The JERSEY BOYS first national tour is rocking audiences at the Aronoff Center through December 9. Check out snapshots of the critics’ praises of the production:
Emily Begley, NewsRecord.org: One of the bandâ€™s most distinguished aspects was lead singer Frankie Valliâ€™s three-octave range â€” an extremely difficult feat to match. Nick Cosgrove delivered a flawless performance Valli would have been proud of.
He perfectly hit even the highest of notes â€” especially in â€œMy Motherâ€™s Eyesâ€ â€” and the unique quality of his voice captivated audience members with each song.
Jackie Demaline, The Community Press & Recorder: There are the songs, which pushed The Four Seasons to the top of the charts back in the Sixties â€“ â€œSherry,â€ â€œBig Girls Donâ€™t Cry,â€ â€œWalk Like a Man,â€ â€œOh, What a Nightâ€ and many, many more that sold a ka-zillion records.
The other thing? You couldnâ€™t make this story up.
Broadway in Cincinnati presents the smooth-as-silk, entertaining from start-to-finish first national tour at the Aronoff Center through Dec. 9.
Jacoby, Gardiner and Lomenda also impressed. Their faultless harmony and believable chemistry created the allusion of the real Four Season members.
James Lane gave a notable performance as well. With various roles, including a French rap star and police officer, Lane provided excellent comic relief.
Overall, the stunning performances at the Aronoff presented an unbelievably strong show.