March 20, 2013

Jersey Boys Captivates Reviewers & Audiences at Curran Theatre!

March 20th, 2013

Fantastic reviews for the JERSEY BOYS first national tour company’s return to San Francisco keep popping up online! Check out excerpts from the latest!

Leslie Katz, All four sing together like a dream, and, in the end, that’s what keeps the show the winner it is. In fact, in seeing “Jersey Boys” as a repeat experience, the scene where they hit it big with their first chart-topper is as much of a thrill — if not a bigger thrill — than the first time out.

Jessica Pena,

From the middle-aged women next to me, who danced to the playful beats of “Walk Like a Man,” to the older gentleman a couple of rows to the right who was near tears at the moment of Valli’s mournful ballad, “Fallen Angel,” it became clear that it was more than the “melodies that get under your skin,” as Cosgrove described them, that kept the audience coming back for more.

If you ask me about the appeal of “Jersey Boys,” you’ll get yet another version of a tale that seems to universally end with effusive adoration. Six years ago, in 2007, “Jersey Boys” kicked off its national tour at the Curran Theatre. It was the first Broadway musical I had ever seen, and it is still the benchmark I use for any show, new or old. (**BTW, this review also includes some great reflections from JB cast members.**)

CBS San Francisco: Although the music alone is entertaining enough, the characters are developed well and the personal stories of each “Jersey boy” is touching and heartbreaking. The musical provides just enough historical context, emotional connection, and catchy tunes to create a perfect evening of entertainment. It’s a show you wouldn’t mind watching over and over again because the songs will always put you in a good mood.

1 Comment »

  1. I saw the show in Houston last night. Just loved it! Brought back so many memories. I was very disappointed, though, with the “F” bomb word being used. It made me cringe. Was totally unnecessary. I would not take my grandchildren to see the show. It was not family rated with all the bad language. So sad to cover up all that great music and dancing with terrible language.

    Comment by Karen Woods — March 20, 2013 @ 10:54 pm

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