April 1, 2011

Marist College Journalist Connects with Four Seasons’ Story on Broadway!

April 1st, 2011

Over five years since JERSEY BOYS opened on Broadway, and the raves keep popping up! Marist College journalist Emily Berger has posted a fantastic overview of her experience at the show and notes the major impact that Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons have made on pop culture. Check out this preview:

Many plays before “Jersey Boys,” featuring the songs of great bands and groups have flopped due to a storyline that is conjured into something else, pushing the songs to mesh together in a timeline. “Jersey Boys” does something better. The men did what they knew, which led them to their success. The play does exactly that: it simply tells their story how it was. It uses their lives to formulate a plot and uses their songs to entertain.

This play made me believe that I clearly wasn’t born at the right time; it left me wanting to wear the costumes, be able to appreciate Bob Gaudio’s music and to always replay “Sherry.” Frankie Valli will forever be an icon to pop culture, and the story of his Jersey boys is told with a perfect amount of humor and still was capable of explaining the tragedies in the men’s personal lives and then lives together as a family. This balance created the magic of Broadway without needing anything more than their Jersey accents and Billboard hits.

Read the full review on MaristCircle.com.

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