We were invited to see Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations at the Eccles Theater in Salt Lake City last night. The national touring company has landed in the state of Utah now until January 15th and let me tell you, if you don’t have your tickets yet, run and get them now!
One of my favorite things is to read biographies, to know the details about a person’s life, their triumphs, their struggles, the things that shape the way they view and face the world. Reading about a person’s life is fascinating to me. Even more so when it’s acted out on stage and set to music! This is exactly what happens in Ain’t Too Proud. We get the whole back ground of how Otis Williams imagined and created The Temptations when he was just a young man in Detroit and what happens to the group and its individual members throughout the duration of their success.
This show is loaded with tons of music from the group (over 30 songs!) with their smooth, harmonizing vocals, and show stopping choreography, intertwined with the true stories behind the scenes. The show was eye-opening and the things you learn about this hard working group are fascinating and heartbreaking at the same time.
You most certainly will be entertained at Ain’t Too Proud. The members of The Temptations were cast perfectly. Their voices were powerful and moving. Prepared to be blown away by Elijah Ahmad Lewis as he portrays lead vocalist David Ruffin and Harrell Holmes Jr’s portrayal of Melvin. Such excellent performances by all! You will thoroughly enjoy the well-known chart toppers as they are performed on stage, you may even be tempted to get up and dance while you are there (I saw it happen several times, actually!)
But whatever you do, don’t miss out on your chance to see the show for yourself while it is in Salt Lake City this week.
It’s January and it’s cold! No better way to spend a freezing evening in Utah than by seeing a sizzling hot Broadway show. Ain’t Too Proud has arrived in Salt Lake City and there’s still time for you to grab your tickets!
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Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of The Temptations
January 10th – 15th, 2023
Delta Hall at the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Theater
Salt Lake City, Utah
Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations is the electrifying, new smash-hit Broadway 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 silky-smooth harmonies, they rose to the top of the charts creating an amazing 42 Top Ten Hits with 14 reaching number one.
Nominated for 12 Tony® Awards and the winner of the 2019 Tony Award for Best Choreography, Ain’t Too Proud tells the thrilling story of brotherhood, family, loyalty, and betrayal, as the group’s personal and political conflicts threatened to tear them apart during a decade of civil unrest in America.
Written by three-time Obie Award winner Dominique Morisseau, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys), and featuring the Tony-winning choreography of Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys, On Your Feet!), the unforgettable story of this legendary quintet 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.
I can’t wait to see this show, as it is sure to be absolutely incredible! To learn more about the show and to purchase tickets for yourself, visit ArtTix now.
Ain’t Too Proud is part of the Broadway at the Eccles 2022-2023 Season. Be sure to visit their website for this and other great Broadway shows coming to Salt Lake City this season.