
joined:5/12/03
Did I hear correctly that Today Show VIEWERS paid for her NYC trip? You mean to tell me that Mr. Berry Gordy couldn't have MOTOWN pay for their trip to the Big Apple to be his "personal guests?" I hope I have inaccurate information. After all, MOTOWN just turned this great story into a press stunt, and it'll sell them tickets.
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oasisjeff
Broadway Star
joined:11/15/07
That's a new segment on the Today show, where viewers come up with ways to help make people's wishes come true or some such... if Motown actually paid for it, they wouldn't get as much exposure as letting The Today Show run with it... so, what good is the ability to afford it, if you simultaneously remove the publicity angle?
Now t/d/b/a haterobics on here.
Brian07663NJ
Broadway Legend
joined:6/21/06
That was really great - thanks for posting.
Up next: Apr 01 Hedwig and the Angry Inch; Apr 05 Charo at RamsHead OnStage; Apr 07 Lady Gaga at Roseland Ballroom; Apr 13 Amaluna next to Citi Field; Apr 18 Disney Junior at MSG Theatre; May 06 Aladdin; May 13 Artpop Ball Lady Gaga at MSG; Jun 07 Varekai in Bridgeport, CT Jul 12 1:30pm Side Show; Jul 12 8:30pm Fantasia w/National Symphony Orchestra; Aug 16 The Visit: Williamstown Festival
DottieD'Luscia
Broadway Legend
joined:7/23/03
CapnHook, Berry Gordy said in the clip that they would be his guests, so I assume he picked up at least the tickets to the show.
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ucjrdude902
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joined:3/11/07
I cried. I'm a sucker for these types of stories.
Emma White
Featured Actor
joined:2/11/13
That's exactly what I looked like when I got tickets to see my first Broadway show - Wicked, when I was 12. I'm so happy for her!!

"(And I had a random observation: the guests were given color Playbills, which must have been kept around for special purposes since the cover has been black and white since September)"

I remember reading that after Cinderella stopped printing colour playbills, Laura still had a stash of them in her dressing room, and if you sent her a letter asking for a signed playbill, you would get a colour one! Don't know how long this continued but people were surpised to get colour ones in the mail.
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