October 5, 2009

Jersey Boys Wows Washington!

October 5th, 2009

Jersey Boys LogoThe JERSEY BOYS national tour is wowing the critics in DC!! Below are the latest rave reviews:

Peter Marks of The Washington Post describes JEREY BOYS as “a rock-and-roll jolt of history, a smashing serenade of the muscular harmonies of one of the more remarkable sensations of the ’60s.”

The Four Seasons weren’t a cultural phenomenon, no. They were just a great act. And what audiences are treated to at the National Theatre, in the musical’s premiere Washington engagement, is great entertainment. With a keen appreciation for the group members’ salty offstage personalities, Brickman and Elice fashion a slick and lively chronicle of the Four Seasons’ climb to the summit, and the troubles that dogged them once they got there.

Tim Smith of The Baltimore Sun states that “Jersey Boys,” the Tony Award-winning musical that has settled into the National Theatre for a 10-week run, tells that tale with a disarming energy, and a whole lot of song.

Director Des McAnuff has the action flowing in well-oiled fashion through Klara Zieglerova’s sleek set design, with its metal platforms and a few props, accented by Michael Clark’s nifty projections. And the cast achieves a level of ensemble as tight as the Four Seasons’ harmonies.

According to Smith, JERSEY BOYS is a refreshing variation on the old theme of taking a chance, finding your own way, making mistakes, making amends, and, of course, hanging on to what you’ve got.

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