Broadway actor and Augusta native Russell Joel Brown brings his high-energy theatre production, From Mozart to Motown, to the historic Miller Theater in Augusta, Georgia on February 18th.
Backed by a 6-piece band led by Lynwood Holmes, the 2022 performance features 10 different styles of music: classical, spirituals, Broadway, jazz, blues, country, African, R&B, rock, and gospel. Special Guests include Skepple/Mayfield Dance, a 15-member high school student ensemble, and more.
According to show producers, From Mozart to Motown had five sold-out audiences at Augusta’s historic Imperial Theater between 2002 and 2004, solidifying the popularity of this show that appeals to young and old alike. Popular songs such as Phil Collins’ “In the Air Tonight”; Lynard Skynard’s “Sweet Home Alabama”; “Music of the Night” from The Phantom of the Opera; Duke Ellington’s “Take the A Train”; and the traditional spiritual, “Give Me Jesus”, are just a few of the songs included in this production. Other production numbers include a Motown retrospective of “My Girl”; “My Guy”; “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg”; and more.
Brown is a veteran actor, singer, and dancer of the Broadway stage appearing on Broadway and international tours of Disney’s “The Lion King”, “Smokey Joe’s Café”, “The Scarlet Pimpernel”, “Big River” and “Ain’t Misbehavin’.” His performance as Coalhouse Walker, Jr. in “Ragtime” was the talk of the 2019 theatrical season.
For more information, contact Rhian Swain at firstname.lastname@example.org.