January 15, 2012

A Jersey Boys Preview in Dayton Daily News with Rick Elice & Bob Gaudio!

January 15th, 2012

The JERSEY BOYS second national tour will be playing at the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center January 17 through February 5, 2012 and Terry Morris’s preview includes some marvelous reflections of the hit show from Rick Elice & Bob Gaudio. Check out a sneak peek:

Elice was a grade-school kid from New York City who first heard those songs when counselors in their late teens to early 20s played them during his summers at camp.

“The counselors were our heroes. They were who we wanted to be. So I knew the songs. I had no idea what was behind those upbeat happy pop songs,” until he was asked to help create a show about the rise and fall of four Italian-American kids from the wrong neighborhood who might have ended up in prison or with the mob if not for their music.

In setting out to write the show, “We started with their story, not with their songlist,” Elice said. “ ‘Jersey Boys’ gives a new context for the songs.”

Bob Gaudio stated, “The first time I heard Frankie, I said to myself, ‘Oh, boy! This is a great singer. I can write whatever I want and he can sing it.’ The possibilities were limitless. It was very inspiring. We had a fabulous partnership.”

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