April 30, 2008

Critic Blown Away By Jersey Boys in St. Louis!

April 30th, 2008

Dennis Brown of Riverfronttimes.com adored Jersey Boys at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis! Here’s a sneak peek of this terrific review:

The production is as polished as a shiny gold record. Everything is geared to telling the story — or, in this case, four stories. The lighting, the visual effects, the video projections. (Hey, there’s Ed Sullivan, that guy from Bye Bye Birdie, up on the screen.) The thoughtfully effective costumes grow ever more somber as the evening darkens. Director Des McAnuff, while keeping most of the action hurtling along at a fever pitch, is not afraid to slow things down and let the actors act — which is something else we don’t see much of in today’s musicals. But it’s a smart move, because the cast is sensational. Technology makes Jersey Boys an exhilarating experience; these four actors make that experience human and deeply moving.

Read the full review on Riverfronttimes.com.

1 Comment »

  1. Saw the show tonight (4-30) and it was one of the best theater experiences I’ve ever had. The songs are incredible, the back stories behind the songs are compelling and the actors are amazing! If you lived through this era you will NOT be disappointed! What a wonderful evening at the Fox!!!!!

    Comment by Gary — April 30, 2008 @ 11:37 pm

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