March 25, 2013

Big Men In Town! Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons Las Vegas Walk of Stars Presentation!

March 25th, 2013

The stars were definitely in alignment on Thursday, March 21, 2013 in Las Vegas–JERSEY STYLE–as Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons were presented with their own star on the “Las Vegas Walk of Stars” outside of the show’s home at Paris Las Vegas and JERSEY BOYS celebrated their fifth phenomenal anniversary on The Strip!

A stunning day, weather-wise last Thursday, and I actually arrived at Noon, an hour before the event was to begin (Yes, this is worth mentioning, considering I am rarely punctual–just ask the JBB Tech Half) and the JERSEY BOYS cast were beginning a rehearsal and sound check–yes, it was a small slice of heaven!

The star unveiling, which was scheduled for 1:00 PM, took place on an absolutely splendid day in Sin City. Along with the press, scores and scores of fans were in attendance for another monumental day in the history of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons and JERSEY BOYS!

The JBB Tech Half arrived 30 minutes before showtime, armed with his array of cool cameras, and found me in the crowd of fans. He got down to business in a hurry, searching for the perfect vantage point to cover the JERSEY BOYS performance and the star presentation honoring the Original Jersey Boys, Bob Gaudio and Frankie Valli!

The event began with “Las Vegas Walk of Stars” President Robert Alexander announcing that Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons were to become the 64th star to be unveiled on Las Vegas Boulevard. Alexander also noted that Las Vegas Mayor Carolyn Goodman, the Clark County Commission and Nevada Senator Dean Heller declared March 21 Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons Day! How cool is that?! Then, fellow Jersey boy and Paris Las Vegas President David Hoenemeyer saluted the legendary rockers as well!

Every reviewer says it, so I’ll say it again, “The crowd went wild” when JERSEY BOYS cast members (Travis Cloer, Graham Fenton, Jeff Leibow, Rob Marnell, and Deven May) took to the stage to honor the icons that they play on stage eight times a week. Then, Travis, Jeff, Rob, and Deven did a spectacular rendition of the BIG 3 (“Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” and “Walk Like A Man”) to one of the most enthusiastic (and dancing) crowds that we’ve ever seen! Turning our attention to the original Jersey Boys who were being honored, we couldn’t help but notice them beaming with pride as the cast members ROCKED our world!

Both Bob Gaudio and Frankie Valli looked on top of the world as the “Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons” star was unveiled and they accepted the honor!

“This is … probably one of the most important highlights in my life,” Valli said.

“I did have apprehensions about being put in cement,” Gaudio added, “but this is indeed a pleasure.”

Post-ceremony, it was wonderful to have a chance to congratulate the always gracious Bob Gaudio, to catch up with Frankie Valli’s son Francesco, who is such a personable young man, and to congratulate and enjoy photo ops with many of the JERSEY BOYS cast members who were on hand for this very special occasion!

Congratulations to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons on this wonderful honor!


  1. Great write up Susie, of what sounded like a spectacular day all around!! How fabulous hat you were there front and center.Glad you got up before noon, lol!!

    Comment by Pamela — March 25, 2013 @ 11:39 pm

  2. These pictures are great! Congratulations to Bob, Frankie, and the rest of the Four Seasons!! :)
    I don’t know if this is personal question or not, but does anyone know why Bob has a cane? I didn’t know if it is just an age thing or something else…

    Comment by Olivia — April 2, 2013 @ 6:37 pm

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