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Ain’t Too Proud—The Life and Times of The Temptations

Opera House

Don’t miss the electrifying new musical about “the greatest R&B group of all time.” With their signature dance moves and harmonies, The Temptations rose to the top of the charts, and their moving story still resonates five decades later. The show features such iconic hits as “My Girl,” “Just My Imagination,” “Papa Was a Rolling Stone,” and many more.

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Feb. 13 - 18, 2024

Production Information

  • Genre

    Theater

  • Price Range

    $45.00 – $179.00

  • Runtime

    2 hours, 30 minutes, including intermission

  • Most enjoyed by

    Ages 13 and up

    Contains minimal adult language and references.

  • Presenting Sponsor

    Altria

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Program

Ain’t Too Proud—The Life and Times of The Temptations is the electrifying, new smash-hit Broadway musical that follows The Temptations’ extraordinary journey from the streets of Detroit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. With their signature dance moves and silky-smooth harmonies, they rose to the top of the charts, creating an amazing 42 top-ten hits with 14 reaching number one.

Nominated for 12 Tony® Awards and the winner of the 2019 Tony® for Best Choreography, Ain’t Too Proud tells the thrilling story of brotherhood, family, loyalty, and betrayal, as the group’s personal and political conflicts threatened to tear them apart during a decade of civil unrest in America. 

Written by three-time Obie Award winner Dominique Morisseau, directed by two-time Tony® winner Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys), and featuring the Tony®-winning choreography of Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys, On Your Feet!), the unforgettable story of this legendary quintet is set to the beat of the group’s treasured hits, including “My Girl,” “Just My Imagination,” “Get Ready,” “Papa Was a Rolling Stone,” and so many more.

Recommended for age 12 and up.

Full Creative Team:

Book by Dominique Morisseau | Music and lyrics from The Legendary Motown Catalog | Music by arrangement with Sony/ATV Music Publishing | Orchestrations by Harold Wheeler | Music direction & arrangements by Kenny Seymour | Choreographed by Sergio Trujillo | Scenic design by Robert Brill | Costume design by Paul Tazewell | Lighting design by Howell Binkley | Sound design by Steve Canyon Kennedy | Projection design by Peter Nigrini | Hair and wig design by Charles G. LaPointe | Fight direction by Steve Rankin | Directed by Des McAnuff

Additional performance details


Performance Timing: 2 hours, 30 minutes with one intermission

Recommended for ages 13 and up. The show contains minimal adult language and references.


Note: This performance includes haze and smoke effects, a brief moment of flashing light, and a gunshot sound effect.

Ain't Too Proud is

“Dazzling! This show will blow you away.”

Peter Marks, The Washington Post

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