Ain't Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations Returns to Toronto December 7-17, 2023
David Mirvish is thrilled to announce that AIN’T TOO PROUD – THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS, the new Broadway smash hit musical will return to Toronto this December! Back by popular demand, AIN’T TOO PROUD will play Toronto’s CAA Ed Mirvish Theatre for a two-week engagement from December 7 – 17, 2023.
Tickets will be available on Friday September 22 at mirvish.com or by calling 1.800.461.3333.
AIN’T TOO PROUD – THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS played a smash pre-Broadway run at the Princess of Wales Theatre in Toronto in 2018. Back by popular demand, AIN’T TOO PROUD will make a triumphant return to Toronto this December!
“STUNNING! DAZZLINGLY STAGED!” - Karen Fricker, Toronto Star
“GO AHEAD, BE TEMPTED! Ain’t Too Proud is meaningful musical storytelling – a powerful story of resilience and triumph.” - Andria Case, CTV
“WOW! WOW! WOW! Slick, smooth, funky and fun. The only thing missing was a dance floor for the adoring audience!” - Sam Houston, AM700
Featuring Grammy® winning songs and Tony® winning moves, AIN’T TOO PROUD is the electrifying new musical that follows The Temptations’ extraordinary journey from the streets of Detroit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. 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 and being voted the greatest R&B group of all time by Billboard Magazine in 2017. The rest is history — how they met, the groundbreaking heights they hit, and how personal and political conflicts threatened to tear the group apart as the United States fell into civil unrest. This thrilling story of brotherhood, family, loyalty, and betrayal is set to the beat of the group’s treasured hits, including “My Girl,” “Just My Imagination,” “Get Ready,” “Papa Was a Rolling Stone,” and so many more.
After breaking house records at Berkeley Rep, The Kennedy Center, CTG’s Ahmanson Theatre, and Toronto’s Princess of Wales Theatre, AIN'T TOO PROUD opened on Broadway in March 2019, where it continued to play to sold-out audiences and broke the Imperial Theatre’s box office record. The first national tour launched in December 2021 at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. Written by Kennedy Prize-winning playwright Dominique Morisseau, directed by two-time Tony Award® winner Des McAnuff, and featuring the Tony Award winning choreography of Sergio Trujillo, this dazzling production now brings the untold story of the legendary quintet to audiences across the country.
The creative team also includes Tony Award nominee Robert Brill (scenic design), Tony Award winner Paul Tazewell (costume design), Tony Award winner Howell Binkley (lighting design), Tony Award winner Steve Canyon Kennedy (sound design), Drama Desk Award winner Peter Nigrini (projection design), Drama Desk Award winner Charles G. LaPointe (hair and wig design), Steve Rankin (fight direction), Brian Harlan Brooks (tour resident director), Edgar Godineaux (associate choreographer), John Miller (music coordinator), Molly Meg Legal (production supervisor), and Nicole Olson (production stage manager). Orchestrations are by Tony Award recipient Harold Wheeler, with music supervision and arrangements by Kenny Seymour. Casting is by Tara Rubin Casting, Merri Sugarman, C.S.A.
The national tour of AIN’T TOO PROUD is produced by Ira Pittelman and Tom Hulce, in association with Work Light Productions.