August 8, 2009

Boston Loves the ‘Boys’!

August 8th, 2009

Jersey Boys Logo Chris Harding of The Dorchester Reporter states that JERSEY BOYS at the Shubert soars far above the norm!

The multi-Tony Award-winning show’s rough language, frank depiction of enduring criminal involvement, and often derisive portrayal of the four protagonists make “Jersey Boys” a far cry from other “backstage musicals” like “42nd Street” or even “Dreamgirls.”

“Jersey Boys” gets its crowd-thrilling impact by harnessing what made the original group unique: Frankie Valli’s incredible multi-octave range and the catchy tunes that fellow Four Season Bob Gaudio wrote, capitalizing on his amazing vocal gifts.

Under the smart direction of Des McAnuff, the fast succession of short, sharp scenes and energetic renditions of familiar classics builds a tsunami-like force that ultimately sweeps spectators to their feet for a thunderous standing O at the finale.

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  1. I am so glad Boston has given these “boys” such a warm welcome. They deserve every bit of praise that the reviews have reported. Congratulations!

    Comment by Carolyn — August 8, 2009 @ 11:36 pm

  2. I am excited to be going to see this play in September. I have seen it on Broadway and in Hartford. It is a night to remember.

    Comment by Pam — August 11, 2009 @ 12:34 pm

  3. You can pay $109 in Boston to see a play about Frankie Valli yet only $90 to see the real Frankie Valli at the Wang Center.

    No complaints, just an observation.


    Comment by Ray — August 12, 2009 @ 6:52 am

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