WORLD PREMIERE
Created and Directed by Nate Jacobs

December 2 -31, 2015

Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with this exciting, family-fun Christmas musical.  All your  holiday favorites from such celebrities as Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Supremes, and The Jackson 5 will be performed with that dazzling Westcoast signature style coupled with a soulful Motown flair. In keeping with our long tradition of presenting electrifying musicals and world premieres, this holiday celebration promises to the most memorable Christmas treat of the season! 

Join us for a Westcoast first. Enjoy the last performance of 2015 and stay for an up-beat after-party that will ring in the new year with sensational music, dance, food, and fun. (Special rate for the evening)

A Motown Christmas is not included as part of our subscription series.

Nate's Notes

"The holiday season is one of my favorite times of the year. We celebrate it with family and friends, give fanciful, fun or frivolous gifts, and listen to music that expresses the joy of these special holidays.

A Motown Christmas is WBTT’s gift to you, our family of friends. In this world premiere, I’ve incorporated some of your favorite traditional carols as well as many original Christmas songs recorded by Motown's celebrated artists like The Supremes, The Temptations, and The Jackson 5. To add to the excitement, I’ve uncovered some seldom-heard Motown Christmas treasures written by the incomparable Smokey Robinson, Stevie Wonder, and Marvin Gaye.

As you may know, Motown played an important role in the racial integration of popular music as an African American-owned record label that achieved significant crossover success! Its library of Christmas songs is extensive and our performers will sing the spirit of these tunes from their hearts into yours.

When the music presented moves you, I hope you will get into the holiday spirit and let it move you up out of your seats as you sing and dance along with us.

Merry Christmas, happy Chanukah and a joyful Kwanzaa to you." -Nate Jacobs

VIDEO: See excerpts from A Motown Christmas!
VIDEO: Listen to a new and exciting song Nate Jacobs' wrote for A Motown Christmas

CAST AND CREATIVE

ARIEL BLUE (Singer)

CHRISTOPHER EISENBERG (Singer)

DERRIC GOBOURNE JR. (Dancer)

MANDI JO JOHN* (Singer)

MICHAEL MENDEZ* (Singer)

LEON S. PITTS II (Singer)

SHELDON RHODEN (Singer)

JOSHUA THOMPSON (Dancer)

MARAH WILLIAMS (Singer)

NATE JACOBS* (Director/Singer/Founder & Artistic Director)

 

*Member of Actors’ Equity Association (AEA), the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States