"Motown: The Musical" Gears Up to Play the Hits in Scotland's Capital.

"Motown: The Musical" Gears Up to Play the Hits in Scotland's Capital.

It's the run up to Christmas which means theatres are preparing for Panto season. However, in the case of the Edinburgh Playhouse, it's preparing for a busy November and December which features two fantastic musicals. In December they have the fabulous “Kinky Boots” stomping it's way through their doors, but first, “Motown the musical”, which gives  audience members the ultimate experience of Soul music.

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White Actress Banned from Singing "And I Am Telling You" Because She's Not Black...No Seriously

White Actress Banned from Singing "And I Am Telling You" Because She's Not Black...No Seriously

There are certain musical numbers that I consider "PhD's in Singing". Songs like "Soliloquy" or "Glitter and be Gay", to master them is an accomplishment reserved for truly talented singers. Another song in this repertoire would be "And I Am Telling You" from Dreamgirls. Many have tried to master it, very few have succeeded. Nevertheless, it's one of the most popular show tunes performed in concerts and cabarets today. 

While many might choose to stay away from such a number, actress Mazz Murray was ready to take it on for her upcoming concert "The Best of the West End". That was until she was told that she was banned from doing so because she's white. 

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