June 29, 2011

Jersey Boys Celebrates Two Smash Years in Australia!

June 29th, 2011

Jersey Boys LogoNews from JERSEY BOYS: Smash hit multi-award winning musical JERSEY BOYS – The Story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons celebrates two years in Australia on Thursday 7 July. JERSEY BOYS opened in July 2009 in Melbourne and played for 13 months before transferring to Sydney’s Theatre Royal opening in September last year. 900,000 people have now seen the show in Australia.

The Australian production has brought millions of dollars into the Victorian and NSW economies through tourism related revenue, with over 15,300 visitors from overseas and over 150,000 Australians travelling interstate to see the production in Sydney and Melbourne.

In addition to being a massive success with audiences, the media have raved about this show with reviews such as:-

“truly thrilling moments . . explodes from the stage with verve, polish and conviction.” – The Sydney Morning Herald

“The result is music history . . a guaranteed toe-tapping, hand-clapping fun night at the theatre.” – The Daily Telegraph

“Oh, what a night…a theatrical triumph…in a class of its own” – Sunday Herald Sun

“Entertainment with a capital E” – The Sunday Age

JERSEY BOYS worldwide has grossed over $1.1 billion dollars and been seen by approximately 12.5 million people. There are five productions worldwide at the moment including Broadway, Las Vegas, US National tour, London and Sydney, with a 2nd US National and Canadian tour to commence in 2012.

Michael David, Producer, Dodger Theatricals said “We are honoured to celebrate two wonderful years with JERSEY BOYS in Australia. We continue to be amazed and humbled at how the story and music of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons resonates universally, and we look forward to continuing to bring such enjoyment to Australian audiences.”

Newtheatricals Producer, Rodney Rigby added “Australia is very much part of the worldwide success story of this wonderful musical that continues to entertain audiences in Sydney and attract regional and interstate visitors to our wonderful city.”

To celebrate the 2nd Birthday of this phenomenal show, Producer, Paul Dainty said “I am thrilled to be celebrating another anniversary of this outstanding production and pay tribute to and, thank our talented JERSEY BOYS family.”

Since opening the cast of JERSEY BOYS have performed at many prestigious events including the AFL Grand Final, the Australian Open Men’s Final and this year the Four Seasons entertained the crowd on New Year’s Eve at Sydney Opera House to an international television audience of billions.

Australian audiences have often been thrilled to discover that they are attending the show with stars as JERSEY BOYS is on the must see list for many international artists, actors and sporting stars. Tom Cruise, Katie Holmes, Dannii Minogue, Paul Hogan, James Taylor, Carole King, Venus Williams, Glenn McGrath, Paul Keating, Tim Cahill and Neil Diamond to name a few.

Congratulations to JB Australia & Happy Anniversary!

1 Comment »

  1. The above article refers to the Four Seasons entertaining the crowd on New Year’s Eve at Sydney Opera House “to an international television audience of billions”
    Have not seen any TV coverage of that over here in the UK.
    Does anyone have any clips for us to see or comments on the evening’s performance ?

    Comment by Brian — July 1, 2011 @ 9:11 am

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