April 24, 2011

Jersey Boys ‘Really Rocks’ at the Orpheum!

April 24th, 2011

The reviewers keep raving for the JB national tour in Minneapolis. Check out an excerpt from Rohan Preston’s review in the StarTribune.com:

But what makes the show so fabulous is that a flawless cast delivers songs such as “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “My Eyes Adored You,” and “I’m in the Mood for Love/Moody’s Mood for Love.” I can’t say enough about [Joseph Leo] Bwarie, whose singing is complemented by strong acting chops. He ably shows us Valli’s many moods.

Bwarie is surrounded by an equally gifted company. [Steve] Gouveia’s Nick is one cool player, a reserved cat who let his music do most of the talking. He invests his character with gravitas and quiet magnetism.

[Quinn] Van Antwerp’s Gaudio is a smart boy wonder who is both keen to the creative side of the music world — he writes “Sherry” in 15 minutes — but also is business savvy. The actor nails both aspects of him.

…Even with passé elements, I never get the sense that I’m watching just stereotypes onstage. That may be due in part to the fact that the show really rocks.

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  1. oh dear… you did not mention Matt Bailey…Tommy, who is magical in his part… he’s wonderful !!!!
    AND… you are right on with the other Three Seasons…Joseph Leo Bwarie was designed for that part and is an amazing talent… the ENTIRE cast shines like Noonday sun in July…
    thank you for the nice comments… but I am sorry for Matt Bailey… he is marvelous, as I know you recognized and just forgot to mention.

    Comment by Mary Pat E.. — April 25, 2011 @ 12:47 am

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