September 20, 2011

Omaha Adores Jersey Boys–Check Out Two More Rave Reviews!

September 20th, 2011

Jersey Boys LogoThe rave reviews keep popping up all over Omaha for the JERSEY BOYS national tour production! Check out sneak peeks below:

Bob Fischbach, The Omaha World-Herald: “So here’s the thing about JERSEY BOYS. Whether you’re old enough to remember the hit tunes when they hit or not, the music is gonna get you. Forty-five minutes into the show, a quartet of vocal wonders rips into ‘Sherry,’ ‘Big Girls Don’t Cry’ and ‘Walk Like a Man,’ and the roof comes off the place. And, thanks to one of the best books for a musical out there, by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice, the true story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons is gonna get you too. Add the brilliance of director Des McAnuff’s structure and staging, and oh, what a night. A crowd of 2,385 Friday night at the Orpheum leaped to its feet before the first cast member trotted front and center for a bow.” Visit to read the full review.

Let’s Go Omaha’s L.A. Boyd: “Friday’s official opening night performance played to a full house. It’s a wonder the roof didn’t come off of the 84-year-old building, if not due to the thunderous response of the audience, then surely due to the incredible vocal range of the show’s star, Joseph Leo Bwarie! The actors, especially the four who portray the group, from their days as The Four Lovers, and other equally-bad group names, to The Four Seasons. From Bwarie (Valli) with his nearly four octave range to Quinn VanAntwerp (Bob Gaudio), Matt Bailey (Tommy DeVito) and understudy Adam Zelasko (Nick Massi), all were perfection.

I’ve seen many musicals old and new, and this is far and away the best contemporary musical I’ve seen. If you are planning to see it, you’d better hurry because I guarantee seats will fill up fast. I can’t recommend this highly enough. It is a masterpiece, with music everyone will love.

As Time Magazine proclaimed, ‘It will run for centuries!’ But in Omaha, only now through September 25.”

Visit to read the entire review.

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