WATCH: March 9, 2014 Episode of TAR HEEL TALK


Topic: PATT/Reed Shannon 


  • Belinda Reed Shannon, Co-founder, PATT
  • Keith Shannon, Co-founder, PATT
  • Reed Shannon, Actor 

One local 13-year-old is headed to Broadway to star in Motown the Musical. Raleigh native, Reed Shannon, will be playing the roles of the young Michael Jackson, young Berry Gordy and young Stevie Wonder.  The musical will take a national tour beginning in May of this year.  Reed beat out more than 800 kids nationwide for the roles.  He also recently performed in Les Mis at the NC Theatre.

This show also includes information on the nonprofit organization, Preparing America's Tomorrow Today or PATT.  This organization founded by the Shannons, provides educational opportunities and experiences for students who want to attend college.

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