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‘Ain’t Too Proud’ brings The Temptations to life

Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations comes to Kansas City Tuesday, June 21, 2022  The musical will get you on your feet– even during the current heat wave.  Peter Marks of The Washington Post stated Ain’t Too Proud is “Dazzling! This show will blow you away.”

Ain’t Too Proud is the story of The Temptations who had 42 Top Ten Hits with 14 reaching number one.  Their most iconic tunes include “My Girl,” “Just My Imagination,” “Get Ready,” and “Papa Was a Rolling Stone.”  They are remembered for their slick dance moves and tight harmonies.   The musical was the winner of the 2019 Tony Award for Best Choreography.

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Ain’t Too Proud is based on a book written by three-time Obie Award winner Dominique Morisseau.   The musical follows The Temptations’ journey from the streets of Detroit to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.  It is a story of friendship, family, loyalty, and betrayal during a decade of civil unrest in America.

The musical had a series of regional productions and opened at Broadway’s Imperial Theatre in March 2019. The deep talent of the production is evident in meeting the challenging choreography of Tony Award winner of Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys, On Your Feet!)  It is directed by two-time Tony Award winner Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys).


Ain’t too Proud is a show that will bring back memories for baby boomers.   More importantly, it will introduce great music and timeless dance moves to the next generation.  The cast’s energy in Ain’t Too Proud will get young and old on their feet.  

Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations

Jun 21 – 26, 2022

Municipal Auditorium Music Hall, 301 W 13th St. Kansas City, MO 64105

Recommended for ages 12 and up. The show contains minimal adult language and references.

–Anita Widaman | Metro Voice