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Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations


Tuesday - Saturday at 8:00pm
Sunday Evenings at 7:30pm
Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2:00pm


  • 2 hours, 30 minutes with intermission
  • Detroit Opera House


Special Notes:

All shows and dates are subject to change. 

Open-caption performance  Sunday, August 14, 7:30pm.

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Ain't Too Proud 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, 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.  

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.

Written by three-time Obie Award winner Dominique Morisseau, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys) and featuring the Tony-winning choreography of Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys, On Your Feet!), Ain’t Too Proud launches their first national tour to over 50 cities across America.



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Starring:

JALEN HARRIS - Eddie Kendricks

HARRELL HOLMES JR. - Melvin Franklin

MARCUS PAUL JAMES  - Otis Williams          

JAMES T. LANE - Paul Williams          

ELIJAH AHMAD LEWIS - David Ruffin                          

MICHAEL ANDREAUS - Berry Gordy  

GREGORY CARL BANKS JR. - Lamont 

SHAYLA BRIELLE G. - Mama Rose, Florence Ballard, Tammi Terrell

REED CAMPBELL - Shelly Berger

LAWRENCE DANDRIDGE - Smokey Robinson,  Slick Talk Fella, Damon Harris

NAJAH HETSBERGER – Josephine

DEVIN HOLLOWAY - “Gloria” Soloist, Interviewer, Richard Street, Delivery Man

TRACI ELAINE LEE - Johnnie Mae, Mary Wilson

BRETT MICHAEL LOCKLEY - Al Bryant,  Norman Whitfield

HARRIS MATTHEW - Straight Talk Fella, Dennis Edwards                 

AMBER MARIAH TALLEY - Diana Ross               

Ensemble: MICHAEL ANDREAUS, GREGORY CARL BANKS JR., REED CAMPBELL, LAWRENCE DANDRIDGE, SHAYLA BRIELLE G., NAJAH HETSBERGER, DEVIN HOLLOWAY, TRACI ELAINE LEE, BRETT MICHAEL LOCKLEY, HARRIS MATTHEW, AMBER MARIAH TALLEY

Understudies:

For Otis Williams—MICHAEL ANDREAUS, LAWRENCE DANDRIDGE, ANTWAUN HOLLEY;

For Paul Williams—BRIAN C. BINION, KYSHAWN LANE, BRETT MICHAEL LOCKLEY;

For Melvin Franklin—MICHAEL ANDREAUS, LAWRENCE DANDRIDGE, ANTWAUN HOLLEY;

For Eddie Kendricks—DEVIN HOLLOWAY,  KYSHAWN LANE, HARRIS MATTHEW;

For David Ruffin—BRIAN C. BINION, DEVIN HOLLOWAY, HARRIS MATTHEW

Swings:

BRIAN C. BINION, TRESTON J. HENDERSON, ANTWAUN HOLLEY, KYSHAWN LANE,

CHANI MAISONET, NAZARRIA WORKMAN, ANDREW VOLZER

 

Creative Team:

BOOK BY - Dominique Morisseau

MUSIC AND LYRICS FROM - The Legendary Motown Catalog

BASED ON THE BOOK ENTITLED - The Temptations by Otis Williams

MUSIC BY ARRANGEMENT WITH - Sony/ATV Music Publishing

SCENIC DESIGN - Robert Brill

COSTUME DESIGN - Paul Tazewell

LIGHTING DESIGN - Howell Binkley

SOUND DESIGN - Steve Canyon Kennedy

PROJECTION DESIGN - Peter Nigrini 

HAIR AND MAKE-UP - Lisa Chan

ASSOCIATE LIGHTING DESIGNER: Ryan O'Gara 

FIGHT DIRECTOR - Steve Rankin

ASSOCIATE CHOREOGRAPHER - Edgar Godineaux

MUSIC COORDINATOR - John Miller

KEYBOARD PROGRAMMER - Randy Cohen 

PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR - Molly Meg Legal

PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER - Jimmie Lee Smith

BROADWAY RESIDENT DIRECTOR - Drew Foster

ASSISTANT CHOREOGRAPHER - Esther Antoine

MUSIC DIRECTION - Jonathan Smith

SWING TECHNICIAN - Nick Ray

HEAD AUDIO - Shaughn Brayant 

HEAD AUDIO - Keegan Bradac

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR - Logan Vaughn

GENERAL MANAGEMENT - Work Light Production

COMPANY MANAGER - Arthur J.M. Callahan

TOUR RESIDENT DIRECTOR - Brian Harlan Brooks

CASTING - Tara Rubin Casting

PRESS & MARKETING OUTREACH/ASSOCIATE PRODUCER - Linda J. Stewart

TOUR BOOKING - The Road Company 

ORCHESTRATIONS BY - Harold Wheeler

MUSIC SUPERVISION AND ARRANGEMENT BY - Kenny Seymour

CHOREOGRAPHED BY - Sergio Trujillo

DIRECTED BY - Des McAnuff

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