February 16, 2008

Jersey Boys Rocks Tampa!

February 16th, 2008

Curtis Ross of TBO.com notes that somewhere between “American Bandstand” and “The Sopranos” sits Jersey Boys, a musical about the messy lives of ’60s pop stars The Four Seasons. The production won a Tony for Best Musical in 2006 and Friday’s opening night performance at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center’s Morsani Hall left little doubt as to why. The show, briskly-paced and packed with familiar tunes, doesn’t skimp on the story – or stories – in order to rush to another crowd-pleasing hit. The result is a show that winds up in the feel-good category, but goes down several dark byways to get there.

Ross raves about the actors playing the four band members, and states that if you’ve ever dismissed The Four Seasons’ music as lightweight pop, come prepared for a re-think. The majestic, anthem-like quality of hits such as “Walk Like a Man” comes through loud and clear.

Read the full review on TBO.com.

1 Comment »

  1. Eric Bates who played tommy DeVito–wonderful, talented-he seemed to stand out during the whole first act!! Also the actor who played the writer-also very impressive. Great singing. Everyone was good. Saw it yesterday-great show.

    Comment by Kathy Robinson — February 18, 2008 @ 10:21 am

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