Des Moines Civic Center | Des Moines, Iowa
Ain't Too Proud – The Life and Times of The Temptations. The thrilling new musical smash hit that tells the story of The Temptations. Brought to you by the resplendent Des Moines Civic Center in the city of Des Moines on the Friday 30th June 2023. After crushing house records at both Berkeley Rep and The Kennedy Center, AIN'T TOO PROUD, written by three‑time Obie Award winner Dominique Morisseau, directed by two‑time Tony Award winner Des McAnuff, and showcasing choreography by Tony Award winner Sergio Trujillo, now brings the untold story of this illustrious quintet to irresistible life in the musical. Get ready — 'cause here they come! push that buy button right now for a foot tappin’ good time at Des Moines Civic Center.
Iconic playwright Dominique Morisseau (“Pipeline,” “Skeleton Crew“) to write the musical’s book raises expectations for a performance with a strong point of view, an overriding theme, and writing that can fly, snap and create rich musical portraits. The script delivers great clichés and melodrama, with founding member and sole surviving singer of the original group Otis Williams (Derrick Baskin) delivering an engaging narration. And what’s more, come down to the fan favorite Des Moines Civic Center in Des Moines for an unforgettable night of world class entertainment!