Four young men from New Jersey start by singing under streetlights and transition into singing in spotlights. With major hits such as, “Big Girls Don’t Cry”, “Walk Like a Man”, “Sherry” and more, the group propels their way to the top of the charts in the 1960’s. However, financial and personal troubles get in the way and cause hurdles and misfortune.
JERSEY BOYS is a jukebox musical, meaning the songs that are used have been previously released and are popular. The audience absolutely loved the show. They knew the songs, were engaged and happy to hear the tunes they loved. Sergio Trujillo’s choreography was simple, yet elegant. It made the songs come together even more perfectly.
Mark Ballas of, “Dancing with the Stars” leads the cast as Frankie Valli. His falsetto was great, however, he seemed a bit gimmicky at times. Corey Greenhan who played Bob Gaudio was my favorite. His presence on stage was splendid.
If you love Frankie Valli’s music, this show is for you.
Rating: To Be
For tickets please visit: https://www.centertheatregroup.org/tickets/ahmanson-theatre/2016-17/jersey-boys/
Disclaimer: The show has a lot of foul language which I didn’t remember from the previous times I saw it so I would suggest not bringing children.