Josehph Chandler: Jersey Boys
How did four blue-collar kids become one of the greatest successes in pop music history? Find out at Broadway's runaway smash-hit, Jersey Boys, the Tony Award-winning Best Musical of 2006 that takes you up the charts, across the country and behind the music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons.
As Clive Barnes in the New York Post says, "It's just too good to be true." Discover the secret of a 40-year friendship: four blue-collar kids working their way from the streets of Newark to the heights of stardom. And experience electrifying performances of the golden greats that took these guys all the way to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Can't Take My Eyes Off You," "Dawn," "My Eyes Adored You," and more.
The New York Times says, "The crowd goes wild!" Vegas Magazine calls JERSEY BOYS “The Must-See Show of the Year!”
The lights dim, the music starts, and right then and there you know you're seeing a top-notch play with the layout of the stage and quality of the sound, as well as the costumes of the cast. There isn't a bad seat at the beautiful Le Theatre Des Art, Paris Hotel. I won't spoil the show for you in case you haven't seen it. But, it is the story of Frankie Valli and his rise to fame with his other members in the band.
What made Valli uncommon as a singer, especially while trying to carve a niche in those early days, was his stratospheric falsetto. Critics called Valli's vocals everything from shrill to shrieking, but the falsetto remained his signature sound. His remarkable range allowed him to create expert harmonies, and the singer was amply able to hit high notes without his voice breaking.
The cast, especially the actor/singer who played Frankie Valli, sounded so much like the original Frankie Valli, he was phenomenal. The play depicted almost every facet of Frankie Vallies life, from growing up as a young boy in Newark, New Jersey to his first band, then marriage, then stardom with the Four Seasons, and unfortunately tragedy. Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons sold over a 100 million records making them the most long lived and successful white doo wop group.