AIN'T TOO PROUD Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Ain’t Too Proud—The Life and Times of The TemptationsReturn

Playwright Dominique Morisseau Librettist Dominique Morisseau Producer Berkeley Repertory Theatre  [Website] Description An electrifying new musical about the life and times of The Temptations, the greatest R&B group of all time (Billboard Magazine 2017). They were five young guys on the streets of Detroit when they were discovered by Berry Gordy, who signed them to his legendary new label. After 24 attempts, they finally had a hit and the rest is history—how they met, how they rose, the groundbreaking heights they hit, and how personal and political conflicts threatened to tear the group apart as the nation fell into civil unrest. Kennedy Prize-winning playwright Dominique Morisseau, Olivier Award-winning choreographer Sergio Trujillo, and two-time Tony Award-winning director Des McAnuff bring you this thrilling story of brotherhood, family, loyalty, and betrayal. Iconic hits like “My Girl,” “Just My Imagination,” and “Papa Was a Rolling Stone” and the signature dance moves that made the “Classic Five” Temptations part of our cultural history forever. Running Time 2:15 Performers Derrick Baskin   [Otis Williams]
James Harkness   [Paul Williams]
Jared Joseph   [Melvin Franklin]
Jeremy Pope   [Eddie Kendricks]
Ephraim Sykes   [David Ruffin]
Shawn Bowers   [Lamont]
Jeremy Cohen   [Shelly Berger]
E. Cornelious   [Richard Street]
Taylor Jackson   [Johnnie Mae]
Jahi Kearse   [Berry Gordy]
Jarvis Manning, Jr.   [Al]
Rashidra Scott   [Josephine]
Caliaf St. Aubyn   [Dennis]
Nasia Thomas   [Mama Rose]
Christian Thompson   [Smokey Robinson]
Candice Woods   [Diana Ross]
Esther Antoine
Rodney Earl Jackson, Jr.
Devin Roberts
Creative Staff Des McAnuff   [Director]
Kenny Seymour   [Music Director]
Sergio Trujillo   [Choreographer]
Robert Brill   [Scenic Designer]
Paul Tazewell   [Costume Designer]
Howell Binkley   [Lighting Designer]
Steve Kennedy   [Sound Designer]
Peter Nigrini   [Projections Designer]
Harold Wheeler   [Orchestrations]

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