Video: Mayor declares 'Motown the Musical' Day in Denver

Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock and his wife, Mary Louise Lee. Photo by John Moore. On Friday, Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock declared April 3 to be Motown The Musical Day in Denver. He was accompanied by his wife, performer Mary Louise Lee.

Hancock and Lee celebrated their 20th anniversary by flying to New York and seeing Motown The Musical on Broadway. The Hancocks already have attended the show three times in Denver. Hear what they have to say about the importance of Motown music not only for them, but for all music lovers.

Lee made her professional debut at age 18 performing in the Motown inspired musical Beehive at what is now the Garner Galleria Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex.

The national touring production of Motown The Musical will be visiting Denver through April 19.

Read the entire proclamation at the bottom of this page.

Video by John Moore and David Lenk for the DCPA NewsCenter.

Mayor Michael B. Hancock and wife Mary Louise Lee declare April 3 to be 'Motown the Musical' Day in Denver. Phot by John Moore.
Mayor Michael B. Hancock and wife Mary Louise Lee declare April 3 to be ‘Motown the Musical’ Day in Denver. Photo by John Moore.

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:
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

Photos of Motown the Musical‘s stay in Denver:

Here are  photos from the national touring production of ‘Motown The Musical’ in Denver. Photos by John Moore and Emily Lozow.

The proclamation:
April 3 is 'Motown the Musical' Day in Denver.