Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations at Academy of Music

aint too proud at academy of musicFans of The Temptations, get ready for a jukebox musical you would not want to miss! Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations will take you on The Temptations’ extraordinary journey from the streets of Detroit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Be prepared to immerse yourselves in the group’s treasured hits, including “My Girl,” “Just My Imagination,” “Get Ready,” “Papa Was a Rolling Stone” and many more.

Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations will run at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from the 3rd to the 14th of January, 2024. It’s a limited-time engagement as they will only be in the area for less that two weeks! So, make plans to come to this show right now. Grab your tickets to Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations before it’s too late. Go ahead and click ‘GET TICKETS’ to secure your spots at this Tony Award winning show.

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“Dazzling and electrifying!” – The Washington Post

“A happy revelation: This jukebox musical not only has life, it also has wit, intelligence, while also looking stunning and full of energy.” – Daily Beast

“Morisseau’s well-crafted storytelling proves just as important as the musical memories.” – Broadway World

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Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations is a high-voltage musical that follows the remarkable journey of The Temptations, from the gritty streets of Detroit to their well-deserved spot in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. With their iconic dance moves and unmistakable harmonies, they dominated the charts, racking up an astonishing 42 Top Ten Hits, with 14 of them claiming the number one spot. 

But the story goes deeper – it’s about how these talented individuals came together, reached new heights, and faced both personal and political turmoil during a time of national unrest in the United States. This exhilarating tale explores themes of brotherhood, family, loyalty, and betrayal, all set to the infectious rhythm of The Temptations’ beloved classics, including “My Girl,” “Just My Imagination,” “Get Ready,” “Papa Was a Rolling Stone,” and many more.

The dazzling jukebox musical opened on Broadway March 21, 2019. It went on to receive 12 Tony Awards nominations including Best Musical, Best Book for Dominique Morisseau, and Best Director for Des McAnuff. Sergio Trujillo won Best Choreography. The musical also features a Grammy Award-winning score by The Temptations. It’s an experience that will give you Grammy-winning songs and Tony-winning moves!

The production features sets by Robert Bill, costumes by Paul Tazewell, lighting by Howell Binkley, sound design by Steve Canyon, projections by Peter Nigrini, hair and wig design by Charles G. LaPointe, fight direction by Steve Rankin, orchestrations by Harold Wheeler, music coordination by John Miller, music direction by Kenny Seymour, and vocal supervision by Liz Caplan with Edgar Godineaux as associate choreographer. The stage manager is Molly Meg Legal and casting is by Merri Sugarman of Tara Rubin Casting.

“This bio musical is wrapped up in a dazzling package with visually-pleasing production values and tremendous song-and-dance numbers” – Stir Vancouver

“Bringing the hits of The Temptations to life was a true spectacle.” – Broadway World

“What makes it memorable is the sheer overwhelming talent of the cast.” – Entertainment Weekly

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In 2021, EGOT winner John Legend officially joined the Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations Producting team. He shared, “Performing with this incredible cast is a memory I’ll always cherish,” said the “Ordinary People” singer. “The Temptations’ music is core to my own musical upbringing and is an integral part of America’s cultural heartbeat. This is a musical I love and a story I want to help share. In this pivotal time, it’s so important that we support and maintain Broadway, an essential part of the soul of New York and the entire nation.”

The production’s touring cast are as follows: Jalen Harris as Eddie Kendricks; Harrell Holmes Jr. as Melvin Franklin; E. Clayton Cornelious as Paul Williams; Michael Andreaus as Otis Williams; Elijah Ahmad Lewis as David Ruffin. They will be joined by supporting actors Brian C. Binion, Reggie Bromell, Felander, Shayla Brielle G., Ryan M. Hunt, Jeremy R. Kelsey, AJ Lockhart, Omar Madden, Dwayne P. Mitchell, Devin Price, Brittny Smith, Amber Mariah Talley, Nazarria Workman and Andrew Volzer.

The original Broadway cast recording of Ain’t Too Proud was recorded January 19–22, 2019 at Sound on Sound Studios, Montclair, NJ. It was followed by a digital release on March 22, 2019. The physical album released on April 19, and a double-LP vinyl was released on June 7. There are a totak of 32 nostalgic songs by The Tempations on this production and fans of the musical group will definitely have a good time.

“slick, straightforward, tuneful and altogether pleasant entertainment” – amNY

“Refreshingly emphasizes the improbable triumph of rough, combustible parts assembled into glistening smoothness” – The New York Times

“buoyed by a surge of nostalgia and a slew of Motown hits” – New York Post

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The critics have spoken and almost every single one had a good time at the show. Edmonton Journal wrote, “The enduring harmonies, the heart-stopping dance moves and the persistent, positive vision of Williams keep the attention of the audience firmly on the stage. As performers, the singers were cohesive, with tremendous bench strength that made it possible for each person to take the lead singer’s position during the songs that worked best for them.”

When Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations lands in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, all fans of the musical group can’t miss it! If you’re a theatre fan and have yet to enjoy The Tempations’ hits, you’ll leave the theatre hummimg all their greatest tunes. Remember, the show will only be in the area for a very limited time. If you want to witness the show live, you need to secure yours right now before it’s too late!