The music dreams are made of! And a Sound That Would Make Music History. Ain’t To Proud is the thrilling story of brotherhood, family, loyalty and betrayal, and an electrifying new musical that follows The Temptations’ extraordinary journey from the mean streets of Detroit to the golden Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Grab your tickets and get ready to Rock & Roll at the Ohio Theatre in Columbus as Ain’t To Proud goes on tour! Featuring some of the group’s treasured hits, including “My Girl,” “Just My Imagination,” “Get Ready,” “Papa Was a Rolling Stone” and so many more.
Ain’t Too Proud, featuring the life and times of the music of The Temptations, is a Tony award winning musical about a group of extremely talented musicians, The Temptations, a vocal group from Detroit, Michigan, who released a series of successful singles and albums with Motown Records during the 1960s and 1970s. Over the course of their career, the Temptations released four Billboard Hot 100 number-one singles, fourteen R&B number-one singles, and an amazing 42 Top Ten Hits, earning the band three Grammy Awards, becoming the first Motown recording act to win a Grammy Award with the track “Cloud Nine” in 1969 and in 2013 The Temptations received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award. “My Girl”, “Just My Imagination (Running Away with Me)”, and “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone”, are among The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. In 1973, “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone” won the Temptations their second Grammy for Best R&B Performance by a Group. The 1984 recording of “Treat Her Like a Lady”, the single became their biggest success on R&B radio since 1975. Having sold tens of millions of albums, the Temptations are among the most successful groups in popular music, and became pioneers of psychedelic soul, creating a significant evolution of R&B and soul music. Over 50 years and multiple chart-topping songs later, “My Girl”, is still their signature song to this day, and would not be complete without the band’s choreography, distinct harmonies, and dapper dress style.
Ain’t Too Proud: Life and Times of The Temptations is a 2018 jukebox musical with music and lyrics by The Temptations, and a book by Dominique Morisseau, and is based on the story of The Temptations by Otis Williams. The musical opened at a variety of venues including, Berkley Rep in October 2017, The Kennedy Centre in Washington, DC in June 2018, the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles for August 2018 and finally the Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto where the production ran from October 2018, before it reached Broadway’s Imperial Theatre in March 2019 where it was nominated for 11 Tony Awards and took home the Best Choreography Award.