July 9, 2012

Jersey Boys Second Natl Tour Dazzles Dallas!

July 9th, 2012


Critic Christopher Soden was pleasantly surprised by JERSEY BOYS in Dallas! Check out a sneak peek of his rave review:

I don’t think I can emphasize enough how Jersey Boys succeeds by repeatedly confounding our expectations. I prefer the Beatles to The Four Seasons by far, yet Jersey Boys is clearly superior to Rain. Generally speaking, when a show is so obviously contrived, we have a tendency to cringe. But for some reason, the carefully orchestrated costume changes, the episodic progression, the Lichtenstein (inspired?) projections, the melodrama and blue jokes, and of course the musical numbers, they all converge to create this dazzling, bracing effect that just pulls you in. Speaks to something deeper inside you. I can’t count the times I’ve heard “Sherry” on the radio, but somehow giving it context electrified it, gave it raw, joyous impact. When we see the story of group that has reached so many people, we assume success will solve all their problems. Jersey Boys turns that myth inside out, but perhaps it suggests something better. Perhaps grace comes when we step up in spite of adversity.

Visit ArtsandCultureNTx.com to read the entire review.

1 Comment »

  1. They were fabulous here in Schenectady,NY. I was hooked from the first number. Your review is spot on. I could see these guys again in a heart beat.

    Comment by Anne — July 10, 2012 @ 1:17 am

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