The Lenfest Center for the Arts
So Good for the Soul! A Tribute to the Music of Motown
Performed by a cast of eight veteran entertainers, including Broadway-savvy performers who had leading roles in Dream Girls, Your Arms Too Short to Box With God, Porgy & Bess and Show Boat, and their band with former members of The Jones, Main Ingredient, The Spinners, and the Marvelettes, the music performance of So Good for the Soul! is a box office bonanza.
This nonstop, high-energy trip down memory lane features the songs to which America grew up listening. Great attention to detail was paid by musical director Gary Kupper, currently riding the wave of his own Broadway hit show, Freckleface Strawberry. The iconic Motown Sound was recreated down to the most subtle vocal and musical nuances, allowing the performers to emulate American icons like Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell, Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, Gladys Knight & The Pips, The Temptations, The Four Tops, The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, Martha Reeves and the Vandellas, Lionel Richie, Mary Wells, and more. The look and feel of authenticity extend to costumes from Tony Award-winning designer Evie Ross and Motown choreography from American Dance Theater director Terri Giordano.
The truly talented and charismatic cast is a perfect blend of look, sound and personalities, which are tailor-made for the songs they perform. Cumulatively, the cast members have performed on recordings with more than 30 million record sales and more than 40 years of both on- and off-Broadway experience. The director, musical director, choreographer and costume designer have jointly won more than 25 of America's most prestigious theater awards for their direction, choreography and staging, and their combined efforts make So Good for the Soul! an unforgettable musical experience!
About the Production
Sponsored in part by the Class of '64 Performing Arts Fund.