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Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations at TPAC March 21-26

by Cass Teague
(l-r)- Marcus Paul James, Jalen Harris, Elijah Ahmad Lewis, Harrell Holmes Jr., James T. Lane from the National Touring Company of Ain’t Too Proud. (Credit: © 2021 Emilio Madrid)

Get ready! The Broadway smash hit Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations plays at Tennessee Performing Arts Center’s Jackson Hall March 21-26, 2023. Featuring the 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 many more. The Life and Times of The Temptations is the sixth production featured in the 2022-23 HCA Healthcare/TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC season.

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. Orchestrations are by Tony Award recipient Harold Wheeler, with music supervision and arrangements by Kenny Seymour.

The national tour of Ain’t Too Proud is produced by Ira Pittelman and Tom Hulce, in association with Stephen Gabriel, executive producer. General management and production management by Work Light Productions. For more information, visit ainttooproudmusical.com and follow the show on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Nashville Repertory Theatre presents The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time

March 24 – April 2, 2023 in the Andrew Johnson Theater

15-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain: He is exceptional at mathematics but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. He has never ventured alone beyond the end of his road, he detests being touched, and he distrusts strangers. Now it is 7 minutes after midnight, and Christopher stands beside his neighbor’s dead dog, Wellington, who has been speared with a garden fork.

Finding himself under suspicion, Christopher is determined to solve the mystery of who murdered Wellington. His detective work, forbidden by his father, takes him on a thrilling journey that upturns his world. Based on the bestselling novel and also the Tony award winning play, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time is a thrilling, heartwarming, and uplifting adventure story for every one of us.

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