January 25, 2009

Jersey Boys Wows Toronto!

January 25th, 2009

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Mark Andrew Lawrence of BroadwayWorld.com notes that the roar you hear every night at around 10:30 is not the wind. It’s the crowds cheering the new Canadian cast of JERSEY BOYS at the Toronto Centre for the Arts.

This Tony-award winning musical sent its touring cast here last August but demand was so great that when that cast moved on to their next engagement, they were replaced by a mostly Canadian company who elevate this quintessentially American show into the stratosphere.

Heading the new cast is Shaw Festival veteran Jeff Madden in a role he was practically born to play. His Frankie Valli rides a roller coaster of emotions making every single moment resonate. Then there’s his voice. Madden’s performance of the show stopping “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You” late in the second act is electrifying.

Read Lawrence’s entire rave review on BroadwayWorld.com.

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