Blast From the Past: Smokey Robinson

Motown legend Smokey Robinson performed for a full house in June 2018. His unique show brought stories and memories to life, in addition to the performance of his chart-topping hits like “The Tears of a Clown,” “You’ve Really Got A Hold On Me,” “Tracks of My Tears,” and so many more! Mr. Robinson’s performance on our stage that night was one that will not soon be forgotten, as it is rare to get a behind-the-scenes peek into how so many hit songs that have been played for decades originally came to be. 

Have you heard of our backstage Wall of Fame? This is where all performers at The Paramount leave their autograph before or after performing. You may have seen it during a Paramount tour. But, did you know Mr. Robinson’s signature isn’t on the Wall of Fame? It’s actually hidden in one of our star dressing rooms! If you haven’t yet seen our Wall of Fame or Mr. Robinson’s hidden autograph, be sure to sign up for a free tour once the magic returns to The Paramount’s stage and screen. It’s a special stop on the tour you certainly won’t want to miss!

We are diligently working to reschedule many of our events that have been interrupted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These events contribute significantly toward our yearly operating budget, and we know that we will suffer a devastating loss of revenue as a local nonprofit theater. Please consider making a donation to The Paramount.

Photos by Craig Kompelien of Rob Garland Photographers