Dominic Scaglione, Jr. (Photo Credit: Joan Marcus)
In the words of Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, “Sometimes it just clicks with people.” When we reminisce over the last eight years in JERSEY BOYS, that line may be an understatement to Dominic Scaglione, Jr.’s performances on stage as Frankie Valli in Vegas, Chicago, and Broadway! Not just on stage, but off-stage, during his JBB EXCLUSIVE interviews, and during our many stage door chats, Dominic was always the real deal–a warm, authentic, true Jersey boy–with a heart of gold!
It’s a “Sunday Kind of Love” in “the old neighborhood” right now, as the JBB Tech Half and I think back to the first time we had the honor of seeing Dominic in the Frankie role in our old neighborhood, yes, on Dale’s birthday, back in August, 2008 at the Palazzo Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. We had already heard from JB fans that the new young guy who played the late show “Frankie” twice each week was really great, but we never expected such an unforgettable, ‘OMG, this kid is the REAL deal’ kind of experience on that 100-degree evening in the desert! The Tech Half said it best, in his post-birthday extravaganza JB Blog post: “I thought he had a very powerful, clear voice and hit every note perfectly. He shows a wide range of emotions in his scenes, having fun with the group’s rise to success, and his voice actually started to crack a little with his acceptance into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.”
As Dominic takes his final bow in the Frankie Valli role this afternoon at the August Wilson Theatre in JERSEY BOYS, we think back to his stunning and flawless vocals, and emotional roller coaster ride as a young, eager vocalist, to the loyal older pop star who continued to chase the music, trying to get home.
Thank you, Dominic for your constant generosity, graciousness and kindness to your large fan base, and for your constant support of Jersey Boys Blog!
We wish you continued success in your future endeavors with The Doo Wop Project and all of the other “infinite possibilities” (wow, another Brickman & Elice line) that are sure to come your way! #Ride!
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