April 11, 2013

Jersey Boys Is Splendid in South Africa!

April 11th, 2013

Reporter Katy Chance has posted a fabulous review of JERSEY BOYS in South Africa! The production is playing at the Teatro at Montecasino through May 23. Check out an excerpt below:

Because the show is a drama as well as a musical tribute, the main characters have to be good actors as well as good singers. And by good I mean great. Grant Almirall as the young Frankie Valli whose “weird voice” defined a sound that has not been reproduced since; Daniel Buys as the smart-talking, wheeling and dealing Tommy DeVito; Kenneth Meyer as one of music’s greatest songwriters, Bob Gaudio; and Emmanuel Castis as the sweet and slightly dim Nick Massi (all pictured above) are all incomparable in their roles. Almirall as the lead carries most of the weight in what must be an exhausting night’s work — but that voice is flawless across all its many ranges. Yet the other three are far from “back-up”; each character, dance move and voice doesn’t miss a mark.

On opening night there were at least three occasions when the show could not go on due to the applause and cheers of the audience, culminating in a prolonged standing ovation at its end. You may have seen this coming, but here it is anyway — Oh, what a night!

Visit BDLive to read the entire review.

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