November 7, 2007

Chicago Jersey Boys to Perform on ABC7 November 17

November 7th, 2007

ABC 7 captures Chicago holiday magic for viewers around the country when fireworks, festive music, entertainment and a million twinkling Michigan Avenue lights set the stage for the live broadcast of the spectacular 2007 Magnificent Mile Lights Festival presented by Harris, Saturday, November 17 from 6-7:00 p.m.

Here’s the big news: The special will open with the stars of the sold-out musical, Jersey Boys, who will be performing a holiday carol!


  1. Loved JonMichael Dias as Frankie Valli at the LaSalle Theater on Wednesday Oct 24!!!! What a voice this young man has and WOW!!! the stage persona. He is quite the performer. They were all wonderful but it was JonMichael who caught my attention with his 3 octave range!!!I was taken back to the 60′s remembering all their songs.
    This is truly the best show in the Theater right now.
    I’d love to see it again in Chicago but would love to have this cast perform!!!

    Comment by Carol — November 8, 2007 @ 4:13 pm

  2. I had the opportunity to see John Michael Dias perform as Frankie in SF, and you are right—he has remarkable talent—WHAT A VOICE! I also saw Jarrod spector and Steven M. Goldsmith perform the role as well—what an incredibly talented group of young men. But, I cannot fail to acknowledge the talented women in the cast as well. This show is truly blessed with some of the best (if not the best) talent ever to be hand picked for a Broadway show! I look forward to seeing the show again in Chicago, despite the fact that I have seen the show numerous times already—just can’t get enough of the Jersey Boys—this comes to you from a die hard Jersey Girl and proud of it!

    Comment by Tina BG — November 11, 2007 @ 7:46 am

  3. I’m so drawn to the Jersey Boys production that I can’t wait to be there during Thanksgiving week and see it as many times as I can get my hands on tickets—-I certainly hope Steven M Goldsmith gets to play Frankie at least once while I am in town, ’cause he blew my doors off when I saw him in SF, CA, literally captivating the audience (and I saw all the Frankies perform while I was in town). The electricity Steven exudes is unforgetable, and has resonated in my mind for months. His falsetto parallels the real Frankie Valli’s voice and in my opinion delivers the notes with more percision and finese than the real Frankie, (from what I remember as a younster). Regardless, Steven M. Goldsmith is also the funniest Joey I’ve ever seen perform this role. I can’t wait to see him no matter what role he performs—’cause kiddo you have what it takes—and it’s not acting—it’s real; it’s believeable; it’s honest, raw talent at it’s best! What a talented production company! See you all next week!

    Comment by Tina BG — November 14, 2007 @ 11:39 pm

  4. I hope you do too, Tina!

    Steven is absolutely electrifying as Frankie. And I NEVER use that word. :)

    Comment by Leanna — November 15, 2007 @ 12:40 am

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