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Why See Ain't Too Proud?

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The Temptations Musical

You know their music, but do you know their story? Ain't Too Proud is the stunning new jukebox musical that tracks the life and times of The Temptations, one of the biggest groups of the 1960s and 70s. Tracing their rise to the top of the Motown table against a backdrop of an America in social and political upheavel, Ain't Too Proud to Beg packs just as much drama as it does classic songs.

Ain't Too Proud made its debut at the Berkeley Repertory Theater, and bowled over the critics and audiences alike, becoming the highest-growing production in the venue's history. Among the iconic numbers featured are 'My Girl', 'Papa was a Rolling Stone', 'Just My Imagination', 'I Can't Get Next To You', and 'I Wish It Would Rain'.

What is Ain't Too Proud About?

Formed by five young guys from detroit, vocal group The Temptations struggled for years to land a hit. Things turned around when they signed for Motown, and with legendary songwriters like Smokey Robinson writing them tunes, the group rose to become one of the biggest names in American music. But their path to superstardom was far from smooth sailing, with clashing personalities and political disagreements nearly tearing the group apart.

Did You Know?

The Temptations are still performing to this day, with Otis Williams the sole remaining original member.

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Dates

Previews from: 28 February 2019

Opening night: 21 March 2019

Audience

Recommended for ages 12+ for mature language and themes.

Run time

Two hours and 30 minutes, with one intermission.

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Image property of Kevin Berne/Berkely Rep. 

Cast and Creative

Cast

The Temptations
Derrick Baskin as Otis Williams
James Harkness as Paul Williams
Jawan M. Jackson as Melvin Franklin
Jeremy Pope as Eddie Kendricks
Ephraim Sykes as David Ruffin

Esther Antoine, Saint Aubyn, Shawn Bowers, E. Clayton Cornelious, Rodney Earl Jackson Jr., Taylor Symone Jackson, Jahi Kearse, Jarvis B. Manning Jr., Joshua Morgan, Rashidra Scott, Nasia Thomas, Christian Thompson, Curtis Wiley and Candice Marie Woods. 

Creative

Directed by Des McAnuff
Book by Dominique Morisseau
Choreography by Sergio Trujillo

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Tony Cooper : “Leaves you begging for more!”

From beginning to end you are pulled into the history songs choreography... more

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