August 13, 2012

Jersey Boys First Natl Tour Heads to Edmonton, 8/15-9/2; Check Out a Sneak Peek of Bob Gaudio’s Edmonton Journal Interview!

August 13th, 2012

The JERSEY BOYS first national tour heads to Edmonton at the Jubilee Auditorium from Wednesday through September 2. Liz Nicholls has a fabulous interview with the legendary Bob Gaudio, who shares some fascinating insights about The Four Seasons and JERSEY BOYS.

“A couple of weeks before we opened in La Jolla (Jersey Boys’s out-of-town première run in California), we got the wake-up call that, hey, the story is as strong as the music. And once that light bulb went on, we took another look at it, warts and all, an expression I hate.” Gaudio laughs. “There’s just no way to do a biography if you’re not going to tell the truth. Frankie and I had to face that. Sure, we winced. We’re still wincing. But if you whitewash everything, you just know, everyone knows, that it wasn’t really that way.”

“Besides,” he adds, “I wasn’t about to take on Mamma Mia” (more laughter). With Jersey Boys, “the setup is far more important than the song. I mean, I’ve heard Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You, well, a lot. Thousands of times. Two weddings a month. And yet, when I see the show, it’s a chilling moment because of its brilliant placement. Context. You care about the characters.”

Click HERE to read the entire in-depth interview with Bob Gaudio!

1 Comment »

  1. Saw the show today and enjoyed every minute. Should not be missed!

    Comment by Victoria Pearse — August 17, 2012 @ 1:23 am

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