Tennessee Performing Arts Center | Nashville, Tennessee
"Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations" was nominated for 12 Tony Awards and is the winner of the 2019 Tony Award for Best Choreography. It is a jukebox musical that tells the unrevealed story behind Billboard Magazine's greatest R&B group of all time – The Temptations. Take this musical journey that started on the streets of Detroit to the golden gates of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. All of its compelling plots are told within the backdrop of The Temptations' best-loved classics like “My Girl,” “Just My Imagination,” “Get Ready,” “Papa Was a Rolling Stone” and so many more. Get ready and book your tickets now!
What a story this a story it is. Full of hard work and drama, personal conflict and social and political revolutions, the performance of The Temptations, is also the story of the famed record label Motown. So, it is the story of R&B music and it’s rise on the American music scene. As portrayed by The Temptations, there is really nothing more compelling than that tale. Noted playwright Dominique Morisseau, who is no stranger to writing about the world of music, has woven the narrative with the music brilliantly. And director Des McAnuff, who won both Tony and Olivier awards for his work on Jersey Boys and who also helmed Summer: The Donna Summer Musical, keeps the excitement going at a steady pace. If you want to savour all of this, then come down to the Tennessee Performing Arts Center in Nashville and catch a true classic that you are sure to love!