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Now That I Can Dance by Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit

Get your family's fill of great Motown music with this tale of talented teens in the '60s in a great kids stage show May 11-13 and 18-20, 2012

With a little help from some familiar Motown tunes, the story of the teenagers of Motown Records is told by the teens of Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit. See it live in their revival of the play Now That I Can Dance, playing in Detroit May 11-13 and 18-20, 2012.

First performed in 2005, Now That I Can Dance was written by Mosaic's founder Rick Sperling. It follows "Kat" Anderson Schaffner and four other girls from Inkster, Mich. on their journey to becoming The Marvelettes and recording Motown Records' first No. 1 song, "Please Mr. Postman," in 1962. During that year, most of Motown Records' biggest artists, including Marvin Gaye, The Supremes, Stevie Wonder, The Contours and Smokey Robinson and the Miracles, were between the ages of 12 and 21.

The show will take place at the Detroit Film Theatre, inside the Detroit Institute of Arts, at 8 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 4 p.m. Sundays. Tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for students. Those attending opening night on Friday, May 11, have the option of purchasing a VIP reception ticket.

The special first show includes a pre-show cocktail hour with original Motown artists in attendance, including Katherine "Kat" Anderson Schaffner of The Marvelettes, Rosalind Ashford Holmes and Annette Helton of The Vandellas and Joe Billingslea of The Contours. A post-show is also included with the VIP ticket, which will include karaoke and DJ entertainment.

Mosaic Youth Theatre recommends this play for ages 5 and older. To buy tickets, and to learn more about the 2012 Mosaic Youth Theatre production of Now That I Can Dance, check out the Metro Parent listing.

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