Video: 'Motown' moments: The Little Michael Jacksons in Denver

Reed L. Shannon and Leon Outlaw Jr., who are sharing the roles of Young Berry Gordy, Stevie Wonder and Michael Jackson in the national touring production of Motown the Musical, had a whirlwind first 24 hours in Denver that included Tuesday’s opening-night afterparty, and media stops with both KDVR’s ‘Everyday’ show with Chris Parente and Kathie J.; and KMGH’s ‘The Now’ show with Lionel Bienvenu. The Wednesday performance was followed by an audience talkback.

DCPA Senior Arts Journalist John Moore and Video Producer David Lenk chronicled the youngsters’ first day and captured their thoughts on life on the road. “I have been inspired by Michael Jackson ever since I was in my mom’s belly,” Outlaw says. The pair already have spent a full year of their young lives playing the legendary Jackson, Wonder and Gordy. They will be here in Denver trading performances in Motown the Musical through April 19.

Video by John Moore and David Lenk for the DCPA NewsCenter

Here’s a link to their video appearance on the ‘Everyday’ show
Here’s a link to their video appearance on ‘The Now’ show

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: 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

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

Reed L. Shannon, left, and Leon Outlaw Jr. Photo by John Moore.

Reed L. Shannon, left, and Leon Outlaw Jr. Photo by John Moore.