August 15, 2009

Jersey Boys in Vegas: A Remarkable and Brilliant Story!

August 15th, 2009

Jersey Boys Logo In his Desert Valley Times review, Ed Kociela states that the Las Vegas production of JERSEY BOYS pulls no punches as it tells the story of The Four Seasons all in a damp, husky tone.

Sure, there’s the music. “Sherry,” “Walk Like a Man,” “December 1963 (Oh, What a Night),” “My Eyes Adored You,” “Dawn (Go Away),” “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You,” “Workin’ My Way Back to You,” “Rag Doll” and others offer more than just a musical flashback, however.

From that smoky lamppost where Tommy DeVito, group founder, honed his musical chops to the “Ed Sullivan Show” to a lonely jail cell, the story of Valli and The Four Seasons is put up in an almost “West Side Story” kind of setting in “Jersey Boys.” A sparse stage, simple lighting, clean sets and a down-front, in-your-face delivery – mostly from Deven May who brilliantly portrays DeVito – puts you in the pocket of this Tony Award-winning play.

This is a story, not a concert, offered up honestly, brilliantly in an intimate presentation that draws you in and envelopes you in a journey that moves you from that lonely lamppost to the stages of the world; from personal triumph to personal tragedy and back again.

Read the full rave review in the Desert Valley Times.

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  1. I saw the Jersey Boys Show in Las Vegas last night. It was a wonderful show! I enjoyed every minute. Very entertaining and full of talent! Great job everyone. Wonderful set and choreography. Well worth seeing. I hope to see it again! The guys singing make you dance and sing along. GREAT SHOW!!!!!!!!


    Moore, Oklahoma

    Comment by Lisa Westbrook — October 7, 2009 @ 9:27 pm

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