Dean sings Motown



Oneonta resident Rachel Dean stands with Matt Manuel who portrayed Marvin Gaye in last Saturday’s Motown: The Musical matinee in Birmingham. The cast chose Dean to come on stage and sing the chorus of ‘Reach Out and Touch Somebody’s Hand.’ The Diana Ross character portrayed by Trenyce extended Dean’s appearance, praised her rendering and invited her backstage for photographs with cast members. Dean said, ‘I got a standing ovation from the bottom section and I gave a small bow. I thanked Ms. Ross and gave her a deep curtsy. It was so much fun!’ Long-time Lester Memorial choir director Beverly Ellis had fulfilled a dream of daughter Dean with her ticket to the show.