Monday, July 28, 2008

Broadway Monday

Jersey Boys Winner of the 2006 Tony Award for Best Musical, Jersey Boys takes you behind the music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons and, as The New York Times says, "the crowd goes wild!" Following the rags-to-rock-to-riches tale of four blue-collar kids working their way from the streets of Newark to the heights of stardom, Jersey Boys features the hit songs "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Walk Like a Man," "Can't Take My Eyes Off You," "Oh, What a Night," and more.
In the last few years, Broadway audiences have been the beneficiaries of some extremely well thought out, and exciting musicals that fit neatly into the genre of Jukebox Musical. That basically means that a particular group or singer's songbook is opened up and a storyline is written around it. There is a graveyard of disappointments that proves it is important to rely on more than just a catchy pop tune to carry the show. Jersey Boys came along in the 2005-2006 season and immediately became an audience favorite due to the fact that it has a strong story to go along with a stellar group of songs. I dare you not to sing along and tap your toes!
Cutie pie, and Stephanie's husband, Sebastian Arcelus (third from left)
is currently starring as Jersey boy Bob Gaudio.
Currently playing to a packed house nightly at the August Wilson Theatre.
Get your tickets now!

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