Taking place in downtown Detroit, Ain’t Too Proud sees a group of five young guys be discovered by Berry Gordy, founder of the Motown label, who immediately offers them a record deal. After 24 hits, the band finally make it big with “My Girl”, and the rest is history. Soon, The Temptations become a worldwide sensation, before a startling betrayal threatens to tear them apart.
Documenting the group’s rise from humble beginnings to global superstars sensations, the musical charts the personal and political conflicts that arose once the United States fell into civil unrest. Set against a backdrop of well-known songs, including “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone” and “Just My Imagination”, Ain’t Too Proud shines a light on the group that changed cultural history forever.
Featuring a book by Dominique Morisseau and music and lyrics from The Legendary Motown Catalogue, the show is directed by Tony Award-winner Des McAnuff (The Who’s Tommy). Featuring choreography by Olivier Award-winner Sergio Trujilo (Memphis), the production includes scenic design by Robert Brill, costume design by Paul Tazewell, lighting design by Howell Binkley and sound design by Steve Canyon Kennedy.
A thrilling new musical that follows the extraordinary journey of one of the world’s most famous bands, Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations arrives in Toronto for a strictly limited run. The show plays at the Princess of Wales Theatre from 11 October to 17 November 2018.
Recommended forFans of The Temptations and those who missed out on seeing the musical elsewhere now have the chance to see it at the Princess of Wales Theatre! Music lovers and those who enjoyed Motown the Musical are guaranteed to be dancing in their seats.
Age Recommendations: Recommended 13+. No under 2's.