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Theatre 39
at Pier 39 Beach Street & The Embarcadero San Francisco, CA 94133
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247 reviews
355 stars
Far pricier than the downtown shows...the wharf always GETS you!
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7 stars
Better than BBB. A welcomed breath of fresh air!
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"Motown Madness, The Musical"
101 ratings
4.5 average rating
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18 reviews
6 stars
attended Jun 11 2009

Hand clapping, footstomping, singing out loud fun! Just like the old days of motown, brings back great memories. The cast is extremely talented, the singing and dancing lots of fun to be a part of. The audience participation part is a hoot. A...continued

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attended Aug 08 2009

I thought the performance was pretty good. However the theatre staff kept opening the doors throughout the performance to let in late comers which was a real distraction

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0 stars
attended Jun 04 2009

We had VIP seating, the show was enjoyable and they had lots of audience participation. There were all ages there (teen to senior) and everyone walked away saying what a fun evening they'd had.

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This hit-filled R&B revue at J’LaChic Theatre 39 traces a narrated musical journey from the early days of Motown to the classic soul sounds of today. The songs of Stevie Wonder, the Temptations, the Four Tops, Smokey Robinson, Diana Ross and more are performed by Bay Area trio Top Shelf, accompanied by female vocalists and dancers.

Saturday, February 13:  The classic soul trio Top Shelf has planned a special Valentine-themed performance, “Romantic Moments.” In addition to “Motown Madness,” the cast will transcend through romantic musical eras of Cherished Doo-Wop Standards, Classic Soul, and of course your favorite Love Songs.

Preceded by a cocktail hour at 7pm, the show commences at 8pm, and will be followed by a post-performance Valentine Soiree.