A particularly funny moment is when the guys do a double take, as Berger is Caucasian. Ephraim Sykes, Jawan M. David Ruffin falls victim to drug use causing him to become vocally challenged and bitter.
There are outstanding talented ensembles, and then there are Outstanding Talented Ensembles!
Gordy decides the group needs a manager and he introduces the guys to Shelly Berger, well played by Joshua Morgan. A little romance sweetens the story as Melvin develops a crush on Mary Wilson and Otis falls in love with Josephine, wonderfully acted and sung by Rashidra Scott. I smiled throughout the evening.
Time passes and The Temptations still have second billing, this time after The Supremes. There are musical reviews, and then there are Musical Reviews!
After bouncing around for a while, they meet Berry Gordy, played by Jahi Kearse, who captures the iron fist in a velvet glove demeanor. So during the session, he deliberately spits out the first two lines, which is quite funny.
Adding to the festive ending, Derrick Baskin stepped forward to announce that some special people were in the audience. After a brief incarceration, Otis vows never go to jail again and pursues his music in earnest.
The story begins in Detroit where Otis is living in a city housing project. Photo by Matthew Murphy. Cracks begin to develop in the marriage because her husband is away for weeks and sometimes months and she wants him off the road.
There are enthusiastic audiences, and then there are Enthusiastic Audiences! What is particularly outstanding is that this is truly an incredibly talented ensemble with each and every performer on that stage delivering knockout song and dance numbers. When the last note played, 2, people leapt to their feet, whistling, hollering, and applauding for a very long time.
The outpouring of love emanating from the audience visibly moved some of the cast members. The group also looses Eddie to lung cancer. He needs a deep bass, but Melvin keeps eluding him until he finally gets tired and stops.
Eventually they marry and have a son named Lamont, played by Shawn Bowers. Otis asks Gordy if he could write some songs, but he says no as he just wants him to concentrate on singing and dancing.
There are also drug problems within the group. Jackson, Eddie Kendricks Jeremy Pope, and David Ruffin Ephraim Sykes use to hang out either in front of the their building or on the street and harmonize which would become their signature sound later in their careers.
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