January 28, 2010

Jersey Boys Is Mesmerizing in Memphis!

January 28th, 2010

Christopher Blank states, “If JERSEY BOYS can’t get the job done here in the birthplace of rock ‘n’ roll, then Broadway may as well stop making musicals out of pop songs.”

It’s not just that the show, which tells the detailed and often tumultuous story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, is a knock-yer-socks-off hit production. Any fan of oldies will be satisfied by the music, served up with more choreography and flair than even the original band members had during their heyday.

No, the real genius of “Jersey Boys” becomes apparent at the end, when you’re invariably participating in the standing ovation. And you ask yourself, “Why does this show make me so happy?” The set is a skeleton of chain link fences and Jailhouse Rock stairs and platforms; most of the characters are felonious, foul-mouthed and flawed; and the story is as much tragedy as triumph.

How can all this possibly add up to a feel-good evening at the Orpheum Theater?

To find out why, read the full fantastic review on GoMemphis.com!

1 Comment »

  1. Those of us who have loved this show from the beginning are not surprised. Those of us who have seen the touring cast(s)of this show are also not surprised. This is not just a show…it is an experience. Congrats to the cast and crew for another successful run.

    Comment by gladys — January 29, 2010 @ 5:31 am

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