June 17, 2010

Four Seasons Story Is Gripping in Indy

June 17th, 2010

Critic Jay Harvey states that you don’t have to have a memory bank stuffed with Four Seasons songs to have plenty to draw upon at “Jersey Boys.” Here’s a sneak peek to his rave review:

It’s a gripping piece of theater that can connect with anyone who’s experienced work-life issues, even though they’re probably not set to hit songs. Like so many American stories, it reminds us that however much we try to nurture the goose that lays golden eggs, it’s all too tempting to wring its neck.

The portrayals of Frankie Valli and his three colleagues followed the ingenious script in shifting smoothly from musical precision to embodying flawed people with four different agendas for dealing with sudden celebrity and standing out from the dangerous background of urban New Jersey in the ’50s.

Visit IndyStar.com to read the full review.

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