April 8, 2010

Frances Fong-Lee Is Heading to Her 100th JB Show on Saturday!

April 8th, 2010

Frances Fong-Lee
JB Fantastic Fan Frances Fong-Lee (Photo Credit: Steve Somerville)

Looks like we’ll be developing a new series on Jersey Boys Blog–The 100th Show Club! Last month, it was Kathy Johnstone in Vegas, and this coming Saturday, JB Fantastic Fan Frances Fong-Lee will be celebrating the milestone!

Here’s a preview of Adam Mc Lean’s interview with Frances:

Oh, what a night Saturday will bring for Frances Fong-Lee.

Turning 20, the York University film student will celebrate the milestone of her birthday this weekend by reaching another landmark, sitting front row and centre for her 100th performance of the musical Jersey Boys.

Since seeing her first performance in New York City, the Richmond Hill film student has been hooked by the show, which tells the tale of musical quartet the Four Seasons and is currently playing in Toronto.

Knowing little of the hit songs on the airwaves long before she was born, or the story of the band, Ms Fong-Lee remembers seeing an advertisement for the show that changed her life.

“I thought the music was catchy in the previews and then when I saw the show, I absolutely fell in love with the plot. It’s phenomenally written and the way that they mix the story with the music is great,” said Ms Fong-Lee, who lists some of her favorite songs as Working my Way Back to You and Walk Like a Man.

“The characters often break down the fourth wall and talk directly to the audience and I think that enhances the experience.”

Visit YorkRegion.com to read the full interview with Frances!


  1. Happy Birthday Frances! One hundred shows and counting, turning 20! Cheers!

    Comment by Chiara — April 8, 2010 @ 11:22 pm

  2. Happy 20th and Happy 100th Frances! You’re only 82 performances ahead of me!!! :)

    Comment by JS — April 9, 2010 @ 1:10 am

  3. Congratulations!!! There’s no better way to spend time than in the theater enjoying “Jersey Boys.” I wish I were celebrating 100 performances.

    Comment by Brenda — April 9, 2010 @ 9:01 am

  4. Happy Birthday and congrats on your 100th. I am so jealous. I will be catching up with the tour in Austin and then in Philadelphia. How lucky you have been to be so involved with the show. It is the best show and touring cast ever.

    Comment by gladys — April 9, 2010 @ 10:35 am

  5. Congratulations on your 100th show! From one fellow Fantastic Fan to another, Happy Birthday! For my 41st and 42nd shows in Las Vegas next month, hopefully I’ll be able to reconnect with Susie and Dale (friends and owners of my favorite entertainment blog….), Travis Cloer and Rick Faugno once again!

    Comment by Mike B. Magbaleta — April 9, 2010 @ 11:19 am

  6. …and you’d probably see JB 100 more times!!!!
    True fans never ever tire of this fantastic show!!!!!

    Comment by sharon — April 9, 2010 @ 1:11 pm

  7. Oooooooh Frances, I’m so envious! You’ll warm up the show for me when I see it this Sunday. It’s been a while since I last saw JB and I’m jumping-out-of-my-skin can’t wait til Sunday. Happy Birthday, Frances!

    BTW I live in the same nabe and NYU practically in my back yard :)

    Comment by Zanna — April 9, 2010 @ 1:54 pm

  8. Jeez: I have been teased a lot by my friends for seeing JB so many times but it appears that I am just a beginner. Next week will be my 20th time and I have 2 more tickets after that. I better hurray up & see more shows. Its true, even after seeing JB so many times I never get tired of it and enjoy it more each time. The best evening out ever!!!!!

    Comment by sharon — April 10, 2010 @ 11:07 am

  9. Frances, YAY, we started our own group. Have a blast on your 100th show and Happy 20th Birthday, bet you never forget this on. Either of them SHOW or BIRTHDAY!

    Comment by Kathy Johnstone — April 10, 2010 @ 2:31 pm

  10. From one Sharon to another,I’m in total agreement,
    I’m in awe of the show and music each and every time I see JB!!

    Comment by sharon — April 10, 2010 @ 2:47 pm

  11. It was twenty years ago today
    Little Frances came along to say
    She was gonna make a lot of noise
    Once she started seeing Jersey Boys
    So let me introduce to you
    The hundred-timer Ms. Fong-Lee
    The special guest of Mr. Aubrey Dan!

    Comment by stubbleyou — April 11, 2010 @ 1:51 am

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