The Motown Sound at the Strand

marquee_pointPrepare to get your groove on at the Earl Smith Strand Theatre this summer, as its popular Motown show is returning July 4- July 14! This year’s show, entitled The Motown Sound is sure to have audiences’ toes tapping, fingers snapping, and feel-good nostalgia flowing.

“This will be our third year to produce a Motown show,” Executive Director Earl Reece explains. “After our first production, we knew that everyone agreed with us that Motown music is truly universal and the music of America.  It started in 1957 with the talented Berry Gordy, and the music is still loved and enjoyed today.” Earl continues, “The week of July 4 is the perfect time to celebrate our country and the music that our country loves.  The Motown Sound is ninety minutes of non-stop energy, excitement, and fun.  It is guaranteed to be a crowd pleaser!”

Following the huge success of last year’s show Mo’ Motown, The Motown Sound whisks audiences back to the 1960s with the feel-good hits of the much-celebrated Motown era.  Audiences are sure to enjoy the big hair, the colorful fashions, and the soulful sounds of Stevie Wonder, Martha & the Vandellas, Marvin Gaye, the Temptations, and Gladys Knight & The Pips in this high-energy, high-excitement musical revue.

The Motown Sound will be directed by Earl Reece with Assistant Director Catherine Rhodes.

Tickets are $25 and assigned seating. The Motown Sound will run July 4@ 7pm, July 5 & 6 @8pm, July 7 @ 3pm, July 12 & 13 @ 8pm, and July 14 @ 3pm.

The historic Earl Smith Strand Theatre is a multi-use performing arts and events facility. The theatre is governed by the Friends of the Strand, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, and depends on the financial support of private and corporate donors. It is The Strand’s mission to serve the community with cultural entertainment for a diverse audience and to promote economic health in the City of Marietta and Cobb County. For more information or tickets, visit or the Box Office at (770) 293-0080 or 117 North Park Square, Marietta, Ga 30060. The Box Office is open Monday through Friday from 9 AM to 12PM, 1 PM to 4 PM, and two hours before the show.