(CBS) — Close your eyes, and listen to Allison Semmes sing, you might think the legendary Diana Ross is in the room.
“I knew ‘Stop in the Name of Love’, I was familiar with the music.”
But it’s Chicago native Allison Semmes who channels the pop icon every night as part of Motown the Musical.
“I read her autobiography “Secrets of a Sparrow,” I watched her movies, saw her acting chops, I saw how she spoke and her mannerisms. I always had Diana Ross, that role, that was the goal.”