Move over, Vegas tribute shows. There’s a new cool cat in town, and it’s called Motown Extreme. The tribute show is just as it says it is: extreme, featuring the greatest Motown artists of all time in one thrilling production. Audiences can experience everyone from The Temptations to Diana Ross & The Supremes.
Blending Broadway-style entertainment with the energy of a live concert, “Motown Extreme” features a treasure trove of Motown’s most memorable songs including, “Shotgun,” “Midnight Train to Georgia,” Jackson Five classics such as “I Want You Back,” “ABC,” “Never Can Say Goodbye,” “I’ll Be There” and “Dancing Machine,” “I Heard it Through the Grapevine,” Marvin Gaye’s “Let’s Get it On” and Diana Ross and the Supremes hits “Can’t Hurry Love,” “Baby Love,” “You Keep Me Holding On” and “Stop in the Name of Love.”
Created and produced by international performers Ausar and Aset Bragg, the show showcases their talents along with the talents of their three sons: Prince Jahally Bragg (J Royal), who at just 14 years old performs an incredible rendition of Michael Jackson favorites, 16-year-old Prince Taharka (Mr. Spotlight) and the eldest, 19-year-old Prince La’eeq (Hi-En).
The rest of the cast includes lead singer Patrice Compton, background singers Marq Wynn, Devin Haynes, Merald Bubba Knight, lead/background singers Joseph Cross and William Jordan, dancer Luana Machado, Emcee Nathaniel Bridewell, pianist Wayne White, drummer Robert Shipley, Juice Jones on Bass and Musical Director Felton Pilate.
This isn’t the first time Las Vegas has experienced Motown. Boyz II Men and Hitzville The Show both bring classic Motown tunes to the stage, but Motown Extreme brings the artists and hits all together in one extremely entertaining show.
You can find Motown Extreme Wednesday through Sunday at 5:00 p.m. at Hooters Night Owl Showroom at the Tropicana.