Friday, September 1st, 2017
Roda Theatre at Berkeley Rep
2025 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94704
Recently named "Billboard" Magazine's most successful R&B artists of all time -- over Aretha Franklin and Michael Jackson -- the true story of The Temptations comes to vibrant life in an electrifying new musical. They were five young guys on the streets of Detroit when they were discovered by Berry Gordy, who signed them to his legendary new label. After 24 attempts, they finally had a hit and the rest is music history -- how they met, how they rose, the groundbreaking heights they hit with tunes like "My Girl," "Just My Imagination" and "Papa Was a Rolling Stone," and how personal and political conflicts threatened to tear the group apart as the nation fell into civil unrest. You'll hear the iconic hits and witness the signature dance moves that made the "Classic Five" Temptations part of our cultural history in this thrilling story of brotherhood, family, loyalty and betrayal. Don't miss this prestigious project from award-winning writer Dominique Morisseau ("The Detroit Project", TV's "Shameless"), hot Broadway choreographer Sergio Trujillo ("Jersey Boys, Flashdance, Memphis, On Your Feet!") and Tony-winning director Des McAnuff ("Jersey Boys"), coming to the Roda Theatre.