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The Soul of Motown

The Soul of Motown

The Story of Songwriters Holland-Dozier-Holland

April 24  – June 28, 2020

Parental Guidance & Discretion Recommended. Please contact the Box Office if you have content concerns. Children under the age of 4 are not allowed into the theatre.

Written By Gregg Ostrin, Howard Pechet, Gary Lloyd
with Creative Consultant Shirley Washington
Music and Lyrics by Holland-Dozier-Holland

Members of the SoulMusic Hall of Fame, the Songwriters Hall of Fame, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the Hollywood Walk of Fame, brothers Eddie & Brian Holland, and Lamont Dozier, collectively known as “Holland-Dozier-Holland”, wrote and produced a cornucopia of hits that helped develop and ultimately define the MOTOWN sound through the 1960s and 70s. Despite their success writing for legendary artists like The Supremes, Martha and the Vandellas, The Four Tops, and The Temptations, the trio’s success was not without its trials and tribulations. Eddie struggled with stage-fright in his early career as a performing artist; a decade-long battle with Eddie’s former mentor and MOTOWN founder, Berry Gordy, saw them lose the legal rights to use their names in crediting their own works; and an internal conflict eventually led to partners sitting on opposing sides of a courtroom. These were parts of the journey that shaped the lives and careers of H-D-H. But over the course of their career, these musicians, producers, and lyricists succeeded in selling over a quarter of a billion records. Relive the music and experience the fascinating story of H-D-H as the soul of MOTOWN.