African American Arts, Culture, Events, Tech & Lifestyle




Loading Events

« All Events

Staff PickAin’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations

August 31 - October 22

| $ - See event website
flyer-aint too proud

Share this page:

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
Directed by Des McAnuff
Roda Theatre · Aug 31-Oct 22, 2017
World premiere

An electrifying new musical about the life and times of The Temptations, the greatest R&B group of all time (Billboard Magazine 2017). They were five young guys on the streets of Detroit when they were discovered by Berry Gordy, who signed them to his legendary new label. After 24 attempts, they finally had a hit and the rest is history—how they met, how they rose, the groundbreaking heights they hit, and how personal and political conflicts threatened to tear the group apart as the nation fell into civil unrest. Kennedy Prize-winning playwright Dominique Morisseau, Olivier Award-winning choreographer Sergio Trujillo, and two-time Tony Award-winning director Des McAnuff bring you this thrilling story of brotherhood, family, loyalty, and betrayal. Iconic hits like “My Girl,” “Just My Imagination,” and “Papa Was a Rolling Stone” and the signature dance moves that made the “Classic Five” Temptations part of our cultural history forever.

Ain’t Too Proud includes haze and smoke effects. Berkeley Rep offers an advisory about any stage effect of potential concern to patrons’ health. We don’t offer advisories about subject matter, as sensitivities vary from person to person. If you have any concerns about content, please contact the box office.

More Info / Purchase





August 31, 2017
October 22, 2017
$ - See event website
Event Categories:
, , , , , , ,
Event Tags:


Berkeley Rep
510 647–2900
2025 Addison St, Berkeley Rep, CA 94704 United States


Berkeley Rep
510 647–2900