JERSEY BOYS plays the Boston Opera House through October 16. Metro.us has a terrific piece on Aaron De Jesus. Check out an excerpt below:
If there’s a favorite moment for him it’s singing “Working My Way Back to You.”
“I get to interact with the audience on that one, because it’s performed like it’s a concert,” he says. “For the audience, you feel like you are at a play, but also a concert.”
The story about the lives of these everyday Jersey boys who became the group behind such 1960s pop R&B hits as “Sherry” and “Rag Doll,” puts the audience behind the scenes, too.
“One of my favorites moments is at the end of Act 1, when the song ‘Dawn’ begins and you see what the camera at the ‘Ed Sullivan
Show’ sees. Then the entire thing turns 180 degrees and the audience is backstage looking at what it’s like to be in the group.”
De Jesus says it really helps being in a long-running musical if you genuinely love the songs.
“After four and a half years of being in this show, if I am in an elevator and ‘Sherry’ comes on, I don’t cringe or roll my eyes,” he says. “In fact, I will start tapping my foot and smiling. I can’t say that about other musicals I’ve been in.”
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