Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations Returns to the Fisher Theatre in December

Aint Too Proud The Life and Times of the Temptations Coming to Detroit

 Broadway In Detroit is thrilled to announce the return of AIN’T TOO PROUD – THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS, the Broadway smash hit musical will play Detroit’s Fisher Theatre December 19 – 23, 2023. Tickets go on sale at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, September 22 and will be available online at and in person at the Fisher Theatre box office starting at noon.


August 9 – 28, 2022 at the Detroit Opera House. 

Otis Williams told the audience at the Detroit Opera House “I love me some Detroit. It means the world, because this is where it began for the Tempts, for Motown, for the whole embodiment of what Motown is known for,” Williams, 80, said with a smile. “It’s one thing to open up on Broadway, which was a big ‘do, and to get success on Broadway, but it’s a whole nother thing for it to travel the country, and especially to be in Motown.” (The Oakland Press, 2022) 

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 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. 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.

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Performance times for AIN’T TOO PROUD – THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS, appearing December 19 – 23, 2023 at the Fisher Theatre located at 3011 W. Grand Blvd., in Detroit are:

  • Tuesday through Saturday evening performances at 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday matinee performance at 2:00 p.m.
  • Additional matinee performances on Wednesday & Thursday at 1:00 p.m.
  • Special Open Caption performance on Thursday, December 21 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets for AIN’T TOO PROUD – THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS start at $39 (includes parking & facility fee) and will go on sale at 10:00 a.m. Friday, September 22. Tickets can be purchased online at and in person at the Fisher Theatre box office starting at noon.

For group sales (10 or more) please email or call 313-871- 1132.

Tickets for the Open Captioned performance be purchased in person at the Fisher Theatre Box Office or by phone at 313-872-1000, ext. 0.

Performance schedule, prices and cast are subject to change without notice. Broadway In Detroit urges patrons to use caution when purchasing tickets online through a site other than Individual tickets purchased from a ticket broker or “third party” ticket reseller involves risk and may not be authentic, sold at box office prices, or with correct performance and venue information. Broadway In Detroit box offices cannot verify tickets sold through a third party or ticket reseller. Broadway In Detroit is also unable to contact third party purchasers with pertinent updates or changes regarding performances.

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