Temptations’ “Ain’t Too Proud” musical opens with Motown style at Detroit Opera House – Press and Guide


“I love me some Detroit,” Otis Williams told the audience at the Detroit Opera House on Wednesday night, during a curtain call for the just-opened “Ain’t Too Proud: The Life and Times of the Temptations.”

And there was plenty of love going around all night long for the Motown legend and the Tony Award-winning musical based on his life.

The second night of the production’s three-week run at “home” brought out plenty of Motown royalty, led by Williams and his longtime manager and former company executive Shelly Berger and Dominque Morisseau, the Detroit-born playwright who wrote the “Ain’t Too Proud” book based on Williams’ 1998 memoir “The Temptations.” While the Detroit Youth Choir and All City Marching Band performed Motown hits in the Opera House parking lot, that trio along with cast members and other guests walked a pre-show red carpet, basking in the joy of having the musical finally arrive in the city where its story takes place.

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