July 23, 2012

Four Seasons Story Hits A High Note In Denver!

July 23rd, 2012

Check out excerpts of the latest JB 2nd national tour reviews in Denver:
Christian Toto, BreitBart.com: Even teens weened on Katie Perry and Lady Gaga can’t escape songs like “Walk Like a Man” and “Sherry,” tracks forever woven into our cultural fabric for all the right reasons. They still swing, and the game cast of the show’s current tour mostly do them justice.

“Jersey Boys” is decidedly old fashioned despite the tough Jersey Tawk, a musical dedicated to a group which always put the music first and let nothing else stand in the way.

Todd Wallinger, Colorado Springs Independent: For one, the story linking those songs is true. Written by Marshall Brickman — a screenwriter better known for his work on Woody Allen films like Annie Hall and Manhattan — and Rick Elice, the show is a Rashomon-like retelling of the group’s history from the earthy, witty and often conflicting viewpoints of the members themselves.

And two, nearly all of the songs are performed concert-style, with the actors singing them to the audience rather than to other characters…But all four of the leads play their roles with real humor and charm. And when they blend their voices together, you can hear echoes of the original group.

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