Declan Egan, Jeff Madden, Anthony Harkin and Glaston Toft are the Jersey Boys – the story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. )Photo Credit: Matt Turner)
Matt Byrne states that JERSEY BOYS is theatrical dynamite. Here’s a sneak peek of his fantastic review of the production in Adelaide:
We see how four guys from unfashionable Jersey took their sound from the corner streetlight to the international spotlight, but couldn’t leave behind their delinquent roots.
Jeff Madden makes a formidable Frankie Valli, capturing the vulnerability, loyalty and heart-wrenching falsetto of a man torn between family and destiny. Anthony Harkin makes the most of streetwise Tommy DeVito’s conflicted role of group creator and inhibitor.
Glaston Toft’s influence runs deep as the velvet-voiced, wryly witty bass Nick Massi, the ultimate team man.
But it is Declan Egan as solid-gold songwriter Bob Gaudio whose enthusiasm and summery stage presence really sets the show alight.
Well done also to Adelaide’s Michael Griffiths as well-heeled hit detector Bob Crewe, Enrico Mammerella in a range of authority roles and Lisa Adam as Frankie’s long-suffering spouse, Mary Delgado.
Ron Melrose’s tight musical direction and stunning arrangements, combined with Serge Trujillo’s sizzling choreography and Klara Zieglerova’s dazzling design, complete the perfect package.
Visit AdelaideNow.com to read the whole review.