Theatermania’s Nick Orlando has a great feature focusing on actors who have been with the same show for years and years. Among the actors in the piece is JERSEY BOYS’ fabulous Bob Crewe, Peter Gregus! Here’s a preview of the interview:
THEATERMANIA: Peter, can you tell us your experience with this show?
PETER GREGUS: I was part of the cast at La Jolla, and I like to hang on to a role when given the opportunity. This doesn’t happen that often. Also, I have been a dancer my whole life and have had surgery on both of my knees and on my ankle. So I’m happy I don’t have to physically kill myself here.
TM: What have you learned most from being in Jersey Boys?
PG: This has been a training ground for me as an actor, so I have learned a lot of lessons. Not every audience responds the same way to the show; sometimes audiences won’t applaud until the end of the night. Our director, Des McAnuff, said that the audience is not one person; they are a group of individuals acting in their own way. You have to be truthful about how you are telling the story and they will react in their own way.
Visit Theatermania.com to read the full feature.