May 15, 2007

New JB Cast Settles Into San Francisco

May 15th, 2007

Contra Costa Times theater critic Pat Craig fills everyone in on the new JB company that is settling into the Curran Theatre. It’s been quite the whirlwind of activity for the entire cast and crew. Craig talks to production supervisor Richard Hester, in addition to cast members Steve Gouveia (Nick Massi) and Jarrod Spector (Frankie Valli).

Here’s what Steve Gouveia had to say:

I’ve never been involved in anything quite like this before. When we got here, it was wonderful being in a new theater space, but we were rehearsing in the daytime, and the other cast was performing at night, so, at the end of our rehearsal, the crew would have to put away all of our stuff, props and everything, and replace it with their stuff. It’s a very new experience, and I think most of us would like a few more days’ rehearsal, but we’ll be fine.

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  1. All of the hectic moves and sharing the Curran’s set with National Tour I for a while has not been a major problem because their performances have been flawless and just as great as everyone else. I’d think that since Tour I left for New Haven for their tech rehearsals and will travel back to CA for the LA performances, I’m sure everyone’s been through worse while auditioning for other parts and travelling around with other Nat’l Tours before they joined Jersey Boys. It’s just the nature of the beast but they’re all slaying it! All the positive reviews and sold out houses all over the US are proof that they’re here to stay, and also may decide to go Global with a World Tour as well!

    I will watch the National Tour II for the second time in one week on the 23rd of May. Actually treating myself for my birthday, which falls on the 22nd but there are no matinee shows on Tues. This time will be front row center mezzanine. There probably will be an alternate Frankie for that show, and am excited to watch him lead the cast.

    Comment by Mike B. Magbaleta — May 15, 2007 @ 7:44 pm

  2. John Michael Dias, the alternate Frankie, goes on every Sunday and Wensday matinee. Although you should check him out. I saw him the first time I saw the second cast and he was fantastic. His voice is amazing, I was stunned the moment he started singing during “Silhouettes”

    Comment by Mike — May 15, 2007 @ 10:40 pm

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