May 11, 2017

Jersey Boys Natl Tour Sensational in San Diego!

May 11th, 2017
The national touring production of "Jersey Boys" plays through May 14 at the San Diego Civic Theatre.It stars, from left, Aaron De Jesus as Franki Valli, Cory Jeacoma as Bob Gaudio, Matthew Dailey as Tommy DeVito and Keith Hines as Nick Massi. (Broadway/San Diego)

The national touring production of “Jersey Boys” plays through May 14 at the San Diego Civic Theatre.It stars, from left, Aaron De Jesus as Franki Valli, Cory Jeacoma as Bob Gaudio, Matthew Dailey as Tommy DeVito and Keith Hines as Nick Massi. (Broadway/San Diego)

The JB national tour is rocking on their return to San Diego the San Diego Civic Theatre, just a few miles from where it all began in 2004!

Check out a sneak peek of a review by Pam Kragen:

As Frankie, Aaron De Jesus re-creates Valli’s ear-rattling high notes but adds some surprising dance moves. Cory Jeacoma has an upbeat, boyish freshness and strong singing ability as Bob Gaudio, whose lifelong friendship and business agreement with Valli was sealed with a handshake.

Matthew Dailey carries off the wise guy bluster of Tommy, and the funny, monotone Keith Hines steals most of his scenes as Nick, the self-described “Ringo” of the quartet.

There’s also nice support work from Barry Anderson as the group’s flamboyant producer Bob Crewe, Thomas Fiscella as gangster Gyp DeCarlo and Jonny Wexler as “Joey,” the exuberant agent-in-training who went on to Oscar-winning stardom (Joe Pesci). Not all of the voices in the ensemble are ear-pleasing and on Wednesday night, sound issues made some singers sound especially shrill.

Click HERE to read the entire review.

2 Comments »

  1. I have tickets for tomorrow, May 13th, at 8:00PM. San Diego is where I went to high school and college so I traveled back, against doctors orders, just to see this show!!! This show that has totally captured my heart. Although this will be my first time seeing the show live, and after some recent medical news likely my last, I have had a strong connection to the show through the movie, YouTube clips, and even a copy of the Broadway performance. This story, and these amazing songs, touch my heart and fill me with joy in ways that I didn’t think a theatrical work could. I’m sure that it’ll be an amazing performance! Can’t wait to tell you all about it!

    Comment by Patrick Christensen — May 12, 2017 @ 10:33 pm

  2. So happy you will be seeing JB today, Patrick! Can’t wait for your post-show report! Have a fabulous time!

    Comment by JB Blogger — May 13, 2017 @ 9:26 am

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