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

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Ain’t Too Proud is an electrifying new musical about the life and times of The Temptations, “the greatest R&B group of all time” (Billboard Magazine). Five young guys on the streets of Detroit were discovered by Berry Gordy, who signed them to his legendary new label. With their signature dance moves and unmistakable harmonies, they rose to the top of the charts—creating an amazing 42 Top Ten Hits with 14 reaching number one. Through friendship and betrayal amid the civil unrest that tore America apart, their moving and personal story still resonates five decades later. (Recommended for ages 12 and up)

Production Information

Approximate Running Time
150 minutes


Otis Williams
Paul Williams
Melvin Franklin
Eddie Kendricks
David Ruffin
Al Bryant and others
Johnnie Mae and others
Berry Gordy and others
Smokey Robinson and others
Diana Ross and others
Josephine and others
Tammi Terrell and others
Shelly Berger and others
Dennis Edwards and others
Richard Street and others
Lamont and others

Creative Team

Set Designer
Costume Designer
Choreographer for musicals
Musical Director
Sound Designer
Lighting Designer
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Adapted From
“The Temptations” by Otis Williams with Patricia Romanowski