May 31, 2012

Fantastic Reviews for Jersey Boys at the Fabulous Fox Theatre!

May 31st, 2012

Rave reviews for the JERSEY BOYS second national tour production in Atlanta! Check out these excerpts:

Wendell Brock, And I’m happy to report that the touring production at the Fox Theatre through June 10 is the slickest, best-looking and most dramatically resonant telling of the expletive-spewing 2006 Tony Award winner for best new musical that I have seen. As the diminutive lead singer with the voice of an angel, the troubled personal life and the heart of gold, Brad Weinstock is simply electric. His performance is as good as you will see on any stage, anywhere.

Each time I see this show, on Broadway and in Atlanta, I find new facets to admire. As for Weinstock and company’s Fox Theatre turn, it’s impossible to give it anything but love, baby.

Laura Jorgensen, The Backstage Beat: What I really love about this musical is how it draws the audience right in, pulling at viewers’ heartstrings with the trials and tribulations of the group as they create a successful music career. Throughout the show, the audience gets glimpses into the backstory, alternating with musical numbers. The feel good vibe and music had the mostly Baby Boomer crowd singing and wiggling/dancing in their seats as if at a real rock concert – you know it’s a great show when the lines between musical and rock concert blur!

Emma, While all of the cast performances were superb, it was Brad Weinstock as Frankie Valli that truly stole the show for me. Weinstock comes to this show from the Vegas production of Jersey Boys and sounds so remarkably similar to Valli that it’s almost eerie. The audience certainly appreciated his sound as well as Weinstock received multiple standing ovations from audience members throughout the night. This is not to diminish the work of the rest of the cast though. Jason Kappus, Colby Foytik and Brandon Andrus also do an incredible job, and when all four are singing together… the performance is magical.

Manning Harris, It all comes back to the music—those songs!–part of our collective subconscious, and we didn’t even know it. “Jersey Boys” is super-slick and professional; it rocks.

1 Comment »

  1. Saw it…loved it! Brad is amazing! The entire cast had such chemistry…so fresh! And boy could Tommy DeVito dance!

    Comment by Carolyn — June 8, 2012 @ 10:39 pm

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