Hitzville The Show is a nostalgia-filled trip through the Motown hits of yesteryear. Vocalist Jin-Jin Reeves, along with backup singers and the five-piece Hitzville band, fills Planet Hollywood’s V Theater with an authentic Motown sound and experience that will have you clapping your hands and dancing in the aisles. Hitzville is a journey through the times and places that made Motown famous, opening up with The Pips’ classic “I Heard it Through the Grapevine,” and going through different acts, going from one influential Motown band to the next.
Expect famous songs like “My Guy,” “Natural Woman” and “What’s Love Got to Do With It,” along with a few rarer tracks that will make Motown fans very happy. Throughout the show, Reeves evokes the sound and character of Motown’s most famous divas, going from Diana Ross to Gladys Knight to Tina Turner (and many others) without missing a beat. This comes as no surprise, as Reeves has shared the stage with many of the performers she covers in “Hitzville.” Such energy in a tribute show is rare, but really makes “Hitzville” stand out among the rest. Reeves’ backup singers in some of the songs will catch your eye when they come out dressed in red suits when they cover The Temptations, and will continue dazzle each time they come out in colorful attire and appropriate stylings for each new act.
The group incorporates appropriate choreography into their acts, mimicking the original groups in both sound and showmanship. From their matching shoes to their side stepping and sliding across the stage, there are times when you’ll truly believe you’re in an authentic Motown show in the 1960’s. This is further enhanced with Reeves’ likeness to the divas she’s covering. You’re in for a treat when she gets to the Tina Turner segment of the show. Make no mistake: you will find yourself dancing along and having a great time at Hitzville.