‘Motown the Musical’ an homage to Hitsville USA

Mar 17, 2016

The Motown sound is the star of "Motown the Musical" this week at the Wharton Center. We talk with Jesse Nager, who stars as Smokey Robinson.

"Tracks of My Tears." "Stop in the Name of Love." "Shop Around." What’s your favorite Motown song? Hard to choose, isn’t it?

You’ll hear dozens of chart-toppers in "Motown the Musical" now through Sunday at the Wharton Center.

The show features many favorites from Hitsville USA, while telling the story Detroit’s emergence as a cultural powerhouse and stage for social change.

Current State's Peter Whorf talks with Jesse Nager, who sings the role of Smokey Robinson. Nager is a Boston native and a graduate of the University of Michigan’s School of Music, Theatre and Dance.