'Motown' moments: Smooth moves earn retired Colonel trip to Boston

Shel and Karen Oli with 'Motown' star Allison Semmes. Photo by John Moore. Retired Air Force Colonel Shel Omi of Wheat Ridge won CBS-4’s Motown superfan contest by submitting video of his father-daughter wedding dance to the Motown “My Girl,” with his daughter, Paige.

Omi won a trip to see ‘Motown the Musical’ in Boston, where he met cast members and took a private a backstage tour. DCPA Senior Arts Journalist John Moore and Video Producer David Lenk talked with Col. Omi at Opening Night of the national touring production’s current stop in Denver, which runs through April 19.

Footage from Boston courtesy CBS-4 Critic-at-Large Greg Moody. Pictured above: Shel and Karen Omi with Motown the Musical star Allison Semmes. Photo by John Moore.

Watch the video of the full father-daughter dance by clicking here

Motown the Musical: Ticket information
Through April 19
The Buell Theatre
ASL, Open Caption and Audio Described performance: April 18, 2 p.m.
Tickets: 303-893.4100 | buy online
800-641-1222 | TTY: 303-893-9582
Groups (10+): 303-446-4829
Click here to go to the show’s official web site

Previous NewsCenter coverage of Motown, The Musical:
9News’ TaRhonda Thomas is a Supreme for a Day
Video: A ‘Motown’ national anthem at Denver Nuggets game
Mayor declares ‘Motown the Musical Day’ in Denver
Video: Our Little Michael Jacksons in Denver
Video: Allison Semmes on channeling Diana Ross
Video: Scott Shiller’s first day as DCPA CEO is Motown‘s opening night
How Berry Gordy turned a slogan into The Supremes
Photos: Motown in Denver
Official show page
Video: Montage of scenes

Shel Omi with his family at the opening of 'Motown the Musical' in Denver. Photo by John Moore. Shel Omi with his family at the opening of ‘Motown the Musical’ in Denver. Photo by John Moore.