October 30, 2012

Adelaide Adores Jersey Boys!

October 30th, 2012

More rave reviews for the JERSEY BOYS production in Adelaide! Check out excerpts from the latest reviews:

Felicity Rai, GlobalMediaPost.com: What a show, what a musical, what a story… Jersey Boys was quite simply one of the most exciting, invigorating and professional theatrical experiences of my non-too short life of appearing in and later writing about international productions in most corners of our ever-shrinking world.

Canadian all-rounder Jeff Madden is Frankie Valli personified, capturing the very essence and the sweet falsetto of a very talented young man whose hand shake is his bond and for whom friendship is as important as home. Madden is the star of this show although Anthony Harkin makes his mark as Tommy DeVito, the group’s early mentor and later problem bringer-on, as has Declan Egan as the hit-single songwriter Bob Gaudio who wrote ‘Short Shorts’ at 15 and worried he was washed up at 17. The fourth of the Four Seasons, played by Glaston Toft is highly entertaining as the wry but witty Nick Massi, who leaves the group to live a normal life but always rejoins Frankie to play a number or two with the boys when the road takes them anywhere near to New Jersey. Mention should also be made of Adelaide’s Michael Griffiths as the well-meaning music producer Bob Crewe. It’s always satisfying to see a local performer making good, and very good Griffiths is in the role, raising many a laugh with timing perfection.

Paul Rodda, TheBarefootReview.com: For entertainment value alone I would recommend this show to anyone. It is the kind of production you could easily see two or three times, and tickets to this show would make a great gift – guaranteed to please. If you haven’t seen the show, and even if you aren’t really a big fan of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, I promise you will be shocked at just how many songs you actually know. This production is feel good entertainment. I heartily recommend anyone to see it.

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