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(L–R) Ephraim Sykes (David Ruffin), Jeremy Pope (Eddie Kendricks), James Harkness (Paul Williams), Jared Joseph (Melvin Franklin), and Derrick Baskin (Otis Williams) in the world premiere of "Ain't Too Proud—The Life and Times of The Temptations" at Berkeley Repertory Theatre.

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Ain't Too Proud

The Life and Times of The Temptations

Aug 21 – Sep 30, 2018

Ahmanson Theatre
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Ain't Too Proud is an electrifying new musical about the life and times of The Temptations, the greatest R&B group of all time (Billboard Magazine). Five young guys on the streets of Detroit were discovered by Berry Gordy, who signed them to his legendary new label. With their signature dance moves and unmistakable harmonies, they rose to the top of the charts—creating an amazing 42 Top Ten Hits with 14 reaching number one. Through friendship and betrayal amid the civil unrest that tore America apart, their moving and personal story still resonates five decades later.

Kennedy Prize-winning playwright Dominique Morisseau (Detroit '67, Sunset Baby, Center Theatre Group L.A. Writers' Workshop 16/17 participant), Olivier Award-winning choreographer Sergio Trujillo (Memphis the Musical, On Your Feet!), and two-time Tony Award®-winning director Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys, Big River) bring you this thrilling new production featuring iconic hits including "My Girl," "Just My Imagination," "Papa Was a Rolling Stone," and many more.

The music, of course, is divine, allowing the creative team to stage smashing renditions of ‘Ain’t Too Proud to Beg,’ ‘Get Ready,’ ‘If You Don’t Know Me by Now,’ ‘I’m Gonna Make You Love Me,’ ‘War’ and—you guessed it—‘My Girl.’

Ahmanson 2017/18 Season Ticket Members and single ticketholders who purchased tickets to Crazy for You will be transferred to Ain't Too Proud—The Life and Times of The Temptations, running this summer. Regardless of how your original ticket(s) were delivered, your new ticket(s) for Ain't Too Proud will be mailed to your address on file. You may also check your performance date by logging in and checking "My Tickets." Should you need to, you may exchange performance dates by calling Audience Services at 213.628.2772. You are encouraged to exchange your tickets as soon as possible if your assigned date does not work for your schedule.

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