Laguna Playhouse Presents 'MOTORCITY MAGIC', Now thru 8/24

The Laguna Playhouse is going to continue its Rock 'N Roll Summer by presenting the musical sounds of Motown in MOTORCITY MAGIC - A Musical Journey Through the Motown Years, directed by Michael Yorkell! MOTORCITY MAGIC will perform two weeks only - tonight, August 13 through Sunday, August 24 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 N. Laguna Canyon Rd. in Laguna Beach.

Following the smash-hit production of BUDDY, The Buddy Holly Story, the Playhouse is going to bring our audiences the unforgettable songs of Motown. MOTORCITY MAGIC features fabulous male harmonies, stunning female vocals and a supremely-talented 7-piece back-up band. This fast-moving production honors the Motown legends that brought the world to its dancing feet. With the music of the Four Tops, Supremes, Temptations, Jackson 5, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Lionel Richie, Diana Ross, Isley Brothers, Mary Wells and many more.

This dynamic and driving tribute spans more than a decade of Motown classics - every one of the songs performed are among the most recognizable and culture-defining songs in pop music history. The show features the great harmonies and choreographed dance steps of the era and features a 7 piece back-up band that is a show in itself! It's the must-see show of our Summer that you don't want to miss!

The cast of MOTORCITY MAGIC will feature: Denny Mendes, Donald McCall, Arthur Jefferson, Steven Wood and Evelyn Dillon.

MOTORCITY MAGIC will perform on Wednesday, August 13 at 7:30pm, Thursday, August 14 at 2:00 and 7:30pm;Friday, August 15 at 7:30pm, Saturday, August 16 at 2:00pm and 7:30pm, Sunday, August 17 at 1pm and 5:30pm,Wednesday, August 20 at 7:30pm, Thursday, August 21 at 2:00pm and 7:30pm; Friday, August 22 at 7:30pm,Saturday, August 23 at 2:00pm and 7:30pm and Sunday, August 24 at 1pm at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 N. Laguna Canyon Rd. in Laguna Beach.

Tickets are $46 - $66 for all performances and can be purchased online at or by calling (949) 497-ARTS (2787). Group discounts are available by calling 949-497-2787 ext. 229. The box office is open Mondays - Sundays: 12p.m. to 5 p.m. (open until 7:30pm on performance days). For more information on all shows and programming visit LAGUNA PLAYHOUSE is located at 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach.

Founded in 1920, The Laguna Playhouse is one of the oldest continuously-operating not-for-profit theatres on the West Coast and is noted for its artistic excellence, wide-ranging theatrical programming, award-winning youth education offerings and community partnerships. A member of the League of Resident Theatres, The Laguna Playhouse is a valued part of the Laguna Beach arts community that serves all of Southern California with year-round, professional, high-quality productions in theatre, music and dance. Because of its longstanding commitment to the arts, The Laguna Playhouse has been recognized for excellence by the LA Drama Critics Circle, NAACP, Backstage, ArtsOC, OC Weekly, Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce and more. Laguna Playhouse educational programming, which includes classes, productions by and for children and teens (Youth Theatre) and a school tour, has been honored by the American Alliance for Theatre and Education, Arts Orange County and the Orange County Department of Education.

Serving more than 100,000 patrons each season, The Laguna Playhouse has brought many talented performers to Southern California, including Leslie Caron, Davis Gaines, Stephanie Zimbalist, Rita Rudner, Sally Struthers, Cloris Leachman, Julie Harris, Harrison Ford, Charles Durning, Marlo Thomas, Roddy McDowell and Bette Davis, who have performed in world, national and regional premieres, as well as national tours of The Belle of Amherst and Copenhagen.

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