January 27, 2010

Jersey Boys National Tour Debuts in Memphis Tonight!

January 27th, 2010

Jersey Boys LogoAccording to Jonathan Devin, musical bad boys make good in The Orpheum Theatre’s season anchor touring production, “Jersey Boys,” which opens TONIGHT! The high-flying, biographical musical brings with it a slew of former No. 1 hit songs and a handful of Tony Awards to boot.

The musical narrates the rise to fame of 1960s singers Frankie Valli, Tommy DeVito, Bob Gaudio and Nick Massi, who as the Four Seasons, created such resonating hits as “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and “Walk Like a Man” using their signature sharp-edged falsetto vocal style.

“There are a couple of serious ballads in the show, but basically the Four Seasons was a fun group,” said Orpheum Executive Director Pat Halloran. “It was dance music. Their music was very entertaining. They were the antithesis of what the late ’50s and ’60s were.”

While audiences will recognize most of the songs in the show, Halloran said the story is lesser known.

“(Audiences are) only learning it now because a lot of people have seen the show in other cities,” he said.

“There’s no question about it, this is what people want to see right now,” Halloran said. “Even people in their 30s will remember these songs. It’s just a great show that people will enjoy.”

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1 Comment »

  1. this was a great show and yes I am of the glorius age of remembering the music when it came out new…….
    wonderful show……..

    Comment by tom — January 31, 2010 @ 11:08 pm

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