Critics all over Orlando are raving about JERSEY BOYS! Check out snapshots from recent reviews:
Seth Kubersky, Blogs.OrlandoWeekly.com: But when the first act climaxes with a spectacularly simple illusion that places you onstage behind Boys, staring into a sea of stage lights and flashbulbs, all flaws are forgotten in a flood of theatrical wonder. This marvel of theatrical craftsmanship is not to be missed; when the tour leaves town, you’ll be “Beggin’” in vain for them to “Stay (Just a Little Bit Longer).”
Matthew J. Palm, OrlandoSentinel.com: The latest touring production, at Orlando’s Bob Carr Performing Arts Centre, doesn’t go wrong. It’s well sung, the jokes land with practiced finesse and even the Carr’s notoriously poor acoustics can’t put a damper on the trip down musical memory lane.
The journey is greatly enlivened by top-notch casting. As troublemaker Tommy, Nicolas Dromard charms the audience into feeling sorry for him. Baby-faced Quinn VanAntwerp has an appealing earnestness as songwriter Bob Gaudio. Adam Zelasko, as guitarist Nick Massi, makes the most of his comic moments when his reserved nature cracks.
Hayden Milanes has the distinctive high-tenor sound of Valli, and the charisma to establish an immediate bond with the audience. Read the rest of this entry »