July 16, 2012

Review Roundup: Jersey Boys Is A Must-See In Brisbane!

July 16th, 2012

Review Roundup: Fantastic raves for the JERSEY BOYS Australia Company opening night in Brisbane!

XS Entertainment: Well, Jersey Boys is a must-see! It’s quite simply the slickest show you’ll see in 2012…if you can get a ticket

If it were not for the strength of the company, the finesse of Choreographer, Sergio Trujillo, Musical Director, Luke Hunter and his talented band and the vision of two-time Tony Award winner, Director, Des McAnuff (not forgetting the original incredible music and story), this could be another fun, entertaining, run-of-the-mill jukebox musical. Be assured it’s not.

Jersey Boys is something special – it’s the smash hit of the year – make sure you don’t miss it!

Mark Taylor, artsHub: The Lyric Theatre, at capacity, rose to their feet at the curtain call for Jersey Boy’s opening night performance, celebrating its long awaited premiere in Brisbane. After over 1000 performances worldwide, the show hasn’t lost any of it magic; the audience were mesmerised from beginning to end.

The music, production and artistic value is second to none and illustrate that the back catalogue revival musical can work, especially with an incredibly narrative to tie it all together. Don’t miss it.

Seanna Cronin, Fraser Coast Chronicle: JERSEY Boys brought a bit of the “old neighbourhood” to Brisbane last night.

It was Queensland’s turn to be bowled over by the four talented lead actors who came to Brisbane on the back of a record-breaking season in Auckland.

Peter Pinne, Stage Whispers: If the audience reaction last night is anything to go by then Brisbane is going to love Jersey Boys.

From their beginnings in New Jersey to their time in the spotlight, the story is full of personal drama and first-time book writers Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice are not afraid to show the dark side to all the characters. It’s what gives the piece its spine. Drama-wise it’s a bit like The Sopranos meets the music industry. Still running on Broadway after seven years, this production, by the director and choreographer who steered it to Broadway, Des McAnuff and Sergio Trujillo, comes to Brisbane after playing Melbourne, Sydney and Auckland. It’s in good shape.

Suze Reviews: An ids not all tawk, tawk, tawk, tho, lemme tell yew. Dey got all yaw fayvrit sawngs, an dey play em like thy are da sowndtrack ter deir lives. Da set desoign will make yew tink yew bin transpoited back tew da sixties, wid dose ol’ teevee camarahs and recoiding stewdios, and oil kindsa pepoil runnin roun. Da caw-re-awgraphee is bewdiful, jes loik de dancin and da cawstewms.Yew don loik id den ged da hell oudda ear! Ids da Joisey Boyz an ids wunna da best dam shows yew evva gawn see. Yew godda problem wid dat?

Go see da Joisey Boyz (oh wudda nite).

1 Comment »

  1. Best show ever! Brilliant casting – but make sure you see the matinee with Connor Crawford – he talent shines as Franki Valli, I’ll return just to see him perform.

    Comment by L.J. — August 19, 2012 @ 3:16 am

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